Constantia land claim settled

2013-03-07 10:26
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Cape Town - A prime property in the heart of Constantia, Cape Town, has been awarded to a family which was forced out of the suburb 50 years ago, it was reported on Thursday.

According to the Cape Times, the Land Claims Court recently awarded the Sadien family an 8.9 hectare, state-owned property, partly bordering Brommersvlei road and Rathfelder road.

Dout Sadien originally bought the Sillery Farm in 1902, using it for agricultural purposes. His five sons bought the property from his estate in 1958 for about R22 000.

The family was forced to sell it under the Group Areas Act and Jacob Badenhorst bought it for R13 550.

The property was now owned by an entity, of which one of Badenhorst's descendants is a director.

Attorney Ighsaan Sadien told the newspaper the family was satisfied. The land is potentially valued at between R210m and R250m.

The only concern was that a horse riding school for the disabled was using the land.

Sadien said he would meet with the City of Cape Town and the Land Claims Commission to address the matter of the riding school and the transfer of the title deed into the family's name.

 

 

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