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LDPI Working Paper 56
by Godfrey Eliseus Massay, Telemu Kassile in 2014

Beginning in the mid-1970s through to the 1980s, Tanzania experienced a severe socio-economic crisis. In an attempt to turn things around the abating economy and accelerate economic growth, the government embarked on a broad range of radical policy, legislation, and institution reforms, which...

FAC Policity Brief 76
by Emmanuel Sulle, Rebecca Smalley, Lameck Malale in 2014

Sugarcane outgrower schemes are central to several policy and donor strategies for driving agricultural growth and reducing poverty, including the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor project in Tanzania (SAGCOT). But field research into the outgrower component of Kilombero Sugar Company,...

A constricted agricultural system
by Stefanie Swanepoel in 2014

This seminar presentation argues that South Africa has been shaped by very particular historical forces: colonisation, apartheid and globalisation, which has made it an outlier on the African continent. Following the implementation of democratic rule in 1994, the country’s economy was suddenly...

by Gemma Wright, Michael Noble, Phakama Ntshongwana, David Neves, Helen Barnes in 2014

Currently in South Africa lone mothers of working age are only entitled to social assistance for themselves if they are disabled. A means-tested Child Support Grant is payable on behalf of their children but, though important, it is small in amount and is not intended to contribute to the...

by Gemma Wright, Michael Noble, Phakama Ntshongwana, David Neves, Helen Barnes in 2014

As a subset of the adult population, lone mothers of working age face many challenges which, although faced by others, are thrown in sharp relief as a consequence of the competing societal expectations that they should not only simultaneously be caregivers and actively participate in the labour...