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PODCAST: Social reproduction, capitalist exploitation and the surplus population

Social reproduction has in recent years taken its rightful place at the very centre of debates and analysis about the current interlocking crises, including COVID-19, economic inequalities and failed neoliberal developmentalism. A key element in the reproduction of the capitalist system, social reproduction is undertaken by three major institutions, namely the household, the state and the markets. In this episode,…
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September 13, 2021
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ONLINE SEMINAR: What is the place of production in social reproduction theory?

INVITATION: What is the place of production in social reproduction theory? TUESDAY 14th September 2021 from 13:00 SAST/CAT The University of the Western Cape’s Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) in partnership with the University of Ghana invites you to an online seminar: “What is the place of production in social reproduction theory?” The speakers include: Professor Ben…
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September 8, 2021
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INVITATION: Critical Dialogues on Equitable Access to Land in South Africa

Broadening Access to Land | PLAAS / Ndifuna Ukwazi Online Public Dialogue THURSDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 2021 from 13:00 – 15:00 SAST/CAT PLAAS and Ndifuna Ukwazi would like to invite you to an online public dialogue that will discuss: ‘Broadening access to land in South Africa: assessing current realities and prospects'This webinar will examine the performance of post-apartheid land reform in…
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September 2, 2021
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WEBINAR: Blue finance – a red herring for coastal women – myths, gaps, and challenges in starting a small business?

WEBINAR: Blue finance - a red herring for coastal women - myths, gaps, and challenges in starting a small business? THURSDAY 26th August 2021  from 13:00 SAST/CAT PLAAS invites you to a webinar titled ‘Blue finance - a red herring for coastal women - myths, gaps, and challenges in starting a small business?’ The speakers include: Rosie Sisola coastal woman…
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August 20, 2021
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PLAAS WEBINAR: Development corridors in Africa: whose voices count?

WEBINAR: Development corridors in Africa: whose voices count? THURSDAY 12 AUGUST 2021 from 13:00 – 14:00 SAST/CAT PLAAS invites you to a webinar titled ‘Development corridors in Africa: whose voices count?’ The speakers include: Emmanuel Sulle, Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape Francine Picard, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Anselme…
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August 6, 2021
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PLAAS WEBINAR: Urban struggles for equitable access to land

WEBINAR: Urban struggles for equitable access to land THURSDAY 5 AUGUST 2021 from 13:00 – 14:00 SAST/CAT PLAAS invites you to a webinar titled ‘Urban struggles for equitable access to land’. The speakers include: Nomsa Sizani, General Secretary, Abahlali BaseMjondolo Shakira Qwabe, Land Activist, Gauteng Dr Trevor Ngwane, Scholar-Activist, University of Johannesburg The webinar will be chaired by Katlego Ramantsima,…
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July 30, 2021
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PLAAS VACANCY: Research Manager

The Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape is currently seeking a Research Manager. Research Manager (Grade 8) (1-year contract) The Research Manager is responsible for all aspects of high-level research management, fundraising support, project support, coordination and implementation in PLAAS’s regional research projects on food system change and land governance in…
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July 28, 2021
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PLAAS VACANCY: Co-ordinator: Postgraduate and Continuing Education

The Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape is currently seeking a Co-ordinator: Postgraduate and Continuing Education. Co-ordinator (Grade 9): Postgraduate and Continuing Education The Co-ordinator: Postgraduate Postgraduate and Continuing Education is responsible for all aspects of high level project SARChI, Postgraduate and Short Course Management at PLAAS Responsibilities The Co-ordinator: Postgraduate…
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July 28, 2021
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PLAAS WEBINAR: Understanding the 18th Constitutional Amendment and its implications for land reform

WEBINAR: Understanding the 18th Constitutional Amendment and its implications for land reform THURSDAY 22 JULY 2021 from 13:00 – 14:00 SAST/CAT PLAAS invites you to a webinar titled ‘Understanding the 18th Constitutional Amendment and its implications for land reform’. The speakers include: Tshepo Fokane, Research and Media Officer, Alliance for Rural Development Edward Molopi, Research and Advocacy Officer, Socio-Economic Rights Institute of…
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July 15, 2021
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Call for applications: The Political Economy of Land Governance in Africa

The Political Economy of Land Governance in Africa University 5 day online short course | 06 - 10 September 2021 Why this course? Across Africa, the majority of both rural and urban residents have insecure tenure rights, either in law or in practice. They face the legacy of land dispossession, colonial legal codes, contested customary tenure systems, and growing pressure…
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July 14, 2021