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Land grabs

by Ruth Hall, Ben Cousins in 2017

Agrarian change in South Africa over the past two decades has seen consolidation of the hegemony of large-scale commercial farming and corporate agribusiness within agro-food systems. Constrained domestic demand and growth opportunities elsewhere have driven both farming and agribusiness...

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...

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...

by Ben Cousins in 2017

Land has moved to the centre of political discourse in recent months. At the same time, allegations of state capture by the Gupta family have created a storm of controversy and placed the presidency under immense pressure. Leading politicians from the ruling ANC portray land as a key focus of so...

by in 2017

BICAS International Conference - New Extractivism, Peasantries and Social Dynamics: Critical Perspectives and Debates
Fourth conference, Moscow, 13-16 October 2017
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