Indigenous Peoples' Rights in Southern Africa

Publisher: IWGIA
Number of pages: 278
ISBN number: 87-91563-08-9
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Publication language: English
Country publication is about: Botswana, Botsuana, South Africa, Sudáfrica
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2004
Release month / day: jun-04

Tags: Human rights

This book is concerned with the first peoples (those people who are considered indigenous by themselves and others) of Southern Africa such as the San, the Nama and the Khoi, and their rights. It analyses the civil and political rights situation, assessing the extent to which these people benefit from such rights as compared to the wider society. The rights to land and to natural resources - or the lack of them - are an important focus of exploration and the book gives several examples of what the loss of these rights has meant for the existence and cultural identity of Southern Africa's indigenous men and women. Other themes addressed in the book are community-based natural resource management, education and the efforts being made in general by indigenous groups and their supporters to defend and promote indigenous rights.

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