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Comment Sought on Draft Land Survey Amendment Bill

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

A draft bill designed to tighten up how land in South Africa is surveyed has been published for comment.

The rural development and land reform department published the Draft Land Survey Amendment Bill in Government Gazette 41350.

Electronic Deeds Registration Systems Bill Tabled

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

A bill that seeks to put an electronic deeds registration system in place has been tabled in parliament.

The Electronic Deeds Registration Systems Bill was published for comment in March 2017.

South African Land Cover Classes and Definitions in Place

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

The South African Land Cover Classes and Definitions have been published in Government Gazette 41202.

The rural development and land reform department published the list in terms of the Spatial Data Infrastructure Act.

Rural Development Agency on the Cards

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

A Draft Bill on the National Rural Development Agency (RDA) is in the pipeline.

In a briefing on Operation Phakisa, the rural development and land reform department announced that the draft bill will be completed in December 2017.

Extensive Consultations Planned for Restitution of Land Rights Bill

Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform

The portfolio committee on rural development and land reform plans to conduct extensive public consultation on the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill.

The private member’s bill was published for comment in April 2017 and tabled in August 2017.

Restitution of Land Rights Bill Sent to NCOP

Parliament

The Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill has been referred to the National House of Traditional Leaders (NHTL) for comment.

The private member’s bill was published for comment in April 2017.

Revised Fees for Chief Surveyor-General Set Down

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

Revised fees for the chief surveyor-general and the surveyors-general have been published in Government Gazette 41082.

The rural development and land reform department published the adjusted fees in terms of the Land Survey Act and the Sectional Titles Act.

Comment Period on Communal Land Tenure Bill Extended

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

The comment period for the Draft Communal Land Tenure Bill has been extended.

The draft bill was published for comment on 7 July 2017.

Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill Tabled

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

The Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill has been tabled in parliament.

The private member’s bill was published for comment in April 2017.

Draft Deeds Registries Amendment Bill Published for Comment

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

A draft bill designed to provide for the registration of waivers of preference in respect of registered real rights in favour of leases has been published for comment.

The rural development and land reform department published the Draft Deeds Registries Amendment Bill in Government Gazette 41041.

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