Report of workshop on Area-based and Territorial Approaches to Land Reform held at the Integrated Development Trust, Pretoria, South Africa, 3-4 May 2006.
This workshop is an opportunity to consider some of the initial findings of Project R8736 and to begin to identify the key learning and consider the policy implications. There has been a growing interest in South Africa in exploring area based approaches to land reform and the possibilities of developing closer linkages between land reforms and the Integrated Development Planning (IDP) processes that take place at municipal level (For example discussions and resolutions at the National Land Summit held in July 2005 and the President’s State of the Nation address in February 2006). Increasingly people are seeing the potential for a more decentralised delivery of land reform which responds effectively to local needs and priorities and links with local economic development. This must also involve a greater participation by beneficiaries, civil society organisations and other stakeholders in the planning and management of land reforms and post-settlement support.