Historical injustices and ancestral land claims
Civil Society Organisations Working Group on Land Reform
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This is the documentation of an event of ‘The New Land Question’ programme that explored the nature of the ancestral land question and the possibilities for addressing historical injustices in meaningful ways. The event was organised in partnership with the Civil Society Organisations Working Group on Land Reform (CSO-WGLR) and took place on September 13th, 2018, at the Seminar Room of the Department of Architecture andSpatial Planning at NUST. The event included presentations by Sima Luipert, CSO-WGLR; Abner Xoagub and Rosa Namises, Damara King’s Council (DKC); Brigithe Oases, representing the //Naosan-/Aes groups; Deodat Dirkse, Nama Traditional Leaders Association; Prof Mutjinde Katjiua, Secretary General, Ovaherero Traditional Authority (OTA); and contributions from John Nakuta, from the University of Namibia (UNAM); Werner Hillebrecht, Namibia History and Heritage Consultant; Elsarien Katiti, National Youth Council (NYC); Prof Alinah Segobye, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; and Yvonne Dausab, Chairperson of the Land Reform and Development Commission (LRDC).