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  • Land and agrarian reform in integrated development plans (IDPs) 

    Hall, Ruth; Isaacs, Moenieba; Saruchera, Munyaradzi (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2007)
    This research study were conducted in late 2004 and the fi ndings presented to the Department of Provincial and Local Government (DPLG) and shared with the Department of Land Affairs (DLA) in 2005. Since then, some ...
  • Land and agrarian reform in South Africa: A status report 2004 

    Hall, Ruth (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2004)
    This is the third in a series of ‘status reports’ on land and agrarian reform in South Africa published by the Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS). These reports set out to assess progress, problems 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 and resources in a transfrontier setting 

    Büscher, Bram (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2005)
    Amongst the many initiatives in legislative and policy change affecting land and common property resource management in Southern Africa today, transfrontier conservation areas (TFCAs) seem particularly prominent because ...
  • 'Land belongs to the community’: Demystifying the ‘global land grab’ in Southern Sudan 

    Deng, David K. (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2011)
    Sudan is among the global ‘hotspots’ for large-scale land acquisitions. Although most of this investment activity was thought to be focused in the Northern part of the country, recent research indicates that a surprising ...
  • Land beneficiaries as game farmers: conservation, land reform and the invention of the 'community game farm' in KwaZulu-Natal 

    Brooks, Shirley; Ngubane, Mnqobi (Taylor & Francis, 2013)
    Scholarship on post-apartheid land reform includes research on land claims made to formal protected areas, such as national parks and state game reserves. Little attention has however, been paid to the question of land ...
  • Land governance in Malawi: Lessons from large-scale acquisitions 

    Gausi, Joseph; Mlaka, Emmanuel (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2015)
    Over the past decade rural Malawians have witnessed a surge in large-scale land acquisitions for commercial agriculture that threaten their access, control and ownership of customary land. This policy brief presents ...
  • Land grabbing from within: Learning from grazing disputes in Western Kavango, Namibia. 

    Muduva, Theodor (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2015)
    In recent years Namibia has received a number of proposals from multinational agricultural corporations to develop large-scale irrigation projects, mainly in the country’s water-rich, north-eastern regions (Odendaal 2011). ...
  • Land politics, trust relations in government and land reform in South Africa: Experiences from the Western and Northern Cape provinces 

    Gran, Thorvald (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2006)
    The land question, as it is posed academically in South Africa, is at the cutting edge of the development debate.1 Should land held by poor peasants, often under some kind of communal tenure, be re-organised as private ...
  • Land redistribution 

    Jacobs, Peter; Lahiff, Edward; Hall, Ruth (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2003)
    Land dispossession during the colonial era and the decades of apartheid rule produced a highly unequal pattern of land ownership and widespread rural poverty in South Africa. When a democratically elected government came ...
  • Land redistribution and poverty reduction in South Africa: The livelihood impacts of smallholder agriculture under land reform 

    Lahiff, Edward; Maluleke, Themba; Manenzhe, Tshililo; Wegerif, Marc (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2007)
    Since its inception in 1994, South Africa’s land reform programme has aimed to achieve multiple objectives, including redressing the historical racial imbalance in landholding, alleviating poverty and developing the ...
  • Land redistribution in South Africa: Towards decolonisation or recolonisation? 

    Kepe, Thembela; Hall, Ruth (Taylor & Francis, 2018)
    Contrary to populist political discourses, in South Africa the ruling party’s approach to land policy is reproducing paternalistic relations that echo apartheid practices and represent the ’colonial present’. This reality ...
  • Land redistribution: Part of a wider agrarian reform strategy 

    PLAAS (PLAAS, 2012-09)
    An emerging and increasingly more prominent debate amid the considerations of a new White Paper, following the Green Paper process, which will set the legal framework for land reform and agrarian transformation, is whether ...
  • Land reform and biodiversity conservation in South Africa: Complementary or in conflict? 

    Kepe, Thembela; Wynberg, Rachel; Ellis, William (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2003)
    This paper aims to improve understanding of the conflicts that have arisen between land reform and conservation, and to encourage better comprehension between the land and conservation sectors. It does this by analysing ...
  • Land reform and sustainable livelihoods in South Africa's Eastern Cape province 

    Lahiff, Edward (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2002)
    The Eastern Cape is one of the nine provinces of South Africa, located in the south-east of the country along the Indian Ocean seaboard. The area was a site of prolonged struggle between native peoples, principally Xh ...
  • Land reform in Namaqualand: Poverty alleviation, stepping stones and economic units 

    Rohde, R. F; Benjaminsen, T. A; Hoffman, M.T (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2001)
    This paper examines the consequences of land reform for communal livestock farmers in Namaqualand. It investigates the likely outcomes of recent commonage acquisitions and tenure reform in the former ëColoured Reservesí ...
  • Land reform in South Africa: A status report 2008 

    Lahiff, Edward (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2008)
    After 14 years of democracy in South Africa, there is agreement across the political and social spectrum that the state’s programme of land reform is in severe difficulties. Almost since its inception, the programme ...
  • Land Reform in South Africa: Is it meeting the challenge? 

    Lahiff, Edward (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2001)
    As recent events at Brendell and elsewhere have demonstarted, land and landlessness remain critical issues in post-apartheid South Africa. This paper presents a brief overview of the key challenges facing land reform in ...
  • Land reform policies under review 

    PLAAS (PLAAS, 2004-08)
    Welcome to the introductory issue of Umhlaba Wethu, an initiative of the Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape. Umhlaba Wethu is intended to promote information sharing and ...