- Johann Rupert sponsored land title deeds for 70 residents of Karoo, Aberdeen, Eastern Cape
- The handover was part of the Free Market Foundation's Khaya Lam land reform project
- The billionaire will hand over more title deeds in Stellenbosch in December
70 residents of the Karoo area of Aberdeen in the Eastern Cape now hold freehold land title deeds thanks to billionaire Johann Rupert.
Rupert and his wife Gaynor personally handed over the titles on 16 November, The South African reports.
The sponsorship is part of the Free Market Foundation's Khaya Lam (my home) land reform project, Briefly.co.za understands.
According to the Foundation, the project transfers council-owned rental properties in townships to individual residents at no cost to them.
Leon Louw, the Foundation's director, thanked the Ruperts for their generosity:
They are sponsoring the most profound reversal of apartheid possible - title deeds for black victims of the apartheid land dispossession legacy. They are personally committed to the reversal of racist land dispossession.
Gaynor is the founder and sponsor of the South African College of Tourism (SACT), where the handover was held.
It provides training in tourism and hospitality to previously disadvantaged South Africans. 26 students graduated on the same day after the handover.
Johann and Gaynor will also hand over at least 326 fully sponsored title deeds in Stellenbosch on 3 December.
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