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Die CROWN GRANT Wat Schoemansville Oewer Definieer

15 Nov 2015

The CrOWN GRANT has been mentioned multiple times in connection with foreshore rights, but who has actually seen it? It is wonderful how such old documentation stil plays an important role today when deciding the rights and responsibilities on our foreshores. This article is part of an undertaking to make the original documentation public for all to see and make up their own minds about the facts.

Herewith attached, find the famous Crown Grant:

The following is the wording of the CROWN GRANT:

PRIME MINISTERS OFFICE : PRETORIA

MINUTE

MINISTERS have the honour to recommend that His Excelency the Governor-General may be pleased to approve, in terms of the Crown Land Disposal Ordinance, 1903 (Transvaal) of the following:

1. The grant to JOHAN HENDRIK SCHOEMAN of certain piece of land being portion No.1 of Portion L of the Northern portion of the Farm Hartbeespoort No. 498, District Pretoria, measuring 476 square roods, together with the right to use the foreshore immideately in front of the said land and between it and the Hartbeespoort Lake, subject to rights of access to the said foreshore in favour of the Government of the Union of South Africa and its servants.

2. The grant of a right of user in favour of the TRANSVAAL YACHT CLUB in respect of the foreshore immediately in front of the Stands No's 117 and 118 of Schoemansville Townshipand between the said stands and the Hartbeespoort Lake, subject, however, to rights of access in favour of the Government of the Union of South Africa and its servants.

3. The reservation of the foreshore adjoining the Hartebeespoort Lake extending from Stand No. 121 to the corner of Tolstoi Street and Lakeside Avenue of Schoemansville Township as a landing place for the general public and persons plying for hire with boats on the Hartebeespoort Lake, other than stakeholders in the Schoemansville Township, the owner for this time being of the piece of land referred to in paragraph (1) above and the Transvaal Yacht Club referred to in paragraph (2) above, subject to rights of access to the said foreshore in favour of the Government of the Union of South Africa and its servants.

4. The reservation of the foreshore adjoining the Hartbeespoort lake extending from the corner of Tolstoi Street and Lakeside Avenue to Riekert Street of Schoemansville Township, as a landing place for the owners of stands in Schoemansville Township other than the owner for the time being of the piece of land referred to in paragraph (1) above and the Transvaal Yacht Club referredto in paragraph (2) above, subject to rights of access to the said foreshore in favour of the Government of the Union of South Africa and its servants.

J.B.M. HERTZOG

 


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