Land Restitution and Restitution Valuation in South Africa

  • Valmond Ghyoot
Part of the Research Issues in Real Estate book series (RIRE, volume 10)


This study provides a broad overview of the land restitution process in South Africa and the associated valuation implications. The historical and legal basis of land restitution is described, followed by a brief review of progress with the implementation of this policy. Recommendations on how the land restitution process may be improved are provided. A discussion of valuation problems and the available guidelines on valuation for land restitution follows. The valuation approaches employed in three land restitution cases are described and analyzed. The study concludes that, despite problems, the restitution process is progressing well and that administrators, legal professionals and valuers are contributing to its success.


Consumer Price Index Land Tenure Land Reform Limpopo Province Land Claim 
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The author would like to thank Mr Frank Belling, Professional Valuer registered in terms of the Property Valuers Profession Act, 2000, for providing access to cases and for his ongoing contribution. Thanks are also due to two anonymous reviewers for their constructive and detailed input.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Finance, Risk Management and BankingUniversity of South AfricaSouth Africa

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