Briefing from ROAPE Volume 21 Number 61
1993 Land Legislation: its Implications & Implementation

1993 Land Legislation: its Implications and Implementation
Vol.21 No.61 (September 1994), pp451-457
In the final stages of the last parliament in July 1993, eleven regional and land affairs statutes - which together promote privatisation, provide for the transfer of state and trust land and entrench discredited bureaucratic procedures for land allocation - were quietly passed. Seen as a whole, these statutes create the legal framework for the implementation of a pre-emptive and unilateral land restructuring process in South Africa. The NLC rejects this style of unilateral restructuring and condemns the government for acting without informing, consulting or listening to affected communities who have already been made beggars in a land of their birth by the apartheid government.