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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Charting a course for public land reform through the Land (Amendment) Bill, 2022

Kenya has historically struggled with a major crisis in its public land tenure system. This crisis is known as “land grabbing” and is the illegal and irregular allocation of land meant for public purposes to private individuals and corporations. There are many contributor..

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B&P Associates

Restrictions On The Alienation And Use Of Land In Ghana

One of the most valuable assets that a person can acquire in Ghana is, land (immovable or real property). As defined by Ollennu J. (as he then was), now reflected in the Land Act, 2020 (Act 1036): “the term land, includes the solid surface of the earth, trees, plant, crop..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Fraudulent immovable property transfers: Fraud unravels all

The recent judgment handed down by Judge Adams in Botha NO v Leboko-Radebe and Others (16835/2021) [2022] ZAGPJHC 724 (22 September 2022), in the High Court Gauteng Division, Johannesburg, considered whether fraud should ..

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ALP East Africa

Customary land owners’ rights affirmed—no longer lessees on their lands

 

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IKM Advocates

Why digitising land records is vital

Kenya is often referred to as the “Silicon Savannah” given the role of ICT in economic growth. Technology continues to impact most sectors and their operations. While keeping up with this trend, the Government of Kenya (“Government”) through the Ministry of Lands and Phys..

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IKM Advocates

Give foreign investors more access to land in food-security goals

Secure property rights, efficient land ownership and use are the cornerstone of any modern economy. Kenya has kept up with global trends in recognizing the fundamental role that land plays in sustainable economic growth and has made efforts ..

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CMS

New deadline looms for non-residential property owners

Come 7 December 2022, a substantial proportion of South Africa’s non-residential buildings will be required to submit and display an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The requirement, which was gazetted in December 2020, is aimed at making buildings in South Africa mo..

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MWC Legal

The Land Control Bill, 2022

The Land Control Bill, 2022 (the Bill) proposes to regulate various land transactions in relation to agricultural land. The Bill intends to repeal and replace the Land Control Act (Chapter 302) and seeks to..

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KN Law

The Physical Planning Regulations

On November 26, 2021 the Cabinet Secretary for Lands and Physical Planning gazetted various regulations (the “Regulations”) under the Physical and Land Use Planning Act, 2019 (the “Act”) and they include:

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