443pp., illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2017
A collection of essays that examine "informal" and customary property systems in South Africa and the policy interventions that aim to formalise these arrangements.
"The Policy Context: land tenure laws and policies in post-apartheid South Africa" by Donna Hornby Rosalie Kingwill, Lauren Rousten and Ben Cousins
"The 'Living Customary Law of Land' in Msinga, KwaZulu-Natal" by Ben Cousins
"'Entanglement': a case study of changing tenure and social relations in inner-city buildings in Johannesburg" by Lauren Royston
"Beyond Ownership? Local land registration practices and their potential for improving tenure security in informal settlement upgrading" by Margot Rubin and Lauen Royston
Donna Hornby Rosalie Kingwill and Lauren Rousten are independent researchers specialising in land tenure and property rights.
Ben Cousins holds a DST/NRF chair in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies at the University of the Western Cape.