The Communal Land Reform in Namibia

Atakan Kara, Maja Lyngbye, Maria Vicki Wium Lindbaum, Katrine C. H. T. Vigne & Kristina Manderup Olsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project investigates land rights in Namibia focusing on the Communal Land Reform Act (CLRA) from 2002. It attempts to answer what the increased formalisation of communal land through the CLRA in Namibia entails in terms of land rights. The case in Namibia is discussed by looking at different theoretical approaches to the concepts of land rights and ownership. Central to the reform is the increasing formalisation of land rights, and its implications for ownership. From this we found that the formalisation does not conform to a liberal notion of private property, and that a strong correlation between informal institutions and formal institutions is required for effective land reform policies.

UddannelserInternationale Studier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato25 maj 2016
VejledereThorkil Casse


  • Namibia
  • Customary
  • CLRA
  • communal land
  • Land reform