Land Claims Annual Reports

Theme: Economy Date Added: 2018-12-10

What is it?

The Commission on the Restitution of Land Rights (CRLR) annual reports contains tables related to the land restitution process. This includes land claims lodged, researched, finalised, settled.

Key Points

  • Aggregate data by year and province
  • Information on individual land claims
  • Claim location, hectares, value and type
  • Data extracted from annual reports for 2012-2017

Why is it Important?

The processing of land claims is important for ensuring restitution of the right to land or equitable redress. The data on land claims from the CRLR annual reports gives an indication of how well this process has worked in different provinces.

How can it be accessed and used?

Land restitution performance data is reviewed once a year in the CRLR annual reports. The data is spread across numerous tables of different types such as:

  1. National performance per quarter for that financial year including number of beneficiaries, hectares awarded, financial compensation.
  2. List of settled claims in each province for that financial year including claim name, claim type, hectares awarded, total award cost, type of award (financial compensation vs. land restoration).

Users of this data may also be interested in data related to Land Claims Court Judgments, notices of land claims published in the Government Gazette, the DeedsWeb, the Phase 1 State Land Audit and the Chief Surveyor Cadastral Spatial Data Viewer.

Performance per Quarter: 2016-2017 - Number of beneficiaries and hectares awarded

Location: South Africa
Format: PDF XLSX
Year: 2017Last Checked:None
Online: Access URL
File Names:
  • Beneficiaries: Number of individuals benefiting from settled land claims
  • Hectares Awarded: The extent of land awarded in settled claims
  • Financial Compensation: The value of financial compensation for settled claims

2016/17 Free State Summary: Finalised restitution claims for the Period: 01 April 2016 - 31 March 2017

Location: Free State
Format: PDF XLSX
Year: 2017Last Checked:None
Online: Access URL
File Names:
  • Claim (Project): Name of the claim
  • Hectares awarded: Extent of land awarded in this claim
  • Type of Award: Financial compensation or land restoration
  • land
  • rural
  • urban
  • property

Resource contact name:Commission on Restitution of Land Rights

Creation or start date:2018-12-10

Resource contact updated at:2018-12-14

Spatial coverage  South Africa

Where else has the resource been used?

Year Project Name::
2018 Legal land battle looms for Pretoria East
2016 Diagnostic Report on Land Reform in South Africa: Land Restitution
2015 Land claims: Some of the good news and the lay of the land