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by Business Day in 2018
Prof Ben Cousins, 31 Aug Policies to secure land rights should begin by improving existing systems rather than replacing them Individual ownership is not a silver bullet for the insecurity of land tenure experienced by millions of South Africans. Nor is it a solution to structural poverty. A range...
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, backyard shacks and abandoned...
by Daily Maverick in 2018
 Andries Du Toit, 27 August  One of the most interesting questions about the “land debate”, as it is commonly referred to in the South African media – the debate about the merits of amending the Constitution in order to provide for expropriation of agricultural land without compensation (EWC) – is...
by News24 in 2018
24 August, 12:23 PM "I think that the agricultural industry does not fully appreciate the significance of the scale issue." These were the sobering words of Professor Ben Cousins, the University of the Western Cape's Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies chairperson. Speaking to News24 at the...
by Ben M. McKay, Ruth Hall, Juan Liu in 2018
The economic and political rise of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) and Middle-Income Countries (MICs) have important implications for global agrarian transformation.These emerging economies are undergoing profound changes as key sites of the production, circulation, and...

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