Agricultural Districts

Johannesburg Peri-urban Area

Growing Roots, an agricultural community, deals with the Subdivision of Agricultural Land, which different South African policies have prevented. The governments of the Apartheid era used policies to provide benefits for the white minority resulting in a segregated agricultural landholding. The Subdivision of Agricultural Land Act 70 of 1970 (“SALA”) prevented the creation of ‘’uneconomic’’ subdivision of prime agricultural land, in the national interest. At the present time, the Subdivision of Agricultural Land Repeal Act of 1998 is still in operation, which pretended to remediate the former legislations’ inequalities but without major changes into effect.
        This project speculates on the formation of agricultural districts in the peri-urban Johannesburg area to face the rapid urbanization and unsustainable land management practices in favor of a resilient city.


Sanne van den Breemer
Filip Geerts
Ilmar Hurkxkens

Director of Studies

Salomon Frausto


Nigel Alarcon(MX), Pooja Bhave(IN), Mariano Cuofano(IT), Fabiola Cruz(PE), Alonso Díaz(MX), Xiaoyu Ding(CN), Ines Garcia‑Lezana(ES), Sandra Garcia(ES), Martino Greco(IT), Sebastian Hitchcock(ZA), Alejandra Huesca(MX), Yesah Hwangbo(KR), Takuma Johnson(US), Yi-Ni Lin(TW), Paola Tovar(MX), Cristhy Mattos(BR), Preradon Pimpakan(TH), Adi Samet(IL), Raymond Tang(US), Kulaporn Temudom(TH), Danai Tsigkanou(GR), Jesse Verdoes(NL), Rongting Xiao(CN)