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      Instilling value-significance in landownership in the Northern Cape Province

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          INSTILLING VALUE-SIGNIFICANCE IN LAND OWNERSHIP IN THE NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCEKing Costa and Gail Denise Parker Affiliation: Global Centre for Academic ResearchABSTRACTThe concept of value-significance in landownership has been viewed from only one dimension – the economic dimension. This study focused on the intrinsic dimension, sometimes theoretically called “place attachment” to determine how this component could be infused in land reform support and maintenance programmes directed towards beneficiaries of the land redistribution programme in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. The current state of post-land redistribution programme is characterized with a plethora of problems that lead to discouraged beneficiaries, unproductive land use and ultimate land degradation. In view of the above, this study sought to answer the question, “How to instill value-significance in land ownership to beneficiaries of the land redistribution programme in the Northern Cape Province”.An interpretivist phenomenological approach was selected a method of inquiry, purposively selecting study participants from different cohorts of the land redistribution programme between the period 1994 to 2018. Semi-structured interviews were conducted to obtain in-depth insights, seeking to describe the lived experiences of the land redistribution programme. Aligned with ethical standards, interviews were conducted and recorded on an audio recording device, with the permission of participants. Recorded data was transcribed and analyzed using both thematic analysis benchmarked to the COSTA QDA Technique and the webQDA software. Findings of the study culminated into four thematic expressions as follows: (1) Land redistribution programme needs to be underpinned by a structured maintenance programme; (2) Land redistribution programme transformed lives of beneficiaries; (3) Beneficiaries of land redistribution programme aspire full ownership of the land for productive use; and (4) A framework for instilling value-significance in land ownership could enhance the maintenance of the land redistribution programme. Through a rigorous synthesis of these thematic expressions, a final outcome of this study culminated in a development of the INSTIL Framework for instilling value-significance in land ownership.Key words: identity, instil, land ownership, land reform, place attachment, value-significance

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          November 28 2020
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