Fonds AG3246 - National Land Committee records

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National Land Committee records


  • 1983 - 2003 (Creation)

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These papers were donated to Historical Papers by the Head Office of NLC in September 2005.

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This is a collection of documents illustrating the activities of the National Land Committee for the period of 1983 to 2003. The records of this organisation contain reports, projects, publications, newspaper clippings, journals, photographs and other documents. The National Land Committee is a section 21 non-governmental organization, comprising of a national office and eight affiliated land rights organizations across South Africa. This NGO actively assists poor black rural people to access their rights to land and to development resources. The network was formed in 1985 as the National Committee Against Forced Removals (NCAR) and was helping disadvantaged communities during the time of apartheid and forced removals. In 1990 the NCAR became the National Land Committee (NLC) and joined the discussions around the issue of land reform in the soon to be democratic South Africa. During its operating period the NLC has played an important role in the development of land reform policy and the implementation of land reform and rural development programmes. This NGO office plays a central role in co-ordinating and managing a variety of programmes. Among them are: the National Capacity Building Programme (NCBP), the Farm Worker Programme, the Land Rights Programme, and the Land Development Programme. The National Programmes are supported by the Research, Gender, and Organization Development Programmes. They are assisted and supported by the NLC'S Finance and Administration Unit. The National Land Committee also provides information and education to rural communities on land reform.

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Copyright Historical Papers Research Archive, The Library, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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