Most forest land under claim

2009-05-07 00:00

IT is estimated that a whopping 50% to 70% of forestry land in South Africa is under land claim, with about 1 500 land claims still to be gazetted in KZN alone.

This is according to statistics that came to light at the Forestry SA AGM in Howick this week.

The event brought together major industry players and government figures, including chief land claims commissioner Blessing Mphela.

Mphela emphasised the importance of balancing the interests of the industry with the interests of claimants. He said he is convinced of the critical importance of the forestry sector in SA.

Forestry SA’s outgoing chair, Viv McMenamin, said land reform is a top industry priority.

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