ILMI Updates: August 2016
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ILMI Updates: August 2016

The project "Housing, poverty reduction and assets: the relative impact of community-led development in Namibia" is awarded an internal grant at NUST for the completion of a pilot in Tsumeb, Namibia. The project is a collaboration between the Department of Land and Property Sciences (DLPS), the Integrated Land Management Institute (ILMI), the Namibia Housing Action Group (NHAG), the Shackdwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN), and the University of Manchester. The pilot phase of the project is set to be completed in the first trimester of 2017.

During the month of August there were several events taking place in the context of various working lines within ILMI. Please check our Public Outreach page for more information about these events.

- Two talks on alternative/rapid land service delivery in Namibia. Reports on these talks will be available soon.
  • Land Delivery to the Urban Poor. Case study of Lux Development Project Nam/343: Realities, opportunities, possibilities, synergies. Joe Lewis, Department of Geospatial Sciences and Technology.
  • Participatory socio-spatial developments in Gobabis. Braam Harris, Deaprtment of Architecture and Spatial Planning.
- NUST as lead institution in land governance in Southern Africa. Lunch talk by C.T.H. Bayer, HoD Department of Land and Property Sciences. (See presentation here, and meeting notes here)

- The leisure economy of Katutura: a research exploration by Tiresh Govender (UrbanWorks, Johannesburg) and Andrew Charman (Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation, Cape Town). For samples of the previous work of the presenters, see here.

- Issues in agrarian reform and food sovereignity in Zimbabwe. Speakers: Jos Martens, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, South Africa; Clinton Swartbooi, Deputy Minister of Land Reform; and Prof. Wolfgang Werner, Department of Land and Property Sciences. (See photos of the event here)
Land, livelihoods and housing news in Namibia: August 2016

Ovaherero Chief Rukoro threatens with “national land grab” if Ministry favours rival group (link here).

Rundu, as Namibia’s second largest town, seeks municipal status (link here).
Mayor of City of Windhoek reprimands publicly municipal officials (link here).
“Farming is a business”: Minister of Land Reform (link here).
“Beggars can’t be choosers”: residents of Rehoboth on the Otji-toilet sanitation option available to them (link here).
36 plots of land available to Shackdwellers Federation of Namibia in Swakopmund; they start servicing their own land (link here).
Landless residents occupy cemetery area for dwellings (link here).
Brickmaking factory owned by Chinese nationals is shut down by inspectors due to health and labour concerns (link here).
Lüderitz briefs on ‘massive’ new developments; NUST new facilities in the town part of the projects (link here).
The administration of the Rent Ordinance and appointment of Rent Control Board assigned to the Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development (link here).
Minister Shaningwa summons CEOs of Oshakati and Ongwediva concerning dubious land deals (link here).
14 NBC employees virtually evicted from company flats due to renovations (link here).
Dumpsite closed at Katima Mulilo as students in UNAM Campus nearby collapse due to toxic smoke (link here).

Amongst the measures identified to develop a long-term water management support strategy, it is contemplated for NUST to develop a master degree in natural resource management (link here).
Increased productivity is identified as the way to overcome challenges in the agricultural sector: Bureau of Food and Agriculture Policy (BFAP) Outlook Conference in South Africa (link here).
NamWater threatens to shut down water supply for Rehoboth due to non-payment (link here).
About ILMI. The Integrated Land Management Institute is a centre of the Faculty of Natural Resources and Spatial Sciences (FNRSS) 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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