New land claims process: Meeting to be held

2012-10-22 07:23

Johannesburg - A meeting will be held on Tuesday to discuss the reopening of the land claims process, the National Land Claims Forum (NLCF) said on Sunday.

"The NLCF has called a stakeholder meeting and invited the department of rural development to discuss the reopening of the land claims act allowing claimants who did not make the December 1998 deadline to lodge their claims," said President Mosupye Tshwene.

He said the aim of the meeting was to follow up on discussions with Minister Gugile Nkwinti's office relating to affidavits that had been delivered to the department over a year ago.

"[We] will seek to secure concrete answers on the way forward on this critical matter which continues to keep the development and emancipation of Black South Africans on hold," said Tshwene.

The meeting which would be attended by the deputy commissioner on land claims, would take place on Tuesday at the Atteridgeville community hall in Pretoria.

  • david.smith.127648 - 2012-10-22 07:25

    Claiming Land on What bases!!!!!!!!!

      damien.bako - 2012-10-22 07:55

      On the basis of "I waaaaaaaant".

      david.smith.127648 - 2012-10-22 08:02

      the land cannot be stolen because it didnt belong to YOU in the first Place!!!!!!!!!!

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-10-22 08:03

      Elections coming up. Just like my maid who has realised that the christmas season is approaching and now is starting to do her job (not properly though). Suddenly notices dust and dirt that has been around for 9 months.

      petrus.ngwenya.3 - 2012-10-22 08:37

      *land *what *basis *?

      nico.dejongh.90 - 2012-10-22 08:43

      Mfundo,did your forefathers bought this KHOISAN LAND or took it by force.

      amelia.basson - 2012-10-22 08:47

      The elite claims ... and claims ... and claims

      andrez.kolesky - 2012-10-22 09:11

      What makes me think there's an election on the horizon ??

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-10-22 09:54

      Land Claims of course have nothing to do with Land. It's about grabbing operational White Farming business. And no, the 'Land' was not stolen. We've heard all the lies and 'justification, none of it's not true. Criminals and despots demanding everything for nothing as usual.

  • JohnDough - 2012-10-22 07:32

    And so starts the run up to the elections, the sheeple are already being fed more made-in-china T-shirts, empty promises and smoke & mirrors.

      rontheogre - 2012-10-22 08:21

      And only in Africa does it keep on working. It will be interesting, if not tragic, to see how many times the sleeping dog(SA voter) will have to be kicked by its government before they decide to wake up. Hopefully before they die from their injuries(poverty, hunger, lack of services, economic meltdown).

  • werner.dippenaar.77 - 2012-10-22 07:41

    Preposterous. The joke continues

  • koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-10-22 07:43

    Didn't the cANCers claim all the land already? How can they re-claim? Aaaa election time and free money. Didn't see that coming... oooo by grandpa urinated on a bush in KZN and there was no one else, can I claim that nice piece of beachfront property now?

      werner.dippenaar.77 - 2012-10-22 07:58

      Koos your white like me, that makes us the enemy of the state. We are only good enough to pay tax.

  • beverly.young3 - 2012-10-22 07:56

    They keep propping up this dinosauric clap trap....I agree @ david, on what bases? Bloody hell........why dont they pop down here to the Eastern Cape and have a look at the empty, tangled, neglected farms........these were bought for millions to 'give-back' and there is no one there.

      Klaus - 2012-10-22 12:20

      Similar to Zimbabwe, existing farms where stripped of all saleable assets, now they need more businesses to destroy - Don't ask anyone of those losers to actually work for a living

  • - 2012-10-22 07:56

    There is an election coming and the promises will start again, when will the electorate learn that all this is just talk without any substance and will lead to yet another empty promise.

  • marc.hugo.75 - 2012-10-22 08:21

    Land!! What a laugh. They don't want land!! They don't even like being farmers. They are not good at it either. They will just take it because they can get it for nothing and then sell it. You need to be a self-starter to be a farmer. You have be able to perceive the passage of time; to plan. Very basic, subsistence agriculture was a means of survival over the centuries - it was not a flourishing business.

  • Hein Van Wyk - 2012-10-22 08:26

    @mfundo i don't have a problem if they take land that's not being used for farm land...but they are not, they are taking farm land and giving it to black ppl that have no idea what to do and after a few years the farm is not producing food so price go's up and the lower class suffers

      lerato.kay.3 - 2012-10-22 09:33

      It’s good enough when blacks are tilling the land for baas producing crops, but once the land is owned by the same blacks all of a sudden they are not capable? If blacks are that useless when it comes to farming why employ them, I guess employ white guys to do all the manual labour at farms paying them R300, that would be nice!

      richard.hipkin - 2012-10-22 09:38

      andrez.kolesky - 2012-10-22 14:56

      @lerato. In 2001 blacks owned 20% of the land, whites 44% and coloureds 9%, and that municipalities owned just over a quarter of South Africa’s land. The figures were presented to the Department of Land Affairs in 2001 with an offer of follow-up research, but that department had expressed no interest. The national and provincial government owns about 24,5-million hectares Why not "give" some of this land to the people that feel they are "entitled" to land, problem solved, Not ?? The land that was already "claimed" (working entities, I must add)lies baron. The farming implements that were "given" (all stripped bare and sold for scrap metal). Tractor tyres were burnt to protest against God knows what. Farmers willing to give up their precious time and patients to teach the "new" farmers gone to waste. You are correct "SA's future stinks!" Put that in your pipe (tractor exhaust) and smoke it.

  • Terry Charl Marks - 2012-10-22 08:51

    why dont all the white people stop paying tax then we see were the government gets money

      Paul - 2012-10-22 09:04


  • tamlin.vanheerver - 2012-10-22 09:01

    what happened to willing buyer, willing seller? Or is that long gone

      mfundo.kamagwaza - 2012-10-22 09:14

      Willing buyer willing seller's puporse was to further enrich the already rich minority..If its gone, I say good riddance!

      richard.hipkin - 2012-10-22 09:38

  • lekena.mamogale - 2012-10-22 09:31

    Some people just misunderstand the SA history,especially land use

      richard.hipkin - 2012-10-22 09:37

      Enlighten us. In the meantime read this:

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-10-22 09:56

      Yes 'some' people do misunderstand SA history, as well as basic principles of ownership.

  • Andrea - 2012-10-22 10:14

    Yes, give it all back to the masses ... Let's see how long it takes for the banks and municipalities to close all business functions because let's face it, banks survive on the interest paid by homeowners on their bonds over 20yrs and the municipalities will have no funds to misappropriate if nobody pays rates & taxes.

  • andrew.mackie.90 - 2012-10-22 11:19

    It is all about getting something without having to pay for it and then either mess it up or re sell to someone else. If government pays it is taxpayer money alternately if expropriated without payment it is stealing from the present owners who no doubt would have paid good money and also improved the property. Previously where farmland has be given over to claimnants some 80% are now defunct farms. So well done to the Ministry for destroying productive farms and ensuring no food security.

      Andrea - 2012-10-22 11:45

      They'll be starving to death and still wonder what went wrong. Remember Ehtiopia? Fair enough they had a drought lasting many years, but after that was over the world still needed to feed them.

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