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Acronym: 
AFRA
Focal point: 
Laurel Oettle
Phone number: 
+2733-3457607

Location

123 Jabu Ndlovu Street
3201 Pietermaritzburg , KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa
KwaZulu-Natal ZA
Postal address: 
P.O. Box 2517 Pietermaritzburg 3200
Working languages: 
English

AFRA is a land rights advocacy non-governmental organisation (NGO) working since 1979 to support marginalised black rural people, with a focus on farm dwellers. We are working towards an inclusive, gender equitable society where rights are valued, realised and protected, essential services are delivered, and land tenure is secure. We work intensively with communities in and around the uMgungundlovu District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and extensively in offering support and advice.

Our Vision is an inclusive and gender equitable society where rights are valued, realised and protected.

Our Objective is to identify, promote and support pathways to achieve security of tenure and access to services for people on farms.

Our Development Goal is that the living conditions of farm dwellers have improved, as they have secure land tenure and they are able to access services to improve their livelihoods.

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Options for developmental Options for developmental Land Administration Systems Land Administration Systems in the context of Communal Tenure situations; in the context of Communal Tenure situations; & implications for Service Delivery
Reports & Research
Policy Papers & Briefs
June 2005
Global
Africa
South Africa

“Land registration and cadastral surveying in much of the developing world has reached a crossroads. It is not possible to continue with business as usual in the face of massive informality within the world's cities, and new more relevant approaches have to be developed”. (Fourie, 2000).

Farm dwellers
Reports & Research
May 2005
South Africa

For a number of years, community structures and civil society organisations have expressed concerns with the failings of the government’s land reform programme. There have been growing calls for a review of the land reform programme framework to address issues which impact on the tenure security and livelihoods strategies of rural communities in South Africa. 

ADOPTING “First-level Adjudication” INTO A GIS MEDIUM
Other legal document
March 2005
South Africa

This project is a component of the project “Piloting of Local Administration of Records - PILAR”, undertaken by the Association for Rural Advancement (AFRA). AFRA is an independent land rights NGO that aims to redress past injustices, to secure tenure for all and to improve the quality of life and livelihoods of the rural poor.

Conference Papers & Reports
October 2004
Africa
South Africa

AFRA’s work at Ekuthuleni started in 1998. It’s now 2004, six years later, and we have to confess that we have failed. It is not possible to secure tenure at Ekuthuleni, for the purposes for which people want that security, within the current legal, technical and institutional frameworks. A small window of opportunity still exists that might allow us to reverse this judgement.

Videos
January 2004
South Africa

An AFRA documentary from 2004 that looked at the conditions that looked at the conditions that farm dwellers lived in and how little has changed.

Reports & Research
January 2004
Africa
South Africa

Globally, the conservation and tourism sector is being enthusiastically promoted as one of the key mechanisms to catalyze rural local economic development. This is particularly relevant in South Africa where tourism is considered an important sector for Black Economic Empowerment and community development.

Dukuduku Forest
Reports & Research
June 2003
Africa
South Africa

THIS report is based on research undertaken by AFRA in 2002/3. The process of compiling the information included an extensive literature review, workshops with the forest dwellers and interviews with various stakeholders. A number of issues were considered and a large volume of literature and workshop reports on these exists in AFRA's offices. These are available on request.

Reports & Research
October 2002
Global
Africa
South Africa

The new political dispensation in South Africa was the result of a political compromise, which depended on a crucial agreement to leave many of the existing power and wealth relationships intact. The advent of democracy in South Africa presented African people with long awaited political freedom but minimal social and economic liberation.

Reports & Research
September 2002
South Africa

The intention of this report is to present and promote the positive potential of options available for stakeholders both as residents within, and as key parties with a commitment to resolving the issues currently impacting on Dukuduku Forest.

Reports & Research
September 2002
South Africa

AFRA commissioned a research report to present and promote the positive potential of options available for stakeholders in resolving the issues currently impacting on Dukuduku Forest. Stakeholders are defined both as residents within the Forest and as key parties having a commitment to resolving the issues.

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