Local government, traditional authorities and land tenure reform in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

OUTPUT TYPE: Conference or seminar papers
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2001
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.E.Drimie
KEYWORDS: GOVERNANCE, KWAZULU-NATAL, LAND REFORM, LAND RIGHTS BILL, LAND TENURE POLICY, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, TRADITIONAL AUTHORITIES
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 2254

Download this report

If you would like to obtain a copy of this Research Output, please contact Hanlie Baudin at researchoutputs@hsrc.ac.za.

Abstract

This paper focuses on the issue of governance and democracy in the rural areas of South Africa, particularly the communal areas of KwaZulu-Natal, through the lens of land tenure reform, which is argued to be a crucial ingredient of the democratisation and development of the most underdeveloped regions of the country. The paper sets out to explore the relationship between local government and traditional authorities by evaluating the context of land rights in rural KwaZulu-Natal and by tracing the development of the Land Rights Bill and its perceived impact on rural communities.