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Title:Land is for People: Experiences of the Community of Khuis
Author:Erasmus, P.A.
Periodical:Anthropology Southern Africa
Geographic term:South Africa
local history
native reserves
land rights
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
History and Exploration
Ethnic and Race Relations
Abstract:The residents of Khuis, situated in the Kgalagadi District Municipality, in the Northern Cape, South Africa, are chiefly of Tlharo and Kattea origin. This study investigates the social history of the Tlharo, with the aim of articulating and clarifying the particular nature of their experiences in respect of land-related issues. The author describes their circumstances against the background of the course of events as directed and influenced by colonization, apartheid and the 'new democratic dispensation'. Pervasive ideological considerations and hegemonic interests have seriously impinged on the land rights of the Tlharo and resulted in the gradual dwindling of their land. They have often been placed at the mercy of bureaucratic whims and have undergone radical changes which have fundamentally altered their world. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract, edited]