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Urbani izziv Volume 25, No. supplement, July 2014 : S148–S161

DOI: 10.5379/urbani-izziv-en-2014-25-supplement-011

 

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Author

Lochner Marais

University of the Free State, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, South Africa
MaraisJGL@ufs.ac.za

John Ntema

Department of Development Studies, School of Social Science, University of South Africa, South Africa
NtemaLJ@unisa.ac.za

Jan Cloete

University of the Free State, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, South Africa
CloeteJS@ufs.ac.za

Anita Venter

University of the Free State, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, South Africa
VenterA@ufs.ac.za

 

Title

From informality to formality to informality: Extralegal land transfers in an upgraded informal settlement of South Africa

 

Abstract

The paper discusses the nature of extralegal land transfers in an upgraded informal settlement in South Africa. The paper investigates these extralegal transfers in terms of the notion of property and property law as a social construct. The paper researches two main but contradictory conclusions, namely that either extralegal transfers are the result of the current social construct of property (also related to the historic lack of formal property for black people in South Africa) and / or that they are the result of the excessively high transaction costs of a formal transfer process.

 

Key Words

land transfers, extralegal land transfers, property, De Soto, World Bank, economic sociology

 

 

 

PUBLISHER

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Urbani izziv - Editorial Board
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Print edition: 0353-6483
Web edition: 1855-8399

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