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Evaluating land & agrarian reform

by Phillan Zamchiya in 2018

How have foreign-based investments affected land-based livelihoods for smallholder farmers in Africa? This article seeks to shift debate from an insular macro-economic perspective to a more diverse livelihoods approach, one that is informed by the day-to-day quotidian concerns of the rural...

by Aidan van den Heever, UWC in 2018

21 September 

Professor Ruth Hall - from the University of the Western Cape’s (UWC) Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) - has been appointed to an advisory panel on land reform by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

 

The panel will advise the Inter-...

by Cape Talk 567AM in 2018

24 September 2018, Pippa Hudson

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the creation an advisory panel to assist with the on-going land reform debate. Ramaphosa has also formed a 10-person advisory panel which will delegate the right way forward for land reform, in light of the contentious...

by Michael Aliber in 2015

(Draft chapter for ‘Land Divided Land Restored. Land Reform in South Africa for the 21st  Century’ edited by Ben Cousins and Cherryl Walker, Jacana Media, 2015) 

 
If there is one thing regarding land reform in South Africa about which there is near-...
by Daily Maverick in 2018

Prof Ben Cousins, 29 August

A major question thrown up in current debates on land is how to secure the land rights of people living in areas where systems of both land tenure and authority are informed by customary law. Similarly, people living in informal settlements,...

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