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land issue in Namibia

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by Fiona Adams

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Published by Namibia Institute for Social and Economic Research in Windhoek .
Written in English

  • Namibia.
    • Subjects:
    • Land tenure -- Namibia,
    • Land reform -- Namibia,
    • Agriculture and state -- Namibia

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-186).

      StatementFiona Adams, Wolfgang Werner, with contributions by Peter Vale.
      SeriesResearch report ;, 1, Research report (Namibian Institute for Social and Economic Research) ;, 1.
      ContributionsWerner, Wolfgang., Vale, Peter C. J.
      LC ClassificationsHD998 .A63 1990
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv, 186 p.:
      Number of Pages186
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1391924M
      ISBN 100947433104
      LC Control Number92981299

      Introduction 1 I. INTRODUCTION A. The San of Namibia The San are the poorest and most marginalised minority group in Namibia, with little access to existing political and economic institutions.1 Numbering between 30 and 33 ,2 they are divided into several major and minor sub-groups, occupying some of the least valuable land, primarily in the north-east of the county.   Namibia also has a wealth of San rock art including more than 1, sites on the Brandberg massif and approximately 2, petroglyphs at Twyfelfontein in Damaraland. The Twyfelfontein petroglyphs are particularly interesting because despite the fact that the site is located over 60 miles/ kilometers from the sea, they include depictions of.

      Land reform in Zimbabwe officially began in with the signing of the Lancaster House Agreement, as an Anti-racist effort to more equitably distribute land between black subsistence farmers and white Zimbabweans of European ancestry, who had traditionally enjoyed superior political and economic programme's stated targets were intended to alter the ethnic balance of land ownership. opportunities through land reform legislation, policy and implementation practice. Important issues here concern the advancement of women’s rights in communal, family and household land, as well as the recognition of women’s right to participate on equal terms with men as individuals in land reform projects. It is important that the debate on.

        On land issues, that means a picture of a predatory state driving white farmers off the land and handing it out to cronies and bogus war veterans, who fail to produce anything much in the way of crops. Zimbabwe Takes Back its Land, a new book co-authored by Joe Hanlon, Jeanette Mangengwa and Teresa Smart, sheds a very different light. Based on. Land remains one of the most divisive issues in Namibia ever since it attained its independence. And there are plenty of promises that have not been fulfilled on this sensitive matter. With the existing and prevailing realities, that are disadvantageous to the black people, the pressure to resolve the contentious land issue will keep on mounting.

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On average, this means about 2 persons per square kilometre. Namibia, therefore, presents a. For two decades after Namibia's independence, the country experienced minimal commercial poaching.

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