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This is the full extent of our land reform efforts - Maite Nkoana-Mashabane

Minister sets out areas covered by five different modes of land restitution / redistribution

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION:         3670

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 44-2018 OF 30 NOVEMBER 2018

DR PJ GROENEWALD (FF PLUS) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) What is the extent of land that the Government obtained in each province since 1 January 1994, for the purpose of (a) land restitution and (b) land redistribution;

(2) what is the extent of pre-existing state-owned agricultural land in hectares that was disposed of to beneficiaries in each province during the period 1 January 1994 up to 31 December 2004, excluding the land acquired and transferred for the purpose of land restitution and land redistribution since 1 January 1994;

(3) since 1 January 1994, what is the total number of hectares of land in each province in respect of which beneficiaries chose to receive financial compensation rather than land restitution;

(4) what is the extent of hectares of land in each province that was transferred to beneficiaries as part of land tenure reform since 1 January 1994, excluding land transferred through land restitution and land redistribution?                NW4242E

REPLY:

(1)(a)(b) Please refer to the table below.

Province

(a)         Restitution

(b)       Redistribution

(4) part of land tenure reform

Eastern Cape

127 699

552 661

45 200

Free State

58 104

426 092

44 544

Gauteng

17 443

61 151

4 879

KwaZulu Natal

847 912

590 272

206 289

Limpopo

706 423

181 209

33 797

Mpumalanga

523 735

479 961

113 984

Northern Cape

701 014

1 544 127

57 203

North West

501 783

510 920

25 277

Western Cape

11 042

554 722

251 314

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(2) Please refer to the table below.

Province

Number of hectares

EASTERN CAPE

9 172.06

FREE STATE

4 122.49

GAUTENG

513.30

KWAZULU-NATAL

5 382.25

LIMPOPO

6 730.43

MPUMALANGA

42.85

NORTH WEST

13 937.75

Grand Total

39     01.13

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(3)(4) Please refer to the table below.

Province

Number of hectares

Eastern Cape

402 532

Free State

147 754

Gauteng

23 371

KwaZulu Natal

172 259

Limpopo

827 955

Mpumalanga

678 624

Northern Cape

503 943

North West

68 554

Western Cape

95 394

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(4)          Please refer to part (1)(a),(b) above.

ENDS