The Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform announced in April 2012 that land reform changes will be implemented relating to the 'commercial willing-buyer, willing-seller and traditional land tenure property ownership systems.' He indicated that 'a comprehensive database of land ownership, use and control and was ready to move in a "fast-paced" and "aggressive" direction' (Legalbrief Today (2012-04-05)). In spite of the Deputy Minister's optimism, a report published by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) revealed that the redistribution target of 30% will only be reached in 54 years (Joubert 'Grondplan eers oor 54 jaar bereik' Beeld (2012-05-24) 8).
In this note the most important literature, legislation and court decisions are discussed for the
period 2011-11-30 to 2012-09-01.