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SCANT BENEFIT: The people of Lillydale, in Mpumalanga, do not have running water or tarred roads even though their village owns Mala Mala game reserve and the previous owner paid millions in rent since the community successfully claimed the land more than a year ago. Image by: MOELETSI MABE

04 May 2015


SCANT BENEFIT: The people of Lillydale, in Mpumalanga, do not have running water or tarred roads even though their village owns Mala Mala game reserve and the previous owner paid millions in rent since the community successfully claimed the land more than a year ago. Image by: MOELETSI MABE

SCANT BENEFIT: The people of Lillydale, in Mpumalanga, do not have running water or tarred roads even though their village owns Mala Mala game reserve and the previous owner paid millions in rent since the community successfully claimed the land more than a year ago.
Image by: MOELETSI MABE

By Sipho Masombuka

More than a year after ownership of the luxury Mala Mala game reserve in Mpumalanga changed hands in the most expensive local land restitution deal yet, R1-billion, the community given the land has yet to benefit.

This is despite the fact that more than R8.4-million in rent has been paid by Michael Rattray, the former owner of the internationally renowned lodge and 13,184ha bordering the Kruger National Park.

Read the full article from Times Live.

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