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Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2001South Africa, Southern Africa
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsMay, 2001Lesotho
This paper draws on research on the enforcement of the Land Act of 1979 in Lesotho. It seeks to show that illegal settlements occur under the shadow of formal state rules, from which social actors borrow selectively and in opportunistic ways to acquire urban property rights. This is possible because of inconsistencies and contradictions in state rules and enforcement methods.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsSeptember, 2001Lesotho
Spatial data is crucial for sustainable land management and environmental protection; therefore the development of spatial data infrastructure (SDI) ensures accessibility of information for decision-making. Many national organizations have begun to recognize the need to justify the large public investments they receive by improving access and encouraging a broader use of the information in their custody.
Library ResourceRegulationsDecember, 2001Namibia
These Regulations, made under section 272 of the Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Act, establish require certain particulars to be furnished in connection with an offer to sell agricultural land to the State under section 17 of the Act. They also prescribe forms for a certificate of waiver referred to in section 16 of the Act and an application for an option to purchase a farming unit in terms of section 47(2) of the Act.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchAugust, 2001Mozambique, Egypt, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Mali, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Western Asia, Western Africa, Global, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa
Trade liberalisation processes impact differently on men and women due to the fact that men and women have different roles in production. Despite the fact that women are actively involved in international trade, WTO agreements are gender blind and as such have adverse impacts on women. The General Agreement in Trade and Service (GATS), for instance, provides for a level playing field in service provision between big foreign owned companies and small locally owned companies.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2002Ethiopia, Southern Africa, Eastern Africa
While the majority of women in Sub-Saharan Africa and particularly Eastern Africa provide a living for their families on land, they largely do not own it. This comprises one part of a study on women and land in five countries in Eastern Africa - and was commissioned by the Eastern African Sub-Regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women (EASSI).
Library ResourceReports & ResearchApril, 2001South Africa, Southern Africa, Eastern Africa
In what ways does political transformation mean a change in meanings and practice of citizenship - in the relationships between individuals and the state? This paper discusses the experiences of women, particularly black women, of citizenship in South Africa, where the new administration promised a new politics based on civil society and universal citizenship.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2001South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
Redistributive land reform in southern Africa is reviewed against the background of the recent land crisis in the region. The dilemmas created for governments and donors are described, as are attempts to grapple with them. Answers are sought to four questions: What has been the experience with land redistribution in the region over the last decade or so? What has been the impact on people's livelihoods? How are redistribution programmes expected to develop in future?
Library ResourceJanuary, 2002South Africa, Lesotho, Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa
The paper presents case studies from Kenya, Lesotho and South Africa in order to examine the impact of HIV/AIDS upon land, and present preliminary policy recommendations.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2002Eswatini, South Africa, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Sub-Saharan Africa
Tenure reform aims to secure people's land rights. In Southern Africa most so-called 'communal' land, reserved for Africans, is still held by the state. In these areas, land rights are increasingly insecure. Yet, the confirmation of the rights of those who have long occupied and used the land lags behind programmes that aim to transfer white-held land to Africans. Many colonial and apartheid land laws are still in force, particularly those relating to chiefs, who resist any reduction to their power.
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