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Author Cavanagh, Edward.

Title Settler colonialism and land rights in South Africa : possession and dispossession on the Orange River / Edward Cavanagh
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Contents Introduction: Land, Sovereignty, and Indigeneity in South Africa -- 1. The Erasure of Past Interests in Land at Philippolis -- 2. The Griqua Land Regime and its Challenges -- 3. The Erasure of Past Interests in Land at Orania -- 4. The Oranian Land Regime and its Challenges -- Conclusion: Land Regimes and Property Rights on the Orange River -- Afterword: On Restitution and Dispossession
Summary This local history of Griqua Philippolis (1824-1862) and Afrikaner Orania (1990-2013) gets at the crux of the ever-pertinent land question in South Africa. Identifying the many layers of dispossession definitive of the South African past, the book presents a provocative new argument about land rights and the residues of settler colonialism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Afrikaners -- Land tenure -- South Africa -- Orania.
Griquas -- Land tenure -- South Africa -- Philippolis.
Land settlement -- South Africa -- Orania.
Land settlement -- South Africa -- Philippolis.
Land tenure -- South Africa -- Orania.
Land tenure -- South Africa -- Philippolis.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1137305770 (electronic bk.)
9781137305770 (electronic bk.)