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  • ANC election manifesto in relation to rural development and land reform 

    PLAAS (PLAAS, 2009-06)
    In the last 15 years the Department of Land Affairs (DLA) has set out to achieve many things but, by its own admission, has been unsuccessful in meeting its objectives for land reform. Hence a few questions arise. Is land ...
  • Annual report 2000 

    PLAAS (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2001)
    The Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) focuses on the land restitution and redistribution programmes initiated by the post-apartheid democratic state; land tenure reform; emerging regimes of natural resource ...
  • Annual report 2001 

    PLAAS (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2002)
    PLAAS continues to grow and to take on new projects and staff. This presents a number of challenges, not least of which is the sustainability of such growth. The year 2001 saw the completion of a twelve month-long ...
  • 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 ...
  • Beyond populism or paralysis: a real debate on South Africa’s land reform trajectory 

    PLAAS (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2011)
    On 24 October 2011 the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) convened a public dialogue on South Africa’s land reform trajectory at Townhouse Hotel and Conference Centre in Cape Town. Present were a wide ...
  • Biennial report 2016-2017 

    PLAAS (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2018)
    Besides research and postgraduate teaching, PLAAS undertakes training, provides advisory, facilitation and evaluation services and is active in the field of national policy development. Through these activities, and by ...
  • 'Celebrating ten years of research, training and policy engagement on land and agrarian reform, livelihoods, community-based natural resource management, and poverty'. A ten year review report 1995-2005 

    PLAAS (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2006)
    The Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Over the last ten years we have undertaken research on land and agrarian reform, the changing composition of livelihoods and ...
  • Civil society advocacy for an amendment to the KwaZulu-Natal Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 

    PLAAS (PLAAS, 2005-11)
    Welcome to the fourth issue of Umhlaba Wethu, the update on land and agrarian reform in South Africa from the Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies at the University of the Western Cape. With the recent National Land ...
  • Comments on the green paper on land reform 2011 

    PLAAS (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2011)
    This document is a joint submission by researchers at the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies in response to the Green Paper on Land Reform released by the Minister for Rural Development and Land Reform on 30 ...
  • Different realities and narrow responses in a shifting agricultural system 

    PLAAS (PLAAS, 2013-09)
    Protests by farm workers in De Doorns in the Hex River Valley of the Western Cape in November 2012 – and the subsequent responses by organised agriculture, as well as attempts by unions to support the workers –illustrate ...
  • Evictions from farms – the role of local government 

    PLAAS (PLAAS, 2011-06)
    Recently, land reform has gained greater prominence in public debates, notably with the latest call for the nationalisation of land, which has been met with mixed responses. The call highlights why the need for nationalisation ...
  • A focus on vulnerability and inequality in national conferences 

    PLAAS (PLAAS, 2011-01)
    Since the national Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) held its National Summit on Vulnerable Workers in Somerset-West outside Cape Town to discuss better conditions for workers in the agriculture, ...
  • Foreign land ownership under scrutiny 

    PLAAS (2004-12)
    Welcome to the second issue of Umhlaba Wethu, the quarterly update on land and agrarian reform in South Africa from the Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies, based at the University of the Western Cape. Recent months ...
  • Insecure tenure and labour – farm dwellers and workers 

    PLAAS (PLAAS, 2009-09)
    This edition of Umhlaba Wethu centres attention on the many challenges farm dwellers and workers experience and continue to face. These challenges reflect in their long pursuit of secured tenure rights and a living wage ...