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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Apartheid space and fractured power: Vicious cycles of poverty in Cornfields, KwaZulu-Natal 

    Del Grande, Lisa; Hornby, Donna (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2010)
    Apartheid space and fractured power: vicious cycles of poverty in Cornfields, KwaZulu-Natal A neglected area in the literature on structural poverty is changing land tenure relations and the disconnect with planning ...
  • 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 ...
  • Assessing potential for employment-intensive land reform in South Africa: Key research findings from a CBPEP study 

    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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • At the crossroads: Land and agrarian reform in South Africa into the 21st century 

    Cousins, Ben; Emmett, Natashiá; Campbell, Rosie; Heyns, Stephen (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 1999)
    The land sector has always been characterised by lively and public arguments over policy, and some of the central and recurring themes of the previous five years of debate were expected to surface at the conference. ...
  • Backing small-scale fishers: Opportunities and challenges in transforming the fish sector 

    Isaacs, Moenieba; Hara, Mafaniso (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2015)
    Globally, small-scale fisheries play a significant role in food security, poverty reduction and income generation (Béné et al 2007; Heck et al 2007; Béné et al 2010; FAO 2003). At the 2008 Global Conference on Small-Scale ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Beyond the 'problem' narrative: Towards an agenda for improved policy and practice in land reform 

    Hall, Ruth (2013)
    The ‘problem’ narrative •Land reform is too slow: it must be speeded up and better ways found of acquiring land at reasonable cost •Land reform beneficiaries are not productive enough: they must be ‘disciplined’ or land ...
  • Beyond the “proper job:” Political-economic analysis after the century of labouring man 

    Ferguson, James; Li, Tania Murray (Beyond the “Proper Job:” Political-economic Analysis after the Century of Labouring Man, 2018-04)
    This programmatic article proposes an approach to global political-economic inquiry in the wake of the failure of long-established transition narratives, notably the narrative centred on a universal trajectory from ...
  • 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 ...