Elite land grabbing in Namibian communal areas and its impact on subsistence farmers’ livelihoods

September 2011
Willem Odendaal (Legal Assistance Centre, Namibia), PLAAS Policy Brief 33

Includes a history of contested ownership; land use and the law before independence; land reform after independence; communal land enclosures; illegal fencing in Omusati Region; recommendations; conclusion. Argues that government must immediately take action against illegal fencers.