Shorter Land Claims window requested

 This would help fast-track the applications of elderly claimants, said the secretary general Mostomi Mokhine.

The Foundation also requested that financial compensation for land should not be restricted.

Since the initial land claims window period closed in 1998, government has only finalised and settled some 59 000 of 77 000 valid claims at a cost of R25,2 billion.

In a recent press release, the DA noted that the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform has, in the past been clear that it does not have sufficient funding to deal with the current outstanding land claims.

The DA said it is estimated that the government needs R 179 billion to settle the outstanding claims.