Land ownership in South Africa is a complex topic, with dozens of laws regulating the purchase, redistribution, and tenure of land, as well as the property rights of landowners. These laws date back decades, through pre- and post-colonial apartheid eras, and they govern different spaces – urban and rural, commercial and residential, peri-urban and farming, and more.
Through the LandUP! podcast we aim to provide fresh, outside perspectives on why land hasn’t mattered as much as it should in sustainable development and what we can do to change that. By exiting the current land silo and asking outsiders about failures and successes, we challenge the land community to raise its game and make the global development world take note of the value of land.
LandUP! includes interviews with researchers, practitioners, community leaders and beyond. The podcast is a joint initiative of the Land Portal Foundation and Prindex and episodes will be published periodically to this page.
In this episode of the LandUP! podcast, we wanted to better understand a largely unexplored subject matter: the land rights of persons with disabilities. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities defines Persons with Disabilities as including those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.
This episode of LandUP! addresses an emerging body of work on the nexus between land tenure and land degradation neutrality.
This episode of LandUP! addresses an often overlooked topic by discussing the land rights of widowed women. Widowed women face vastly different hurdles and challenges when it comes to accessing land and this moment of their lives is worth exploring.
In this episode of Land UP! we ask where do we land up on climate change?