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Card image 01 September 2004 ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa, Volume 5 Number 4

The continuing controversy over the Communal Land Rights Bill of 2002 : legislation review

Extracted from text ... 6 ESR Review vol 5 no 4 The continuing controversy over the Communal Land Rights Bill of 2002 Ben Cousins The Communal Land Rights Bill (hereafter the Bill) was published for public comment in August 2002. It provided for the 'transfer of title' in communal land from the State to its current occupants. The latter are defined as communities whose rights derive from shared rules determining access to land, which is 'beneficially occupied, ' in the ex-TBVC (Transkei, Bophuthaswana, Venda and Ciskei) States, the former 'self-governing territories', the old South African Development Trust, land to which the KwaZulu-Natal Ingonyama ..

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