Commission on Restitution of Land Rights

Contact Details

Postal Private Bag X833, Pretoria, 0001
Physical 8th Floor, Centre Walk Building, 266 Pretorius Street, Cnr Thabo Sehume & Pretorius Streets, Pretoria Central
Tel 012 407 4400


The Restitution of Land Rights Act of 1994 and specifically section 6, sets out the functions of the Commission which in essence frame the mandate of the Commission. These key functions are outlined as follows, to: acknowledge receipt of all claims for the restitution of rights in land; take reasonable steps to ensure that the claimants are assisted in the preparation and submission of claims; provide claimants with information regarding the progress of their claims on a regular basis and upon request; undertake the necessary investigations to understand the merits of the claim; take appropriate steps to ensure that the public are aware as to who is entitled to claim restitution, the limitations and requirements of the Act and the manner in which claims are to be lodged with the commission; and prioritise claims which affect a substantial number of persons or persons who have suffered substantial losses as a result of dispossession or persons with particularly pressing claims.

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