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by Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative in 2017
The Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape, in partnership with Rosa Luxemburg Stiftug (RLS), is pleased to announce a call for participation in an innovative new venture. This call is open to scholars and activists with a focus on young...
by PLAAS in 2017
The Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) engages in research, training, policy analysis and postgraduate teaching in relation to poverty, land and agrarian reform, rural development, and regimes of natural resource management in Southern Africa. Applications for the above...
by Ursula Arends in 2017
Prof Issa Shivji (born 1946) is a Tanzanian author and academic, and one of Africa's leading experts on law and development issues. He will be joining the University of the Western Cape (UWC) as a Visiting Professor for two months, September to October 2017. Prof Shivji will be based at the...
by PLAAS in 2017
The Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape engages in research, post-graduate teaching and supervision, short-course training and policy advocacy in relation to land, agriculture, food systems, natural resources management, social protection,...
Nearly 60% of all South Africans, live on land or in dwellings outside of the land titling system. Filckr/Icrisat
by Ben Cousins in 2017
  The conventional view is that insecurity of land tenure results from the lack of a registered title deed which records the property rights of occupants of land or housing. Across Africa, many governments and international development agencies are promoting large-scale land titling as the solution...

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