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  • A synthesis of evidence from five commodity studies 

    de Satgé, Rick; Phuhlisani, NPC (GTAC, 2020-03-31)
    This is the second of three papers which draw together and summarise the key findings from the extensive research conducted as part of a project to develop a draft policy framework for employment-intensive land reform. The ...
  • Summary of research findings from seven thematic research studies informing policy proposals for employment-intensive land reform 

    de Satgé, Rick (GTAC, 2020-03-31)
    This is the first of three papers which draw together and summarise the key findings from the extensive research conducted as part of a project to develop a draft policy framework for employment intensive land reform. The ...
  • Final Report 

    Cousins, Ben; Alcock, Rauri; Aliber, Michael; Geraci, Marisia; Losch, Bruno; Mayson, David; de Satgé, Rick (GTAC, 2020-03-31)
    This study focuses on the potential contribution of redistributive land reform to employment creation. Can land redistribution be undertaken in a manner that also creates jobs, and if so, through which types of land use ...
  • Municipal case study Sakhisizwe Local Municipality, Eastern Cape 

    Aliber, Michael; Xabadiya, Avuyile (GTAC, 2020-03-31)
    This report presents the municipality case study for Sakhisizwe Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape. The goal of the report is to examine the employment creating potential of land redistribution in Sakhisizwe Local ...
  • Matzikama Local Municipality, Western Cape 

    Mayson, David; de Satgé, Rick; Manuel, Ivor; Losch, Bruno (GTAC, 2020-03-31)
    This study is part of the CBPEP/GTAC Project: Employment Intensive Land Reform in South Africa: Policies, Programmes and Capacities which aims to develop a set of options for rural land reform in South Africa aimed at ...
  • Municipal Case Study: Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality KwaZulu – Natal 

    Alcock, Rauri; Geraci, Marisia; Cousins, Ben (2020-03-31)
    This report presents a case study of Inkosi Local Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal. The goal of the report is to examine the employment creation potential of land redistribution in Inkosi Langalibalele, and its cost. The ...
  • Municipal case study: Greater Tzaneen Local Municipality, Limpopo 

    Bunce, Brittany (GTAC, 2020-03-31)
    The report provides a way forward for implementing a labour-intensive small-scale farming approach to land redistribution in the Greater Tzaneen Local Municipality (GTM) 1. The scenario presented in Table 8 of this report, ...
  • Commodity study: Wool production by small-scale farmers 

    Kenyon, Mike (GTAC, 2020-03-31)
    Small-scale wool production, especially in former bantustan areas, has the potential for significant expansion and ongoing and successful farmer support should be expanded. The small proportion of sheep and wool farmers ...
  • Commodity Study: Small-Scale Sugar Production 

    Dubb, Alex (GTAC, 2020-03-31)
    The South African sugar industry has long been one of South Africa’s most substantial agro-industries. The South African Sugar Association (SASA) estimates that around R16bn in value is annually created by 85,000 directly ...
  • Subtropical fruit production by small-scale farmers in South Africa and employment-intensive land reform 

    Genis, Amelia (GTAC, 2020-03-31)
    The subtropical fruit and nut sub-sectors of South Africa are among the fastest growing agricultural sectors in the country. Growth in these sub-sectors is driven by export demand and high prices, which in turn drive ...
  • Livestock production 

    Alcock, Rauri; Geraci, Marisia (GTAC, 2020-03-31)
    This paper is a thematic study for livestock production by smallholders and small-scale black commercial farmers in South Africa. Its aim is to identify the potential for successful expansion of the number of such farmers ...
  • Fresh produce production under irrigation by small-scale farmers in South Africa 

    Bunce, Brittany (GTAC, 2020-03-31)
    This report documents the status of fresh produce production under irrigation by small-scale farmers2 in South Africa and investigates the potential for expanding current levels of production, with an emphasis on land ...
  • Employment-intensive land reform in South Africa 

    GTAC (GTAC, 2020)
    The Capacity Building Programme for Employment Promotion (CBPEP) is an EU-funded initiative aimed at assisting the Government of South Africa to attain its goal of reducing unemployment, by building state and institutional ...
  • Policy Brief 55: Food in the time of coronavirus: Why we should be very, very afraid 

    Hall, Ruth; Du Toit, Andries; Ramantsima, Katlego; Mtero, Farai; Gumede, Nkanyiso; Hara, Mafaniso; Isaacs, Moenieba; Monjane, Boaventura; Yeni, Sithandiwe (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, 2020-04-01)
    The social legitimacy of the ‘COVID-19 lockdown’, government’s regulations imposed to contain the spread of the virus, is most likely to run aground unless an urgent plan can be made to ensure that everyone in the country ...
  • The political economy of land governance in Africa: The role of universities in decolonising curricula and promoting critical scholarship 

    Hall, Ruth; Isaacs, Moenieba (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, 2019-10-08)
    Decolonising the land requires decolonising our universities. In South Africa there is a live conversation about the need to decolonise our universities—an idea that expands beyond transforming our curricula, to drawing ...
  • An activist's user guide to regional and international guidelines and principles for large-scale land-based investments 

    Zamchiya, Phillan (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, 2019-12-01)
    As multinational corporations continue to invest in large-scale, land-based, commercial ventures in Africa, a need to regulate such investments to protect the rural poor, especially women, has been identified. A number of ...
  • PLAAS Submission on 18th Constitutional Amendment Bill 

    Mtero, Farai; Hall, Ruth (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, 2020-02-28)
  • Amendment submission: National policy for beneficiary selection and land allocation 

    Ramantsima, Katlego; Mtero, Farai; Gumede, Nkanyiso; Du Toit, Andries; Hall, Ruth (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, 2020-03-02)
    PLAAS has read and considered the implications of the National Policy for Beneficiary Selection and Land Allocation and submits the following comments and recommendations to the Director-General: Rural Development and Land Reform.
  • Violations of farm workers’ labour rights in postapartheid South Africa 

    Devereux, Stephen (Development Southern Africa, 2019)
    Commercial farm workers in South Africa endured centuries of exploitation and abuse until the 1990s, when progressive legislation was promulgated that confers rights to workers aimed at improving their living and working ...
  • Social grants, remittances, and food security: does the source of income matter? 

    Waidler, Jennifer; Devereux, Stephen (Food Security, 2019)
    Large numbers of South Africans receive social grants (public transfers) or remittances (private transfers), and yet one in four South Africans is food insecure. The purpose of this paper is to address two questions: do ...