Webinar: The State of Land Information in South Africa | Land Portal
Contact details: 
Neil Sorensen, neil.sorensen@landportal.org
Organizers: 

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, commonly known as the CSIR, is a world-class African research and development organisation established through an Act of Parliament in 1945 and the organisation’s executive authority is the Minister of Science and Technology of South Africa. The CSIR undertakes directed, multidisciplinary research and technological innovation that contribute to the improved quality of life of South Africans.

The Land Portal is a Foundation registered in the Netherlands in 2014.

The vision of the Portal is to improve land governance to benefit those with the most insecure land rights and the greatest vulnerability to landlessness through information and knowledge sharing.

Language of the event: 
English

 

 

 

What is the state of land information in South Africa? Is there really a lack of land data to support decisions and to improve land governance? This was the point of departure that a team of specialists grappled with to uncover the many different sources of land data and information available in South Africa. For the very first time, they attempted to systematically review and categorize the entire ecosystem of data and information related to key land topics in the country, assessing over 104 land datasets from 59 different sources. This robust scoping exercise is now documented in the report “State of Land Information in South Africa”, jointly published by the Land Portal Foundation and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.

For this webinar, we invited respondents from various sectors to reflect on the open data assessment for South Africa. We reflected on the power dynamics around open data. Participants were inviterd to discover the key findings of the report, and to discuss what challenges and opportunities still exist to promote openness, transparency and quality of land data as building blocks to improve governance and security of land tenure.

 

 

Moderator

 

Laura Meggiolaro, Land Portal Coordinator
Laura Meggiolaro
Team Leader
The Land Portal Foundation 

 

Panelists

 
Prof Serena Coetzee, University of Pretoria Geo-informatics Department
Serena Coetzee
Professor and
Head of
Department
Geography,
Geoinformatics
and Meteorology
University of Pretoria 

 

 
Maroale Chauke, Director, National Spatial Information Framework, Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
Maroale  Chauke
Director
National Spatial
Information Framework
Department of
Agriculture,
Land Reform and
Rural Development 

 

 Nicolás Grossman, Researcher and Data Lead, Global Data Barometer
Nicolás Grossman
Researcher
and
Data Lead
Global Data
Barometer  
  
   
  
  
 
Mark Napier, Principal Researcher, CSIR
Mark Napier
Principal
Researcher
CSIR

  
  
 
Siyabu Manona, Land information Specialist, LandNNES
Siyabu Manona
Land information
Specialist
LandNNES 
 
  

  
 
 

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