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

Focal point

Laurel Oettle
Website
Phone number
+2733-3457607

Location

123 Jabu Ndlovu Street
Pietermaritzburg
KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa
Postal address
P.O. Box 2517
Pietermaritzburg
3200
Working languages
English
Affiliated Organization
ILC
Network

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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Resources

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Dukuduku

Reports & Research
May, 2003
Africa
South Africa

THIS report is based on research undertaken by AFRA in 2002/3. The process of compiling the information included an extensive literature review, workshops with the forest dwellers and interviews with various stakeholders. A number of issues were considered and a large volume of literature and workshop reports on these exists in AFRA's offices. These are available on request. The Department of Regional and Land Affairs commissioned a similar study in 1993 when the state was attempting to lure people out of the forest following the 1988 "invasion".

The Emergence Of The Landless People’s Movement In SA

Reports & Research
September, 2002
Global
Africa
South Africa

The new political dispensation in South Africa was the result of a political compromise, which depended on a crucial agreement to leave many of the existing power and wealth relationships intact. The advent of democracy in South Africa presented African people with long awaited political freedom but minimal social and economic liberation. The wealth was to remain in the hands of the few and any attempts by government to reverse the status quo was thwarted by the realities of the harsh global capitalist market system.

Dukuduku Research Project Executive Summary

Reports & Research
August, 2002
South Africa

AFRA commissioned a research report to present and promote the positive potential of options available for stakeholders in resolving the issues currently impacting on Dukuduku Forest. Stakeholders are defined both as residents within the Forest and as key parties having a commitment to resolving the issues. This report is an executive summary of the full research report for key stakeholders.

Dukuduku Research Project

Reports & Research
August, 2002
South Africa

The intention of this report is to present and promote the positive potential of options available for stakeholders both as residents within, and as key parties with a commitment to resolving the issues currently impacting on Dukuduku Forest.

TRADITIONAL AUTHORITIES: KNOW WHERE TO LAND

Reports & Research
Legislation
April, 2002
Africa
South Africa

Government is frequently charged with failing to finalise key policies relating to traditional authorities, for example, local government roles and functions, and communal land tenure. Whilst it is true that important issues remain unresolved, it is also true that the issues themselves are very complex and that some have become so politicised that rational debate is hindered. This section addresses some of these policy areas in a manner which hopefully enables rational debates and viable solutions.