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by Ben Cousins in 2015
Professor Ben Cousins holds a South African Research Chair in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (funded by the National Research Foundation), at the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), at the University of the Western Cape. This allows him to support and supervise doctoral...
by Marianne Thamm, Daily Maverick in 2015
Professor Ruth Hall, Associate Professor and researcher with the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) presented an overview of land reform policy and implementation over the past 20 years that revealed significant ideological and policy shifts. This was at a meeting arranged by...
by Donna Hornby, Groundup in 2015
This story began in 2011 when four labour tenant claimants who live on the KwaZulu-Natal private boys’ school, Hilton College Estate approached the Association for Rural Advancement (AFRA), a land rights NGO in Pietermaritzburg, for help to compel the Department to process their claim. It...
by Alex Dubb, Journal of Agrarian Studies in 2015
South Africa’s sugar industry has long been distinguished by its large number of smallscale sugarcane growers (SSGs) farming on ‘communal’ land and its peculiar privately administered regulatory structure. In recent years, however, the numbers of small-scale growers have declined precipitously.This...
by Saliem Fakir, SACSIS in 2015
What we eat and where we get our food from are outcomes of a hidden food system that is not easily decipherable by casual observation. The “poultry wars”, as they are dubbed, is only one side of the story that demonstrates how globalised food production and food security has become. Since 1994 our...

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