Reforming Communal Land Tenure in South Africa: why Land Titling is not the Answer. Critical Comments on the Communal Land Rights Bill, 2002

September 2002
Ben Cousins (PLAAS)

Includes the need for tenure reform; the draft CLRB does not provide appropriate solutions; learning from the African and the South African experiences; why titling is generally inappropriate and ineffective; the unintended consequences of titling programmes; why the draft Bill will not be able to be effectively implemented; the alternative to land titling – learning from new land tenure laws in Mozambique and Tanzania.