A Long Wait – Not Yet Over
The Association for Rural Advancement, on behalf of 19 000 labour tenants, has finally been able to place its arguments for the appointment of a Special Master to oversee the processing of outstanding labour tenant application before Judge Ncube at the Land Claims Court.
The court proceedings took place on the 10 & 11th October 2016, as a small group of twenty labour tenants gravely watched and listened to the proceedings, the outcome of which will directly affect their future and those of the many thousands of labour tenants still left in limbo. The case for AFRA and the labour tenant claimants was presented by Advocate Alan Dodson and the Legal Resources Centre’s team, who have worked on the case for more than three years. Advocates Notshe and Jansen represented the Minister and the Director General of the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform respectively.
The AFRA team and labour tenants present were visibly relieved that they have had their day in court, after many years of delays, missed deadlines and squandered opportunities. Continue reading