At least 108 District Six families are finally a step closer to a much-delayed restitution.
The Land Reform Minister Thoko Didiza has announced that the administrative process will begin today. The Land Claims Commission is in charge of this and will inform the claimants of the process. They will be able to view the units and decide if they accept or reject it.
The minister says the return process will start on June 24th and end on July 16.
A portion of these claimants applied for special needs. The criteria included those who were originally dispossessed, their aged, the health status and most impoverished. The other claimants in phase 3 were selected from the official list in order of when they lodged their restitution claims.
The Apartheid regime expelled thousands of people from District Six and dumped them on the Cape Flats. To date scores of people are still awaiting justice.