Land reform dreams lying fallow for Ebenhaeser farmers

2017-06-29 11:11
Gugile Nkwinti. (File, Beeld)

Gugile Nkwinti. (File, Beeld)

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Cape Town - The dreams of finally getting back land that was lost to missionaries almost a century ago are lying fallow for the Ebenhaeser community in the Western Cape.

This as 22 land owners challenge the validity of their claim.

However, until the issue of the 22 land owners who are holding out is resolved, the transfer to the community cannot be completed.

Also read: District Six claimants demand answers from government

Chief Land Claims Commissioner Nomfundo Gobodo explained that the government has moved from the ''willing buyer, willing seller'' principle to one of ''just and equitable compensation''.

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Ebenhaeser Community Property Association Chairperson, Willem Fortuin, said they feel the government has left them out in the cold, with very little recapitalisation or mentoring support to get planned businesses underway.

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