Zuma approves land use bill

2013-08-05 19:01
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Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma has enacted the spatial planning and land use management bill, the presidency said on Monday.

"The... act seeks to bridge the racial divide in spatial terms and to transform the settlement patterns of the country in a manner that gives effect to the key constitutional provisions," according to a statement.

"It will address the legacy of the discriminatory, inefficient and costly special pattern which puts a considerable burden on the public resources."

The objectives of the act were to provide a uniform system of spatial planning and land management, and ensure they promoted social and economic inclusion.

The presidency said Zuma also assented to the Co-operative Amendment Act Six of 2013. This was an amendment to the Co-operatives Act 14 of 2005 - which came into effect on 2 May 2007.

The act provides for the establishment, functions and powers of the Co-operatives Development Agency.

It states that the provincial departments of economic development, would be responsible for co-ordinating and reporting all co-operative activities in the provinces involving other departments.

Municipalities would be responsible for the co-ordinating activities within their jurisdiction.

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