Understanding land & land reform in South Africa

Knowledgebase.land provides comprehensive and reliable content on almost everything to do with land in South Africa. We are the ‘go to’ resource hub for anyone with an interest in land issues and the planning and implementation of land reform. We also write a weekly summary of land news and podcast weekly at KB.L Land News South Africa


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THE CONSTITUTION

Land and the Constitution

Section 25 of the Constitution sets out the balance that must be struck in protecting property rights and enabling equitable access to land, advancing land and water reform, ensuring security of tenure where people’s land rights are unrecorded or vulnerable in law and restoring rights lost through dispossession and forced removals.   Section 25(1) – Section 25(4) set out core property rights. At the same time it is important to...

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An introductory tour of the entire land reform landscape

We explore how all the different actors and rural and urban land settings are connected....

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Why is South Africa’s renewable energy sector so politically outgunned? The answer begins a decade ago, in a $35bn wind and solar initiative proposed by our government at COP16... it ends where we expect it to end, in the kickass power of the coal lobby... https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-01-16-renewables-vs-coal-timeline-of-a-fatally-rigged-fight/

Perspectives on the Traditional and Khoisan Leadership Act: A (giant) step backwards for human rights in SA https://www.newframe.com/a-step-backwards-for-human-rights-in-sa/

There is a need to balance the manner in which land is acquired and used. The debate on #landexpropriation without compensation has somewhat reduced the land reform question to one of acquisition.

SA - The land bill is a curate’s egg and, right now, it’s a bit scrambled - by Simon Hull https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-01-16-the-land-bill-is-a-curates-egg-and-right-now-its-a-bit-scrambled/

We’re excited to announce the launch of @PlaceFund, a new venture fund that supports bold ideas focused on solving pressing #LandRights challenges like unsustainable land use and #ClimateChange. Learn more: http://bit.ly/30oSyDt

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