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

"We don’t subscribe to simplified single stories around land. We seek to connect present and past. We locate the origins of contested contemporary land debates within their histories to reveal the complex forces shaping the South African landscape."


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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...


An introductory tour of the entire land reform landscape

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OUR BURNING PLANET: Killing the Holy Ghost: Inside the R145bn plan that would destroy the Limpopo River https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-04-01-killing-the-holy-ghost-inside-the-r145bn-plan-that-would-destroy-the-limpopo-river/

Lifeline for informal food traders https://www.dispatchlive.co.za/news/2020-04-02-lifeline-for-informal-food-traders/ via @Dispatch_DD

America's Farmworkers - Now `Essential,' but Denied the Just-Enacted Benefits https://portside.org/2020-04-02/americas-farmworkers-now-essential-denied-just-enacted-benefits

South African land news site updated daily. #Expropriation #farmworkers #foodsecurity #Landpolicy #landrightsandmining #redistribution #restitution #ruraldevelopment #traditionalleadership #urbanland
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The majority of our community's live in desperate poverty and the Covid-19 Lock Down is set to multiply the misery experienced by so many south Africans. The MACUA/WAMUA branch in Khutsong is trying to support community members who are highest at risk to the virus.

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