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Land reform

by Ruth Hall in 2017

What does land redistribution look like on the ground? This presentation reflects findings from field research in the Sarah Baartman district of the Eastern Cape. The answer is complex. Three patterns stand out, which can be summarised as: (1) A stymied middle class; (2) Agribusiness cashing in...

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 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 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...

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