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Webinar Series: Agrarian Conversations

Agrarian Conversations Webinar: Wednesday 27 January 2021 at 14:00 CAT Pastoralists are some of the most marginalised people on the planet, but they have much to teach us all. Pastoralists make a living from livestock on extensive dry and montane rangelands across the world, continuously living with and from uncertainty. Like agrarian societies everywhere, pastoralists are confronted by the incursions…
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January 22, 2021
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PLAAS hosts policy engagement workshop to promote secure land tenure for women

The Institute for Poverty, Land, and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) is hosting a policy engagement workshop for its latest project titled “Privatisation of customary land and implications for women’s land tenure security and livelihoods in Southern Africa” from 2 to 3 December 2020. The training workshop will focus on high-level policy engagement and communications to promote secure land tenure for women.…
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November 27, 2020
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Briefing note on “Legal pluralism and poor implementation hold back women’s land rights in Africa: What can we do?”

Briefing note on “Legal pluralism and poor implementation hold back women’s land rights in Africa: What can we do?” From the Beijing Conference held 25 years ago to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in 2016 women have voiced their concerns on land rights as the top agenda among other policy issues. The African Union and several African countries have formulated…
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November 27, 2020
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Agrarian Politics Episode 7: Feminism and postcoloniality: Transcending patriarchy and nationalism

To grapple with patriarchy requires drawing inspiration from anticolonial struggles, recognising the constraints of the neocolonial present and forging a post-patriarchal postcolonial future. In this episode, we speak with Professor Patricia McFadden, a radical feminist, scholar and activist from eSwatini (formerly Swaziland), who spent 20 years in the anti-apartheid and anti-colonial struggle and whose work addresses gender politics and citizenship,…
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November 23, 2020
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PLAAS Webinar: The land of opportunity? The status of the government’s state land release promise

Webinar: The land of opportunity? The status of the government’s state land release promise Thursday 12 November 2020 from 13:00–14:00 (CAT) PLAAS invites you to a webinar on “The land of opportunity? The status of the government’s state land release promise”. The webinar will be chaired by PLAAS researcher Katlego Ramantsima, and will feature: Alwyn Esterhuizen, GIS Specialist at the…
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November 6, 2020
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Apply now: Postgraduate Diploma in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies

Postgraduate Diploma in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies An invaluable online learning opportunity What our programme offers The Postgraduate Diploma in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies is a unique programme offered by PLAAS, at the University of the Western Cape. It is the only programme in the land and agrarian studies field offered at a South African University, and accredited…
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October 23, 2020
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PLAAS Webinar: Do rural African young people have a future in agriculture?

Webinar: Do rural African young people have a future in agriculture? Thursday 22 October 2020 from 13:00–14:00 (CAT) PLAAS invites you to a webinar on “Do rural African young people have a future in agriculture?”. The webinar will be chaired by Dr George Mudimu, PLAAS postdoctoral fellow. Speakers are: Dr Elina Amadhila (University of Namibia), Dr Gertrude Dzifa Torvikey (University…
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October 19, 2020
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PLAAS Webinar: The land shall be shared among those who work it? Interrogating the release of state land

Webinar: The land shall be shared among those who work it? Interrogating the release of state land Thursday 8 October 2020 from 13:00–14:00 (CAT) PLAAS invites you to a webinar on “The land shall be shared among those who work it? Interrogating the release of state land”. The webinar will be chaired by PLAAS researcher Katlego Ramantsima, and will feature:…
PLAAS
October 6, 2020
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PLAAS Webinar: Women, Covid-19 and food systems in Africa

Webinar: Women, Covid-19 and food systems in Africa Thursday 1 October 2020 from 13:00–14:00 (CAT) PLAAS, in partnership with the University of Ghana, University of Pretoria and the Environmental Management and Economic Development Organization, invites you to a webinar on “Women, Covid-19 and food systems in Africa”. The webinar will be chaired by Dr Marc Wegerif of the University of…
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September 28, 2020