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by Land Policy Initiative in 2014
The Land Policy Initiative (LPI) is a joint initiative of the African Union Commission, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and the African Development Bank. The LPI proposes to host a biennial Conference on Land Policy in Africa, which will be a policy and learning event. Its goal...
by Primedia Broadcasting in 2014
Professor Ruth Hall, takes on the recently proposed land reform changes in an interview with John Maytham for the 567 CapeTalk Drive Show.   Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti has published policy proposals which seek to address the inequality of land distribution. Nkwinti...
by Business Day in 2014
The government’s programmes to address land reform, rural poverty and food insecurity have had little success and its redistribution process "appears to be ripe for elite capture", researchers at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) have concluded. "Eligibility is broad and unclear, yet new...
by Denene Erasmus, Farmer's Weekly in 2014
This article argues that Minister Nkwinti’s suggestion that 50% of farms be transferred to farm workers, ignores empowerment strategies championed by organised agriculture and is a departure from the land reform model proposed in government’s National Development Plan. In an analysis of the...
by Haroon Bhorat, Aalia Cassim in 2014
This blog looks at South Africa's extensive and progressively targeted social security system. But is the scheme genuinely contributing to declining levels of poverty and inequality in the country? And what of the concerns that grants and social assistance is an aggravating cause of the structural...

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