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Commission on Restitution of Land Rights 2nd & 3rd Quarter 2015/16 performance, with Deputy Minister

Date of Meeting: 24 February 2016

Chairperson: Ms P Ngwenya-Mabila (ANC)


The Committee welcomed the Quarterly Reports as they showed the progress that had been made in dealing with claims. However discomfort was expressed at the pace of restitution. The Committee was very interested in the research aspect of the Commission’s brief. They asked whether, after involving research institutions, the 1 036 claims that were supposed to be researched as part of the target, would be fully dealt with; how this research was done; which service organisations assisted with the research; if the staff who dealt with research were properly trained; and if the Commission was capacitated to reach the targets especially given the outstanding claims. Members asked for the timeline for the outstanding claims; the number of claims per province; what had happened to the R4,2 million; the progress on the move to autonomy; the Constitutional Court case and whether the target for the finalisation of claims would be met.

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