|6 Dec 2016
|Minister handed over title deeds to the Bahurutshe communities at Zeerust in the North West Province
|Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform Mr. Gugile Nkwinti handed over five title deeds to five Bahurutshe communities in one of the biggest land claims that were settled at Motsane Game Farm outside Zeerust in the North West Province earlier today.
|21 Nov 2016
|Agri-parks programme to benefit local people
|The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) has concluded at two-day District Agri-parks Implementation Workshop under the theme: Advancing the National Development Plan Vision 2030 in Johannesburg today.
|3 Nov 2016
|Minister issues a stern warning – corruption will not be tolerated
|Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform Mr Gugile Nkwinti has warned that tough action will be taken against individuals and officials involved in corrupt activities related to state land.
|31 Oct 2016
|New offices to be open at Jane Furse – Sekhukhune District
|The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform is happy to announce the opening of its new district office in Jane Furse on the 01 November 2016.
|14 Oct 2016
|The International Day of Rural Women
|The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform joins the world in celebrating the International Day of Rural Women on 15 October 2016. The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Rural Women is celebrated annually on October 15 to recognise the role of rural women in supporting their communities.
|22 Sep 2016
|Minister Nkwinti handed over tittle deeds to communities
|The Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti has handed over tittle deeds to eight (8) successful land claimant communities from North West, Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga Provinces during the 7th People and Parks National Conference in Midrand earlier today.
|6 Sep 2016
|Notice on scammers defrauding businesses using the Department’s name
|The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform has been inundated by enquiries regarding payment of goods delivered by Service Providers who have been conned by unscrupulous imposters pretending to be officials from the department.
|31 Aug 2016
|The Minister Gugile Nkwinti launched the first Co-operative Bank for Rural Arts and Craft in Durban
|The Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform Mr Gugile Nkwinti yesterday (30 August 2016) officially launched the first Co-operative Financial Institution for the Rural Women in Arts and Craft at the Olive Conference Centre in Durban.
|30 Aug 2016
|Victims of forced eviction to receive serviced sites in Polokwane town as part of land claim settlement
|In one of the Limpopo Province’ landmark settlement of a claim, 103 households will receive 497 serviced (erven) residential stands right in Polokwane town after the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform approved the urban restoration of rights in land to the New Pietersburg (Disteneng) land claimants.
|1 Aug 2016
|Minister handover land to Mooi River Community
|There was jubilation, song and dance at Mooi River in the Mpofana Local Municipality last Friday 29 July, in Kwazulu Natal when Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform Gugile Nkwinti awarded a total of ninety (90), sites to members of the community as part of the roll out of the One Household One Hectare program across the country.
|29 Jul 2016
|Response: Re-Constitutional judgement
|The Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform Mr Gugile Nkwinti together with the Commission on Restitution of land Rights have noted the judgement by the Constitutional Court on the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act 15 of 2014 handed down earlier today (28 July 2016).
|26 Jul 2016
|Progress in settling land claims
|The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform is pleased with the progress made in the settlement of outstanding land claims, through the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights. Over a hundred thousand hectares (101885.6171) of land has been restored to claimants benefitting than 63 thousand people in the last financial year 2015/ 16
|25 Jul 2016
|Creating sustainable community-owned enterprises
|The Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform Mr Gugile Nkwinti yesterday (23 July 2016) handed over a state-of-art dairy parlour, to the community of Mantusini near Port St. Johns in the Eastern Cape under the One Household-One Hectare programme.
|4 Jul 2016
|Mpumalanga claimants consulted on the progress of their land claims – 04 July 2016
|Mpumalanga wrapped up its first round of District Feedback Sessions on the 2nd of July in Gert Sibande.Â Even though the temperature dropped to 13 degrees but the claimants braved the cold weather and came out in large numbers to pack Waterside Lodge conference room.
|1 Jul 2016
|Progress in establishement of agri-parks in Western Cape
|The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform is pleased with the progress made toward the establishment of Agri-Parks in the Western Cape
|29 Jun 2016
|The department commemorated youth month at Thaba Nchu
|The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform has concluded youth month commemorations with a youth inspired careers exhibition at the National Rural Youth Service Corps (NARYSEC) College in Thaba-Nchu, in the Free State province.
|20 Jun 2016
|Government is committed to reverse the legacy of the Natives Land Act
|Today, 19th June marks 103 years since the enactment of the 1913 Natives Land Act in South Africa. The implementation of this Act instigated a long and devastating history of forced removals and evictions of Africans from their ancestral lands.
|24 May 2016
|President hands over compensation to Kruger Park land claimants
|President Jacob Zuma yesterday (21 May 2016) handed over R84 million in financial compensation to six communities of Limpopo and Mpumalanga who claimed land in the Kruger National Park.
|3 May 2016
|Deputy Minister Skwatsha responds to allegation on Facebook that he is responsible for the death of a cheetah in the Kruger National Park
|Deputy Minister Skwatsha rejects with contempt the false allegation by Wildlife at Risk International on that he is responsible for the death of a cheetah in the Kruger National Park.
|3 May 2016
|Minister Nkwinti tables R10-billion budget to transform rural economies and speed up land reform
|Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti tabled this week a R10-billion budget before parliament; which will add stimulus to rural economic transformation.
|25 Apr 2016
|Thousands of rural communities reached through restitution mobile offices
|Since the reopening of lodgement of land claims, more than 100 000 households from remote rural communities have been reached through the land claims mobile offices introduced in April 2015 by the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights.
|13 Apr 2016
|Commission to launch District based Stakeholder Engagement sessions on status of outstanding claims lodged before 31 December 1998
|As part of enhancing communication with land claimants and other stakeholders, the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights will be conducting District based Stakeholder Engagement sessions to provide status reports on outstanding claims (old order claims) lodged before 31st December 1998 initial deadline for lodgement of land claims.
|12 Feb 2016
|Commemorating 50 years of struggle for District Six
|The Minster of Rural development and Land Reform Gugile Nkwinti yesterday (Thursday) commemorated the 50th anniversary of the declaration of District Six, in Cape Town, as a white group area.
|13 Jan 2016
|Warning: Fake Facebook accounts in the name of the minister
|The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform is warning the public against engaging with social media accounts, namely Facebook accounts, which have been falsely opened in the name of Minister Gugile Nkwinti.