Close This website uses modern features that are not supported by your browser. Click here for more information.
Please upgrade to a modern browser to view this website properly. Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Opera Safari
your legal news hub
Sub Menu
Search

Search

Filter
Filter
Filter
A A A

Windhoek to redefine land expropriation policy

Publish date: 08 October 2018
Issue Number: 794
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Namibia

Namibia will expropriate land owned by foreign absentee landlords and will redefine fair compensation in the coming months. A report on the EWN site notes that President Hage Geingob made the promise at the conclusion of the country’s National Land Conference on Friday. ‘Current landowners must make more land available for sale and not only barren land. The conference gave us a clear mandate to proceed with expropriation of land owned by absentee landlords, as well as underutilised land,’ he said. Geingob said his government would ‘unpack and define just compensation in order to deal with the stumbling blocks we experienced in the past’. He also warned that land reform must be carried out in an orderly fashion and within the confines of the constitution. A report tabled at the conference said 995 000 people out of Namibia's total population of 2.4m live in informal settlements.

Full report on the EWN site