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Without the blanket of the land: Agrarian change and biopolitics in post-apartheid South Africa
What are the responses – from above and below – to processes of jobless de-agrarianization? What are the dynamics and the consequences of the inclusion of poor, vulnerable and unruly populations within processes of ...
Efficacy of rights based management within an ecosystems approach to fisheries - Small pelagics in South Africa
• South Africa issued long-term fishing rights (2006 to 2020) for most commercial species Long-term rights a form of Rights Based Management (RBM) approach • Has committed itself to introduce an Ecosystems Approach to ...
Patterns of accumulation in South Africa’s grain-livestock complex: raising questions of agrarian structure
• What is the grain-livestock ‘complex’ (GLC)?: – ‘Complex’ rests on the key linkage between maize and soya key inputs and central cost ingredients in production of feed for intensive livestock production (pigs, chickens ...
Access to land and rural poverty in South Africa
(Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2012-09)
The big picture: some history • Large-scale land dispossession from 1652 into the late 20th century • 1913 and 1936 Land Acts: African majority confined to 13% of country • Forced removals in apartheid years: 2.5 million ...
Retribalisation in post-apartheid South Africa: new “traditional” laws & their impacts on rural women
• The rise of traditional leaders – in political, economic, governmental, judicial & legislative terms – amounts to a modern, post-apartheid retribalisation of the countryside • Deleterious effect on rights • Roots of ...
Economic informality in South Africa: practice & policy
SA context: • High poverty & unemployment, yet small SMME sector. • Informal sector: African, low earning, female & retail dominated. • Inhibited by: – Spatial, labour market & ‘human capital’ legacies
Support for smallholder farmers in South Africa: Challenges of scale and strategy
The South African Government aims to expand the smallholder sector as part of its broader job creation strategy. However, research shows that government attempts to support smallholder farmers have generally been costly ...
Improving policy coherence for food security and nutrition in South Africa: a qualitative policy analysis
(Springer Netherlands, 2018)
Like most other low and middle-income countries, South Africa must address a rising burden of diet-related chronic disease in a situation of persistent food insecurity and undernutrition. Supply-side policy interventions ...
Subtropical fruit production by small-scale farmers in South Africa and employment-intensive land reform
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 ...
Commodity Study: Small-Scale Sugar Production
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 ...