Land and Cadastral Survey Law

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Land and Cadastral Survey Law

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Urban Studies and Planning

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    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 Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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