Department Of Rural Development And Land Reform 2016

By | April 16, 2019

Department Of Rural Development And Land Reform 2016, South Africans have reason to be proud of their achievements over the past 18 years. Dating from the election in April 1994, in which our country chose democracy as its badge and a rainbow as its symbol, our people have set aside their previous divisions and wholeheartedly embraced one another, united in a shared vision for national progress on an increasingly competitive international stage.

Remarkably, the country has managed to achieve and sustain impressive economic growth.

Through targeted government programmes, the following milestones have been achieved:

  • Poverty has been significantly reduced in terms of income, access to social services and assets;
  • Over 12 million people have benefited from government’s social security assistance programme;
  • The number of people with access to electricity and water services has dramatically increased;
  • More than three million South Africans have been assisted through housing subsidies;
  • Almost 10 million South Africans now have a place they can call home; and
  • More than half of all households are headed by women.



2016

DATENAMEDESCRIPTION
6 Dec 2016Minister handed over title deeds to the Bahurutshe communities at Zeerust in the North West ProvinceMinister 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 2016Agri-parks programme to benefit local peopleThe 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 2016Minister issues a stern warning – corruption will not be toleratedMinister 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 2016New offices to be open at Jane Furse – Sekhukhune DistrictThe 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 2016The International Day of Rural WomenThe 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 2016Minister Nkwinti handed over tittle deeds to communitiesThe 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 2016Notice on scammers defrauding businesses using the Department’s nameThe 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 2016The Minister Gugile Nkwinti launched the first Co-operative Bank for Rural Arts and Craft in DurbanThe 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 2016Victims of forced eviction to receive serviced sites in Polokwane town as part of land claim settlementIn 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 2016Minister handover land to Mooi River CommunityThere 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 2016Response: Re-Constitutional judgementThe 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 2016Progress in settling land claimsThe 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 2016Creating sustainable community-owned enterprisesThe 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 2016Mpumalanga claimants consulted on the progress of their land claims – 04 July 2016Mpumalanga wrapped up its first round of District Feedback Sessions on the 2nd of July in Gert Sibande.  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 2016Progress in establishement of agri-parks in Western CapeThe 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 2016The department commemorated youth month at Thaba NchuThe 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 2016Government is committed to reverse the legacy of the Natives Land ActToday, 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 2016President hands over compensation to Kruger Park land claimantsPresident 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 2016Deputy Minister Skwatsha responds to allegation on Facebook that he is responsible for the death of a cheetah in the Kruger National ParkDeputy 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 2016Minister Nkwinti tables R10-billion budget to transform rural economies and speed up land reformRural 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 2016Thousands of rural communities reached through restitution mobile officesSince 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 2016Commission to launch District based Stakeholder Engagement sessions on status of outstanding claims lodged before 31 December 1998As 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 2016Commemorating 50 years of struggle for District SixThe 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 2016Warning: Fake Facebook accounts in the name of the ministerThe 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.