First letter to the residents

Dear residents of Centurion,

As you know by now, you might or might not have a claim on your land property in Centurion. Following a notice published in a newspaper about a notification in the Government Gazette that gazetted a land claim in various areas of Centurion, a first stakeholder meeting was held at Leriba Lodge on 10 December 2018 by the Regional Land Claims Office.

Various meetings were subsequently held in certain wards in Centurion to which everyone was invited to attend. Residents were asked to add their addresses to a list so this letter could be send out to everyone on the list.

After the first meeting at Kerk Sonder Mure a Centurion Land Claim Committee under leadership of Hugo Erasmus was established. A meeting was also held at the Heuweloord Community Centre. A final meeting was held at Uitsig High School. It was decided to merge the three groups under Rethro, the Residents Association for The Reeds, Rooihuiskraal and Thatchfield, who was already busy with writing an objection to the claim. Rethro’s chairman is Henk Botma, he can be contacted at

For any information on the land claims please visit this link.Here you will find all the information that has been provided to Rethro by the Regional Land Claims Office. The land claim process that must be followed is also explained in one post. Please note that the whole process must be followed. There are no short cuts. There is also a list of erven that are affected by the claim posted. This list was received from the Land Claim Office. There is also a voice clip of the information meeting held at Heuwelsig available. Links to the social media groups are also posted on the site. Rethro is busy preparing an objection against the claims. Please fill in the forms provided on the website if you want Rethro to represent you. Please sign the petition even if you are not directly affected by the claims. If you have any questions you want answered on the website please send it to You can also email if you want to know more or are willing and able to help Rethro.

On the 12th of February 2019 Rethro will be conducting a meeting on the way forward. It will be held at the Rooihuiskraal congregation of the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika from 19:00 till 22:00. The church is situated on the corner of Santie and Konstantyn streets in The Reeds. More information will be provided and the actions to follow will be discussed.

Remember Rethro is an apolitical organisation who is working for the interests of all its residents, and now for all of Centurion affected by the land claims.

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