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May : Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill gazetted for public comment

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28 May, 2013

Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill gazetted for public comment


The main purpose of the Bill is to make provision for the reopening of the claim process until 31st December 2018.  Interestingly, the Bill also provides for the lodging of a fraudulent claim to be made an offence and the "cost" to the state of purchasing the land claimed and the "ability" of claimants to use restored land are now criteria to be used by the Court when deciding on a claim.  The latter are positive developments.

FSA will draft a submission. As the deadline for submissions is 22 June 2013, please send any comments you have through to myself on forest@global.co.za by 12 June 2013 latest.

Download the PDF document: Restitution Amendment Bill

Contact: Roger Godsmark
Operations Director
Forestry South Africa
Tel :+27 33 346 0344
Fax: +27 33 346 0399
E-mail: forest@global.co.za