Land Ownership 50% open


What data is expected?

Data should include maps of lands with parcel layer and display parcel boundaries in addition to a land registry with information on transactions of parcels of land. The assessment criteria were developed in collaboration with Cadasta Foundation. For more information on land ownership datasets and where they're located, see Cadasta Foundation's Data Overview](

  • Types of cadastre
  • Transaction history of parcel
  • Parcel boundaries
  • Parcel location
  • Data available for the entire country
  • None of the above

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Available free of charge Yes
Downloadable No
Publicly available Yes
Openly licenced No
Up-to-date Yes Mining cadastre last updated in June 2018
In an open and machine-readable format
Digital data No Government just provide figures on how much land is owned by indigenous people vs foreigners
Print data Yes Through reports and booklet.
location href=""">rel="nofollow"> - Namibia Mining Cadastre
Collected by government Yes
findable_steps I have interviewed citizens just to find out what do they know about land ownership in Namibia. I have also contacted the ministry for data to no avail.
characteristics Parcel boundaries, Parcel location, Data available for the entire country GIS data is available through NSA' GIS portal
Controlled access Yes
Collector name Ministry of Land Reform, Namibian Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) (for mining cadastres)
This assessment only refers to mining cadastres. For other cadastres: In order to achieve its mandate, the Ministry of Land Reform embarked on the Land Reform programme which is built on two pillars, namely: the redistributive land reform process that involves the acquisition of agricultural commercial land by the Government according to the willing-buyer-willing-seller and expropriation principles, as well as the resettlement programme aimed at improving access to land by resettling previously disadvantaged Namibians. Tenure reforms through the development of unutilised or underutilised non-freehold land and registration of land rights in communal areas. The government is in the process of registering land rights, communal land rights are mapped to 90%. There is numerical data on tenure types and amount of leaseholds signed, as well as tax revenue generated from land ownership. This points towards the fact that land valuation and registration schemes exist.

Meta data

Data location - Namibia Mining Cadastre
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Amugongoamech L
Last modified   Sun May 06 2018 23:56:40 GMT+0000 (UTC)