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PLAAS Webinar: Covid-19: Impact on small-scale fisheries in South Africa and beyond

Webinar: Covid-19: Impact on small-scale fisheries in South Africa and beyond When: Thursday, 30 April 2020 at 13:00 Join PLAAS for a webinar on “Covid-19: Impact on small-scale fisheries in South Africa and beyond” featuring Charles America (artisanal fisher and activist from Ocean View), Rovina Europa (Coastal Links, Arniston), and Naseegh Jaffer (director, Masifundise Development Trust). The speakers will give perspective…
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April 24, 2020
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PLAAS Webinar: Covid-19: What’s happening in our informal economy?

Webinar: Covid-19: What's happening in our informal economy? When: Thursday, 23 April 2020 at 13:00 Join PLAAS for the next webinar in this series on “Covid-19: What's happening in our informal economy?” featuring Luyanda Hlatswayo (African Reclaimers Organisation), Lynette Maart (Black Sash South Africa) and Prof Imraan Valodia (Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management, University of Witwatersrand). The speakers will…
PLAAS
April 21, 2020
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Submission on the Constitution 18th Amendment Bill

Submission on the Constitution 18th Amendment Bill The 18th Amendment Bill of South Africa’s constitution seeks to make changes to Section 25 of the Bill of Rights (the property clause) in order to make explicit the circumstances that would warrant the payment of nil compensation following the expropriation of land. The deadline for parliament’s ad-hoc committee to make amendments to…
PLAAS
March 12, 2020
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Submission to amend the national policy for beneficiary selection and land allocation

Submission to amend the national policy for beneficiary selection and land allocation   This is the Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) submission to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on the national policy for beneficiary selection and land allocation. The analysis of the policy is based on our interpretation of the injunction in Section 25(5) of…
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March 11, 2020
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PLAAS Seminar: Is nationalisation and state custodianship of land a solution?

Is nationalisation and state custodianship of land a solution? Agrarian capital, kleptocracy and rural struggles in Mozambique Presenter: Boaventura Monjane PLAAS, University of the Western Cape The Constitution of the Republic of Mozambique establishes that land is state property and cannot be sold, or otherwise alienated, mortgaged or seized. As a universal means of creating wealth and social welfare, access…
Esté Beerwinkel
March 3, 2020
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PLAAS Seminar: Employment trends, tenure security and livelihoods for farm workers on land redistribution farms

Employment trends, tenure security and livelihoods for farmworkers on land redistribution farms Presenter: Nkanyiso Gumede PLAAS, University of the Western Cape South Africa’s land reform has failed to meet official targets and the public’s expectations. It has its winners and losers, but where do workers stand in all this? South Africa’s land policy identifies farm workers as a category that…
Esté Beerwinkel
February 25, 2020
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PLAAS Seminar: Expropriation without compensation, land reform and justice in South Africa

Expropriation without compensation, land reform and justice in South Africa Presenter: Prof. Ruth Hall PLAAS, University of the Western Cape The phrase “land expropriation without compensation” gained prominence in South African debates about land reform, property rights and constitutional amendment. The growing centrality of EWC as a political signifier—a meme of sorts—can be traced from the EFF’s entry into electoral…
Esté Beerwinkel
February 19, 2020
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Understanding the wave of modern ‘populism’

One of the most important international developments of the last five years has been the rise of what is commonly called 'populism' - a new form of mostly right-wing, disruptive and anti-establishment politics that has challenged the authority and the hegemony of the world order that has been in place since the end of the Cold War.   From the politics…
PLAAS
January 31, 2020
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Call for applications: JPS Summer 2020 Writeshop in Critical Agrarian Studies and Scholar-Activism

Journal of Peasant Studies 2nd Writeshop-Workshop in Critical Agrarian Studies and Scholar-Activism 2020 Call for Applications The Journal of Peasant Studies (JPS), College of Humanities and Development Studies (COHD) of China Agricultural University (Beijing), Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies at the University of the Western Cape (PLAAS), Young African Researchers in Agriculture (YARA), Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC), and…
Esté Beerwinkel
January 21, 2020