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Poverty and inequality

Recent events in Zimbabwe have been extraordinary. Indeed, they have also been changing in a dramatic fashion. Like many other Zimbabweans in the diaspora, I have been glued to my computer since the military took control of the country on the 15th of November 2017, in order not to miss any of...

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If there’s one thing we are both passionate about, it’s land. Not that we want it ourselves. Rather, as scholar-activists, we’re both convinced that in South Africa, given our history, land reform is essential and must succeed in redistributing land from white to black farmers, families and...

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Social grant recipients waiting in Gugulethu, Cape Town. A battle over social grant...

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In his SONA speech last week, President Zuma said it would be “difficult, if not impossible” for reconciliation to be accomplished until land ownership in South Africa has been resolved. He announced during his address that he had sent the Expropriation Act back to Parliament in order to pursue...

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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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