Governing Laws and Policies
The Restitution of Land Rights Act, 22 of 1994
The Extension of Security of Tenure Act, 62 of 1997
The Provision of Certain Land for Settlement Act, 126 of 1993
Interim Protection of Informal Land Rights Act (IPILRA) 31 of 1996
The Land Rights (Labour Tenants Act) 3 of 1996
Land Redistribution for Agricultural Development Policy (LRAD)
LRAD Policy for North West
Development facilitation Act 67 of 1995
Communal Property Associations Act 28 of 1996
Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights Act 112 of 1991
Department of Developmental Local Government and Housing
Department of Land Affairs (national)
Department of Agriculture (national)
Sub-division of agricultural land
Change of land use and associated impacts
Waste management and sewerage in settlement projects
Conflicts of land use
Land holding and administration of land based natural resources by groups
Maintenance of sustainable livelihoods
Changes in tenure status and associated impacts
Sustainable land use planning
Compliance to Relevant NEMA Principles
These principles are reflected in Land Affairs policies related to land reform, although land reform has focused on social and economic issues.
A lack of consideration of environmental management issues in business plans for land reform projects
Guidelines for the integration of environmental planning into land reform are in the process of being adopted by the DLA. If these guidelines are followed they should address NEMA principles.
Integration of Environmental Considerations into Decision Making
These are not addressed uniformly in projects. The guidelines will address most of these issues.
Participation, Empowerment and Transparency
Land reform is a participatory process and the involvement of women and the disabled is ensured.
Environmental awareness in planning and project development are not specifically addressed in land reform.
Environmental Justice and Equity
Equitable access to environmental resource is ensured through the land reform programme. The focus of land reform projects is on securing land rights, tenure and agricultural development and settlement.
These issues are presently not adequately considered in land reform.
Formal co-operative governance at the project level with DACE
Compliance to Relevant Environmental Legislative Provisions
R1182, R1183, R1184 (EIA)
Partial compliance to EIA regulations for land reform projects.
Arrangements for Co-operative Governance and Environmental Management
NORTHWEST – EIP29 of 64 Pages