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Smallholder farming and irrigation

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...

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
Please send your abstract: 500 words plus 100 words short bio – in one file, Word format to:...

by Oxpeckers Reporters in 2017

In Tugela Ferry in central KwaZulu-Natal, 95% of farmers with plots of less than half a hectare are producing crops commercially. Other smallholders sell cattle, sheep and goats raised on communal grazing lands to the ceremonial market. In Venda, Limpopo, permaculture food gardens support...

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