Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 January 2016

208 Pages


ISBN: 9780198783350

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We Want What's Ours

Learning from South Africa's Land Restitution Program

Bernadette Atuahene

  • Provides a detailed analysis of the South African government's Land Restitution Program, estalished to grant restitution to those whose land was confiscated under colonial rule and apartheid
  • Investigates potential solutions to the fundamental problems faced by such a program: the lack of physical evidence of previous ownership, disputed property rights, and new owners of the land
  • Argues that redress for dispossession must take account of the societal consequences of land confiscation, to ensure that victims' visibility is restored
  • Draws on a series of interviews with over 150 participants in the Land Restitution Program

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