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PLAAS Webinar: The gendered impacts of Covid-19: Women in informal work

Webinar: The gendered impacts of Covid-19: Women in informal work Thursday, 6 August 2020 at 13:00 (CAT) Join PLAAS for a webinar on “The gendered impacts of Covid-19: Women in informal work” featuring Ma Lulama (street vendor), Tema Swayimani (agricultural field officer working with smallholder farmers, Mahlathini Development Foundation) and an anonymous small-scale fish trader (together with Malebo Moepi, PhD…
PLAAS
August 3, 2020
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Call for Applications: DAAD PLAAS NELGA Scholarship Applications 2021

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in collaboration with the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), University of the Western Cape (UWC), is offering in-country/in-region scholarships, within the Network of Excellence for Land Governance in Africa (NELGA). This forms part of the Strengthening Advisory Capacities for Land Governance in Africa (SLGA) programme funded by the German Federal Ministry…
PLAAS
July 20, 2020
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Webinar: Struggles for the African Commons: Building an Agenda for Engaged Scholarship

Webinar: Struggles for the African Commons: Building an Agenda for Engaged Scholarship Friday, 24 July 2020 at 17:00 (CAT) Hosts: Moenieba Isaacs, PLAAS, and Ruth Hall, PLAAS Panelists: Issa Shivji, Kojo Amanor, University of Ghana, and Moenieba Isaacs, PLAASGoverning the commons is profoundly a question of political economy. We want to start the conversation and build momentum around an agenda…
PLAAS
July 17, 2020
Agrarian PoliticsNews & Events

Agrarian Politics Episode 2: Food activism in the Covid-19 crisis

Agrarian Politics Episode 2: Food activism in the Covid-19 crisis The Covid-19 pandemic has quickly become a hunger crisis. Activists who for years have mobilised around agrarian and food justice have quickly responded to the Covid-19 crisis by connecting marginalised farmers with poor communities. They argue that the crisis threatens poor people throughout the food system–but also offers a moment…
PLAAS
July 17, 2020
News & EventsUncategorizedWomen’s Land Tenure Security

Raising a red flag on the privatisation of communal land

During an online workshop hosted by the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), participants discussed rapid and 'silent' privatisation of customary land under the theme women's land tenure security and livelihoods in Southern Africa. Civil society participants from Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe were part of a multi-country study to explore emerging trends around land grabbing by…
PLAAS
July 16, 2020
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PLAAS Webinar: Beyond elite capture: Promoting livelihoods and jobs in South Africa’s land reform

Webinar: Beyond elite capture: Promoting livelihoods and jobs in South Africa’s land reform Thursday, 16 July 2020 at 13:00 (CAT) Join PLAAS for a webinar on “Beyond elite capture: Promoting livelihoods and jobs in South Africa’s land reform” featuring Dr Farai Mtero (senior researcher, PLAAS) and Professor Ben Cousins (PLAAS founder and Emeritus Professor, University of the Western Cape). South…
PLAAS
July 10, 2020
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PLAAS hosts workshop on women’s land tenure security in Southern Africa

The Institute for Poverty, Land, and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) is hosting an online workshop for its latest project titled “Privatisation of customary land and implications for women’s land tenure security and livelihoods in Southern Africa” from 7 to 9 July 2020. This new project, spearheaded by PLAAS and funded by the Austrian Development Cooperation, will be guided by voices from…
PLAAS
July 7, 2020
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PLAAS Webinar: Conservation after Covid-19: From unsustainability and inequality to revolutionary renewal?

Webinar: Conservation after Covid-19: From unsustainability and inequality to revolutionary renewal? Thursday, 9 July 2020 at 13:00 (CAT) Join PLAAS for our next webinar in this series. In “Conservation after Covid-19: From unsustainability and inequality to revolutionary renewal?” the speakers will explore opportunities to rethink dominant conservation strategies in Southern Africa and globally. The speakers for this webinar are professors…
PLAAS
July 3, 2020