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Date: Wed, 07 Jan 1998 11:59:03 -0200
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From: Andries du Toit <andries@aztec.co.za>
To: "NUAFRICA: Program of African Studies Mailing List" <nuafrica@listserv.acns.nwu.edu>
Subject: Re: Tanzania Land Law

Tanzania Land Law

An inquiry on NUAfrica List,7 January 1998

Peter Rogers:

>I'm looking for information on the new land law in Tanzania which was
>supposed to go to the Tanzania National Assembly in October.

The best source for information on this law is the Hakiardhi Land Rights and Resources Institute, a Dar-es-salaam base land NGO headed up by prof Issa Shivji of the Faculty of Law at the University of Dar. Hakiardhi was at the centre of an NGO coalition, the National Land Forum, that lobbied extensively against the Land Act when it was in its Bill stage. They have brought out a booklet, Azimo La Uhai - declaration of NGOS and interested persons in Land - critiquing the Bill. Prof Shivji visited SA recently and presented a number of papers at UCT and UWC, several of which dealt in deatil with the legislation and its problems.

Hakiardhi can be contacted at PO Box 75885, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (Tel/Fax 255-51-152448. Prof Shivji has a number of email addresses; the one that seems to work is issa@ud.co.tz


Dr. Andries du Toit
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