Urban Pro–Poor Registrations: Complex–Simple the Overstrand Project

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dc.contributor.author Downie, L en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-06T10:58:52Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-06T10:58:52Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1727-3781 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/4673
dc.description.abstract Low–cost housing which has been disposed of by private owners is extremely difficult for conveyancers to register. The law as it stands is often incapable of giving effect to the business transactions of the poor, thereby creating insecurity of tenure nationwide. The Land Titles Adjustment Act 111 of 1993 is currently the only legislation capable of dealing with this impasse. The Overstrand Municipality has provided the staff and infrastructure to run a pilot project under the Act, for which it is awaiting confirmation from the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. This article discusses the legal issues arising and the potential of such an initiative to provide consumer protection for the low–literate and other vulnerable holders of rights. en_US
dc.subject Security of tenure en_US
dc.subject deeds registration en_US
dc.subject alienation of land en_US
dc.subject pro poor registrations en_US
dc.subject customary marriages en_US
dc.subject consumer protection en_US
dc.subject low cost housing en_US
dc.title Urban Pro–Poor Registrations: Complex–Simple the Overstrand Project en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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