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Sessions for land claims held

Author: Tladi Moloi

As part of educating and informing communities about the reopening of the lodging of land claims, the office of the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights in the Free State has embarked on a series of information sessions around the province.  The aim of the sessions is to inform communities about who qualifies to lodge a land claim, about documentation and information needed to lodge such a claim and that no costs need to be incurred when lodging a claim.

Anyone wishing to lodge a claim can do so at the commission’s office in Bloemfontein or at a mobile lodgement office that will visit areas that are located far from the Bloemfontein office, to give all qualifying citizens an opportunity to lodge their claims. Persons and communities that were dispossessed of their rights in land, on or after 19 June 1913, as a result of past racially discriminatory laws or practices, and who did not lodge their claims with the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights during the first phase which ended on 31 December 1998, qualify to lodge a land claim.

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