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  • Annual report 2002 

    PLAAS (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2003)
    The year 2002 was an extremely busy one for PLAAS staff, and saw the initiation of many new projects and activities, some of them qualitatively different to anything undertaken before. These included an in-depth, national ...
  • Annual report 2003 

    PLAAS (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2004)
    Applied social science researchers generally want to see their research influence policy and practice; those of a more activist bent seek to ‘change the world, not simply to interpret it’.1 In its mission statement ...
  • Annual report 2004 

    PLAAS (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2005)
    The wider context of our research and training, and the ultimate rationale for establishing and maintaining a centre such as PLAAS, is the key challenge of deeply entrenched poverty, as well as the inequality to which ...
  • Annual report 2006-2007 

    PLAAS (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2008)
    Over the past two years the contradictions inherent in South Africa’s post-apartheid growth and development path have become increasingly evident. Growth has not managed to reduce very high levels of unemployment to a ...
  • Annual report 2012 

    PLAAS (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2013)
    In much of the global South the instability in global financial systems continued to have dire effects – and there were many worrying signs that the serious food price inflation the world experienced in 2008 would return. ...
  • Annual report 2014 

    PLAAS (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2015)
    Very often, in our work at PLAAS, we encounter two common misunderstandings about what it is that we do and why it is important. One common misunderstanding is that we are some sort of technical agricultural education ...
  • Annual report 2015 

    PLAAS (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2016)
    The year 2015 was a momentous one for PLAAS. It marked twenty years since the day that PLAAS started off as an organisation with some generous start-up funding from the Ford Foundation. PLAAS started life small: initially ...
  • Another countryside? Policy options for land and agrarian reform in South Africa 

    Hall, Ruth (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2009)
    Land reform in South Africa is a political project that has foundered. For years, the process has been variously described as being ‘in crisis’, ‘at a crossroads’, ‘at an impasse’ or simply ’stuck’. This still seems as ...
  • Are trade unions and NGOs leveraging social codes to improve working conditions? A study of two locally developed codes in the South African fruit and wine farming sectors 

    Visser, Magareet; Godfrey, Shane (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2017-11)
    The paper explores one aspect of the food security question, namely the livelihoods of farmworkers, which ultimately speaks to the sustainability of farms and the provision of food. It focuses on the emergence of locally ...
  • Aspirations and human development interventions 

    Conradie, Ina; Robeyns, Ingrid (Taylor & Francis, 2013)
    What role can aspirations play in small-scale human development interventions? In this paper, we contribute to answering that question with both conceptual and empirical work. Aspirations can play at least two roles in ...
  • Assessing pre-election political space in the 2011 local government elections 

    Africa, Cherrel; Lynch, Gerry (Unisa Press, 2012)
    The administration of elections in South Africa, including the 2011 local government elections(hereafter the 2011 elections), has widely been hailed as a resounding success. Yet competitive elections, an essential component ...
  • Astronaissance: Communicating astronomy & space to the African imagination 

    Gottschalk, Keith (2013)
    Astronaissance neatly conceptualizes the crossover between the African Renaissance, the re-emergence of Astronomy in Africa, and the rise of cognate space sciences and astronautics. Story-telling, painting, engraving, ...
  • 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. ...
  • Bakwena ba Mare a Phogole (Klipgat) community restitution claim 

    Tilley, Susan; Nkazane, Ntombizabantu (PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, 2007-08)
    This report outlines the community’s attempts to develop and use the land that has been restored to it in terms of the Restitution of Land Rights Act 22 of 1994 (‘Restitution Act’). It examines the nature and content ...
  • Bakwena ba Mare a Phogole (Klipgat) community restitution claim 

    Tilley, Susan; Nkazane, Ntombizabantu (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2007)
    This diagnostic study examines the case of the restoration of the remaining extent of the farm Klipgat 18 IQ, falling under the Ventersdorp Local Municipality in the North West province, to the Bakwena ba Mare Phogole ...
  • Barriers to tacit knowledge retention: an understanding of the perceptions of the knowledge management of people inside and outside the organisation 

    Bessick, Jacky; Naicker, Visvanathan (AOSIS Open Journals, 2013)
    BACKGROUND: Knowledge loss causes challenges for organisations that wish to remain competitive. These organisations must identify the risks that could lead to knowledge loss and become aware of issues that affect knowledge ...
  • Beneficial ownership provisions in tax treaties between developed and developing countries: the Canada/South Africa example 

    Steenkamp, Lee-Ann (Clute Institute, 2013)
    In the years since the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) adopted its first draft tax treaty in 1963, the world has experienced an astonishing surge in international trade and investment. The ...
  • Between a rock and a hard place: the need for and challenges to implementation of Rights Based Fisheries Management in small-scale fisheries of Southern Lake Malawi 

    Hara, Mafaniso; Njaya, Friday (Elsevier, 2016)
    There has been a decline in commercially valuable fish species, especially the Chambo (Oreochromis spp.), in southern Lake Malawi. Although there might be lack of reliable and scientifically backed evidence, most experts ...
  • Between supply and demand: the limits to participatory development in South Africa 

    Tapscott, Chris; Thompson, Lisa (SAGE, 2013)
    Much of the focus in the literature on participatory development has been on the demand side and on the extent to which citizens succeed in pressuring the state to deliver basic services. Less attention has been focused ...
  • Beyond entrepreneurship education: business incubation and entrepreneurial capabilities 

    Ikebuaku, Kenechukwu; Dinbabo, Mulugeta (Emerald, 2018)
    PURPOSE – As a way of dealing with Nigeria’s macroeconomic challenge of unemployment and its concomitant socio-economic problems, the federal government, in 2006, made entrepreneurship study a compulsory course for all ...