[OSGeo Africa] New electronic system for Deeds Office ( plus other legislation )
chris at airphotoafrica.co.za
Wed Aug 21 09:22:54 PDT 2013
Hi Peter ,
YES it will happen
The Gov managed to get everyone to RICA & FICA -- and get a bar coded ID
book -- and now a new smart card ID card.
NEVER underestimate Governments propensity to accumulate power ( and
control ). I see this latest legislation in that light.
Land claims are based on what ?
It has taken RDLA nearly twenty years to decide effective criteria for
what constitutes a land claim ( and let me tell you the history pre 1913
gets REALLY murky )
Prof Johann Frederick Kirsten at UP has done a lot of interesting work
looking at the transfer of land to black ownership via private sales.
Agricultiural Economists -- the only bunch of guys with "real" input --
they know about balancing the books.
You could also have a look at the work that KWANALU ( KZN Agriculture )
have done in compiling a spatial land register for farmers in KZN (
including relevant land claims ) It is only with hard solid facts and
stats that a person can grasp the bigger picture. ( BTW Tim and Gavin --
they used MS SQL Server 2008 -- you should be on to them about using open
Peter have you missed the big debate ( letters in PositionIT ) about Land
Surveyors becoming irrelevant -- if they do not become multi-skilled [ in
the soft sciences -- like law and accounting // land affairs :--))) ]
There are a lot of clever well meaning people doing a lot of work --
unfortunately they are not in power so have little real or lasting
On 20 Aug 2013 at 22:09, Peter Newmarch wrote:
> Personally I don't see it happening, or if it does happen it will be
> another meaningless count as there are so many issues such as above around
> this issue. A better approach might be to base such figures on land claims
> - at least this is a process based on proof (at least in theory anyway).
> Thats my two cents worth.
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