The government of Lesotho’s (GOL) land reform efforts, enacted in the Land Act 2010, principally seek to create an environment that is favourable to agricultural development and economic investment.3 For years, Lesotho has lacked efficient land markets in which foreign investors could participate. The limitations on foreign landholding by the 1979 Land Act have presented impediments to improving the commercial use of land. Notable among the reforms in the 2010 Land Act is the reduced partnership interest which foreign enterprises are required to have with Basotho nationals to acquire land. The 2010 Land Act provides for the registration of immovable property in the name of a married man’s spouse (his wife), and removes previous provisions that only allowed for male ownership.
Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s):
Boitumelo Nte, Vuyelwa Nkumanda