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  • 45% of black South Africans want land 

    Hall, Ruth; Dubb, Alex (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2013)
    A comprehensive study of the demand for land carried out in 2005/6 reveals that one third of black South Africans want access to land for food production, and another 12% want land for a variety of other reasons (Aliber ...
  • Access to land and rural poverty in South Africa 

    Cousins, Ben (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2012-09)
    The big picture: some history • Large-scale land dispossession from 1652 into the late 20th century • 1913 and 1936 Land Acts: African majority confined to 13% of country • Forced removals in apartheid years: 2.5 million ...
  • Agricultural investment, gender and land in Africa: Towards inclusive equitable and socially responsible investment 

    Hall, Ruth; Osorio, Martha (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2014)
    The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations; the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa; the Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC); ...
  • At the crossroads: Land and agrarian reform in South Africa into the 21st century 

    Cousins, Ben (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), and National Land Committee (NLC), 2000)
    These conference proceedings are published at a time of extraordinary fluidity and uncertainty as to the future of the ambitious programmes of land and agrarian reform1 initiated by the first democratic government in 1994. ...
  • Commercialisation of land and ‘Land Grabbing': Implications for Land Rights and livelihoods in Malawi 

    Zamchiya, Phillan; Gausi, Joseph (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2015)
    This study investigates the processes and impact of commercialisation of land in Malawi – specifically the acquisition of huge tracts of communal lands by foreign companies and local elites for sugarcane production in ...
  • Commercialisation of land in Namibia’s communal land areas: A critical look at potential irrigation projects in Kavango East and Zambezi regions 

    Thiem, Maarit; Muduva, Theodor (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2015)
    Large-scale land acquisitions by both foreign and local investors for agriculture, forestry and wildlife purposes, among others, remain a major challenge for African governments. In recent years, the Namibian ...
  • Imithetho yomhlaba yaseMsinga: The living law of land in Msinga, KwaZulu-Natal 

    Cousins, Ben; Alcock, Rauri; Dladla, Ngididi; Hornby, Donna; Masondo, Mphethethi; Mbatha, Gugu; Mweli, Makhosi; Alcock, Creina (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2011)
    This report describes the ‘living law’ of land in one part of Msinga, a deep rural area of KwaZulu-Natal. It presents research findings from the Mchunu and Mthembu tribal areas, where a three-year action-research ...
  • The impact of land property rights interventions on investment and agricultural productivity in developing countries: a systematic review 

    Lawry, Steven; Samii, Cyrus; Hall, Ruth; Leopold, Aaron; Hornby, Donna; Mtero, Farai (Taylor & Francis, 2017)
    We conducted a systematic review on the effects of land tenure recognition interventions on agricultural productivity, income, investment and other relevant outcomes. We synthesise findings from 20 quantitative studies and ...
  • Land and agrarian reform in South Africa: A status report, 2002 

    Turner, Stephen; Cousins, Ben; Lahiff, Edward; Wisbourg, Poul (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2002)
    In 1994, South Africa started a new life as a democratic nation. It faced immense challenges. Multiple economic, social and political transformations were needed to overcome the legacy of colonialism and apartheid. The ...
  • Land and agricultural commercialisation in Meru County, Kenya: evidence from three models 

    Hakizimana, Cyriaque; Goldsmith, Paul; Nunow, Abdi Aralle; Roba, Adano Wario; Biashara, Jane Kathure (Taylor & Francis, 2017)
    What are the relative pros and cons of different pathways of agricultural commercialisation in Africa? This paper examines aspects of three commercial farming cases, each of which represents one of the three most dominant ...
  • Land, Liturgy & Life: overture to the "comma" and the "and" in a very small dogmatics 

    Conradie, Ernst (Stellenbosch University, 2013)
    This contribution observes a Trinitarian logic in the theme of 'Land, Liturgy and Life' addressed at the 2013 annual meeting of the Theological Society of South Africa. The Trinitarian mystery needs to be protected with ...
  • Mining, capital and dispossession in Limpopo, South Africa 

    Zamchiya, Phillan (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2019)
    This Working Paper explains the processes by which land, water and other natural resources were seized, and their previous users dispossessed, for the purposes of capital accumulation by Ivanplats platinum mining company ...
  • Multilateral environmental agreements and land and resource rights in Africa 

    Saruchera, Munyaradzi; Kameri-Mbote, Patricia (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2004)
    Many African countries are signatories to a number of international and regional environmental treaties. These include the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild ...
  • Plantations, outgrowers and commercial farming in Africa: agricultural commercialisation and implications for agrarian change 

    Hall, Ruth; Scoones, Ian; Tsikata, Dzodzi (Taylor & Francis OA, 2017)
    Whether or not investments in African agriculture can generate quality employment at scale, avoid dispossessing local people of their land, promote diversified and sustainable livelihoods, and catalyse more vibrant local ...
  • Pressures on land in sub-Saharan Africa: Social differentiation and societal response 

    Hall, Ruth; Paradza, Gaynor (Overseas Development Institute, 2012)
    This paper focuses on large-scale land acquisitions and the implications of these new trends for land tenure rights in sub-Saharan Africa. It highlights trends in legal and policy approaches; describes and analyses new ...
  • Revisiting unresolved questions: land, food and agriculture 

    Hall, Ruth (University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2011)
    This article explores three articles from the perspective of 2011. They are Makhosazane Gcabashe and Alan Mabin’s ‘Preparing to negotiate the land question’ (Transformation 11), Tom Bennett’s ‘Human rights and the African ...
  • Securing land and resource rights in Africa: Pan-African perspectives 

    Alinon, Koffi; Ayeb, Habib; Claassens, Aninka; Cousins, Ben; Greenberg, Stephen; Ismail, Abdel Mawla; Kameri-Mbote, Patricia; Marongwe, Nelson; Simo, John Mope; Ng’ong’ola, Clement; Odhiambo, Michael; Omoweh, Daniel; Ouédraogo, Hubert; Saruchera, Munyaradzi; Tawfic, Rawia; Wanjala, Smokin (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2004)
    Across the African continent the land and resource rights of the rural poor are threatened by inappropriate policies and institutions (including global treaties); unequal social, political and economic relations; the ...
  • Social differentiation and the politics of land: Sugar cane outgrowing in Kilombero, Tanzania 

    Sulle, Emmanuel (Taylor & Francis, 2017)
    The privatisation of formerly state-owned sugar cane estates and mills in the late 1990s led to the reconfiguration of the ownership structure and production of the Tanzanian sugar industry. This included the decentralisation ...
  • Status report on land and agricultural policy in South Africa, 2010 

    Greenberg, Stephen (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2010)
    Agriculture plays numerous roles in society. The most obvious is to produce food (and, to a lesser extent, fibre). While agriculture is the mainstay of the rural economy, it also shapes social relations and landscapes. ...
  • Synthesis report: Land divided: Land and South African Society in 2013, in comparative perspective 

    de Satgé, Rick (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2013)
    Three institutions, the Centre for Law and Society at the University of Cape Town, the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at the University of Stellenbosch and the Institute for Policy, Land and Agrarian Studies ...