In this case, which was heard before the Constitutional Court of the Republic of South Africa, The Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act 15 of 2014 was declared invalid. The Act, among other things, sought to extend the period in which land restitution claims could be lodged. However, the court found that the Parliament did not sufficiently consult with key stakeholders including those who had successfully lodged claims under the previous Act of 1994.
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The following is an account of a grassroots movement led by a group of NGOs and communities who went to the Constitutional Court, the highest court in South Africa, to challenge the law dealing with land claims.
They wanted the Court to declare the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act 15 of 2014 unconstitutional; and they won!
The following booklet contains the summary of the court case, as well as press statements, articles in the media and an overview of the High Level Panel on the Assessment of Key Legislation and Acceleration of Fundamental Change.