Traditional leaders have scored a major victory at the ANC conference, with the party resolving to transfer to them ownership of the 13% of the land currently under their custodianship. The ANC commission of governance and legislature said communities would decide what to use the land for after title deeds are handed over to traditional authorities. The land is under the control of municipalities as per the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act, which traditional leaders rejected when it was implemented in 2015.

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