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Community Organizations Association For Rural Advancement
Association For Rural Advancement
Association For Rural Advancement
Civil Society Organization

Focal point

Laurel Oettle
Phone number


123 Jabu Ndlovu Street
South Africa
Postal address
P.O. Box 2517
Working languages
Affiliated Organization

The International Land Coalition (ILC) is a coalition of

AFRA is a land rights advocacy non-governmental organisation (NGO) working since 1979 to support marginalised black rural people, with a focus on farm dwellers. We are working towards an inclusive, gender equitable society where rights are valued, realised and protected, essential services are delivered, and land tenure is secure. We work intensively with communities in and around the uMgungundlovu District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and extensively in offering support and advice.

Our Vision is an inclusive and gender equitable society where rights are valued, realised and protected.

Our Objective is to identify, promote and support pathways to achieve security of tenure and access to services for people on farms.

Our Development Goal is that the living conditions of farm dwellers have improved, as they have secure land tenure and they are able to access services to improve their livelihoods.



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This is our home - it is our land, our history and our right

Reports & Research
April, 2005
South Africa

For a number of years, community structures and civil society organisations have expressed concerns with the failings of the government’s land reform programme. There have been growing calls for a review of the land reform programme framework to address issues which impact on the tenure security and livelihoods strategies of rural communities in South Africa. 

ADOPTING “First-level Adjudication” INTO A GIS MEDIUM

Other legal document
February, 2005
South Africa

This project is a component of the project “Piloting of Local Administration of Records - PILAR”, undertaken by the Association for Rural Advancement (AFRA). AFRA is an independent land rights NGO that aims to redress past injustices, to secure tenure for all and to improve the quality of life and livelihoods of the rural poor. Pilar’s main objective is to assist the people of Ekuthuleni obtain legal, affordable and accessible land records in order to improve their tenure security and their access to credit and municipal services.

Securing tenure at Ekuthuleni

Conference Papers & Reports
September, 2004
South Africa

AFRA’s work at Ekuthuleni started in 1998. It’s now 2004, six years later, and we have to confess that we have failed. It is not possible to secure tenure at Ekuthuleni, for the purposes for which people want that security, within the current legal, technical and institutional frameworks. A small window of opportunity still exists that might allow us to reverse this judgement.

The Investigation of the Effects of Conservation and Tourism on Land Tenure and Ownership Patterns in KwaZulu-Natal

Reports & Research
December, 2003
South Africa

Globally, the conservation and tourism sector is being enthusiastically promoted as one of the key mechanisms to catalyze rural local economic development. This is particularly relevant in South Africa where tourism is considered an important sector for Black Economic Empowerment and community development. However, there is increasing concern that the impact of tourism and conservation on local communities is not always beneficial and can include a range of negative livelihoods consequences.