Urban Innovations | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

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Date of publication: 
November 2018
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This publication provides an overview of the theory and practice of urban innovation together with perspectives, trends and international experiences in this area. The publication seeks to stimulate debate and creative thinking around different approaches to dealing with every day urban challenges by presenting a collection of potetnially replicable local and international case studies.

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Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 
Adone Kitching Azra Rajab Bronwyn Kotzen Chido Muzondo Geci Karuri-Sebina Jerome Kaplan Joanna Glanville Julia Letang Marijana Novak Nonjabulo Zondi Samuel Suttner Thembani Mkhize Tsepang Leuta

Dutch traders landed at the southern tip of modern day South Africa in 1652 and established a stopover point on the spice route between the Netherlands and the Far East, founding the city of Cape Town. After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (Afrikaners, called "Boers" (farmers) by the British) trekked north to found their own republics in lands taken from the indigenous black inhabitants. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjugation of the native inhabitants.

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