Submission: Land Tenure Act Upgrading Amendment Bill (South Africa)

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Natural Justice’s recent submission to South Africa’s Select Committee on Land Reform, Environment, Mineral Resources, and Energy on the Land Tenure Act Amendment Bill can be found here.

The ULTRA Amendment was motivated by the October 2018 decision in the Rahube v Rahube and Others case. The applicant questioned the constitutionality of section 2(1) of ULTRA in the Pretoria High Court in terms of her unregistered status as a rights holder to land.

Natural Justice’s submission contends that, at the very least, the legislature should ensure that the right of unregistered land rights holders enshrined in the Interim Protection of Informal Land Rights Act is made permanent (and regulations are passed) and that its applicability alongside ULTRA is specifically acknowledged in an amendment to ULTRA.

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