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Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane together with the Namibian Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Dr Peya Mushelenga, meeting to discuss matters of common interest on Rural Development and Land Reform.

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  • Land restitution beneficiaries cash in on some R2.5 million profits from their successful farm operations +

    Beneficiaries of the Bela Bela Communal Property Association (CPA), a land restitution project will, on Saturday, 10 November 2018, share an amount of R2.5 million as part of cash benefits Read More
  • Mphaphuli land claimants receive R168 million as compensation for lost rights in land +

    The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform will, today (05 November 2018) and tomorrow, distribute vouchers as part of financial compensation to Mphaphuli land claimants, who lost their rights Read More
  • Minister met with MECs and Mayors to review progress report on the implementation of Outcome 7 +

    The Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, today (02 November 2018), met with MECs, Mayors, and councilors from the various provinces to review, strategise, refocus, realign Read More
  • Service Commitment Charter Standards: 2018 +

    Service Commitment Charter Standards for Deeds Registration, as of 31 July 2018. Read more Read More
  • DRDLR led by Acting Director General, Ms Rendani Sadiki, to visit Matsila community projects with members of the National House of Traditional Leaders +

    The Minister for Rural Development and Land Reform, Mme Maite Nkoana Mashabane have initiated a study tour for members of the House of Traditional Leaders representative of all provinces to Read More
  • Minister to meet the Namibia’s Minister of Urban and Rural Development to discuss matters of common interest +

    Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will meet with Namibian Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Dr Peya Mushelenga, to discuss matters of common interest on Read More
  • The department celebrated the International Day of Rural Women in Thaba Nchu +

    The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) once again joined the world in celebrating the International Day of Rural Women on 15 October 2018. Read more Read More
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The Department is responsible for the implementation of the Extension of Security of Tenure Act of 1997. It protects people that live on farm land and peri-rural land with the consent of the owner or person in charge. Excluded from the protection of the Act are people that use the land for industrial, commercial or mining purposes; and those that earn more than a prescribed amount. The current prescribed amount is R5, 000.

The Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform intends, in terms of Section 1 read together with section 28 of the Extension of Security of Tenure Act 1997, to make the regulations increasing the prescribed amount to R13, 625..

Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding the proposed regulations not later than 24 December 2017 s to the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Private Bag X833, Pretoria, 0001, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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