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 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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What is Knowledgebase.land and who is behind it?

Find out more about our aims, the authors, and plans for the future. KB.L seeks...

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...

THE LANDSCAPE

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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