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Apply now: Postgraduate Diploma in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies

Postgraduate Diploma in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies An invaluable 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 at…
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October 23, 2020
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Agrarian Politics Episode 6: Political Ecology: Society, nature and the commons

Inequality and injustice cannot be resolved within society without also confronting the destructive and exploitative relations between society and nature. This is a key argument within political ecology, an interdisciplinary approach that challenges ideas among radical thinkers in critical agrarian studies. In this episode, we speak with Prof. Amita Baviskar, a leading Indian scholar and activist involved with struggles around…
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October 19, 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:…
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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
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The impact of Covid-19 on land reform beneficiaries

The impact of Covid-19 on land reform beneficiaries By Katlego Ramantsima Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the prevailing key topics in the agricultural sector that arise are the pandemic’s impact on food security, employment and health care. These are crucial areas of concern as the coronavirus outbreak has proven to have an impact on every part of the agricultural sector and…
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September 18, 2020
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PLAAS Webinar: Equitable access to land: Constraints and proposals for the future

Webinar: Equitable access to land: Constraints and proposals for the future Thursday, 17 September 2020 from 13:00–14:00 (CAT) Join PLAAS for a webinar on “Equitable access to land: Constraints and proposals for the future”. The webinar will feature: Sheila Madikane – activist, Reclaim the City Mandisa Shandu – director, Ndifuna Ukwazi Nkanyiso Gumede – researcher, PLAAS The webinar will be chaired…
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September 14, 2020
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Agrarian Politics Episode 5: Small-scale fishers and the struggle for ‘blue justice’

More than half a billion people in the world depend on fishing for a livelihood. Not only is this resource being depleted, but it has been privatised, with rights allocated to big companies, reducing people's access and in some cases pushing people into criminal livelihoods. In this episode, we talk with two prominent voices on the fishing sector: Prof Moenieba…
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September 14, 2020
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PLAAS Webinar: Securing land tenure rights: Dissecting the Upgrading of Land Rights Amendment Bill

Webinar: Securing land tenure rights: Dissecting the Upgrading of Land Rights Amendment Bill Thursday, 10 September 2020 from 13:00–14:00 (CAT) Join PLAAS for a webinar on “Securing land tenure rights: Dissecting the Upgrading of Land Rights Amendment Bill”. The webinar will feature: Dr Rosalie Kingwill – Research Associate at Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) and member of LandNNES,…
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September 4, 2020