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Khaya Lam 10000 Title Deeds Drive

Date Last Updated : 01 Jul 2021

FMF’s Khaya Lam (My Home) Land Reform Project
Imagine 20 million South Africans benefiting from freehold property titles

The best investment you could possibly make in South Africa's future

The best investment you could ever make in South Africa's future is to support the Khaya Lam Project. Khaya Lam means “My Home”, which is what people usually say when they have a title deed to the home they live in. This is a claim at least 20 million South Africans cannot make because their families have never owned a home. Never had a fully tradable title deed that allow them to say with pride, “This is my home!”

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We are asking you to help make home ownership a reality

Help us to make ownership a reality for thousands of families that have never owned a home.

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Imagine what it is like to live in perpetual insecurity

Imagine living in fear for the future of your family when you die. Imagine your family being evicted from your home because you have no legal way to leave it to them in your will. This is the cruel reality faced by millions of black South African families living in townships today. You have lived there for generations, yet your home could be lawfully taken away from you at any time. You may not rent or sell your house. You could lose your home if you move elsewhere to find work.

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Don’t blame the present government

Don’t blame the present government for this tragic state of affairs. More than twenty years ago legislation was passed giving people the right to own the homes they lived in. Yet most occupants still do not have title deeds to their properties.

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Titling of properties could change the lives of at least 20 million people

There are between 5 and 7 million such properties with at least 20 million South Africans living insecurely in these homes. Many are homes built by the apartheid government in so-called “dormitory” townships across the country. Many families built their own small houses but even so hold no title.

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Property ownership brings dignity and security

With property ownership comes dignity, security and investment to improve and maintain one’s property. But currently most are registered in the name of municipalities. The families living in them are simply tenants.

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The standard price for a title deed to a modest home is unaffordable

What is needed is the securing of fully tradable freehold title to these properties. But most of the legitimate incumbents, especially the elderly, pensioners, single parent families and the unemployed simply cannot afford the regular cost of the titling process.

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The Khaya Lam project has cut the titling cost by two-thirds to R2 600

The FMF decided to become directly involved in the titling process and turned to generous South Africans and philanthropists from outside South Africa for funding. The Khaya Lam Land Reform Project was set up to carry out the task. The cost of titling a modest house with an average value of R100,000 is advertised at about R6,500. The current Khaya Lam cost is R2 600 (which includes the cost of all the administration, fund raising and titling costs).

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Humanitarian, an investment in national security and development

Apart from the purely humanitarian consideration, we know from long experience that home-ownership is probably the best investment one could make in national security and in the long-term development of the country.

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FMF’s Ngwathe pilot project

The FMF has a pilot project in partnership with the Ngwathe Municipal Council in the northern Free State where there are an estimated 20,000 houses available for conversion to full tradable freehold title in the area. It’s an area that suffers from both high unemployment and poverty. Generous donors have already contributed to the conversion of 663 properties to full freehold title in Ngwathe and a further 260 elsewhere.

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Make a Difference! Donate to the Khaya Lam Project

Donate to the Khaya Lam project and help give a title deed and security to a deserving township family. The cost of securing one title for a family is currently R2 600 but all donations of whatever amount will be gratefully accepted. It’s about peace of mind.

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