"Land for the Living" - Capetonians take to the streets to demand their land back

"Land for the Living" - Capetonians take to the streets to demand their land back

- Cape Town residents organised a protest march on Human Rights Day to demand their land back

- The residents say that land restitution claims are taking too long to process, with many waiting up to 17 years to have their land restored

- City officials and government have agreed that more needs to be done to speed up land restitution

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Thousands of Capetonians took to the streets on Humans Rights Day, in a demand for city officials to prioritise affordable housing and speed up outstanding land claims.

Marching under the banner "Land for the Living", the residents believe restitution has not happened fast enough.

It has been 105 years since the native land act was enacted, and while the City has been slowly restoring land to claimants, some have had to wait up to 17 years to have their land returned to them, Briefly.co.za gathered.

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"Land for the Living" said more focus needs to be placed on providing residential land to the underprivileged.

A memorandum of demands was delivered to city officials who admitted more needs to be done to eradicate apartheid spatial planning.

The activists said one of the stipulations of their memorandum, is a reply from city officials to some of the demands within the next 21 days.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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