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ILMI Newsletter: April 2016
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ILMI Newsletter: April 2016

ILMI is working with partners to consolidate projects on comparing community-led and contractor-led approaches to housing in Namibia, pilots for adequate housing for teachers, as well as a collaborative project on the impact of the NUST campus on the urban development nearby.
Four publications from ILMI will be released soon, as well as a new layout for the series.
This month also saw the judgement of the European Parliament regarding the ban of trophy hunting imports to the European Union; a step that could've had significant impact in the conservancies in Namibia.
European Parliament avoids ban on trophy hunting imports to the European Union. Such decision could've had significant impact in conservancies in Namibia, as well as the agricultural sector. The EP decision can be consulted here. A report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature that may have influenced this decision can be consulted here.
Adequate housing pilots for teachers. ILMI and Teachers Union of Namibia have concluded a preliminary survey on the profile members. The survey will assist in developing a housing strategy for members and  interested parties.
ILMI Publications soon available. New publications on problem-based learning, sustainable land governance, land reform, and global south urbanism.
Land, livelihoods and housing news in Namibia
 
LAND/HOUSING Police and inhabitants clash violently over land occupations in Walvis Bay. Inhabitants: “tired of empty land promises”. On the eviction (here), on the conflict (here), on the aftermath (here). Structures were finally destroyed (see here).
 
LAND/HOUSING Minister of Urban and Rural Development announces she will speed up the delivery of 1,000 plots in Walvis Bay. (Link here)
 
LAND City of Windhoek allocates 300 plots to the Shackdwellers Federation of Namibia after almost an eight year hiatus. (Link here)

HOUSING Unallocated mass housing units in Keetmanshoop vandalised. (Link here)
 
INFRASTRUCTURE Hydropower plant at Ruacana to be expanded through German and Namibian funds. (Link here)
 
LAND Windhoek mayor warns of land shortages in the City by 2017. (Link here)
 
LAND Affirmative Repositioning leaders question the discrepancy between their agreement with the Government on the number of plots to be developed through the Mass Urban Land Servicing Programme (MULSP) and the ones announced in the Harambee Prosperity Plan. (Link here)
 
LIVELIHOODS Conservancies warn on the impact that a possible ban on trophy imports to the EU will have on their existence. (Link here)

HOUSING State and Affirmative Repositioning movement push for rent controls as a strategy to address housing crisis. (Link here)
 
LAND Affirmative Repositioning to organise a protest against the N$2.2bn new Parliament in June; propose to service 25,000 additional plots instead. (Link here)
 
HOUSING Estate Agents Board of Namibia point out at banks on the matter of high housing prices stating they “have final call” on the issue. (Link here)
 
HOUSING Minister anticipates the new government strategy on the Mass Housing and Build Together Programmes. (Link here)
 
LAND Minister speaks of nearly 30,000 plots available; suggests some will be allocated to SDFN and Build Together. (Link here)
 
LAND Tsumeb Municipality avails 800 erven; some of them ‘to some extent’ designated for SDFN. (Link here)
About ILMI
The Integrated Land Management Institute is a centre of the School of Natural Resources and Spatial Sciences (SNRSS) at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) committed to develop reputable and multidisciplinary research and public outreach activities in the field of land, administration, property, architecture and spatial planning.
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