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  1. 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.

  2. Library Resource

    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.

  3. Library Resource

    Companion to Land Portal Lesotho country narrative

    Reports & Research
    April, 2021
    Lesotho

     

    A detailed chronology of historical and political developments and land related  issues in Lesotho. This detailed timeline accompanies the country profile of Lesotho, also published by Land Portal.

  4. 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.

  5. Library Resource

    Companion to Land Portal Namibia country narrative

    Reports & Research
    February, 2021
    Namibia

    This detailed timeline provides further background information on the history and land governance of Namibia presented in the Land Portal country profile

  6. Library Resource

    Companion to Land Portal Botswana country narrative

    Reports & Research
    March, 2021
    Botswana

    This detailed timeline provides further background information on the history and land governance of Botswana presented in the Land Portal Botswana country profile 

  7. Library Resource
    The State of Land Information in South Africa

    A Webinar Report

    Reports & Research
    November, 2020
    Southern Africa

    What is the state of land information in South Africa? Is there really a lack of land data to support decisions and to improve land governance? This was the point of departure that a team of specialists grappled with to uncover the many different sources of land data and information available in South Africa. For the very first time, they attempted to systematically review and categorize the entire ecosystem of data and information related to key land topics in the country, assessing over 104 land datasets from 59 different sources.

  8. Library Resource
    Informal settlements and access to data in the time of COVID: a case for sharing data for decision making

    A Webinar Report

    Reports & Research
    November, 2020
    Southern Africa

    The spread of COVID-19 in South Africa and other countries in the region has again brought to the fore the fact that very dense, under-serviced, mostly informal, settlements are not healthy places to live. They are also places where the spread of a disease is difficult to prevent or manage.

    The kind of emergency response that was required to address the imminent spread of COVID-19 highlighted the widespread vulnerability of the poorest, compounded by highly unequal access to services and ongoing unhealthy living conditions.

  9. Library Resource

    Uncovering South Africa's land information ecosystem

    Reports & Research
    September, 2020
    South Africa

    The report is based on a collaboration between the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa and the Land Portal Foundation, in collaboration with local partners, in individual countries. It is based on a wide-ranging survey of sources of land information in South Africa, conducted by the CSIR, ‘Sources of Land Information in South Africa and their Institutional Context’, published as a companion document.

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