Land claims bear fruit

Only 99 land claims are still to be settled in Gauteng and North West, the regional land claims commissioner for the two provinces, Tumi Seboka, said yesterday.

Only 99 land claims are still to be settled in Gauteng and North West, the regional land claims commissioner for the two provinces, Tumi Seboka, said yesterday.

Seboka said the commission had settled 11956 of the claims received from Gauteng and 1819 from North West .

"I must indicate that in all cases where negotiations are going to be stalled by intransigence and deliberate frustration of the restitution process by the current land owners, we are going to expropriate," Seboka said.

In one case in Leeuwspruit, near Cullinan, the Commission on the Restitution of Land Rights would in the next two weeks recommend to Agriculture and Land Affairs Minister Lulu Xingwana that the land be expropriated.

In another case in Hartebeespoort in the North West, Seboka said it also seemed that expropriation might be the only solution. - Sapa

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