SABL Introduction

SABL Process

From a customary owners perspective, there was a significant and critical jump in the process that left them marginalized. Many Customary land owners agreed to a land investigation study but at no point did they give consent to an SABL,  as Elizabeth Tongne states in an Interview with Canopy Watch in 2012

 A land investigation study becomes a 99-year lease. 

It transpires from the Commission of Inquiry into SABL's consent for a land investigation study were oftern used as proof of consent for a lease agreement.