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  • Farm tenure 

    Hall, Ruth (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2003)
    Farm dwellers are among the poorest South Africans. Most have access to residential land only. A minority has access to grazing land for their livestock or to arable land for cultivation, in return for which they may be ...
  • Final Report 

    Hall, Ruth; Jacobs, Peter; Lahiff, Edward (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2003)
    Land dispossession was a key feature of racism under colonial rule and apartheid in South Africa. More than 3.5 million people were forcibly removed in the period 1960 to 1983 alone, through homeland consolidation, removals ...
  • A focus on vulnerability and inequality in national conferences 

    PLAAS (PLAAS, 2011-01)
    Since the national Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) held its National Summit on Vulnerable Workers in Somerset-West outside Cape Town to discuss better conditions for workers in the agriculture, ...
  • Foreign land ownership under scrutiny 

    PLAAS (2004-12)
    Welcome to the second issue of Umhlaba Wethu, the quarterly update on land and agrarian reform in South Africa from the Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies, based at the University of the Western Cape. Recent months ...
  • Forgotten by the highway: Globalisation, adverse incorporation and chronic poverty in a commercial farming district 

    du Toit, Andries (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2004)
    This paper presents key findings from a livelihoods survey of households in four poor neighbourhoods in the Western Cape district of Ceres, one of the centres of South Africa’s deciduous fruit export industry (see Figure ...
  • The impact of community-based forest management and joint forest management on the forest resource base and local people’s livelihoods: Case studies from Tanzania 

    Kajembe, GC; Nduwamungu, J; Luoga, EJ (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2004)
    In recent years, there has been a move in eastern and southern African countries from centralised and state-driven management of natural resources towards decentralised and people-centred based regimes. In Tanzania, the ...
  • Insecure tenure and labour – farm dwellers and workers 

    PLAAS (PLAAS, 2009-09)
    This edition of Umhlaba Wethu centres attention on the many challenges farm dwellers and workers experience and continue to face. These challenges reflect in their long pursuit of secured tenure rights and a living wage ...
  • The interaction between the land redistribution programme and the land market in South Africa: A perspective on the willing-buyer/willing-seller approach 

    Aliber, Michael; Mokoena, Reuben (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 ...
  • 'It's all about money! Implementation of South Africaís new fisheries policy 

    Hersoug, Bjorn; Isaacs, Moenieba (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2001)
    This paper was originally written as part of an economics study commissioned by the Chief Directorate: Marine and Coastal Management (MCM) of the South African Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT). Since ...
  • Joint ventures 

    Mayson, David (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2003)
    Joint ventures (JVs) are an increasingly common feature of the process of land and agrarian reform in South Africa. They involve black people who currently have land rights or who are land reform beneficiaries and will be ...
  • Land politics, trust relations in government and land reform in South Africa: Experiences from the Western and Northern Cape provinces 

    Gran, Thorvald (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2006)
    The land question, as it is posed academically in South Africa, is at the cutting edge of the development debate.1 Should land held by poor peasants, often under some kind of communal tenure, be re-organised as private ...
  • Land redistribution 

    Jacobs, Peter; Lahiff, Edward; Hall, Ruth (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2003)
    Land dispossession during the colonial era and the decades of apartheid rule produced a highly unequal pattern of land ownership and widespread rural poverty in South Africa. When a democratically elected government came ...
  • Land redistribution: Part of a wider agrarian reform strategy 

    PLAAS (PLAAS, 2012-09)
    An emerging and increasingly more prominent debate amid the considerations of a new White Paper, following the Green Paper process, which will set the legal framework for land reform and agrarian transformation, is whether ...
  • Land reform and biodiversity conservation in South Africa: Complementary or in conflict? 

    Kepe, Thembela; Wynberg, Rachel; Ellis, William (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2003)
    This paper aims to improve understanding of the conflicts that have arisen between land reform and conservation, and to encourage better comprehension between the land and conservation sectors. It does this by analysing ...
  • Land reform in Namaqualand: Poverty alleviation, stepping stones and economic units 

    Rohde, R. F; Benjaminsen, T. A; Hoffman, M.T (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2001)
    This paper examines the consequences of land reform for communal livestock farmers in Namaqualand. It investigates the likely outcomes of recent commonage acquisitions and tenure reform in the former ëColoured Reservesí ...
  • Land reform policies under review 

    PLAAS (PLAAS, 2004-08)
    Welcome to the introductory issue of Umhlaba Wethu, an initiative of the Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape. Umhlaba Wethu is intended to promote information sharing and ...
  • Land use and livelihoods 

    Andrew, Maura; Ainslie, Andrew; Shackleton, Charlie (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2003)
    This paper addresses how land reform can contribute to enhancing land-based livelihoods. South African agriculture is often characterised as being divided into two types: freehold tenure/ commercial agriculture vs. ...
  • Leaping the fissures: Bridging the gap between paper and real practice in setting up common property institutions in land reform in South Africa 

    Cousins, Tessa; Hornby, Donna (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2002)
    New common property institutions (CPIs) were created in South Africa soon after 1994 to enable self-constituted groups of people a choice about how they wished to acquire, hold and manage land. They were to provide rural ...
  • Municipal commonage 

    Anderson, Megan; Pienaar, Kobus (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2003)
    This paper compares the performance of the Municipal Commonage Programme of the Department of Land Affairs (DLA) with the objectives stated in the White Paper on South African Land Policy (DLA 1997). This paper will review ...
  • National and provincial government spending on agriculture 

    PLAAS (PLAAS, 2010-12)
    By the end of 2010, the new policy direction for land reform has not been clear. The minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Gugile Nkwinti, announced that a Green Paper on Rural Development and Agrarian Transformation, ...