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Untitled - Securing Land Tenure In Urban And Rural South Africa (Paperback) Loot Price: R250 Discovery Miles 2 500 You Save: R40 (14%)

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Untitled - Securing Land Tenure In Urban And Rural South Africa (Paperback)

Donna Hornby, Rosalie Kingwill, Lauren Royston, Ben Cousins

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A title deed = tenure security. Or does it? This book challenges this simple equation and its apparently self-evident assumptions. It argues that two very different property paradigms characterise South Africa.

The first is the dominant paradigm of private property, referred to as an ‘edifice’, against which all other property regimes are measured and ranked. However, the majority of South Africans gain access to land and housing through very different processes, which this book calls social or off-register tenures. These tenures are poorly understood, a gap Untitled aims to address. The book reveals that ‘informal’ and customary property systems can be well organised, often providing substantial tenure security, but lack official recognition and support. This makes them difficult to service and vulnerable to elite capture.

Policy interventions usually aim to formalise these arrangements by issuing title deeds. The case studies in this book, which span both rural and urban contexts in South Africa, examine these interventions and the unintended consequences they often give rise to. Interventions based on an understanding of locally embedded property relations are more likely to succeed than those that attempt to transform them into registered tenures. However, emerging practices hit intractable obstacles associated with the ‘edifice’, which only a substantial transformation of the legal paradigms can overcome.

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Imprint: University Of Kwazulu-Natal Press
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: 28 June 2017
Editors: Donna Hornby • Rosalie Kingwill • Lauren Royston • Ben Cousins
Dimensions: 220 x 150 x 26mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 443
ISBN-13: 978-1-86914-350-3
Barcode: 9781869143503
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues
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LSN: 1-86914-350-7

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