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Commission sets sights on Eastern Cape land claims

Author: Avuyile Mngxitama-Diko

Cacadu, the district municipality incorporating Makana, has the highest number of communities who were not given a chance of redress in terms of the Land Restitution Act.   This was revealed by the Chief Director of Land Restitution at the Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, Zukile Pityi, during a media briefing in East Londonon Thursday, 10 July.   Pityi said out of 991 claims not granted in the province during the lodgement process in 1998 the Cacadu region, with around 300, has the highest number of those claims.   “This area has not rural areas but farms that are now being used by white farmers, in this process we will make sure that the 300 claims are settled,” Pityi said. 

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