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Home » April 2011 » Gauging Urban LandMark's impact over the last five years

Urban LandMark's involvement in the redrafting of South Africa's Land Use Management Bill

Background

National government worked on the formulation of a Land Use Management Bill (LUMB) as early as 2001, and published a draft Bill in April 2008. However, the regulatory framework around land use management remained characterised by a multiplicity of different, out-dated laws.

Urban LandMark at this time particularly noted the absence of attention paid to possible market outcomes of land-use management regulation, and observed that the draft Bill provided no concrete or binding pressure on decision-makers to ensure that the outcome of their planning decisions positively affects poor people's access to urban land.

Continue reading » Our role in the revision of the 2008 draft