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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...
by Andries du Toit in 2017
Are we standing on the brink of a new kind of nihilistic governmentality, where politics is turned into perpetual theatre, disconnected from any kind of coherent government programming? In many parts of the world, there is a growing crisis in the hegemony of what has commonly been called the ‘...
by eNCA in 2017
The Human Sciences Research Council, together with the Centre of Excellence in Food Security hosted a seminar about food security and nutrition in South Africa. South Africa today is recognised as one of the most food secure countries on the continent of Africa. But could land reform and...
by Wendy Knowler in 2017
The big-name supermarkets should be compelled to stock products produced by “smallholders” and new shopping mall developments should be made to allocate 25% of floor space to local township businesses‚ it has been suggested to the Competition Commission. The submission‚ to the Commission’s Grocery...

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