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Customary land law in Africa

Frank M. Mifsud

Customary land law in Africa

with reference to legislation aimed at adjusting customary tenures to the needs of development

by Frank M. Mifsud

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Published by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Land tenure (Primitive law) -- Africa,
  • Inheritance and succession -- Africa

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Frank M. Mifsud.
    SeriesFAO economic and social development series -- no. 39.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 96 p. ;
    Number of Pages96
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15527587M
    ISBN 109251022267
    OCLC/WorldCa22617857

    Custom in torts[ edit ] This section may be confusing or unclear to readers. SO Tresspass to Land In law, trespass to land constitutes the slightest disturbance to the possession of land by a person who cannot show a better right to possession. Something which has been practised since time immemorial by reference to a particular locality may acquire the legal status of a custom, which is a form of local law. The government. Odiuzou,45 where it was aptly stated: The law is well settled tltat wlrere a Plaintiff leads evidence that a land in dispute is communal property, tlte onus is on the defendant to establish tltat the lattd belongs to Trim exclusively.

    In a speech, he connected the courts back to the country's nomadic past and extolled how the courts expressed the Kyrgyz ability of self-governance. And, with individual title, there is no more hiding from rates and taxes. Comaroff and Roberts describe how outcomes of specific cases have the ability to change the normative repertoire, as the repertoire of norms is seen to be both in a state of formation and transformation at all times. The rest were occupied by people from 5 outside the areas mostly civil servants from around the periphery3 of the country where attachment to land is very strong. On the other hand, an attempt to acquire the land from the customary land occupier is always resisted and sometimes successfully challenged.

    The performance of the governments in this regard is subject of examination in this paper. What development agents should be aware of is that the theory they are drawing from influences the way that they understand land and the goals for development. The learned author I. The villagers contended that since the land was village land, it could not be acquired for urban land uses.


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Customary land law in Africa book

Possession in law means exclusive possession. It also includes streams and po11ds. Yet, there clearly remains some disagreement, which is seen in John Hund's critique of Comaroff and Roberts' theory, and preference for the contributions of H. This contribution was honoured in when he was made a Member of the Order of the Volta.

Urban services have fallen in disarray while urban planning has tended to be an academic rather than development blueprint of the towns.

The most common claim in recent times, is for customary rights to moor a vessel. Other modes of land tenure have also been formalized. Cultural mixes and enhanced commercialization inhibit the survival of customary land tenure system. Mr Gyan expressed confidence that the publication had succeeded in demystifying the law and bringing it from the confines of the libraries to the people.

The maxim quic quid platzfahtr solo, solo cedit wlticll is a maxim ofmost legal systems is also a partofYomba Native la11d aud atstom.

Credit: Simon Hull Some say that individual titling is the way forward, because only absolute ownership provides individuals with complete tenure security [25, 26, 27]. It is pertinent to note that the above cases embodying the general principle raise a rebuttable presumption of law; it is not in any way an absolute principle.

Both customary marriages and civil marriages could be registered at Home Affairs. Replacement Theory identifies customary tenure as a hindrance to economic development and promotes their replacement with individual titles to foster economic development. If one requires a perfect system, where laws are created only deductively, then one is left with a system with no rules.

These are the three Ss — Success, Sustainability, and Significance [5, 6]. Land tenure may be insecure when land rights-holders are uncertain that their rights to land will be upheld in the face of challenges to those rights.

The resolution adopted in appointing her specifically referred to the constitutional provision for gender equality as part of the community's motivation in adapting its rules.

It is against this backdrop, that this article examines tlze place of customary ownership of land in view of tire Land Use Act. In South Africa, we see such a situation unfolding where people have been given title to land, but the situation on the ground is not reflected in the deeds registry [14, 46].

The underlying theory informs how land is understood as well as the goals of development. Custom in torts[ edit ] This section may be confusing or unclear to readers. Once an adjacent area has been declared a planning area, they quickly rush to erect structures as a deterrent measure against possible land acquisition by the Planning Authorities.

Those within the African National Congress who support the bill say customary law represents the law of the land and the guiding principles by which they want to live.customary law into formal statutory system for land rights.

The Tribal Land Act, vests tribal land2 in a decentralized system of land boards operating on behalf of Batswana citizens. These boards administer rights to land in accordance with customary law.

The Act. Although the statistics are conflicting, the bulk of Zambia’s land is held under customary tenure. According to the Lands Act (), all land in Zambia belongs to the state. Customary land is held in trust by the president through the traditional authorities, Zambia’s chiefs.

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