IS TENURE SECURE IN COMMUNAL AREAS?: SOME EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE FROM KWAZULU-NATAL

This paper questions the view that tenure - defined by the breadth, duration and assurance of property rights to arable land - is secure in the communal areas of KwaZulu-Natal. It also questions the view that new technology induces a predictable shift in tenure institutions, resulting in more exclusive property rights to land. Data collected in the Upper Tugela region and irrigation scheme at Tugela Ferry suggests that households do not have secure tenure and that technical change had not induced a shift toward more exclusive land rights. Consequently, emerging farmers have little incentive to farm in communal areas.


Other Titles:
IS GRONDBESIT IN KOMMUNALEGEBIEDE SEKER?: ENKELE EMPIRIESE BEWYSE UIT KWAZULU-NATAL
Issue Date:
1995-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/267837
ISSN:
0303-1853
Language:
English
Published in:
Agrekon, Volume 34, Issue 4
Page range:
178-182




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