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“Dispossession is not land reform” – City Press

09 June 2016


By Aninka Claassens

“The reopened land restitution process had netted 55 973 new claims by the time the minister of rural development and land reform, Gugile Nkwinti, delivered his budget address last week. That is not far from the 80 000 claims lodged before 1998 – and the new window is open until June 2019.

Last year’s Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act has been promoted with buses kitted out as mobile claim offices on rural roadshows that raise new hope and make for good publicity ahead of next year’s local government elections.” – City Press

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