Municipal Commonage Administration in the Free State Province


Buso, N (2002), Municipal Commonage Administration in the Free State Province: Can Municipalities in the current Local Government Dispensation promote emerging farming? Unpublished report, Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria.



The primary purpose of doing the research concerned was to establish whether municipalities in the current local government dispensation in the Free State are able to utilise commonage land to promote emerging farmers so effectively that they become viable commercial farmers. The secondary purpose of the study is to outline how, in the event of emerging farmers on municipal commonage becoming successful commercial farmers, the concept would form part of formulating a formal policy for local economic development (LED).


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