Municipal commonage administration in the Northern Cape: can municipalities promote emergent farming?

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- other
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2003
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Benseler
KEYWORDS: COMMONAGE LAND, FARMERS, FARMERS, GOVERNMENT POLICY, MUNICIPAL SERVICES, NORTHERN PROVINCE
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 2398

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Abstract

Land reform is becoming a key part of government policy, especially in the light of land reform pressures in countries like Zimbabwe. It is clear to national and provincial governments that land reform should be speeded up. Municipalities are, therefore, being placed under a lot of political and governmental pressure to increasingly make their commonage land available to emergent farmers. This report investigates municipal commonage administration in the Northern Cape and its contribution to farming