Taking stock of land reform in Namibia from 1990 to 2005.

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dc.contributor.author Ingle, Mark
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-11T14:38:19Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-11T14:38:19Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Ingle, M. 2011. Taking stock of land reform in Namibia from 1990 to 2005. New Contree : A journal of Historical and Human Sciences for Southern Africa. 62:55-70, Nov. [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/4969] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0379-9867
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/6608
dc.description.abstract The land reform debate in Namibia has been predicated on a number of questionable assumptions and is atypical of the scenarios presented by other SADC countries. The one point of similarity is that the progress of Namibian land reform has been very slow. The evidence suggests that land reform has served as an expedient rhetorical device which the ruling party resorts to as and when it suits its political agenda. It has also served as a means by which high-ranking officials have enriched themselves at the expense of the peasantry. Namibia’s financial commitment to land reform was negligible when considered alongside some of its ruler’s more grandiose personal projects. This article contends that land reform in Namibia has been a minor issue and was always unlikely to compromise the political stability that has led to Namibia’s robust performance as a tourism mecca. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher School for Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University en_US
dc.subject Namibia en_US
dc.subject Land reform en_US
dc.subject SADC en_US
dc.subject Corruption en_US
dc.subject Rural development en_US
dc.subject Sub-Saharan Africa en_US
dc.title Taking stock of land reform in Namibia from 1990 to 2005. en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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