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PLAAS Special Seminar: International World Fisheries Day, 21 November

PLAAS is hosting a special seminar on 21 November to celebrate International World Fisheries Day. Topic: Is there space for small-scale fisheries in the Blue Economy? Venue: PLAAS boardroom Time: 11h30–14h00 Rsvp: jvandieman@plaas.org.za Presenters Sabelo Mzileni, Kwa-Zulu Natal fisherman and Deputy Chair of Coastal Links KZN Elyse Mills, PhD student at Institute of Social Studies in the Hague and visiting…
Esté Beerwinkel
November 12, 2019
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Land reform, accumulation and social reproduction – Public lecture by Prof. Ben Cousins

Land reform, accumulation and social reproduction: The South African experience in global and historical perspective   Public lecture, Cape Town, 28 October 2019 Prof. Ben Cousins   Land reform in post-apartheid South Africa has promised sweet satisfaction: justice, redress, repossession of stolen land and, for some at least, real opportunities for enhanced incomes and livelihoods within a restructured and dynamic…
Esté Beerwinkel
October 29, 2019
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PLAAS Seminar: The conditions of health when health is conditional

The conditions of health when health is conditional The state of health for women farm workers and dwellers in Rawsonville, a case study by Women on Farms Project. Presenter: Rebecca Mort Women’s Health and Empowerment Programme Coordinator Women on Farms Project Women who live and work on farms exist at the intersections of various conditions that debilitate their health rights.…
Esté Beerwinkel
October 21, 2019
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Farewell public lecture by Prof. Ben Cousins: Land reform, accumulation and social reproduction

Land reform, accumulation and social reproduction: The South African experience in global and historical perspective When: Monday, 28 October 2019 from 18h00 to 20h00 Where: Novalis Ubuntu Institute, 39 Rosmead Avenue, Wynberg Rsvp via email to: jvandieman@plaas.org.za by 23 October 2019 Programme Director – Adv. Tembeka Ngcukaitobi Professor Tyrone Pretorius, Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Western Cape (UWC), invites…
Esté Beerwinkel
October 21, 2019
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PLAAS joins Network of Excellence on Land Governance in Africa as a special node

How do we solve Africa’s land predicament? This a question the Institute of Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) aims to answer through its collaboration with the Network of Excellence on Land Governance in Africa (NELGA). In recognition of PLAAS’s contribution as a knowledge and training leader in the area of land governance and its years of engagement in promoting NELGA,…
Esté Beerwinkel
October 10, 2019
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PLAAS Seminar: Expanding small-scale sugarcane production under crisis conditions in the South African sugar industry

The big opportunity to expand small-scale sugarcane production under crisis conditions in the South African sugar industry   Presenter: Alex Dubb Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), PhD Student The current crisis in the sugar industry provides an opportunity to protect and expand small-scale sugarcane production with regulatory reform and pro-poor land redistribution – potentially providing 13,000-60,000 minimum wage equivalents in…
Esté Beerwinkel
October 10, 2019
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Not-so-super supermarkets: Corporate retailers are killing off the spaza shop economy

A new report on retail competition in the informal sector casts light on structural changes that have contributed to the particular forms of xenophobic violence in townships in recent years. The report, produced by the Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation NPC (SLF), the Centre of Excellence in Food Security (CoE-FS) and the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), is based on…
Esté Beerwinkel
October 4, 2019
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PLAAS Seminar: Unravelling the water question

Unravelling the water question: A perspective from rural South Africa Presenter: Dr Michela Marcatelli Postdoctoral Research Fellow Sociology of Land, Environment and Sustainable Development, Stellenbosch University Water access in South Africa remains extremely unequal, despite an ongoing redistributive water reform and the inclusion of free basic water for the poor among the social policies of the country. I argue therefore…
Esté Beerwinkel
September 25, 2019
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PLAAS Seminar: The effect of hyperinflation in Zimbabwe

The Effect of Hyperinflation on Asset Poverty, Asset Inequality and Child Health Inequality in Zimbabwe Presenter: Flora M.N. Kurasha, University of Cape Town Hyperinflation began in Zimbabwe in March 2007 and reached its peak in July 2008, with an annual inflation rate of 231 million percent and ended in 2009 after dollarisation. This study reveals hyperinflation’s effects on the well-being…
Esté Beerwinkel
September 16, 2019