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Cadastre Department

Responsible for the administration of mining rights and mineral processing licenses as provided for in the Mines and Minerals Development Act No. 11 of 2015. A Cadastre Department is charged with the responsibility of cadastral surveys or cadastral maps, and holds a comprehensive register of the mining rights or real property’s metes-and-bounds of a country. In most countries, legal systems have developed around the original administrative systems and use the Cadastre to define the dimensions and location of land parcels described in legal documentation. The Cadastre is a fundamental source of data in disputes and lawsuits between landowners.

A cadastral map is a map that shows the boundaries and ownership of land parcels. Some cadastral maps show additional details, such as survey district names, unique identifying numbers for parcels, certificate of title numbers, positions of existing structures, section or lot numbers and their respective areas, adjoining and adjacent street names, selected boundary dimensions and references to prior maps.