[OSGeo Africa] 1913 Natives Land Act Exhibition on Social Media Platforms
tim at linfiniti.com
Sat Aug 3 14:43:21 PDT 2013
Perhaps it was published here before and I missed it, but are there any
free / public datasets (GIS ones of course!) that indicate where the
contested land parcels are?
On Sat, Aug 3, 2013 at 8:42 PM, Chris <chris at airphotoafrica.co.za> wrote:
> Aslam ,
> With due respect .......
> I had a look at your links and I am afraid I came away with the
> impression that the RDLA effort is all pure progaganda -- geared to an
> election next year..Talking about van Riebeck and colonialism ( of a
> special type ) nearly four hundred years after the event , shows how
> some have drifted from the spirit of "Ubuntu" , Mandela and the Freedom
> Charter. ( Yes I can also read and understand "comrade-speak" ! ) I am
> sure many , less well read in the REAL history are going to come away
> with the crudely simplistic impression -- Very bad White man stole good
> peace loving black mans land -- perhaps this is the message that the
> ruling party intends they should have ? Apart from "open-eyes" I would
> think that people should also have "open-minds" ?
> As you know I have been doing some reading on this issue and the
> associated history. Without claiming to have any expert knowledge on
> subject and not having been directly affected ( I am not a land owner
> ) I
> found the pages referenced did not contain anything that I would
> educational -- at least in any sense of offering a detailed
> unbiased account. ( and when are people going to learn that if
> information is behind a "sign-in-and-come-and-join-us" *Facebook* then
> am really not interested ) -- BTW it appears you have 57 "likes' ? I
> not sure if that says anything significant ?
> There are detailed accounts ( documents ) that are extant and which a
> of searching will reveal.
> I refer to the work of Professor Harvey M Feinberg [ with Andre Horn
> University of Pretoria ]
> and an even more detailed account presented in the Masters thesis of
> Patricia Grattan Dickson
> "The Natives Land Act .1913: It's Antecedants , Passage and Reception"
> University of Cape Town December 1970
> Which looks at original source records like HANSARD and official
> Government documentation.
> Then there are the papers read at the LandDivided2013 Conference that
> was held recently , also at UCT
> Papers like that of Prof Peter Delius and William Beinart ( who if they
> are reading this should get their paper out of draft form and onto the
> LandDivided website )
> In short -- I see lots of emotion and very little REAL coverage of the
> very complex and multi layered issues.
> History ( especially when the issues are so sensitive ) needs to be
> RIGOROUS !
> For all the politicking , the money could rather have been given to
> something like
> [the] African Centre for Food Security
> That said , I do intend to visit the "show" if / when it gets to UKZN
> On 1 Aug 2013 at 8:50, Aslam Parker wrote:
> > Please circulate this to members.
> > >>>>>>>
> > Dear members of GISSA/SAGI/OSGEO
> > As you know the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform has put a
> > major interactive exhibition on the effects of the Native Land Act and
> > other Apartheid Legislation on human settlements and society. It is now
> > Nasrec in Gauteng and will move to every province of the country. I
> > strongly recommend that you visit this free exhibition and encourage
> > colleagues and family to attend as well.
> > To unlock access to Facebook and other social media, like our Facebook
> > page on Facebook/reversingthelegacy and follow us on Twitter
> > @reversinglegacy #sa1913land act.
> > Also check out these You Tube links
> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIXqnDdaeJo ,
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L3kYeseFpQ ,
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3NKcTsa1aUto catch up on the latest
> > developments taking place at the 1913 Natives’ Land Act Exhibition.
> > Visit the Reversing the Legacy of the 1913 Natives’ Land Act website on
> > www.reversingthelegacy.org for more information on the exhibition. To
> > the clip on the eNCA go to
> > http://www.enca.com/exhibition-set-open-eyes-about-native-land-act
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