One hundred years ago, it was declared illegal for native South Africans to acquire land outside scheduled native areas, reserves which had been demarcated by the new Union Parliament and covered only a small fraction of the country. This short piece of legislature, the 1913 Natives Land Act,...
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by Davison Chikazunga on 21 Aug 2012
South Africa’s food supply is highly industrialised dominated by capital intensive production systems and big agribusinesses. The Agro-industrialisation of the country’s food economy has occurred at all levels of the value chain, characterised by:
by Andries du Toit on 9 Nov 2009
One of the key issues I think we should confront in debating land and agrarian reform on this blog – and this is going to sound odd coming from a PLAAS researcher – is the relative marginality of ‘the agrarian question’ to mainstream South African politics. True, agrarian issues (colonial...