Draft Land Affairs General Amendment Bill

1st January 1999

To amend the Deeds Registries Act, 1937, so as to provide for the deeds registries regulations board to make regulations regarding the manner in which the payment of the fees of office may be enforced; to amend the KwaZulu Land Affairs Act, 1992, so as to validate certain acts purporting to have been performed in terms of that Act; to amend the Provision of Land and Assistance Act, 1993, so as to provide for the amendment, withdrawal and lapsing of conditions and to further regulate the granting of an advance or a subsidy; to amend the Restitution of Land Rights Act, 1994, so as to exclude issues concerning the definition of "occupier" from section 22 of the Act; to amend the Land Reform (Labour Tenants) Act, 1996, so as to extend the date upon which the right to apply to be awarded land, rights in land or servitudes contemplated in the proviso to section 16(1) lapses; to authorise the Land Claims Court to issue an order where in proceedings before it is averred that the person sought to be evicted is a labour tenant, but it is subsequently not proved that such a person is a labour tenant; and to exempt awards of land certified by the Director-General from laws regulating the subdivision of land; to amend the Extension of Security of Tenure Act, 1997, so as to extend the period for the review by the Land Claims Court of eviction orders by magistrates' courts pending the review thereof by the Land Claims Court; and to recognise the jurisdiction of the magistrate's court for purposes of section 20(2) of the said Act; to amend the Transformation of Certain Rural Areas Act, 1998, so as to insert a procedure whereby the registrar of deeds may endorse a title deed in the event of land vesting in a municipality in terms of section 2 of the said Act; and to provide for matters connected therewith.