The most recent incarnation of South Africa’s land reform is a model of state purchase of farms to be provided on leasehold, rather than transferring title. This briefing presents headline findings from our field research in one district. Read more…
PLAAS is an independent Policy Research Institute within the Faculty for Economic and Management Sciences at the University of the Western Cape.
We do research, policy engagement, teaching and training about chronic poverty, economic marginalisation and structural inequality in Southern Africa.
Our research concentrates on the role of land, agriculture, and natural resources in the livelihoods of marginalised and vulnerable people.
We work to support social justice, foster inclusive growth and nourish informed and democratic policy debate in Southern Africa.