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LRC
Focal point
Claire Martens
Phone number
+27 11 836 9831

Location

15th and 16th Floor, Bram Fis­cher Tow­ers
20 Albert Street Mar­shall­town
Johan­nes­burg , Gauteng
South Africa
Gauteng ZA
Postal address
P O Box 9495, Johan­nes­burg 2000

 

The Legal Resources Centre (LRC) is South Africa’s largest public interest, human rights law clinic. Established in 1979, we use the law as an instrument of justice for the vulnerable and marginalised, including poor, homeless and landless people.

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Legislation & Policies
National Policies
July 2017
Africa
South Africa

Writ­ten sub­mis­sions on the Communal Property Associations Amendment Act to the Portfolio Committee Rural Development and Land Reform

Legislation & Policies
National Policies
Other legal document
May 2017
Africa
South Africa

 Writ­ten sub­mis­sions on the Regulation of Agricultural Land Holdings Draft Bill made to the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform 

Legislation & Policies
National Policies
Other legal document
May 2017
Africa
South Africa

 Writ­ten sub­mis­sions on the Regulation of Agricultural Land Holdings Draft Bill made to the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform 

Legislation & Policies
Legislation
Other legal document
March 2017
Africa
South Africa

Writ­ten sub­mis­sions on the MPRDA Amend­ment Bill 15D of 2013 to the Gaut­eng Leg­is­la­ture, made on behalf of the Land Access Move­ment of South Africa (LAM­OSA), the Amadiba Cri­sis Com­mit­tee (ACC), and Bench Marks Foun­da­tion.

Legislation & Policies
Jurisprudence
November 2016
Africa
South Africa

This is a judgement in the Land Claims Court which concerned the validity of land claims lodged under The Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act 15 of 2014. This act was an amended version of the Restitution of Land rights Act 22 f 1994 which differed by extending the time frame for persons, descendants, or communities who were disposed of land after 1913 to lodge land claims.  Previously the cut-off date under the 1994 to lodge claims was 31st December 1998. Under the 2014 Act, claims could up lodged from the passing of the act until 30 June 2019.

Legislation & Policies
Jurisprudence
October 2016
Africa
South Africa

“The Langebaan lagoon is the only non-estuarine tidal lagoon in South Africa. It is situated on the West Coast, approximately 100 kilometres north of Cape Town. The mouth of the lagoon, on its northern side, is entered via Saldanha Bay1. The lagoon is a highly legislated area. It was proclaimed a marine reserve in 1973 in terms of the Sea Fisheries Act2 and in 1985 it was proclaimed part of the Langebaan National Park, whose name was later changed to the West Coast National Park.

Reports & Research
September 2016
South Africa

The following is an account of a grassroots movement led by a group of NGOs and communities who went to the Constitutional Court, the highest court in South Africa, to challenge the law dealing with land claims.

They wanted the Court to declare the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act 15 of 2014 unconstitutional; and they won!

The following booklet contains the summary of the court case, as well as press statements, articles in the media and an overview of the High Level Panel on the Assessment of Key Legislation and Acceleration of Fundamental Change.

Legislation & Policies
Jurisprudence
July 2016
Africa
South Africa

"The question presented before this Court concerns the determination of compensation in accordance with section 23(1) of the Land Reform (Labour Tenants) Act 3 of 1996 (“the Act”) due to the applicant. The merits of the matter were decided by Moloto AJ in Msiza v Director-General, Department of Land Affairs, and Others, case number LCC39/01, delivered on 16 November 2004. Moloto AJ held that the applicant qualifies as a “labour tenant” within the definition of the Act.

Legislation & Policies
Jurisprudence
July 2016
Africa
South Africa

In this case, which was  heard before the Constitutional Court of the Republic of South Africa, The Restitution of Land Rights Amendment  Act 15 of 2014  was declared invalid. The Act, among other things, sought to extend the period in which land restitution claims could be  lodged. However, the court found that the Parliament did not sufficiently  consult with key stakeholders including those who had successfully  lodged claims under the previous Act of 1994.