Understanding land & land reform in South Africa

Knowledgebase.land provides comprehensive and reliable content on almost everything to do with land in South Africa and beyond. We are the trusted 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.

"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...


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Itula "There isn't anything called ancestral land, and I will challenge any political leader in this country to go and show me one and to tell me where it is stated in the Constitution.”
But how was the Constitution drawn up?


There is no ancestral land in Namibia – Itula https://www.namibian.com.na/index.php?id=96781&page=read

'All That Glitters is Not Gold - Turmoil in Zimbabwe's Mining Sector' - Summary https://allafrica.com/stories/202011240018.html via @allafrica

1% of farms operate 70% of world's farmland https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/24/farmland-inequality-is-rising-around-the-world-finds-report?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

‘We fight over water’: Go inside this Mpumalanga community’s ongoing struggle to access basic services https://bhekisisa.org/multimedia/2020-11-23-we-fight-over-water-go-inside-this-mpumalanga-communitys-ongoing-struggle-to-access-basic-services/ via @Bhekisisa_MG #SouthAfrica #Mpumalanga

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