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Guidelines for Improved Land Administration Course

June 19, 2023 @ 8:00 am - July 21, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

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Course Objectives: 

This course is designed to expose participants to relevant theories and practices around effective and responsible land administration for securing property tenure and ensuring land rights for all. Participants will learn the principles of responsible land administration, understand the different roles involved, and appreciate the importance of collaboration among different stakeholders.

On completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Understand land administration systems
• Understand the principles of responsible land administration
• Categorise and distinguish between different tools for responsible land administration
• Understand the fit-for-purpose approach to land administration
• Explain how responsible land administration systems could be designed to effectively secure people’s property tenure and land rights.

Course Content

The course provides an introduction to land administration, focusing on land administration as a system of inter-related parts. These include land policy, land management, land governance, land tenure, and land information, each of which is discussed. The danger of adopting inappropriate solutions for the context is highlighted and emphasis is made on the importance of responsible land administration through fit-for-purpose approaches. The course incudes a discussion of the problems facing South Africa at present with possible remedies suggested.

Who Should Attend?

The course will benefit all who are involved or interested in land administration studies, specifically government officials and employees in the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform and the Department of Human Settlements, municipal managers and employees involved in land administration functions, and members of NGOs with an interest in land administration and securing land rights. The course is widely applicable and designed to satisfy the multi- and inter-disciplinary nature of land administration and management.

Course Format

This course will be presented online on Mondays via Zoom and Vula from 19 June – 17 July. The last day for completion of all course modules is Friday 21 July. Participants will need computer access and a reliable internet connection.


June 19, 2023 @ 8:00 am
July 21, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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Virtual (Zoom)


University of Cape Town
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