Land Reform

Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Rural Development and Land Reform.

Land Reform Action Plan on the Horizon

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

An action plan is being put together based on recommendations gleaned during the recent Land Tenure Summit held in Johannesburg.

The rural development and land reform department convened the summit to discuss challenges in land reform in South Africa.

Expropriation Bill Heading for Parliament

Cabinet

Cabinet has given the green light to the Expropriation Bill for tabling in parliament.

According to a statement released after its latest meeting, cabinet declared that it was necessary to align existing legislation on expropriation of property with constitutional values and principles.

Deeds Registration to Go Electronic

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

An electronic system for deeds registration is on the cards.

The rural development and land reform minister, Gugile Nkwinti, announced during his budget vote speech that the Electronic Deeds Registration Bill will be tabled in parliament in 2014.

According to the minister, the bill will create “universal, countrywide access to deeds registration and cadastral or Surveyor-General’s services”.