[OSGeo Africa] Data required - land ownership and ground water resources

Chris chris at airphotoafrica.co.za
Thu Feb 7 01:07:56 PST 2013

    A most interesting question

    Are you actually asking if there is a comprehensive SA Land Ownerhsip 
    Audit ?

    Far as I know no such thing exists  ( data spread across all sorts of 
    defunct and non communicative Gov departments )

    There has to be a Gov department that is in charge of state land

    Dept of Publiuc Works perhaps ?

    Provincial Deeds offices should have private land ownership

    Communal -- Dept of Traditional Leaders ?

    Maybe some private entitiy has all of this info -- at a cost

    AfriGIS perhaps



    I am amazed at the number of requests on this list for data sets. Is 
    there not sme sort of SA CLEARING HOUSE for this sort of info ?

    What do these people do ?





    There was another National Geospatial site which I cannot now find ?

    In short WHERE is the consolidated geo-spatial data set for SA ?????


On 7 Feb 2013 at 21:12, Hanlie Pretorius wrote:

> Hi,
> Does anyone know where I can get data on which parts of SA is owned by the
> state, privately or communal?
> Also, is anyone aware of a country wide dataset of ground water
> availability? I've checked the Council for Geosciences web site, but
> didn't find anything there.
> I'm actually more interested in the rural areas for both datasets, but
> that would cover most of the country since I'm including densely populated
> rural areas such as the old homelands.
> Thanks

> Hanlie

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