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What you need to know about getting an Order of Appointment of Administrator

Household properties that have belonged toa family for a long time often carry emotional attachment and rightfully require heirs to the property to obtain a Certificate of Title.  The first thing to be addressed in obtaining a Title Deed for a house left by a deceased family member under the Systematic Land Titling Programme is identifying who has the legal responsibility to be the administrator...

[BLOG POST] Interventions to meet the 50-50 gender parity of land ownership in Zambia: Is enough being done?

When a woman has legal access to and control over land and its profits, she improves her own life and that of her family. In order for this to happen, equitable laws, policies, systems and customs that promote and support women’s land ownership must be put into effect. International land reforms in recent years have included gender-related, progressive approaches to land administration…

The Use of Technology in Systematic Land Governance

By Josephine Lungu, Open data and digital technology can help create effective property management especially in developing countries. Systematic property management results in resolving land-related conflicts. African countries are rapidly urbanizing and therefore the quest for efficient property management in both rural and urban areas continue to increase. Inefficient and inaccurate land...

Women to Initiate Land Rights Conversations

By Josephine Tembo, Women’s land rights and gender justice in land governance are fundamental pillars in the promotion and protection of women’s human rights in all parts of the world. They are a key determinant of women’s empowerment and have profound implications on women’s ability to enjoy in practice civil, political, social, and economic rights, as well as to escape poverty and social...

Zambians Living Abroad Have The Right To Legally Own Land

By Chintu Malambo, As global mobility increases, it is becoming common for landowners to reside outside of their home country  because they have invested in commercial or other real estate. Zambians who own land within the country but are living abroad would be able to acquire their title deed through Medici Land Governance if their property is on State land and within the areas where the...

Title Deeds: A Way To Reduce Poverty In Zambia

By Josephine Tembo,Obtaining a title deed unlocks doors to many possibilities, strengthening the property rights by ensuring that land owners register and have titles on their land can therefore make important contributions to poverty reduction. According to the World Bank overview , the percentage distribution of the population by level of poverty in 2015 showed that 40.8 percent of the...

Efficient Land Registry System: A Cornerstone of Every Modern Economy

By Chintu Malambo, According to the Zambia National Lands Policy, administration and management of the land resources are for the benefit of present and future generations and, as land is a critical resource in Zambia, should be managed in a sustainable manner if Zambia is to prosper. Secure property rights and efficient land registration are a cornerstone of any modern economy.  They give...

Systematic Land Titling: Fast track In Acquiring Land Title Deeds.

By Josephine Tembo, The acquisition of a Title Deed is usually simple and straightforward, however, at times it canalso involve a very complex and specialised process, which understandably is not always veryclear to the average person. Nevertheless, a Title Deed is a very important legal document,which is used as evidence to prove ownership of immovable property, such as a home or a plotof land....

Certificate of Title, Protecting People’s Land Rights

A Certificate of Title is a State-issued document that identifies the legitimate owners of property. Its benefits include security of land tenure, protection of the landowner’s family—especially women and children—in the event of death, and allows for the property to be inherited by one’s children…

Dispute Resolution

By Cisomo Zulu Land is one of the fundamental privileges one can enjoy. Ownership of land promotes dignity and creates pathways to empowerment and economic opportunities. Secure land and property rights create incentives for investment in improving land and increasing value. It provides an asset that can be leveraged for business activities and other enterprises. Beyond promoting economic...

Land is Not an Adult Only Issue

By Olipa Katongo Kunda Access to and control of land is one of the challenges that young people face in Zambia. Land is a valued resource which youth are often expected to access through adults, or wait until they are adults to acquire. According to the Policy Brief, State of the Youth in Zambia : Education, Unemployment, and Poverty Reduction published in 2018, Zambia has a young population,...