R1.1-billion land claim ‘captured’
/ 21 January 2020

R1.1-billion land claim ‘captured’

This story was produced in partnership with Pulitzer Center. Details of the land claim settlement for MalaMala, one of South Africa’s most exclusive game reserves, are unlikely ever to be made public after a deal was reached outside of court proceedings in 2013. The settlement was the largest in the country’s history and saw the […]

No image available
/ 27 November 2007

Richtersvelders to celebrate return of land

After a decade-long struggle in the courts, Richtersvelders will on Saturday celebrate the return of their land in a handing over ceremony in Alexander Bay. Public Enterprises Minister Alec Erwin and Minister of Agriculture and Land Affairs Lulu Xingwana will hand over to the community the deeds to 194 600ha of land.

No image available
/ 8 October 2007

Richtersveld settlement on the cards

A settlement has been reached on the Richtersveld community’s troubled land-restitution deal, lawyers said on Monday. They said the settlement would be presented to Land Claims Court Judge Antonie Geldenhuys on Tuesday morning. ”We’ve settled,” said Rudolph Jansen, national director of Lawyers for Human Rights.

No image available
/ 25 September 2007

Richtersvelders back in court

Opposing groups from the Richtersveld community came face to face in the Land Claims Court in Cape Town on Tuesday as the court prepared to weigh up a settlement agreement. The agreement was reached in April this year between the state and the Richtersveld Sida !hub Communal Property Association.

No image available
/ 20 September 2007

New challenge may sour Richtersveld deal

A group of Richtersveld residents is to challenge a settlement agreement with the government when the document goes before the Land Claims Court in Cape Town next week for ratification. The agreement followed a 10-year court battle by the Richtersvelders for the restoration of land taken by the state for diamonds mining.