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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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December 13, 2021
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WEBINAR: The crisis around our humble Sardine

WEBINAR: The crisis around our humble Sardine – Balancing human consumption and ecosystem needs THURSDAY, 09 December 2021 from 13:00 – 14:00 SAST/CAT PLAAS invites you to a webinar titled ‘The crisis around our humble Sardine – Balancing human consumption and ecosystem needs’ The speakers include: Professor Moenieba Isaacs, Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies Mr Craig Smith, World…
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December 3, 2021
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Marital status, urbanisation, and violence: a three-pronged threat to women’s land rights in South Africa.

By Chilombo Musa, Mapula Mnisi, and Molatelo Mohale South Africa’s complex land question has elicited numerous enquiries into land relations in the country using various lenses. To lend to this discussion and provoke new interrogations into women’s land rights in South Africa, we undertook a study in Limpopo to explore a ‘silent’ form of urbanisation emanating from the migration of…
jvandieman@plaas.org.za
December 2, 2021
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Community Declaration on land rights by the women who live in rural Limpopo, South Africa

Photo caption: Some of the rural women of Limpopo who participated in the community meeting at Ster Park Guest House in Polokwane, 30 November 2021, to produce this policy declaration. Picture credit: Nkuzi Development Association/PLAAS. Download the declaration as a PDF here or read it below. Introduction  This community declaration was conceived when we, the community members of Limpopo, South Africa,…
jvandieman@plaas.org.za
December 2, 2021
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Call for Papers: Biodiversity conservation, disruptive politics, and the challenges of (challenging) spatial injustices

Call for Papers: Biodiversity conservation, disruptive politics, and the challenges of (challenging) spatial injustices Panel proposal and CfP for POLLEN 2022: The 4th Biennial Conference of the Political Ecology Network – 28-30 June 2022, #POLLEN22 | www.pollen2022.com | @PolEcoNet Organised by: Bram Büscher, Moenieba Isaacs and Lerato Thakholi Abstract: In many places around the world, both north and south, efforts…
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November 24, 2021
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WEBINAR: Aligning customary land and water tenure reform in South Africa: lessons from Africa

WEBINAR: Aligning customary land and water tenure reform in South Africa: lessons from Africa THURSDAY 11 November 2021 from 13:00 – 14:00 SAST/CAT PLAAS invites you to a webinar titled ‘Aligning customary land and water tenure reform in South Africa: lessons from Africa’ Whereas customary land tenure in South Africa and elsewhere in Africa receives widescale policy, action and scholarly…
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November 9, 2021