Why title deeds aren’t the solution to South Africa’s land tenure problem

14 August 2017
Ben Cousins (The Conversation)

Just published a new book, Untitled. Securing land tenure in urban and rural South Africa which disputes the argument that large-scale land titling is the solution to all land problems. Need for alternative approaches. Book offers an analysis of social tenures. Rights are often shared and overlapping and derive from accepted membership of a community or kinship group. Could provide a degree of official and legal recognition of rights within social tenures. Alternatives pose their own challenges but not an impossible task.