Botswana National Land Policy, Issues Report

18 September 2002
National Resource Services (Pty) Ltd, Gaborone (for Botswana Department of Lands, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Environment)

A review of all Botswana land-related policies in preparation for a comprehensive new National Land Policy. Covers land rights, land markets and taxation, urban and rural land management, land use planning, legal, institutional and financial issues. Dominant theme is the need to adjust land policy, laws, management and administration to the changes being brought about by economic development and urbanisation, manifested in a rapidly emerging land market. Government concerned over rise of landlessness and hoarding by speculators.