A Geo-spatial Analysis of Sectional Title Schemes Growth in Pretoria North: 2000-2012


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Ivan Farayi Muzondo, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa, muzondoif@tut.ac.za
Molebogeng Precious Bogatsu, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa210144250@tut4life.ac.za
Edward Kurwakumire, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa, kurwakumiree@tut.ac.za
Guy BIkokou, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa, ikokougb@tut.ac.za


Sectional title units have grown in popularity since the Sectional Title Act 66 of 1971 and the predecessor the Sectional Title Act 95 of 1986, made it lawful for any legal entity to own parts of land or buildings exclusively or commonly by defining real rights horizontally and vertically (RSA, 1986). This is, arguably, due to the need to manage competing demands for limited urban spaces and the increased simplicity of preparing traditionally complex three dimensional representations of real rights, by Land Surveyors, Building Engineers and Architects, specially authorised to do so.

The City of Tshwane is by area the largest municipality encompassing 6 368km2 (StatisticsSA, undated). An assessment to evaluate the implications on sectional title approval on the office of the Surveyor-General’s office and temporal spatial growth process on a developed townships may help curb lateral growth of the city. This research study demonstrates the use of techniques in spatial and temporal growth Geographic Information Systems tools used to analyse a time series growth or popularity of sectional titles units constructed from undeveloped and developed free hold tenure within Pretoria North between 2000 and 2012. The results shows that for the period under review, most sectional title schemes were approved by the Surveyor-General between 2004 and 2008 and the spatial distribution did not follow a defined pattern.

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