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PLAAS Webinar: Land activism in South Africa: The state of rural and urban struggles

Webinar: Land activism in South Africa: The state of rural and urban struggles Thursday, 3 September 2020 from 13:00–14:00 (CAT) Join PLAAS for a webinar on “Land activism in South Africa: the state of rural and urban struggles”. The webinar will feature: Mercia Andrews, director of the Trust for Community Outreach and Education and member of Inyanda Land Movement Themba Chauke,…
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August 28, 2020
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Women’s Land Rights for Inclusive Development and Growth in Africa

The project “Women’s Rights for Inclusive Development and Growth in Africa” aims to hold governments accountable on on the implementation of policies and laws on women’s land rights monitoring the nature of policies and the actions they take. The project has focused on women’s land rights in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Togo and South Africa. A scorecard has been…
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August 26, 2020
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Briefing note on “Struggles for the African Commons: Building an Agenda for Engaged Scholarship”

Briefing note on “Struggles for the African Commons: Building an Agenda for Engaged Scholarship” Governing the commons is profoundly a question of political economy. We want to start the conversation and build momentum around an agenda towards engaged scholarship within and across African universities that addresses struggles not only over natural resources but over political authority and competing notions of…
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August 24, 2020
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PLAAS Webinar: Legal pluralism and poor implementation hold back women’s land rights in Africa: What can we do?

Webinar: Legal pluralism and poor implementation hold back women’s land rights in Africa: What can we do? Thursday, 27 August 2020 at 13:00 (CAT) Join PLAAS for a webinar on “Legal pluralism and poor implementation hold back women’s land rights in Africa: What can we do?”. From the Beijing Conference held 25 years ago to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in…
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August 20, 2020
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PLAAS welcomes new SARChI scholars

This week marks the launch of the South African Research Chair in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies which is funded by the National Research Foundation. The chair is held by Professor Ruth Hall, who has initiated a five-year research programme (2020-2024) on dynamics of agrarian change and rural transformations in Africa. The Research Chair will include work on the character…
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August 19, 2020
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PLAAS Webinar: Zimbabwe: Crisis and Construction

Webinar: Zimbabwe: Crisis and Construction Thursday, 20 August 2020 at 13:00 (CAT) Join PLAAS for a webinar on “Zimbabwe: Crisis and Construction” featuring Professor Brian Raftopolous (Research Fellow in the International Studies Group, University of the Free State), Jestina Mukoko (director, Zimbabwe Peace Project), and Dr Toendepi Shonhe (Thabo Mbeki School of Public and International Affairs). The webinar will be presented…
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August 18, 2020
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PODCAST Ep. 3: Issa Shivji on neoliberalism, working people’s resistance and the role of intellectuals in Africa (Part 1)

In this episode, we speak to Prof Issa Shivji, a leading scholar in agrarian studies and pan-Africanism about his concept of "working people" which refers to a broad range of people living on the margins in both the countryside and the cities. He argues that the class categories of "working class" and "peasantry" no longer accurately describe concrete realities, following…
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August 17, 2020
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Briefing note on “Covid-19 and African food security”

Briefing note on “Covid-19 and African food security” The impacts of Covid-19 on food security are complex. While food production continues, the pandemic has profoundly affected farmers, fishers, workers and traders, and the ability of people to buy food. The interruption of food value chains, and regional and global trade, have prompted export bans and other measures to shore up…
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August 12, 2020
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PLAAS Webinar: What do you mean ‘we’? Activists, academics and NGOs in civil society coalitions

Webinar: What do you mean ‘we’? Activists, academics and NGOs in civil society coalitions Thursday, 13 August 2020 at 13:00 (CAT) Join PLAAS for a webinar on “What do you mean ‘we’? Activists, academics and NGOs in civil society coalitions”. Many activists have argued that the crisis brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic also presents an important opportunity for change, and…
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August 7, 2020
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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…
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August 3, 2020