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State of land information in South Africa Uncovering South Africa's land information ecosystem
Reports & Research
March 2020
South Africa

With this State of Land Information Report we seek to provide an overview of existing data and information on key land issues. Our aim is to uncover the many different sources of land data and information in South Africa and thus provide a basis to substantiate, refute or nuance the often-repeated rhetoric that there is a lack of land data.

Peer-reviewed publication
February 2020
South Africa
Southern Africa

Normative guidelines for addressing project-induced displacement and resettlement have been successful in coercing companies and practitioners to comply with international standards and local requirements. However, good practice has not always been effectively implemented, leading to reduced social wellbeing of people in local communities.

Peer-reviewed publication
November 2019
South Africa
Mozambique
Nigeria
Southern Africa

Our purpose is to present and test a typology of land reform theories as a means of understanding and interrogating the motives behind land reform and to better equip land administrators and policymakers to enact land reform programs that are appropriate for their contexts.

Peer-reviewed publication
October 2019
South Africa
Southern Africa

Public participation in environmental impact assessment (EIA) often falls short of the requirements of best practice in the move towards sustainable development, particularly for disadvantaged and marginalized communities.

Peer-reviewed publication
October 2019
South Africa
India
Southern Africa

The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT) call for governments to clearly define the term ‘public purpose’ to allow for judicial review of the goals of expropriations of property.

Peer-reviewed publication
September 2019
South Africa
Southern Africa

Digital participatory mapping improves accessibility to spatial information and the way in which knowledge is co-constructed and landscapes co-managed with impoverished communities. However, many unintended consequences for social and epistemic justice may be exacerbated in developing country contexts.

Consent is Everybody's Business: Why banks need to act on free, prior and informed consent
Reports & Research
August 2019
Kenya
South Africa
Guatemala
Honduras
United States of America
Australia
Papua New Guinea
Global

A community’s choice to give, or withhold, their free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) to a project or activity planned to take place on their land is a recognized right of Indigenous peoples under international law. It is also a best practice principle that applies to all communities affected by projects or activities on the land, water and forests that they rely on.

Manuals & Guidelines
July 2019
South Africa

The Neighbourhood Planning and Design Guide is a comprehensively updated and revised version of its predecessor, the Guidelines for Human Settlement Planning and Design, commonly known as the Red Book. The Red Book, published in 2000, was preceded by a series of guideline documents aimed at improving the quality of settlement planning and design.

Conference Papers & Reports
June 2019
South Africa

The second national Urban Conference took place on 30 and 31 October 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Conference Papers & Reports
June 2019
South Africa

The South African Cities Network (SACN) EPWP Reference Group is a peer-based platform, comprising key city officials responsible for implementing the EPWP in their respective cities. This collective has continued to meet quarterly over the 2017/18 period, providing a forum in which experiences and knowledge are exchanged.

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