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CONFERENCE: Climate Change and Agrarian Justice

The Journal of Peasant Studies and partners announces the international online conference on Climate Change and Agrarian Justice Dates: 26-29 September 2022 Time: 13.00 - 15.30 CAT/ CET each day Call for papers and participation Climate change is inextricably entwined with capitalism, but how the relationship between capitalism and climate change plays out in the rural world requires deeper analysis.…
PLAAS
May 3, 2022
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BOOK LAUNCH: Capital Penetration and the Peasantry in Southern and Eastern Africa.

Book Launch SMAIAS in partnership with PLAAS invites you to the book launch of Capital Penetration and the Peasantry in Southern and Eastern Africa: Neoliberal Restructuring.  The book is edited by Freedom Mazwi, George T. Mudimu, and Kirk Helliker and is published by Springer Press. Neoliberal capitalism has diverse impacts on the peasantry. This book presents new research from several…
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May 3, 2022
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WEBINAR: Worsening Climate Chaos and the Challenge of Climate Justice

THURSDAY 21 April 2022 from 13:00 – 14:00 SAST/CAT PLAAS invites you to a webinar titled ‘Worsening Climate Chaos and the Challenge of Climate Justice’. The webinar will be delivered by: Dr Vishwas Satgar - the Associate Professor of International Relations, editor of the Democratic Marxism series and principal investigator for Emancipatory Futures Studies in the Anthropocene, University of the Witwatersrand,…
PLAAS
April 11, 2022
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WEBINAR: War and food – How will the Russia-Ukraine conflict affect African food systems?

Thursday, 31 March 2022 from 13:00 – 14:00 SAST/CAT PLAAS invites you to a webinar titled ‘War and food: How will the Russia-Ukraine conflict affect African food systems?’ The speakers include: Prof. Steve Wiggins, Research fellow at Overseas Development Institute in United Kingdom. Refiloe Joala, Food Sovereignty Programme Manager at Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, and a Phd candidate at the Institute for…
PLAAS
March 25, 2022
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WEBINAR: Power and Inequality in the South African wine value chain

Tuesday, 05 April 2022 from 13:00 – 14:00 SAST/CAT PLAAS invites you to a webinar titled ‘Power and Inequality in the South African wine value chain’. The speakers include: Stefano Ponte, Professor of International Political Economy, Copenhagen Business School  Reena Das Nair, Associate Professor, Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development, University of Johannesburg The webinar will be chaired by Professor…
PLAAS
March 17, 2022
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PODCAST: We cannot eat oil and gas

PLAAS in partnership with Climate Justice Coalition produced a podcast based on the webinar titled: “We cannot eat oil and gas” – seismic surveys on the east and west coast of South Africa’ held by PLAAS on 03 March 2022. This work is part of the Living Landscapes Project funded by Oak Foundation. Please listen here: https://pod.link/cjc/episode/d1120000c1e9e60d539da3f6996ada90 A special thanks to the…
PLAAS
March 14, 2022
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WEBINAR: Chinese investments in African agriculture: Insights from Agriculture Technology Demonstration Centres (ATDC)

THURSDAY 17 March 2022 from 13:00 – 14:00 SAST/CAT PLAAS invites you to a webinar titled ‘Chinese investments in African agriculture: Insights from Agriculture Technology Demonstration Centres (ATDC). The speakers include: Dr Nkumbu Nalwimba, Independent Researcher, Zambia Dr. Blessing Simura (International Relations), Independent Researcher, Zimbabwe Mr Elias Dafi (Econometrician) Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa Dr George T. Mudimu, Institute for Poverty,…
PLAAS
March 9, 2022
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PLAAS Webinar: ‘We cannot eat oil and gas’ – seismic surveys on the east and west coast of SA

THURSDAY, 03 March 2022 from 13:00 – 14:00 SAST/CAT PLAAS invites you to a webinar titled: “We cannot eat oil and gas” - seismic surveys on the east and west coast of South Africa. The speakers include: Nonhle Mbuthuma, Amadiba Crisis Committee Sinegugu Zukulu, Sustaining the Wild Coast Wilmien Wicomb, Legal Resources Center Christian Adams, Steenberg Cove Small Scale Fishers…
PLAAS
February 22, 2022
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Webinar: Populism, authoritarianism and agrarian struggles

Join us for our co-hosted webinar on 16 February 2022, unpacking Populism, authoritarianism and agrarian struggles. Register here. Around the world emerging new exclusionary politics are generating deepening inequalities, jobless ‘growth’, climate chaos, and social division. These processes have been intensified or exposed in many places by the Covid-19 pandemic and responses to it, but they are not new. Since…
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February 9, 2022
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The government should establish proper pro-poor land reform instead of fiddling with the Constitution

By Farai Mtero, Katlego Ramantsima and Nkanyiso Gumede After close to four years of government efforts and public consultation, a bid to amend the Constitution, supposedly to enhance the state’s powers to expropriate land for land reform purposes, has collapsed. Last week, the ANC failed to garner the two-thirds parliamentary majority which is required to amend any aspect of South…
PLAAS
December 13, 2021