‘No obstacles’ to state reopening its land restitution programme
Author: Setumo Stone
The government has been advised by one of South Africa’s foremost legal experts that there are no legal obstacles to reopening its land restitution programme as planned next month, even though questions have been raised about its ability to cover the potential R197bn price tag.
Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti said in an interview with Business Day last week that President Jacob Zuma received legal opinion from Jeremy Gauntlett SC that dealt with legal challenges raised by, among others, the Democratic Alliance. South Africa’s largest opposition party has pointed to the lack of available funding.
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