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Record number 555048
Title Mining on communal land as a new frontier: a case study of the Kunene Region, Namibia
Author(s) Odendaal, Willem; Hebinck, Paul
Source Journal of Land Use Science 14 (2019)1. - ISSN 1747-423X - 20 p.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/1747423X.2019.1671524
Department(s) WASS
Sociology of Development and Change
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2019
Abstract This paper is about mining under communal ownership which makes this kind of mining a new mining frontier. The newness of the frontier is that it has introduced a series of institutional complexities that is uncommon to artisanal and large-scale mining. Mining companies have to negotiate deals with communities and their leaders to be able to prospect for mineral resources. We also argue that the state’s environmental legislation is poorly harmonised with the prevalent conditions in communal areas where mining is gaining greater importance. Legislation remains silent on the rights of those living on communal land. These rights remain in a state of confusion with often negative effects on the local communities who are exposed to a number of duplicating development programmes and legislative structures. The aim of this paper is to explore the dynamics communal mining in the Kunene Region in north-western Namibia
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