Southern Africa

January 1998

Section 3 formulates a prohibition of receipt or solicitation of consideration in respect of unlawful occupation of land. Section 4 makes provision for the eviction of unlawful occupiers of land. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4, the owner or person in charge of land may institute urgent proceedings for the eviction of an unlawful occupier of that land pending the outcome of proceedings for a final order, and the court may grant such an order if it is satisfied that conditions set out in section 5 are met. Section 6 provides for eviction at the instance of an organ of state.

October 2014

This Act amends the Integrated Coastal Management Act, 2008 with respect to a wide variety of matters including composition coastal public property, access fees, purposes for which coastal public property is established, reclamation of land by public authorities for state infrastructure and other purposes, the declaration of state-owned land as coastal public property, establishment of coastal management lines for protection purposes, award of coastal use permits on coastal public property and unlawful structures on coastal public property.

January 1997

These amendments concern various legal proceedings in relation with land claims and land development and related matters such as the registration of land restored or awarded to a claimant.

Amends: Restitution of Land Rights Act (No. 22 of 1994). (1994-11-25)

May 2004

This Act concerns the imposition of a municipal rate on (rights in) immovable property and public service infrastructure envisaged in section 229(1)(a) of the Constitution. The Act makes provision for exemptions, rebates and reductions on properties used for agricultural purposes, and defines criteria for this purpose. Municipalities may set differential rates for various properties including land used for agriculture and protected areas in the sense of the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act, 2003.

April 2003

Where immovable property, a real right in immovable property, a bond or a notarial bond: (a) is registered in the name of a person who has married since the registration took place; (b) is registered in the name of a person who on the date of the registration was married out of community of property or whose marriage was on that date governed by the law of another country, and whose marriage was subsequently dissolved by death or, divorce; (c) forms an asset in a joint estate and was registered in the name of the husband only; or (d) is registered in the name of a person who on the date of

National Policies
January 2000

In order to meet the challenges of environment and development, the government of Lesotho has elaborated this National Strategy of Biological Diversity in 2000.The strategy presents the following vision: Lesotho’s diversity of life systems are supported and protected by a nation which is environmentally conscious, whose people are in balanced existence with the natural environment, while deriving in diminishing and continuing benefits from the conservation benefits from the conservation and sustainable use of its biological diversity.In order to make agriculture, forestry and fisheries more

April 2009

This Act makes provision for ownership rights in buildings which are divided in sections and in part owned in common ownership. It defines ownership and real rights in or over parts of buildings and land and provides for registration of title to ownership or other real rights in or over such parts. A developer who intends to establish a development scheme must follow procedures as set out in this Act.

July 2006

Section 3 of the Deeds Registries Act 1937 is amended so as to provide for the continued registration of any registrable transaction concerning a right originally acquired in terms of specified repealed legislation. Section 16D prescribes, despite the specified repeal, that a right originally acquired in terms of or under the repealed Act, shall be transferred in accordance with the legislation which created that right.

Amends: Deeds Registries Act. (2000)

March 1992

Various amendments concern the allocation of land and Allocation Authorities. Section 10A concerns conversion of titles in residential land in rural areas, whereas section 36A grants power to the Minister to delegate his/her powers under sections 35 or 36 to the Commissioner. Section 59A concerns the voluntary transfer by allottees or lessees of land to the State by written agreement Section 62A provides for the issue of a certificate in the case land is set aside under the Act for purposes of State.

Amends: Land Act, 1979 (Act No. 17 of 1979). (1979)