The ball is finally on the roll for the remaining District Six land claimants as the conceptual plans for their restitution has been completed after it was approved by the Department of Land Reform and Rural Development in November 2018.
According to IOL, only the verified and validated claimants who applied for restitution between 1995 and1998 had discussions from March 24 to April 13, where they viewed the plans at the Land Claims Lodgement Centre at the Department of Land Reform and Rural Development, in Mowbray.
During these sessions, claimants had the opportunity to approve or reject the plans of a three-bedroom house, Daily Voice reports.
Fifty-five years ago, thousands of people were forcefully removed from the historic area in Cape Town when the neighbourhood was declared a “whites only” area under the Apartheid Group Areas Act.
The new and restored homes will be built on the slopes above Old Hanover Street.
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