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“Mamahule Communal Property Association and Others v Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform (CCT179/16)” – Polity.org

05 May 2017


“…the Constitutional Court handed down judgment in an application for leave to appeal concerning the question whether the Land Claims Court is empowered to adjudicate matters under the Prevention of Illegal Eviction from and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act (PIE). During May 1996, the Mamahule Community and several other communities (communities) lodged claims in terms of the Restitution of Land Rights Act 22 of 1994 (Restitution Act) for the restitution of five farms in the Limpopo Province.  The farms included Kalkfontein 1001 LS (farm).  A settlement agreement was drafted in accordance with the provisions of the Restitution Act.  The agreement was never signed as the second applicant approached the Land Claims Court to contest the beneficiaries in the claimants’ verification list.  That dispute remains unresolved before the Land Claims Court.  Whilst resolution was pending, the communities started demarcating and allocating plots on the farm…” – Polity.org

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