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Land grabs

The Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI) focuses on understanding the rise of ‘authoritarian populism’ in rural settings across the world, as well as the forms of resistance occurring and the alternatives being built. New exclusionary politics...

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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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African women made history in October 2016 by being the first group of 29 women to climb to the rooftop of Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro – in a campaign to raise their voice about their land rights. The women undertook this symbolic journey and challenge to highlight the difficulties of securing...

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