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Namibia

Namibia is a large country on the West Coast of Southern Africa bordering South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Angola. It is 824,290 km² in extent with a small population of some 2.5 million people. Namibia’s climate is characterised by very hot and dry conditions with sparse and erratic rainfall. The Namib desert tracks much of Namibia’s coastline. 
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30 000 on land boards waiting list

7 June 2021

RUNDU – Communal land boards across the country are facing a challenge of many requests for land in their areas, with over 30 000 applications yet to be processed, land reform minister Calle Schlettwein has said.  Applications for both existing and new customary land rights have increasingly gone…

What the Commission of Inquiry into Ancestral Land Rights and Restitution Claims Found

17 May 2021

The restitution of ancestral land rights in Namibia has since independence divided opinions. Some argue it is a fitting process in dealing with colonial era land dispossessions, while others are concerned about the complexity of implementing this kind of restitution. At independence, the Namibian…

Oil company exploring in sensitive elephant habitat accused of ignoring community concerns

11 May 2021

Namibians allege ReconAfrica disposed of wastewater unsafely, without permits, and ignored concerns about potential impact of oil drilling on water and wildlife. ReconAfrica, a Canadian company exploring for oil and gas in Namibia upstream of a world-famous UNESCO World Heritage site that’s home…

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It is recognised that Namibia’s future is predominantly urban. In 2018 50% of the population lived in urban areas, increasing from 28% at independence.

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Good Land Governance Key to Sustainable Development

14 December 2018

Land governance covers all activities associated with the management of land and natural resources that are required to fulfil political and social objectives. Good and transparent land governance will serve a country's national resources management, the rights of its citizens, and lead to a…

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Prindex - Perceptions of tenure security

Webinar: An introduction to Prindex, 28 November

Around the world, insecure property rights prevent families from feeling confident about the future, businesses from investing, and communities from becoming more productive. Hundreds of millions of us lack property security. This makes the world poorer, less free, and less just. There is a growing…