Communal Property Associations Amendment Bill Tabled

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

The Communal Property Associations Amendment Bill has been tabled in parliament.

The bill was published in Government Gazette 39960 for comment in 2016.

According to the cabinet statement issued last year, the proposed legislation will enable communities to acquire, hold and manage properties by means of administration entities supported by government.

The proposed legislation seeks to amend the Communal Property Associations Act in order to, inter alia, extend the application of the act to labour tenants who acquired land, set up a Communal Property Associations Office and the appointment of a Registrar of Communal Property

Associations, provide for general plans for land administered by an association, provide improved protection of the rights of communities in respect of movable and immovable property administered by an association and provide for name changes of associations.

The bill will be processed by the portfolio committee on rural development and land reform.

Sabinet Cape Town Office

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