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The Resource Untitled : securing land tenure in urban and rural South Africa, edited by Donna Hornby [and others]

Untitled : securing land tenure in urban and rural South Africa, edited by Donna Hornby [and others]

Label
Untitled : securing land tenure in urban and rural South Africa
Title
Untitled
Title remainder
securing land tenure in urban and rural South Africa
Statement of responsibility
edited by Donna Hornby [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Back cover
Cataloging source
CHRRO
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hornby, Donna
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Customary law
  • Land reform
  • Land tenure
  • Customary law
  • Land reform
  • Land tenure
  • South Africa
Label
Untitled : securing land tenure in urban and rural South Africa, edited by Donna Hornby [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 443 pages
Isbn
9781869143503
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1041452578
Label
Untitled : securing land tenure in urban and rural South Africa, edited by Donna Hornby [and others]
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 443 pages
Isbn
9781869143503
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1041452578

Library Locations

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      39.954941 -75.193362
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