Land, Power, and Custom: Controversies Generated by South Africa's Communal Land Rights Act

Land, Power, and Custom: Controversies Generated by South Africa's Communal Land Rights Act

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ISBN-13: 9780821418734
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Publication date: 01/20/2009
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Aninka Claassens is a land rights activist and researcher and writer on land rights and customary tenure.

Ben Cousins holds a chair in development management at the University of the Western Cape, and is director of the Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies (PLASS).

Table of Contents

Contribution v

Abbreviation vii

Note on the naming of statutes and statutory bodies ix

Acknowledgements x

Foreword xii

Part 1 Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Contextualishing the controversies: dilemmas of communal tenure reform in post apartheid South Africa Ben Cousins 3

Part 2 The Act and the legislative procedure 33

Chapter 2 An overview of the Communal Land Rights Act 11 of 2004 Henk Smith 35

Chapter 3 Tagging the Bill, gagging the provinces the Communal Land Rights Act in parliament Christina Murray Richard Stacey 72

Part 3 Land rights and customary law 93

Chapter 4 The nature of land rights under indigenous law in Africa HWO Okoth-Ogendo 95

Chapter 5 Characterizing 'communal' tenure nested system and flexible boundaries Ben cousins 109

Chapter 6 'Offical' vs 'living' customary law: dilemmas of description and recognition Tom Bennett 138

Chapter 7 Women, land and power the impact of the Communal Land Rights Act Aninka Classens Sizani Ngubane 154

Chapter 8 Custom-building free hold title: the impact of family values on historical ownership in the Eastern Cape Rosalie Kingwill 184

Part 4 Traditional leaders, power and land rights 209

Chapter 9 Contested terrain: land rights and chiefly power in historical perspective peter Delius 211

Chapter 10 Chiefs and the ANC in South Africa: the reconstruction of tradition? Lungisile Ntscbeza 238

Chapter 11 Power, accountability and apartheid borders: the impact of recent laws on struggles over land rights Aninka Claassens 262

Part 5 Case studies 293

Chapter 12 The Kalkfontein land purchases eighty years on and still struggling for ownership Aninka Claassens Durkje Gilfillan 295

Chapter13 Stealing restitution and selling land allocation: Dixie, Mahayana and makuleke Aninka Classens Moray Hathorn 315

Part 6 Conclusion 353

Chapter 14 Customary law and zones of chiefly sovereignty: the impact of government policy on whose voices prevail in the making and changing of customary law Aninka Classens 355

Index 383

List of maps

Map 1 The Northem Provinces 261

Map 2 Dixie village in relation to the Manyeleti Game Reserve 319

Map 3 Makgobistad, Manyaeyane and the tribal authority boundary 327

Map 4 Makuleke before and after the removal 335

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