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Rural livelihoods in South Africa: complexity, vulnerability and differentiation
(Blackwell Publishing, 2013)
The livelihoods of South Africa’s rural African poor have long been characterized by diverse activities, and intertwined with urban opportunities. This paper examines the interlinked nature of land, employment and rural ...
Examining livelihoods and reconsidering rural development in the former homelands of South Africa
(Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2017)
Persistent poverty and under-development in South Africa’s former homeland communal areas have been little changed by post-apartheid ‘rural development’ policy. Rural development policy has often been characterised by ...
Research Report to Programme to Support Pro-Poor Policy Development in South Africa (PSPPD)
(Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2011)
This report documents research conducted on small-scale informal self-employment at the margins of the South African economy. Despite high levels of poverty and unemployment South Africa has, by developing country ...
Livelihoods & social differentiation in ‘post-agrarian’ South Africa
• Legacy: Settler colonialism & migrant labour • Industrialization & proletarianisation • Dichotomous agrarian landscape • Rural poverty, esp. former homelands • Longstanding deagrarianisation