Ramaphosa: Govt supports traditional leaders’ land demand
In its declaration, the Traditional Leaders Indaba say they want government to transfer 13% of land to traditional authorities within six months.
JOHANNESBURG - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says government supports the demand by traditional leaders for 13% of land to be transferred to traditional authorities, but says it must be done in a way that will benefit many South Africans.
Ramaphosa delivered a closing address at the Inaugural Indigenous and Traditional Leaders Indaba in Boksburg.
In its declaration, the Traditional Leaders Indaba say they want the government to transfer 13% of the land to traditional authorities within six months and that if there is no legislation to effect this, such laws must be enacted within a two-year period.
#TLIndaba Ramaphosa "we want to support you to bolster the role you play, in addressing the land question" CM— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) June 2, 2017
Ramaphosa says government wants to bolster the traditional leaders’ role in addressing the land question.
“Yes, we want to support you in making sure that the 13% of land that you have control over becomes the land that you’re going to play a critical role in.”
He says the transfer must be done in a way that will best benefit South Africans.
(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)