Land Ownership 0% open

South Africa

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 No
Publicly available No
Openly licenced No
Up-to-date No
In an open and machine-readable format
Digital data No
Print data No
Collected by government Yes
findable_steps I searched for data on land ownership in South Africa. The most relevant hit was that of the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform because of the Land Audit Report they recently started preparing and publishing. Then upon exploring the report, I found that the other land information is from the Office of the Chief Surveyor General.
characteristics None of the above
Controlled access No
Collector name The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform and The Office of The Chief Surveyor General.
Rural development and land reform provided a land audit report. The land audit report provides numerical, socio-demographic information on how many owners exist, and how land ownership is distributed among men and women. Fine-grained parcel information about location and parcel shape and ownership history is not available to the public.

Meta data

Data location   Unknown
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Danny Lämmerhirt
Last modified   Sun Aug 12 2018 19:37:49 GMT+0000 (UTC)