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 Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights Act, No. 112 of 1991

Long title


To provide for the upgrading and conversion into ownership of certain rights granted in respect of land; for the transfer of tribal land in full ownership to tribes; and for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Definitions
CHAPTER 1. CONVERSION OF LAND TENURE RIGHTS INTO OWNERSHIP
2. Conversion of land tenure rights mentioned in Schedule 1
3. Conversion of land tenure rights mentioned in Schedule 2
4. Contents of land tenure rights mentioned in Schedule 1 pending conversion
5. Continuation of title conditions, servitudes, mortgage bonds, etc.
6. Effect of Act
7. Cancellation of certain servitudes and restrictive conditions relating to formalized townships
8. Compensation in respect of cancelled servitudes and conditions
9. Opening of township registers in respect of certain formalized townships
10. Arrangements by Minister to facilitate opening of township registers [...amended by Act 1993_108_035_19930720 - was entitled "Arrangements by Minister to facilitate opening of township"]  [...amended by Act 1995_011_012(a)(i)_19950602 - was entitled "Arrangements by Administrator to facilitate opening of township"]
11. Directions as to opening of township registers
12. Conditions of land use 
13. Shortened registration procedures relating to certain erven and land transferred by township owner 
14. Correction of township registers by registrar of deeds
CHAPTER 2. FORMALIZING OF TOWNSHIPS
15. Declaration of townships to be formalized townships
16. Assistance by Minister to formalize townships  [...amended by Act 1993_108_035_19930720 - was entitled "Assistance by Minister to formalize townships"] [...amended by Act 1995_011_012(a)(i)_19950602 - was entitled "Assistance by Administrator to formalize townships"]
17. Surveying 
18. ... [...repealed by Act 1996_034_005_19960703 - was entitled "Updating and compilation of registers of land rights"]
... [...inserted by Act 1993_108_032_19930720] [...deleted by Act 1996_034_006_19960703 - was entitled "CHAPTER 2A. RURAL SETTLEMENTS"]
18A. ... [...inserted by Act 1993_108_032_19930720] [...deleted by Act 1996_034_006_19960703 - was entitled "Declaration of areas to be rural settmenets"]  
18B. ... [...inserted by Act 1993_108_032_19930720] [...amended by Act 1995_011_012(a)_19950602 - was entitled "Assistance by Administrator in respect of certain areas"] [...deleted by Act 1996_034_006_19960703 - was entitled "Assistance by Minister in respect of certain areas"]
18C. ... [...inserted by Act 1993_108_032_19930720] [...deleted by Act 1996_034_006_19960703 - was entitled "Surveying"]
18D. ... [...inserted by Act 1993_108_032_19930720] [...deleted by Act 1996_034_006_19960703 - was entitled "Compilation and upgrading of registers of land rights"]
18E. ... [...inserted by Act 1993_108_032_19930720] [...deleted by Act 1996_034_006_19960703 - was entitled "Appeal against entries in registers of land rights"]
18F. ... [...inserted by Act 1993_108_032_19930720] [...deleted by Act 1996_034_006_19960703 - was entitled "Conversion of land tenure rights"]
18G. ... [...inserted by Act 1993_108_032_19930720] [...deleted by Act 1996_034_006_19960703 - was entitled "Title conditions, servitudes and other rights"]
18H. ... [...inserted by Act 1993_108_032_19930720] [...deleted by Act 1996_034_006_19960703 - was entitled "Effect of Chapter"]
18I. Conditions of land use [...inserted by Act 1993_108_032_19930720] [...deleted by Act 1996_034_006_19960703 - was entitled ""]
CHAPTER 3. MISCELLANEOUS
19. Legal capacity of tribe to obtain property 
20. ...** [...Title omitted by Act 1996_034_007_19960703 - was entitled 'Transfer of tribal land to a tribe"]** [...repealed by Act 2004_011_046_20040720 Sch - was untitled - NOTE Repealing Act 2004_011_000_20040720 declared invalid by CC in Case 2010/08 dated 2010/05/11] 
21. Legal presumptions
22. Transfer of certain offices to Department [ of ] [ [ Public Words and ] ] Rural Development and Land Reform  [...amended by Act 1996_034_009_19960703 - was entitled "Transfer of certain offices to Department of Public Works and Land Affairs"] [...Title amended by Act 2011_004_010(a)_20110518 -- was entitled "Transfer of certain offices to Department Land Affairs"]** 
23. Offences and penalties
24. Amendment of Schedules 1 and 2 
24A. Delegation of powers and assignment of functions [...inserted by Act 1993_108_034_19930720] [...substituted by Act 1995_011_009_19950602 - was entitled "Assignment of functions by Minister"] [...substituted by Act 1996_034_011_19960703 - was entitled "Delegation by of functions by Minister"]
24B. Payment of costs of upgrading [...inserted by Act 1996_034_012_19960703]
24C. Regulations [...inserted by Act 1996_034_012_19960703]
24D. Updating and compitlation of registers of land rights [...inserted by Act 1996_034_012_19960703]
25. ... [...repealed by Act 1995_011_009_19950602 - was entitled "Application of Act in self-governing territories"]
25A. . Application of Act [...inserted by Act 1998_061_001_19980928]
26. Short title and commencement
Sch. 1. SCHEDULE 1. LEASEHOLDS, DEEDS OF GRANT AND QUITRENTS [s1; s2; s4; s15; s16; s17; s21; s22; s24; s24D]
Sch. 2. SCHEDULE 2. RIGHTS TO THE OCCUPATION OF LAND [s1; s3; s6; s15; s16; s17; s21; s24; s24D]

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