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Policy options for land reform in South Africa: New institutional mechanisms?
(PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, 2007-10)
Since the 2005 Land Summit, new approaches to land reform have been on the agenda, yet there remains little clarity on the way forward. The main focus has been on means of accelerating the redistribution of land through ...
Livelihoods after land reform in South Africa
Over the past few decades, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa have pursued redistributive land reform as a means to address rural poverty. The Livelihoods after Land Reform (LaLR) study was carried out between 2007 and ...
Land redistribution in South Africa: Towards decolonisation or recolonisation?
(Taylor & Francis, 2018)
Contrary to populist political discourses, in South Africa the ruling party’s approach to land policy is reproducing paternalistic relations that echo apartheid practices and represent the ’colonial present’. This reality ...
Creating learning and action space in South Africa’s post-apartheid land redistribution program
(SAGE Publications, 2017)
This paper uses the case of South Africa’s latest land redistribution strategy known as the Proactive Land Acquisition Strategy, to explore whether, and how, research can have direct and positive impacts on beneficiaries ...
The interaction between the land redistribution programme and the land market in South Africa: A perspective on the willing-buyer/willing-seller approach
(Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2002)
The debate rages on, in South Africa and elsewhere, about the desirability and efficacy of the willing-buyer/willing-seller approach to land redistribution. In South Africa, the willing-buyer/willing-seller approach is ...
Municipal commonage as a form of land redistribution: A case study of the new farms of Leliefontein, a communal reserve in Namaqualand, South Africa
(Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2004)
This paper examines the implementation of a quasi-commercial land use system on newly acquired municipal commonage in Leliefontein, a former ‘coloured reserve’ in Namaqualand, Northern Cape. This land has been ...
Land reform in South Africa: A status report 2008
(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 redistribution and poverty reduction in South Africa: The livelihood impacts of smallholder agriculture under land reform
(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 ...
The distribution of land in South Africa: An overview
(Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2013)
Principles and practice for successful farmland redistribution in South Africa
(Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2019)
The current debate on land reform in South Africa is unnecessarily polarised between those who believe that the market has failed to deliver, and those who believe that the bureaucracy has failed to deliver. Instead, we ...