Land Claims Commission’s 10-billion-Rands bill
By Khanyisa Tabata
18 November 2009
The Land Claims Commission can reportedly not afford to honour at least 10-billion-Rands in outstanding commitments to land owners and claimants.
Media reports this could result in huge damages claims against the commission and a ballooning bill for taxpayers as claimants and owners turn to the courts to enforce their rights.
Rising tension may even spark violence.
Claimants have been told new land purchases were on hold. Signed commitments for billions in post-settlement grants for land already transferred cannot be honoured.