1. As such, the CFCR welcomes the opportunity to make a concise submission to the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (the Department) regarding the Draft Communal Land Tenure Bill, 2017 (the Draft Bill) in response to your call for submissions as published on http://www.ruraldevelopment.gov.za.
  1. In this regard, please find attached our submission for the Department’s attention and consideration.
  1. It is not the purpose or intention of this submission to provide comprehensive legal analysis or technical assessment of the Draft Bill, but rather to draw attention to key constitutional concerns in relation to the Draft Bill.
  1. We trust that our submission will be of assistance in guiding the Department in its deliberations regarding the Draft Bill.