Computerisation of land records on course – Molefhi

source: Mmegi
MBONGENI MGUNI
Staff Writer

The Ministry of Lands and Housing and Swedish consultants are in the process of data collection as part of a five-year project to computerise land ownership records, the most comprehensive attempt made thus far.

Efforts to computerise land records and management systems date as far back as 1990 through attempts to automate the Registrar of Deeds, Department of Surveys and Mapping, as well as spreading this to individual land boards.

Challenges have included the substantial information involved, poor record keeping at various levels, insufficient bandwidth for the size of documents to be shared and difficulties involving the appropriate software to be used.

Lands and Housing Minister, Nonofo Molefhi says computerisation would weed out multiple owners of [continue reading]

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