ILMI Upcoming events, and updates.

This month ILMI is hosting a series of lunch talks ('brown bag' meetings) on alternative/rapid modes of land delivery. We will also host an event introducing the Land Policy Initiative (LPI) and the role of the Namibia University of Science and Technology within it. See below.


- ILMI is starting a pilot in Tsumeb for a research project in collaboration with the Namibia Housing Action Group, the Shackdwellers' Federation of Namibia, the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development, and the Unviersity of Manchester.

- This month, also a brown bag meeting on the case for adequate housing for teachers in Windhoek took place within the Departments of Architecture and Spatial Planning and Land and Property Sciences. The draft report on the survey conducted will be available soon at our publications page.

- We are also glad to announce the availability of Masters and PhD scholarships in Spatial Science at NUST.

NUST as lead institution in land governance in Southern Africa: challenges and opportunities

Charl-Thom Bayer
Head of Department, Land and Property Sciences.

Thursday, August 4, 12h30-14h00. Seminar Room, Department of Architecture and Spatial Planning, Namibia University of Science and Technology.
The meeting will explore the implications of NUST becoming a lead institution in land governance; its role within an international network of stakeholders (LPI, NELGA, GLTN, AU, and others); as well as the ways in which the university can harness this opportunity for the teaching of courses, research, network, and support for local urban/rural land reform proceses.

Lunch talk series on alternative/rapid modes of land delivery.

This series of talks are intended to trigger discussion on previous experiences on alternative modes of land delivery, and how can some of these lessons contribute to the current situation and ongoing initiatives such as the Mass Urban Land Service Programme, Mass Housing, and Flexible Land Tenure scheme.

Sessions will take place at the Seminar Room of the Department of Land and Property Sciences (Ground Floor), 12h30-14h00. We will provide light lunch for those who confirm. Please do so by contacting Ms. Witbeen through email or by phone: 061 207 2483.

LUX Development project in Rundu and Katima Mulilo

Joe Lewis
Department of Geo-Spatial Sciences and Technologies
> Tuesday, August 9th
Participatory socio-spatial development in Gobabis

Braam Harris
Department of Land and Property Sciences
> Tuesday, August 16th
Rapid land delivery Rehoboth Ext. 5 & 6

> Thursday, August 18th

Masters and PhD scholarships on spatial science at NUST.

Download HERE the full information release or read below.

You can apply via the NUST admissions facility (here). In case you need assistance, please read the Guideline for Applying Online.

If you need further information, please contact the Department of Land and Property Sciences administration here.

Land, livelihoods and housing news in Namibia: JULY 2016

“One minute you have shelter, the next minute all is gone”: on living in the DRC informal settlement in Swakopmund. (Note here)
New DBN-funded brick-making enterprise in Katima Mulilo. (Note here)
Hardap Governor donates ‘new corrugated zing iron house’ to a 100-year-old resident. (Note here)
2,600 pit latrines have been built in rural areas in Namibia since 2014 at a cost of N$108 milion. (Note here)
Chief of settlement fully dependent on government grants speaks of the lack of prospects for the settlement. (Note here)
20% of newly serviced plots in Khomasdal reserved for City of Windhoek employees. (Note here)
Informal cross-border trading galvanised by increasing number of Angolan traders selling in Namibian northern areas. (Note here)
Thatch-grass construction technology is supported by the Namibia Development Corporation. (Note here)
NAMPA investigation documents large numbers of land applicants in communal areas for livelihoods purposes. (Note here)
Ministry of Land Reform clarifies that the land reform programme is not for those “looking for retirement villages and prestige” but for “employment creation and economic GDP augmentation”. (Note here)
8,000 residents in Kivukuland settlement in Tsumeb are serviced by 13 pre-paid water taps. (Note here)
Land reform director benefits from resettlement farm. (Note here)
Lack of clarity on large portion of land in Oshakati awarded to businessman for 20x less its price. (Note here)
Meat exports affected by South African regulations. (Note here
Labour conflict at major infrastructural project. (Note here)
Water infrastructure works in Zambezi region. (Note here)
Illegal sand mining, used for construction sector operations, to be tackled. (Note here)
Namibia rural food security and livelihoods in crisis due to drought in South Africa. (Note here)
State paying rent for underutilised buildings in central areas in Windhoek.  (Note here)
Inequalities in Tsumeb narrated from an everyday life perspective. (Note here)
Vulnerability of elders and homeownership exposed by case in Uis. (Note here)
Effects of drought in small-scale farming illustrated by case in Otjimbingwe. (Note here)
Long Beach homeowners reportedly deny public access to beach near their property. (Note here)
Barrier built by homeowners, later removed. (Note here)
22 structures burnt in fire in Mondesa, Swakopmund. (Note here)
Low-income workers’ struggle to meet homeownership’s requirements, illustrated in Katutura case. (Note here)
SADC appeals for N$40,5bn for drought relief. (Note here)
Rehoboth residents march in protest motivated by unclear land sale. (Note here)
Land tenure security and its benefits for rural women, explained by UNAM researcher. (Note here)
Minister of Urban and Rural Development rejects approval of Otjiwarongo budget due to high salaries of executives and managers. (Note here)
Expansion of Walvis Bay airport seen as support for economic development. (Note here)
Defaulters in water payment to get pre-paid meters instead in Keetmanshoop. (Note here)
Cabinet and technical committees established to address water crisis. (Note here)
Illegal dumpsites identified in several municipalities, town councils, village councils, and resettlement areas. (Note here)
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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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