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LAND CONFERENCE 2022: The Failed Promise of Tenure Security

SAVE THE DATE: Land Conference 2022 The Failed Promise of Tenure Security. Customary Land Rights and Dispossession. Hosted by Legal Resources Centre, LARC at University of Cape Town, PLAAS at University of Western Cape and SWOP and Wits. 23-25 February 2022. Register at https://bit.ly/LAND22 Conference Information Twenty-five years after South Africa’s Constitution was adopted the 18 million South Africans living…
PLAAS
December 15, 2021
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The government should establish proper pro-poor land reform instead of fiddling with the Constitution

By Farai Mtero, Katlego Ramantsima and Nkanyiso Gumede After close to four years of government efforts and public consultation, a bid to amend the Constitution, supposedly to enhance the state’s powers to expropriate land for land reform purposes, has collapsed. Last week, the ANC failed to garner the two-thirds parliamentary majority which is required to amend any aspect of South…
PLAAS
December 13, 2021
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WEBINAR: The crisis around our humble Sardine

WEBINAR: The crisis around our humble Sardine – Balancing human consumption and ecosystem needs THURSDAY, 09 December 2021 from 13:00 – 14:00 SAST/CAT PLAAS invites you to a webinar titled ‘The crisis around our humble Sardine – Balancing human consumption and ecosystem needs’ The speakers include: Professor Moenieba Isaacs, Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies Mr Craig Smith, World…
PLAAS
December 3, 2021
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Marital status, urbanisation, and violence: a three-pronged threat to women’s land rights in South Africa.

By Chilombo Musa, Mapula Mnisi, and Molatelo Mohale South Africa’s complex land question has elicited numerous enquiries into land relations in the country using various lenses. To lend to this discussion and provoke new interrogations into women’s land rights in South Africa, we undertook a study in Limpopo to explore a ‘silent’ form of urbanisation emanating from the migration of…
jvandieman@plaas.org.za
December 2, 2021
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Community Declaration on land rights by the women who live in rural Limpopo, South Africa

Photo caption: Some of the rural women of Limpopo who participated in the community meeting at Ster Park Guest House in Polokwane, 30 November 2021, to produce this policy declaration. Picture credit: Nkuzi Development Association/PLAAS. Download the declaration as a PDF here or read it below. Introduction  This community declaration was conceived when we, the community members of Limpopo, South Africa,…
jvandieman@plaas.org.za
December 2, 2021
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Call for Papers: Biodiversity conservation, disruptive politics, and the challenges of (challenging) spatial injustices

Call for Papers: Biodiversity conservation, disruptive politics, and the challenges of (challenging) spatial injustices Panel proposal and CfP for POLLEN 2022: The 4th Biennial Conference of the Political Ecology Network – 28-30 June 2022, #POLLEN22 | www.pollen2022.com | @PolEcoNet Organised by: Bram Büscher, Moenieba Isaacs and Lerato Thakholi Abstract: In many places around the world, both north and south, efforts…
PLAAS
November 24, 2021
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WEBINAR: Aligning customary land and water tenure reform in South Africa: lessons from Africa

WEBINAR: Aligning customary land and water tenure reform in South Africa: lessons from Africa THURSDAY 11 November 2021 from 13:00 – 14:00 SAST/CAT PLAAS invites you to a webinar titled ‘Aligning customary land and water tenure reform in South Africa: lessons from Africa’ Whereas customary land tenure in South Africa and elsewhere in Africa receives widescale policy, action and scholarly…
PLAAS
November 9, 2021
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Community Declaration on Land Rights: The rural women of Nyimba District, Zambia

Community Declaration on Land Rights to The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources; Ministry of Community Development and the Department of Resettlement – Office of the Vice President; and His Royal Highness, Chief NdakeIntroduction This community declaration was conceived when we, the community members of Nyimba, Zambia, with support from Zambia Land Alliance (ZLA) and Institute for Poverty, Land and…
PLAAS
November 5, 2021
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Rural Women of Chipinge Policy Declaration on Land Rights

Rural Women of Chipinge Policy Declaration on Land Rights To the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water, Climate and Rural ResettlementIntroduction The community declaration was conceived when, we the Rural Women of Chipinge in Zimbabwe with support from Platform for Youth and Community Development (PYCD) and Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (
PLAAS
November 5, 2021
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PODCAST Ep. 9: Women, fish and COVID impacts on African food systems

COVID regulations have affected the livelihoods of small-scale fishers across Africa - but in different ways. While many have lost out, the effects vary between classes of boat owners, crew, processors, and traders - and each of these roles is highly gendered, with women playing dominant roles in fish processing and fish trade. Restrictions on mobility, cross-border trade and the…
PLAAS
October 15, 2021