Open Knowledge

Land Ownership 10% open

South Africa

What data is expected?

Cadaster showing land ownership data on a map and include all metadata on the land. Cadaster data submmitted in this category must include the following charateristics:

  • Land boarders
  • Land owners name
  • Land size
  • national level
  • updated yearly

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? No (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? No
  •   Is the data machine readable? Unsure (n/a)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? No
  •   Publicly available? No published by Dept of Rural Development and Land Reform)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? No (No URL given)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


The Dept completed a land audit in 2015 in which it states:

The State Land Audit serves to underpin this. It has now been completed and the relevant data vetted and verified. We now know who owns what part of South Africa; what land the State owns and where it is located.

However, this information does not appear to be available to the public.

Reviewer comments




  • Codrina Maria Ilie


  • Greg Kempe