The Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act of 2014. What are the Real Implications of Reopening Land Claims?

December 2014
PLAAS Policy Brief 34 (Ben Cousins, Ruth Hall & Alex Dubb)

Tackles a number of key issues around reopening the restitution claim process including: Restitution to date has been slow and many rural land claims are not yet finalised; ungazetted and yet-to-be-finalised land claims are at risk from new claims; many new land claims are likely to be for cash compensation, or tribal claims led by chiefs, and contribute little to rural transformation; Parliament should enact regulations to ring-fence existing land claims.