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Land, power & custom : controversies generated by South Africa's Communal Land Rights Act

Land, power & custom : controversies generated by South Africa's Communal Land Rights Act

Author: Aninka Claassens; Ben Cousins
Publisher: [Durban] : Legal Resources Centre, Athens, OH : Distributed in the United States by Ohio University Press 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

Land is a burning issue in South Africa, as in Africa more widely. This book deals with tenure reform in the former homelands, and the implications for power and gender relations. It aims to  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Land, power & custom
(DLC) 2008489221
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aninka Claassens; Ben Cousins
ISBN: 9781919895765 1919895760
OCLC Number: 867050395
Notes: DVD contains "current and historical legislation affecting communal land and affidavits by rural applicants, state officials and traditional leaders in pending litigation concerning land rights and chiefly power"--Back cover
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 392 pages) : maps 1 online resource (1 DVD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Contextualising the controversies : dilemmas of communal tenure reform in post-apartheid South Africa / Ben Cousins --
An overview of the Communal Land Rights Act 11 of 2004 / Henk Smith --
Tagging the Bill, gagging the provinces: the Communal Land Rights Act in Parliament / Christina Murray and Richard Stacey --
The nature of land rights under indigenous law in Africa / H.W.O. Okoth-Ogendo --
Characterising 'communal' tenure: nested systems and flexible boundaries / Ben Cousins --
'Official' vs 'living' customary law : dilemmas of description and recognition / Tom Bennett --
Women, land, and power : the impact of the Communal Land Rights Act / Aninka Claassens and Sizani Ngubane --
Custom-building freehold title : the impact of family values on historical ownership in the Eastern Cape / Rosalie Kingwill --
Contested terrain: land rights and chiefly power in historical perspective / Peter Delius --
Chiefs and the ANC in South Africa: the reconstruction of tradition? / Lungisile Ntsebeza --
Power, accountability, and apartheid borders: the impact of recent laws on struggles over land rights / Aninka Claassens --
The Kalkfontein land purchases: eighty years on and still struggling for ownership / Aninka Claassens and Durkje Gilfillan --
Stealing restitution and selling land allocations : Dixie, Mayaeyane, and Makuleke / Aninka Claassens with Moray Hathorn --
Customary law and zones of chiefly sovereignty: the impact of government policy on whose voices prevail in the making and changing of customary law / Aninka Classens.
Other Titles: Land, power and custom
Responsibility: [edited by Aninka Claassens & Ben Cousins].


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