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How Govt is trying to return land to those dispossessed by the Native Lands Act

The Native Lands Act of 1913 outlawed the founding of new farms, sharecropping or cash rentals by black people outside of the reserves where they were forced to live.

"Land restitution" aims to reverse the effects of this law.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Deputy Chief Land Claims Commissioner Thami Mdontswa for his weekly “The Science Of” feature.

Mdontswa spoke about the science of restitution and land claims.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

Zimbabwe has a completely different land reform model than ours.

Thami Mdontswa, Deputy Chief Land Claims Commissioner

In South Africa the Constitution protects everyone who owns land from arbitrary depravation thereof.

Thami Mdontswa, Deputy Chief Land Claims Commissioner

We have criteria for the feasibility of restoration. When it’s not feasible we can give alternative land or compensation.

Thami Mdontswa, Deputy Chief Land Claims Commissioner

District Six presents the last opportunity for ordinary South Africans to live in the city centre.

Thami Mdontswa, Deputy Chief Land Claims Commissioner

We’ve recapitalised 1496 farms since December 2010.

Thami Mdontswa, Deputy Chief Land Claims Commissioner

There are success stories and there are failures. We’ve learned.

Thami Mdontswa, Deputy Chief Land Claims Commissioner

We’re putting the finishing touches on the Communal Land Bill. Part of the debate around this is the titling of land.

Thami Mdontswa, Deputy Chief Land Claims Commissioner

The deadline for claims is 30 June 2019. But, if necessary, it is up to Parliament to extend the date.

Thami Mdontswa, Deputy Chief Land Claims Commissioner

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