22 February 2013

South Africa: North West to Support Land Restitution to Celebrate 100 Years of Land Act

press release

The North West Provincial government will provide post settlement support to beneficiaries of land restitution as part of the commemoration of 100 years of the Native Land Act of 1913 to ensure that acquired land is used productively.

In making the announcement in her State of the Province Address delivered in Mahikeng on Friday, Premier Thandi Modise said that this would ensure that acquired land is used more productively.

"Poverty, inequality and unemployment are direct results of the Native Land Act of 1913. That is why we are supporting farms to do well to ensure food security for all. Though there are challenges, we getting there. In June 2013, the Native land Act of 1993 would be 100 years and the millions of South Africans are still living in poverty in the areas which their forefathers were banished" Modise highlighted in her speech.

The Premier said although there have been numerous successes on the issue of land redistribution, the province still has backlogs of applications.

Modise said that her administration will provide infrastructure and technical support to the beneficiaries of six land reform farms which are Syferlaagte Trust, Tutubala CPA, Seven Season CPA, Mogakabe CPA, Ikageng CPA and Emarantia farm.

"The ANC -led government is the product of the people and that is why we are always listening to their needs and responding to their cries," she stressed.

Issued by: North West Office of the Premier

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