A Mpumalanga family has been awarded R1m compensation by the land claims court in a restitution claim for land currently used for timber operations dating back almost 20 years.

The Mabuza family sought physical restoration of about 300ha of any part of the 2-million hectares of land, situated between Barberton and Sabie in Mpumalanga, which is being used for timber operations by companies including Sappi and York Timbers...

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