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Department of Land Affairs (South Africa)

Category: Organisation
Binomial Name: Government of the Republic of South Africa
Sub Category:Government
Location:Pretoria, Gauteng, Republic of South Africa
Summary Information:
According to their website, the mission of the Department of Land Affairs is '[t]o provide enhanced land rights to all South Africans, with particular emphasis on black people, that would result in increased income levels and job opportunities, productive land use and well-planned human settlements.'

Their land reform initiatives have three aspects: redistribution, restitution and tenure reform.

Related Entries

  • Restitution of Land Rights Act 1994
  • Constitution of the Republic of South Africa 1996
  • Land Reform (Labour Tenants) Act, 1996 (South Africa)
  • Policy/Strategy
  • Riemvasmaak Community Land Settlement
  • Apartheid
  • South African Land Reform Programme

  • References

    General Reference
    Department of Land Affairs Website
    Newspaper Article
    Ben Cousins Mail & Guardian (26 November 2004) Grounding democracy: the politics of land in post-apartheid South Africa

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