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 regular analytic summaries of land news.


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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...

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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#Restitution Government has become part of the problem and can no longer be regarded as part of the solution. Programmes are being eaten from the inside by collusion and profiteering between land owners and officials.

Ruth Hall: We have had two panels convened - the HLP and the Presidential Advisory Panel. These made. extensive recommendations. Have these been taken up? Do they offer answers?

Advocate Ngcukaitobi highlights recommendations in recent CPA report that the CPA programme be closed altogether as CPAs dysfunctional and many have been captured,. The government system is not working. A disconnect between national and provincial.

#Restitution @LarcUCT Restitution involves people waiting and wating, people being forced into tenure arrangements and land holding entities without their consent, making production on the land and JVs a condition of return, community conflicts engineered by government.

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