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  • Another countryside? Policy options for land and agrarian reform in South Africa 

    Aliber, Michael; Andrews, Mercia; Baiphethi, Mompati; Cliffe, Lionel; Hall, Ruth; Jacobs, Peter; Jara, Mazibuko; Kleinbooi, Karin; Lahiff, Edward; Zamchiya, Phillan (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 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 ...
  • Bjatladi community restitution claim 

    Tilley, Susan; Lahiff, Edward (PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, 2007-08)
    This report focuses on the restitution case of the Bjatladi Communal Property Association (CPA) and the development and use of the land that has been restored to it in terms of the restitution programme. It examines ...
  • Bjatladi community restitution claim 

    Tilley, Susan; Lahiff, Edward (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2007)
    This diagnostic study examines the restitution case of the Bjatladi Communal Property Association (CPA) and the development and use of the land that has been restored to it in terms of the restitution programme. It ...
  • Budgeting for land reform 

    Hall, Ruth; Lahiff, Edward (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2004)
    The primary purpose of land reform in South Africa is to redistribute agricultural and other land in order to address the racially skewed pattern of landholding and promote development. Slow progress in land reform over ...
  • Business models in land reform 

    Lahiff, Edward (PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, 2007-08)
    This paper reviews the types of business models, or landuse models, being implemented in land reform projects involving the transfer of rural land to communities and other groups in South Africa, under both the restitution ...
  • Business models in land reform 

    Lahiff, Edward (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2007)
    This paper reviews the types of business models, or landuse models, being implemented in land reform projects involving the transfer of rural land to communities and other groups in South Africa, under both the restitution ...
  • Covie community land claim 

    Kleinbooi, Karin; Lahiff, Edward (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2007)
    The Covie community restitution claim refers to a claim by past and present residents of Covie village, situated within the Tsitsikamma National Park, between Plettenberg Bay and Port Elizabeth in the Western Cape ...
  • Final Report 

    Hall, Ruth; Jacobs, Peter; Lahiff, Edward (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2003)
    Land dispossession was a key feature of racism under colonial rule and apartheid in South Africa. More than 3.5 million people were forcibly removed in the period 1960 to 1983 alone, through homeland consolidation, removals ...
  • From ‘willing seller, willing buyer’ to a people-driven land reform 

    Lahiff, Edward (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2005)
    The concept of ‘willing seller, willing buyer’ has dominated the discourse on land reform in South Africa since 1994. Now, following the national Land Summit of July 2005, it appears that government is willing to abandon ...
  • Groenfontein–Ramohlakane community restitution claim 

    Tilley, Susan; Nkazane, Ntombizabantu; Lahiff, Edward (PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, 2007-08)
    This report examines the efforts of the Groenfontein-Ramohlakane Trust to develop and use the land in (Mpumalanga) that has been restored to the community in terms of the Restitution of Land Rights Act 22 of 1994 ...
  • Groenfontein–Ramohlakane community restitution claim 

    Tilley, Susan; Nkazane, Ntombizabantu; Lahiff, Edward (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2007)
    This diagnostic study examines the efforts of the Groenfontein-Ramohlakane Trust to develop and use the land in (Mpumalanga) that has been restored to the community in terms of the Restitution of Land Rights Act 22 of ...
  • Joint ventures in agriculture: Lessons from land reform projects in South Africa 

    Lahiff, Edward; Davis, Nerhene; Manenzhe, Tshililo (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2012)
    This report presents findings from research on joint ventures in South Africa’s agricultural sector. The South African experience presents major specificities linked to its history and its recent land reform programme, ...
  • Joint ventures in agriculture: Lessons from land reform projects in South Africa 

    Lahiff, Edward; Davis, Nerhene; Manenzhe, Tshililo (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2012)
    Recent years have witnessed renewed interest in ‘inclusive business models’ in agriculture, as part of wider discussions about growing agricultural investment in lower income countries. Inclusive models aim to include ...
  • 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 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 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 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 ...
  • Restitution and post-settlement support: Three case studies from Limpopo 

    Manenzhe, Tshililo; Lahiff, Edward (PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, 2007-08)