To provide for definitions of terms used in the Act; to provide for the objects of the Act; to provide for the custodianship of agricultural land; to provide for the application of the Act and the guiding principles of interpretation and implementation of the Act; to provide for agricultural regulation pertaining to subdivision and
rezoning applications on high potential cropping land and on medium potential agricultural land, respectively; to provide for Protected Agricultural Areas; to provide for the use of agricultural land; to provide for other applications on agricultural land; to provide for the duties of the Surveyor-General and the Registrar of Deeds in the application of the Act; to provide for the registration of servitude on agricultural land; to provide for the National Agricultural Land Register and other systems; to provide for Agro-ecosystem Reports; to provide for the institutional framework, and, more specifically, the Intergovernmental Committee on the Preservation and Development of Agricultural Land, the Preservation and Development of Agricultural Land Framework Act National, Provincial and Municipal Internal Technical Committees and the Agricultural Land National Advisory Commission, as well as the
Agricultural Land Review Board; to provide for the settlement of disputes regarding agricultural land; to provide for provincial and municipal responsibilities, guiding principles, minimum provincial norms and standards, and coordinated planning and development; to provide for general and miscellaneous matters; and to provide for
matters connected therewith.
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The South African Land Observatory is an initiative whose overall objective is to promote evidence-based and inclusive decision-making over land resources in South Africa. As its name ‘Observatory’ suggests, it collects data and information on land. The initiative is a repository of what is published on land in South Africa and on the events that take place around land in South Africa.