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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 African National Congress portray...

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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:...

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In Mozambique and many other African countries, the Great Land Grab has produced little but headlines and local opposition. In part because of that fierce resistance, mega-deal after mega-deal has collapsed (see an earlier report here). With many African governments still feeding illusions...

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The expansion of sugar production in southern Africa has been dramatic. From its early beginnings in Natal to the huge commercial estates across the region established during the colonial era, new investments are being planned. The land rush in southern Africa is often a sugar rush, with the ‘...

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Informal food trade vital to traders' and consumers' livelihoods

Street barbequed sheep heads, walkie-talkies (BBQ chicken heads and feet) and intestines might not be to familiar to middle-class white South Africans but they are an important - largely underestimated - South African...

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