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Parliament Requests Database of all State Land Ownership

February 12, 2021

Parliament

The portfolio committee on agriculture, land reform and rural development has requested a detailed consolidated database of all state-owned land.

In a statement, the committee also confirmed that it has requested a database of the 627 farms involved in the agricultural state land allocation project as well as a list of the eligible beneficiaries.

The request follows a briefing by the agriculture, land reform and rural development department on the state land allocation project.

During the briefing, the agriculture, land reform and rural development minister, Thoko Didiza, clarified that only farms which were under the South African Development Trust have been released.

No farms under the South African Development Trust existed in the Western Cape and Gauteng as there were no Bantustans or homelands.

The department also informed the committee that the Land Rights Enquiry has been completed with the exception of Mpumalanga and North West provinces.

The department also pointed out that a skills audit on the already allocated 204 farms will be completed by 26 February 2021.