Land claims commissioner appointed

2012-05-28 17:08

Johannesburg - Attorney Nomfundo Gobodo has been appointed head land claims commissioner, the department of rural development said on Monday.

Rural Development Minister Gugile Nkwinti welcomed Cabinet's approval of Gobodo's appointment to the position, spokesperson Mtobeli Mxotwa said in a statement.

She is the first woman to be appointed to the post in South Africa.

Gobodo previously worked as the director of the Legal Resources Centre in Johannesburg and as an attorney for the centre in Durban.

"... Gobodo is a qualified attorney with 14 years of vast experience. She has worked on, land, customary law, non-profit in organisation support and access to justice and children's right matters," Mxotwa said.

She also worked for the Human Rights Commission and at the University of the Western Cape as a legal researcher.

The ministry was confident that her appointment was an impetus to accelerate land reform in the country, Mxotwa said.

  • Press - 2012-05-28 17:24

    "Head" Land Claims commissioner or "Chief" Land Claims Commissioner ? - 2012-05-28 19:24

      its not the land claims department, its the future land grab department. Please can everybody make sure they do not vote for the ANC we must make a stand against these dictators. If you should decide you don't want to vote, the ANC will automatically get your vote. i don't care who you vote for, as long as it is not the ANC. But please whatever you do, do not decide not to vote because the ruling party automatically gets those votes please please please

  • yummyhamster - 2012-05-28 18:10

    SAY goodbye to your land and then homes white people.. ZIM HERE WE ARE>...

  • Ayanda Yaya Khumalo - 2012-05-28 18:14

    give us our land back

      Tony Lapson - 2012-05-28 20:52

      Can give you a hut on my fat's roof out of good faith if you need a home bro.

  • Conrad - 2012-05-28 21:51

    oh great. a new boetie is in charge to come take the stuff we worked so hard for. if he worked for me i'd fire him long time ago

  • gembleton1 - 2012-05-29 08:05

    I was in the northern cap a few weeks ago, and saw the results of land claims, once large working irrigation farms on the on the orange river employing hundreds of people now lay in ruins, and no one is employed there any more, when will people learn if you give them land you still have to teach them to farm, so rather leave the land as it is and create employment.

  • Charnelle - 2012-05-31 21:53

    I really hope that this does not happen.

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