Twenty-eight female guards were unfairly dismissed by a security company because the client‚ Metrora.
This weekend will see ceremonies marking the handover of cash and land worth more than R16million in two Western Cape claims, the office of the provincial land claims commissioner said yesterday.
It said R4,5million would be handed over on Saturday to a group of 115 households as compensation for the loss of tenancy rights at Rooikamp on the outskirts of Vanrhynsdorp.
The payout will be the first phase of an agreed R7,7million settlement.
The community lost tenancy rights when they were moved from their homes under the Group Areas Act of the apartheid era and forced to go to the Makamsig settlement on the outskirts of Vanrhynsdorp.
Also on Saturday, there will be a ceremony marking the transfer of six erven bought from private landowners as part of a settlement involving the Ebenhaeser community in the Lutzville area.
The handover of the 102 hectares, worth R12million, is the first phase of a settlement that will total R100million.
The Department of Land Affairs will hold the land in trust until the claimants have established a communal property association to take over the rights.
The total claim involved about 1700 claimants and approximately 3485 hectares of land owned by the state and 53 private owners. - Sapa