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Land Use Changes at Ezulwini Peri - Urban Area in Swaziland (1992-2012)

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Sithole T. N., Salam A., Al-Hosani N.
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Swaziland is facing varying rates of urbanization and this directly affects lands use changes. This study was designed to investigate the land use changes at Ezulwini peri-urban area from 1992 to 2012 and to evaluate how the land use changes have affected the lives of the people in the area. Questionnaires and GIS techniques were used to conducting the study. Open and closed ended questionnaires were directed to residents of study area. Result shows that land use changes took place at the study area and settlements were swallowing agricultural land. The causes of land use changes were development of the local town, low agricultural returns and the construction of a major road. Land use changes brought affluent and educated people to the study area. Residents responded by selling their fields, building rental houses and seeking formal employment. The study concluded that land use changes affect livelihood and governance of peri-urban residents.

Sithole T. N., Salam A., Al-Hosani N.

Agricultural Land, Heads of Households, Land Use, Peri-Urban, Urbanization

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List of acronyms

EZDR Ezulwini Development Report
LMB Land Management Board
MHUD Ministry of Housing and Urban Development
M0EPD Ministry of Economic Planning and Development
NHP National Housing Policy
PUGP Peri-Urban Growth Policy
SNL Swazi Nation Land
TDL Title Deed Land 

Publication Details

Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 3 | May-June - 2015
Date of Publication Print ISSN Online ISSN
2015-06-25 2395-1990 2394-4099
Page(s) Manuscript Number   Publisher
334-348 IJSRSET151373   Technoscience Academy

Cite This Article

Sithole T. N., Salam A., Al-Hosani N., "Land Use Changes at Ezulwini Peri - Urban Area in Swaziland (1992-2012)", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp.334-348, May-June-2015.
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