Land issues need urgency

In June 2022, President Mokgweetsi Masisi and First Lady Neo Masisi received their first Secure Land Title (SLT) certificate from Ngwaketse Land Board.

The new certificate replaces the old Customary Land Grant certificate, which Land Boards have been issueing since 1970 following their establishment. Nine months on, only 1,952 more SLTs have been issued.

Minister of Lands and Water Affairs Kefentse Mzwinila has said the suspension of a tender award for a Cadastral survey by the Procurement Tribunal has caused the delay in the issuance of Secure Land Titles. Responding to a question in Parliament this week, the minister said out of the 493,004 people who registered their plots, 1,953 people have been issued with SLTs as of February. Masisi said his government recognises robust and transparent Land Administration as a tool for advancing economic development.

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