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Problems of land rights and land use in Namibia

Thomas Widlok

Problems of land rights and land use in Namibia

a case study from the Mangetti area

by Thomas Widlok

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Published by Social Sciences Division, Multi-Disciplinary Research Centre, University of Namibia in Windhoek .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Namibia.,
  • Namibia,
  • Mangetti
    • Subjects:
    • Land tenure -- Government policy -- Namibia.,
    • Land settlement -- Namibia.,
    • Right of property -- Namibia.,
    • Land tenure -- Namibia -- Mangetti -- Case studies.,
    • Land settlement -- Namibia -- Mangetti -- Case studies.,
    • Right of property -- Namibia -- Mangetti -- Case studies.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementThomas Widlok.
      SeriesSSD discussion paper ;, no. 5
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD998.Z63 W53 1994
      The Physical Object
      Paginationii, 15 leaves ;
      Number of Pages15
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL962930M
      LC Control Number95981218

      and transacted. Land tenure reform refers to a planned change in the terms and conditions (e.g. the adjustment of the terms of contracts between land owners and tenants, or the conversion of more informal tenancy into formal property rights). A fundamental goal is to enhance and to secure people’s land rights (Box 1). This may. Aug ; Namibia: Etosha Land Rights Claim Stumbles At First Hurdle An attempt by eight members of the Hai//om San community to sue the .

      NAMIBIA. 9 W o m e n ’ s rights to land and housing in the region Constitutional provisions The table below shows the position of non-discriminatory clauses in . Land Tenure Rights in Namibia Flexible land tenure makes provision of two tenure types: • Starter title has the right to hold land perpetually to use, transfer and dispose of the land and exclude others from the land. • Land hold title Provide all common-law rights of ownership and can be mortgaged. FLT is a complementary.

      Introduction. The history of white colonial land dispossession began at the Cape with the expansion of the Dutch colonial settlement established by Jan van Riebeeck on behalf of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). Initially, he was authorised to set up a refreshment station for the company’s ships, but with the need for a more sustainable source of meat and vegetable supply more land . The historical and contemporary problems in urban land tenure in Namibia have been frequently reported on in various research and professional communities, with proposed solutions ranging from improving technological means (Barth, , Hayford, , Lewis, ), adaptation of land tenure legislation and regulatory framework (Payne and Majale Cited by: 6.


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Problems of land rights and land use in Namibia by Thomas Widlok Download PDF EPUB FB2

Appropriate place to study the “land problem”, as it might broadly be called, in Namibia. Firstly, while the land reform issue in Namibia is driven by the domination Problems of land rights and land use in Namibia book primarily white-owned commercial farms in the centre of the country, almost half of the land in Namibia is communally owned, not privately Size: 2MB.

It is based on “a unitary land system, which provides for equal rights and opportunities across a range of tenure systems” on both communal and commercial agricultural land. The NLP established basic principles for the governance of all land in Namibia, with a strong emphasis on protecting the rights of the poor and women and promoting transparency and accountability in land administration.

At this stage, Namibia has not formally established a baseline in terms of extend of the six by the Convention pre-given land use categories named above, and they are not considered particularly applicable to the Namibian land use system.

Without a baseline, changes in extend of specific land use categories are also not directly measurable. ongoing debate about African land rights and land conflicts. It also presents and discusses various policy approaches being adopted on the continent to solve land tenure problems and related conflicts.

The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily correspond with those of the Ministry of Foreign Size: KB. land and real estate markets in Namibia. The research attempts to apply the conceptual tools of the New Institutional Economics, principally the theories of transaction costs and property rights, to the analysis of land and real estate markets in Namibia's ‘extra-legal’ urban settlements and how these markets interface with poverty Size: KB.

Land use: agricultural land: % Definition: This entry contains the percentage shares of total land area for three different types of land use: agricultural land, forest, and other; agricultural land is further divided into arable land - land cultivated for crops like wheat, maize, and rice that are replanted.

The struggle, he said, remains about land. Speaking to The Namibian from Netherlands yesterday, University of Namibia law professor Nico Horn said the land issue in Namibia should be addressed. made with land reform over the last decade, a reflection of the low priority it has received. However, the events that unfolded in Zimbabwe in March and April have reverberated throughout the region and resulted in a huge increase in interest in land reform in Namibia.

The President has announced that land reform is to be greatly Size: KB. There is no land problem in Namibia. By Peter Ya Peter. There is no land problem in Namibia or in Windhoek. What is happening at the moment is a lack of political will to solve the land problem. Anyone who wants land can get it very cheaply if the City Council wants to make the land.

Despite independence sinceland ownership remains unfairly distributed in Namibia, and the impacts of colonial rule are still being felt. The former liberation movement South West African People‘s Organisation (SWAPO) is in government, and people expect it to resolve the land issues. Try the new Google Books.

Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features Reform Act land tenure land use planning leasehold leases ln accordance ln terms MAWRD Ministry of Lands mixed economy MLRR MRLGH Namibia's Land Policy National Land Policy policy and consequent poor private enclosure programme property rights.

Although Namibia is a small country by population size, the Republic of Namibia covers a huge total land area of about(with about 1, covered by water) and about 1,km of coastline. Namibia has a total population of about million people with the population growth rate around %.

Guaranteeing the land rights of the poor by using government officials to guarantee the rights, but within limited conditions, and in terms of a private-public partnerships for the management and creation of such guarantee able rights (Namibia).

Use of computers and digital information to facilitate central government management and supervision. on Land Policy recognised those with de facto occupation and use rights on that ‘state land’ as the underlying owners, and the Interim Protection of Informal Land Rights Act of provides that no-one can be deprived of such ‘informal’ land rights except with their consent or by expropriation.

Sincehowever, law and policy. main land reform programmes under way in South Africa.) The focus of this publication is primarily on land restitution whereby rights to ancestral land are restored (be it by a claim-driven process or a land acquisition process) as an important element of land reform, although some comments will be made to land reform in general.

WITH the Affirmative Repositioning's 31 July deadline fast approaching, I would like to add my voice to the land debate. Firstly, I would like every Namibian to answer whether land in Namibia. stated that “rights to land and property are an issue of the fundamental human right to space and the means to one’s livelihood.

In other words, it is an issue of power and control over one’s own life.” (Republic of Namibia (RoN) c: 16) Giving women land rights equal to those of men remains a challenge in Namibia and in all. least suitable for intensive settlement and use and the least capitalized.

30 million hectares is 25% of the total land area of South Africa and about 36% of total commercial agricultural land South Africa File Size: 58KB. Urban land tenure in Namibia involves the following issues.

Roughly half the land area is held under freehold title eligible for registration; the remaining communal land resides under tenure systems ranging from individual rights to residential and arable land, to communal rights.

Once a land plot is granted under the Communal Land Reform Act, certificates guarantee the use of the land in perpetuity, and the right to inherit land.

The holder of a land right certificate can transfer that right to others, or leave it to the surviving spouse or dependents as an inheritance, or relinquish it to the Traditional Authority. A selection of views on and analyses of land reform and the land issue in Namibia.

Edited Volume by Justine Hunter of the NID. Contributions Willie Breytenbach Ben Fuller Colleen Muchinarwo Gwari Oliver Horsthemke Justine Hunter Uazuva Kaumbi Willem Moore Dirk Mudge Lloyd Mambo Sachikonye Robin Sherbourne Wolfgang Werner Interviews Alfred Angula.Common threads are an inadequate legal basis for San land tenure, an unwillingness on the part of the Namibian Government to defend San interests, and a lack of legal resources to defend San land rights.

The law of San land rights is the subject of chapter 6.The Flexible Land Tenure System in Namibia: Integrating Urban land Rights into the National Land Reform Programme, Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, Washington, Middleton, J., von Carlowitz, L., Becker, H.-G.: Land Management as a Vital Basis for the Implementation of Land Reform in Namibia, zfv – Zeitschrift für Geodäsie, Geoinformation .