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Africa's land rush
by Ruth Hall, Ian Scoones, Dzodzi Tsikata in 2015

Ruth Hall of PLAAS co-edited the book with Ian Scoones and Dzodzi Tsikata. It will be launched in September 2015. The case studies in this soon-to-be-published book explore the processes through which land deals are being made; the implications for agrarian structure, rural livelihoods and food...

by PLAAS, Zambia Land Alliance in 2015

This video discusses large scale land acquisitions in Zambia, and the risks they pose to those who derive their livelihoods from the land. The Zambia goverment has set aside large tracts of land for mining, agriculture and tourism. It focuses on a case study of the Solwezi community who lost...

by PLAAS in 2015

Poor people in the rural areas of Malawi continue to lose their land and land-based livelihoods as a result of land acquisitions for commercial purposes by companies and local elites. Even though both men and women may be victims of land dispossession caused by commercial interests, women are...

by Ruth Hall, Ben Cousins in 2015

This submission to Parliamentary hearings organised by the Portfolio Committee on Public Works to discuss the new Expropriation Bill agrees that a new Expropriation Act is necessary, but it will not resolve the problems faced by land reform. There is a need for clarity on ‘just and equitable’...

by Ruth Hall, Joseph Gausi, Prosper Matondi, Theodor Muduva, Camilo Nhancale, Dimuna Phiri, Phillan Zamchiya in 2015

This book presents case studies of large-scale land deals in Southern Africa. It aims to provide an accessible and vivid window into the lived realities and responses of rural people who are affected by such deals. For this reason, it pays particular attention to what local people say, and has...

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