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  February 2012
  Issue homepage
  Wide response to research into delays in issuing title deeds and FinMark Trust's RDP Housing Assets study
  Comparative learning event lays groundwork for Tenure Security Facility Southern Africa 2012 programme
  Investigations into improving access to the city through value capture to be launched
  Guide for municipal practitioners on governing urban land to be workshopped in 2012
  Showcasing Urban LandMark's work at the World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty
  In the News
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In the news

Green paper consultation on land reform to be completed in March [178KB]
The robust engagement on the Green Paper on Land Reform will be completed before the end of March. Deputy Rural Development Minister Lechesa Tsenoli made the announcement after meeting with the National Reference Group (NAREG) to get progress reports on the work being undertaken regarding the Green Paper on Land Reform.

No bond for 83% of households [255KB]
Four out of five households do not qualify for mortgages, according to an SA Institute of Race Relations survey. The survey estimated that the incomes of about 83% of the country's nearly 14million households are not enough to qualify for bank loans.

Informal settlements could be our cities of the future [268KB]
Shantytown is the new normal in our cities. SA is one of the world's biggest manufacturers of shantytowns, commonly known as informal settlements. According to official reports, there are about 2700 informal settlements in SA.

State employees now own stakes in top malls in SA [262KB]
The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has bought two property companies that give government employees and retired public servants stakes in some of SA's premium shopping centres