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DRDLR Denies List of Farms Drawn Up

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

The rural development and land reform department has declared that no list of farms earmarked for expropriation without compensation has been compiled.

In a statement, the department added that the parliamentary process involving the Constitutional Review Committee remains a work in progress.

NCOP Briefed on Communal Property Associations Bill

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

The select committee on land and mineral resources was recently briefed on the Communal Property Associations Amendment Bill.

The national assembly passed the bill and set it for concurrence in May 2018.

IMC on Land Reform to Meet Once a Month

The Presidency

The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Land Reform will be convened on a monthly basis going forward.

The presidency confirmed this in a statement on the outcomes of the inaugural IMC meeting held last week.

Sectional Titles Act Regulations Amended

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

Sectional Titles Act Regulations have been amended.

The rural development and land reform department published the amendments in Government Gazette 41798.

Inter-Ministerial Committee on Land Reform Set Up

The Presidency

An Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Land Reform has been appointed.

In a statement, the presidency confirmed that the IMC is chaired by Deputy President David Mabuza.

Parliament Passes Extension of Security of Tenure Bill

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

Parliament has passed the Extension of Security of Tenure Amendment Bill and sent it to president Ramaphosa for assent.

The national assembly passed the bill and sent it to the National Council of Provinces for concurrence in June 2017.

Work on Submissions Report on Land Expropriation Underway

Joint Constitutional Review Committee

A final draft of the report on submissions on the review of section 25 of the Constitution is likely to be completed by 3 August 2018.

The Joint Constitutional Review Committee was tasked with reviewing Section 25 and proposing constitutional amendments to allow for the expropriation of land in the public interest without compensation.

Deeds Registries Act Fees Adjusted

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

Revised deeds registry fees have been published in Government Gazette 41669.

The rural development and land reform department drew up the adjusted fees in terms of the Deeds Registries Act.

Communal Property Associations Bill Passed by NA

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

The Communal Property Associations Amendment Bill has been passed by the national assembly and sent to the national council of provinces for concurrence.

The bill was tabled in parliament in April 2018.

Land Ownership Under the Spotlight

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

The rural development and land reform department will contribute towards the current debate on expropriation of land without compensation “including providing our position on the Constitutional modalities and policy implications.”

The rural development and land reform minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, confirmed this during her department’s budget vote speech in parliament.

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