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Land Conference 2022

The conference will take place on 17-19 August 2022 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. Conference Information Twenty-five years after South Africa’s Constitution was adopted the 18 million South Africans living…
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August 12, 2022
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Call for applications: Convivial Conservation – New thinking on integrating biodiversity and social justice

Call for Applications Course dates: 15 - 19 August 2022 Why this course? Have you ever wondered why current conservation paradigms do not seem to be able to halt the global biodiversity extinction crisis? Or why many conservation approaches find it so hard to do justice to people and integrate new ideas of ‘living with’ biodiversity rather than separating people and…
PLAAS
June 28, 2022
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Call for applications: A Spring School in Political Economy and Political Ecology

The Agrarian Question and Contested Rural Futures in Africa A Spring School in Political Economy and Political Ecology  Call for Applications 12-16 September 2022 The Institute for Poverty, Land, and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape is hosting a Spring School on The Agrarian Question and Contested Rural Futures in Africa, in collaboration with the Global…
PLAAS
June 20, 2022
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OPEN LETTER: Violation of African Union and United Nations Standards on Land Governance

Dear Excellencies, the President and Prime Minister, and Honourable Ministers Violation of African Union and United Nations Standards on Land Governance We write in urgent response to the actions taken by your government at Loliondo. We write to you as African experts in the fields of land governance and tenure, natural resource management, economic development, sociology, development studies and political…
PLAAS
June 16, 2022
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Online Dialogue – Pushing Back: How activists are pushing for access to land and housing, and push back against a recalcitrant state, hostile corporate power and violence

THURSDAY 23 JUNE 2022 from 13:00 – 15:00 SAST/CAT Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) and Ndifuna Ukwazi (NU) invites you to a second online dialogue on Equitable Access to Land in South Africa titled “Pushing Back: How activists are pushing for access to land and housing, and push back against a recalcitrant state, hostile corporate power and…
PLAAS
June 15, 2022
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INVITE: Mega-launch of a mini-movie!

INVITE: Mega-launch of a mini-movie The Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and partners are pleased to invite you to the official online launch of the African Food Systems During Covid animation. Date: 14 June 2022 Time: 13:00 - 13:30 CAT/SAST Register here: https://bit.ly/39ekiUjWe will be screening the 6-minute animation…
PLAAS
June 10, 2022
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Book LAUNCH: Towards the Blue-Green City: Building Urban Water Resilience

THURSDAY 09 JUNE 2022 from 13:00 – 14:30 SAST/CAT PLAAS invites you to a launch for a book titled ‘Towards the Blue-Green City: Building Urban Water Resilience’. The speakers include: Ernst Conradie - Department of Religion and Theology, University of the Western Cape, South Africa. Philip Clayton Clayton – Institute for Ecological and Civilization – California, United States. Larry A Swatuk…
PLAAS
June 3, 2022
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WEBINAR: Changing customary land tenure regimes and implications for women’s land rights

THURSDAY 26 MAY 2022 from 13:00 – 14:30 SAST/CAT PLAAS invites you to a webinar titled 'Changing customary land tenure regimes and implications for women's land rights’. The webinar will begin with screening of a documentary - 'All we have comes from the land' - exploring women's land rights in Mozambique and Zambia.  The webinar features the following speakers: Waltraud Rabitsch,…
PLAAS
May 16, 2022
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4th World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress (4WSFC)

A series of five regional congresses The 4WSFC AFRICA “Leading by Examples: Leaderships in Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries” Location: Cape Town, South Africa Date: November 21-23, 2022 Background The 4th World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress (4WSFC) is a transdisciplinary forum for all stakeholders involved in small-scale fisheries to participate in an interactive discussion about the world's small-scale fisheries and how to sustain…
PLAAS
May 12, 2022
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Masifundise Development Trust Field Researcher (6-month contract)

The Masifundise Development Trust (MDT) is collaborating with the Institute of Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) to seek for a field researcher based in iSiManagaliso and Kosi Bay to document evidence for Small-scale fishers Tribunal in 2023. Start date 1 June 2022 This is a call for individuals to apply for…
PLAAS
May 5, 2022