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Untitled: Securing Land Tenure in Urban and Rural South Africa
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Price: R 290
Publication Date: 2017-06-20
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978 1 86914 350 3
Width: 150
Height: 230
Pages: 464


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A title deed = tenure security. Or does it? This book challenges this simple equation and its apparently self-evident assumptions. It argues that two very different property paradigms characterise South Africa. The first is the dominant paradigm of private property, referred to as an ‘edifice’, against which all other property regimes are measured and ranked. However, the majority of South Africans gain access to land and housing through very different processes, which this book calls social or off-register tenures. These tenures are poorly understood, a gap Untitled aims to address.

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