Course Description

Course Name

Land and Cadastral Survey Law

Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

16 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course introduces students to case law and practical aspects of land tenure systems, ownership, fundamentals of Roman Dutch law, acquisition and cession of rights in land, land registration, cadastral systems and cadastral survey law. Included are statutes and case law relating to cadastral survey, registration, planning, property ownership and land information management in South Africa as well as International law and law of the sea; delimitation and delineation of offshore rights; post-apartheid land policies and legislation and land reform and delivery issues in the developing world.

*Course content subject to change