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Commission on Restitution of Land Rights
|Sub Category:||Statutory Body|
|Location:||Republic of South Africa|
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|Legal Status:||The Commission on Restitution of Land Rights is established under Chapter 2 of the Restitution of Land Rights Act No. 22 1994.|
|The Commission on Restitution of Land Rights ('the Commission') was established on 1 March 1995, under s 122 of the Restitution of Land Rights Act 1994 ('the Act'). |
According to its mission statement, the Commission's aims are:
|The right to restitution or equitable redress for dispossession of property as a result of past racially discriminatory laws or practices is a right contained in South Africa's Bill of Rights (Chapter 2 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa). This dispossession must have occurred after 19 June 1913, the date of the enactment of Natives Land Act 1913 which curtailed the land ownership and acquisition rights of black South Africans (s 25(7) Constitution). |
The functions of the Commission include to:
If claims are not successfully mediated or settled, the Act makes provision for cases to be litigated in the Land Claims Court.
There are seven Regional Land Claims Commissioners: in KwaZulu Natal, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State & Northern Cape, Gauteng & North West and Mpumalanga and the Limpopo Province.
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