Didiza unveils plan to reverse Ingonyama Trust leases

Land reform minister Thoko Didiza will create a new directorate responsible for converting residential leases issued by the Ingonyama Trust Board (ITB) to people living on its land for permission to occupy (PTO) certificates.

The directorate — which is being set up in terms of an order issued by the Pietermaritzburg high court in June — is set to cost the taxpayer just under R40-million a year in order for the staff required to carry out the conversions.

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