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  1. Library Resource
    September, 2018
    Namibia

    The shortcomings of the current land reforms suggest that voluntary;market-based transactions of land might not be a suitable measure to redistribute land;not to speak of wealth and power. The “policy” of national reconciliation has delivered one-sided benefits. The politics of national reconciliation are used to justify the status quo – an avoidance strategy to address the structural problems in Namibia. A more radical approach must be considered to redistribute land and capital. Only then will formerly disadvantaged people become equal co-owners of Namibia’s land and wealth.

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    Contested histories and current struggles

    Journal Articles & Books
    May, 2021
    South Africa, South America

    Land, Law and Chiefs in Rural South Africa analyses contestations of power and control over land through the lens of local case studies in the densely settled former African ‘homelands’ or Bantustans. These were areas reserved for African occupation by the apartheid government and when the ANC came to power in 1994, they were the poorest and least developed parts of the country. Over the last few decades, mineral deposits have been exploited and some are located close to the boundaries of rapidly expanding cities, such as Durban, where peri-urban land is at a premium.

  3. Library Resource

    Data story

    Reports & Research
    April, 2022
    South Africa

     

    This is the PDF version of an online data story published by Land Portal on 28 April 2022.


    Colonial and apartheid land dispossession in South Africa was the most extensive of any country in sub-saharan Africa. Despite a land reform programme initiated after the transition to democracy in 1994, equitable access to land remains an unresolved question in both urban and rural areas.

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    The Tenure-Gender Nexus in Land Management and Land Policy

    Journal Articles & Books
    November, 2021
    Ethiopia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Lesotho, Ghana, Mexico, China, Germany

    This book delivers new conceptual and empirical studies surrounding the design and evaluation of land governance, focusing on land management approaches, land policy issues, advances in pro-poor land tenure and land-based gender concerns. It explores alternative approaches for land management and land tenure through international experiences. Part 1 covers Concepts, debates and perspectives on the governance and gender aspects of land. Part 2 focuses on Tenure-gender dimensions in land management, land administration and land policy.

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    Learning from experiences of multistakeholder collaboration

    Reports & Research
    November, 2021
    South Africa

    This working paper summarises our understanding of a framework to support the scaling of participatory development in low-income urban neighbourhoods in the global South. The discussion addresses constraints that have previously been identified both in the academic literature and through social movements and support agencies seeking citizen inclusion. Our study demonstrates the importance of working with all key stakeholders, including organised communities, urban social movements, academics, professionals and City authorities.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2021
    Kenya, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Africa, Côte d'Ivoire

    Achieving tenure security, land and property rights in informal urban settlements remains one of the most persistent, intractable development challenges today. The Secure Tenure in African Cities: Micro Funds for Community Innovation initiative launched by Cities Alliance aimed to address this challenge.

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    Online debate report

    Reports & Research
    November, 2021
    Southern Africa

    Report from the online discussion held on the Land Portal between 28 June and 9 July 2021.

    The online discussion explored the different pespectives around customary law and institutions in Southern Africa and the roles they play in governing land.

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    Peer-reviewed publication
    November, 2020
    South Africa

    Tenure governance is a complex and multi-dimensional issue that requires cross-sectoral and holistic approaches, gathering the resources, information and expert skills of a variety of actors while exploring innovative, polycentric multi-stakeholder governance arrangements to address collective action challenges. To do this, multi-stakeholder partnerships are formed where public and private partners pool their resources and competencies to address mutual goals more effectively.

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    May, 2021
    Namibia

    The VGGT Popular Version for Communal Land Administration was developed to support the Parliament of Namibia in delivering training to traditional authorities and regional institutions to enhance their capacity to administer communal land within their jurisdictions. This was carried out in line with the Communal Land Reform Act, Act 5 of 2002 and the resolutions of the 2nd National Land Conference. The Popular Version outlines 14 pertinent land governance issues in Namibia’s communal areas.

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