Every day since Pres Ramaphosa was elected into office we have searched out South African land-related news which is curated on our website knowledgebase.land. This publication provides a brief summary of land news across a range of categories for March 2020
The informal sector in urban land supply has continued to meet the increasing demand for urban land owing to the deficiencies of the formal sector in Nigeria. But tenure security and equity in land supply have become the major issues that have evoked much concern in the sector.
There has been rapid growth in urban populations in Namibia (Pendleton et al, 2014). This growth is amongst predominantly amongst less educated, poorer migrants from rural areas in search of opportunities in urban areas. From the data available the estimated shortfall of either titled land or houses appears to be above 150 000 and increasing at about 11 000 per year (Weber, 2017).
The project in question refers to the case of 'Freedom Square' in Gobabis, which is a cooperation between the Municipality of Gobabis and the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN), the Namibia Housing Action Group (NHAG), the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), and other international parties.
The project took place in Katima Mulilo and Rundu during 2007-11. The project consisted of 66 township extensions, and resulted in 18,500 plots developed in a period of 5 years. The project was funded by LUX Development, the cooperation agency from Luxemburg, which poured significant funds to make the project possible.
Maroba dos Teixeiras foi reconhecida como comunidade quilombola pela Fundação Palmares no 26 de janeiro de 2009. Comunidades quilombolas são aqueles grupos formados por sujeitos afrodescendentes que resistiram ao sistema escravista que perdurou dos séculos XVI a XIX no Brasil. Além do acesso à terra, as comunidades lutam por ter sua cultura respeitada, acesso à educação e saúde.
O Assentamento Oziel Alves Pereira é um caso de dotação territorial efetuada pelo Estado. O Assentamento foi criado em 2002 e reúne 553 famílias, organizadas pelo MST. Corresponde ao processo tradicional de Reforma Agrária realizado pelo governo brasileiro, na qual famílias de camponeses pobres sem-terra recebem do governo um contrato de uma propriedade rural por 10 anos.
Urban and peri-urban land markets in rapidly expanding West African cities operate within and across different coexisting tenure regimes and involve complex procedures to obtain or make land available for housing. Because a structured framework lacks for the analysis of such systems, this book proposes a systemic approach and applies it to Bamako and its surrounding areas.
El Barrio de Ykua Porâ en Chino Cue, Paraguay, es una extensa comunidad campesina generada a partir de una ocupación colectiva pionera. Unas 60 familias forman parte de la asociación de productores y productoras. La tenencia de la tierra es familiar.
The urban rural duality in the land administration policy in Kenya tends to create two land use development control models and, further, such policy results in two separate land transaction costs. In a situation where land values in the two locations may not vary significantly, such a variation in land transaction costs would lead to land speculation in the less costly zone.