"Our Land They Took:" San Land Rights Under Threat in Namibia

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"Our Land They Took:" San Land Rights Under Threat in Namibia

Description

Different San groups share problems of poverty, powerlessness, social disorganisation and marginalisation. In any agrarian society, the problems of poverty and marginalisation are never far removed from those of land and land tenure. The Namibian San groups have been dispossessed of most of their ancestral lands. On those lands they still occupy, there are almost always substantial issues of resource overuse, environmental degradation, occupation by non-San groups, illegal grazing, forced resettlement, the unclear legal status of communal lands, and even ongoing government threats to dispossess San of their lands. The next four chapters deal with the threats to San lands in four distinct parts of the country, and with the legal issues raised by these threats. Common threads are an inadequate legal basis for San land tenure, an unwillingness on the part of the Namibian Government to defend San interests, and a lack of legal resources to defend San land rights. The law of San land rights is the subject of chapter 6.

Creator

Sidney L. Harring and Willem Odendaal

Source

http://www.lac.org.na/projects/lead/Pdf/landtheytook.pdf

Publisher

Legal Assistance Centre

Date

2006

Rights

© Land, Environment and Development Project of the Legal Assistance Centre, 2006

Format

PDF

Language

English

Files

http://namibia.leadr.msu.edu/files/original/1d9726c2043b0aad2f3b2357b910ad15.pdf

Citation

Sidney L. Harring and Willem Odendaal, “"Our Land They Took:" San Land Rights Under Threat in Namibia,” Namibia Digital Repository, accessed August 1, 2021, https://namibiadigitalrepository.com/items/show/407.

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