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  1. Library Resource

    Companion to Land Portal Eswatini country narrative

    Reports & Research
    March, 2021
    Eswatini

     

    This detailed timeline provides further background information on the history and land governance of Eswatini summarised in the Land Portal country profile.

  2. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    May, 2001
    Lesotho

    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.

  3. Library Resource
    South African land news March 2020

    A rapid scan of news stories curated on knowledgebase.land

    Reports & Research
    April, 2020
    South Africa

    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

  4. Library Resource
    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.

  5. Library Resource
    Training Resources & Tools
    January, 2014
    Sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya, Madagascar, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, South Africa, Ghana

    Land is a vital resource that sustains livelihoods across Sub-Saharan Africa, but also one that is heavily prone to corruption. Every second citizen in Africa has been affected by land corruption in recent years, according to a study by Transparency International.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2004
    Angola, Rwanda, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Africa

    Presentation of 5 brief case studies of what Oxfam actually did with regards land in post-conflict situations in Africa, in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa, Rwanda and Angola, concluding with the common themes, conclusions and lessons that emerged from the case studies. Also includes a critique of the role of USAID.

  7. Library Resource

    Lesotho Country Profile 2016

    Training Resources & Tools
    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2016
    Lesotho, Africa

    The Enterprise Surveys (ES) focus on many aspects of the business environment. These factors can be accommodating or constraining for firms and play an important role in whether an economy’s private sector will thrive or not. An accommodating business environment is one that encourages firms to operate efficiently. Such conditions strengthen incentives for firms to innovate and to increase productivity, key factors for sustainable development.

  8. Library Resource
    People's Law Journal No 1: Rural Land Justice

    Rural Land Justice

    Reports & Research
    March, 2016
    South Africa

    The first volume of the People's Law Journal was written by the Land and Accountability Research Centre (LARC) in the Faculty of Law at the Universityof Cape Town and edited and published by Ndifuna Ukwazi. The journal explores a wide range of relevant issues including land restitution, elite capture, traditional leadership, mining and the erosion of communal land rights in the post-apartheid era

  9. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Botswana

    The objective of the Botswana Investment
    Climate Assessment (ICA) is to evaluate the investment
    climate in Botswana in all its operational dimensions and
    promote policies to strengthen the private sector. The
    investment climate is made up of the many location specific
    factors that shape the opportunities and incentives for
    firms to invest productively, create jobs, and expand. These
    factors include macroeconomic and regulatory policies; the

  10. Library Resource
    August, 2014
    Lesotho

    After more than 35 years, the elected
    local government system in Lesotho was reestablished in 2005
    through the election of the Local Authorities, i.e. the
    Community and District Councils (CCs and DCs). Across the
    political spectrum, the political will to move forward was
    at its peak. An exemplary campaign to educate the entire
    population as to the purposes and functioning of the new
    Local Authorities, and the electoral process preceded the

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