THE 'FAMILY HOUSE': Kinship, Inheritance and the legacies of Township Property Regimes

Tuesday, 19 September, 2017 - 08:30

THE 'FAMILY HOUSE': Kinship, Inheritance and the legacies of Township Property Regimes

ProBono.Org in partnership with the University of Birmingham, the Wits Institute of Social and Economic Research and the Economic and Social Research Council of the UK invites members of the legal profession, academics and other stakeholders to a panel discussion on the gap between the popular understanding of 'the family house' and the legal framework of individualised ownership.

 The panel will explore the complex legal and social dimensions of property ownership and residence, as people strive to pass homes and acquire them.

The discussion will seek to track the legal-bureaucratic processes themselves and look into creating an understanding of what is happening on the ground, within and beyond the rubrics of the law. The panel will inform a discussion on the reform of the law regulating title.

The panel will include representatives from:​

* Advocate Van Gend Botha
* Lawyers for Human Rights
* Socio-Economic Rights institute
* The Registrar of Deeds Johannesburg 
* Master of the High Court Johannesburg
* Gauteng Provincial Department of Human Settlements
* Dr Maxim Bolt - Researcher from University of Birmingham and WISER

Date: Tuesday 19 September 2017

Time: 08:30 am for 09:00AM to 12pm

Venue: Ford Foundation, one-on-ninth Street, Melrose Estate, Johannesburg

RSVP: or 010 007 4848