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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…
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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
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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…
PLAAS
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