Constantia land claim settled

2013-03-07 10:26

Constantia (Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

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.



Read more on:    cape town  |  land

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.