This Policy Brief was prepared on behalf of and for the National Multi-Stakeholder Platform (MSP) on Land Governance in South Africa, with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in order to develop capacity in land governance monitoring, policy dialogues and engagement on responsible tenure governance in the context of agricultural and rural development in line with the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security. The development of the Policy Brief was managed by the Association for Rural Advancement (AFRA) in its capacity as Co-Chair of the MSP, and in its capacity as the Secretariat for LandNNES, the Land Network National Engagement Strategy of South Africa and the Civil Society arm of the MSP. The National Multi-Stakeholder Platform (MSP) was established in September 2017, with the FAO playing a catalysing role. The MSP is co-chaired by the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) and Civil Society, currently represented by the Association for Rural Advancement (AFRA). LandNNES is a broad civil society platform bringing together over 26 civil society formations (who are members) with a common medium-to-long term vision around strengthening people-centred land governance, especially for marginalised and vulnerable groups. LandNNES is supported by the International Land Coalition (ILC), and is concerned with both the policy and implementation dimensions of land governance.

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