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1 South African Experience of Land Reform - SG Office John Obree: Surveyor-General Cape Town

2 Surveyor General: Cape Town Staff Land parcels Areas of Jurisdiction Western Cape Province Eastern Cape Province Areas of Jurisdiction Western Cape Province Eastern Cape Province

3 The Present Formal Land Title System Cadastral SurveyRegistration Private Land Surveyors Surveyor-GeneralConveyancersDeeds Office 1. Survey field work 2. Obtain consents 3. Deal with clients 1. Approve 2. Maintain 3. Archive Unique Identification of Rights Title

4 Circular Farms (1824)

5 Land Reform in SA since Restitution - Act 22/1994 -Land Claims Land Redistribution - Focus on sustainability: LRAD Tenure Reform - Communal Land Rights Bill

6 CLRB Preamble: i.t.o. Sect 25 of the Constitution –To provide for: legal environment and secure tenure protection of tenure rights transfer of communal land / registration of deeds / alienation of rights legalize customary communal land tenure systems administration structures Land Rights Boards settlement of disputes Land Claims Court lease and expropriation of communal land

7 Tenure Reform: CLRB Fears: –Not acceptable to traditional leaders allocation and administration of land Questions: –survey and upgrading of rights initial survey of admin areas identification of PTO sites adjudication of boundaries effective administration systems priority?

8 Tenure Reform: PTO - Permission to Occupy (est. 1 million unsurveyed Titles) Land Administration System of the former homelands: Transkei & Ciskei: Eastern Cape Transkei 29 Admin Districts each comprising approx. 40 Admin Areas Ciskei 9 Admin Districts each comprising approx. 40 Admin Areas

9 BRIEF HISTORY Registration system for 74 yrs.( ) system suspended - records insecure Used by communities on unregistered state land for: –Residential lots –Arable lots –Other uses: grazing burial grounds sport/recreation other purpose

10 Hernando de Soto The mystery of Capital. London: Transworld Publishers. 243p. ISBN A2 Quantify the actual and potential value of extralegal assets (dead capital) C Obtain/prepare maps showing the boundaries of individual parcels C3 Re-engineer the record keeping and registration processes

11 Where to from here?- PTO System dysfunctional. How do we recognise or bring the majority of existing PTOs into the system? S urveyed and unsurveyed: Surveyed Districts quitrents Proclamations 174/ 1921 &170/1922 Unsurveyed Districts Proclamation 26/1936

12 LESOTHO FREE STATE KWAZULU NATAL EASTERN CAPE FREEHOLD FARMS SURVEYED GARDEN & BUILDING LOTS (Pre 1936)

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14 FREEHOLD FARMS SURVEYED GARDEN & BUILDING LOTS.

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16 Action by SGO: CT Mandate from DLA 2002 Strategic Plan –Investigate and capture all PTO land parcels over next 5 years Action? –planning workshops –information:investigations & searches –field trips to collect /copy information

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28 Spatial before informal added

29 Informal digitize

30 Informal digitized

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32 Thank You from SG Cape Town - at your service


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