GIBA Communal Property Association is located about 10km south east of Hazyview in Mpumalanga. The farm is jointly owned by 500 beneficiaries. The farm is made up of 46 portions. The beneficiaries do not have the financial capacity to revitalize and optimize production on the farm. Investment and partnerships will restore the farm to its former glory – that of being the largest banana producer in the area - and the additional finance would help create jobs
The purpose of the restitution programme is to provide equitable redress to victims of racially motivated land dispossession, in line with the provisions of the Restitution of Land Rights Act, 1994 (Act No. 22 of 1994).
To resolve restitution claims within the target period through negotiated settlements that restore land rights or award alternative forms of equitable redress to claimants.
Facilitate access to land by victims of racially motivated land dispossessions that took place under the previous government.
Poverty alleviation through sustainable development on restored land as well as improved livelihoods.
Foster the rights of vulnerable groups in terms of ownership and participation in economic activities.
Foster national reconciliation and stability.
The Rights of Land Owners and Claimants
If you were disposed of a land right after 19 June 1913 in terms of racially discriminatory laws and practices, you are entitled to restitution of that right or equitable redress. All claims are against the state, no one may be deprived of property except in terms of law of general application. All interested parties are invited to engage in the process of negotiating the settlement of a claim. The restitution process is implemented in line with the provisions of Section 25 of the Constitution of South Africa which places an emphasis on equitable redress.
The Commission is committed to facilitate negotiations amongst all interested parties in order to settle the claims administratively.
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For further information on programmes by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform contact them at 0800 0070 95