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  • 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, ...
  • Natural resource management and land reform in southern Africa 

    Manjengwa, Jeanette (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2006)
    Throughout southern Africa, land holdings have remained significantly skewed between rich and poor, with discriminatory land tenure systems reflecting the land and agricultural policies adopted in colonial times and after ...
  • ‘People are not happy’ – Speaking up for adaptive natural resource governance in Mahenye 

    Rihoy, Elizabeth; Chirozva, Chaka; Anstey, Simon (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2007)
    This paper explores the ongoing events surrounding the CAMPFIRE project of Mahenye in Zimbabwe within the context of the recent discourse of crisis within community based natural resource management (CBNRM) and crisis ...
  • People-centred environmental management and municipal commonage in the Nama Karoo 

    Atkinson, Doreen (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2005)
    Land reform is a key part of government policy, spurred politically by the claims of the landless, as well as the land reform pressures in countries like Zimbabwe. It is clear to national and provincial governments that ...
  • Policy and institutional dimensions of integrated river basin management: Broadening stakeholder participatory processes in the Inkomati River Basin of South Africa and the Pangani River Basin of Tanzania 

    Chikozho, Claudious (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2005)
    In recent years, water governance has undergone a remarkable paradigm shift. Old notions of water resources management dominated by a supply-orientation and reliance on civil engineering science and technical solutions to ...
  • Polokwane land resolution creates space for struggle 

    PLAAS (PLAAS, 2008-06)
    The Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) is pleased to re-introduce Umhlaba Wethu, a quarterly bulletin on issues of land and agrarian reform in South Africa. Since 2005, public debate has focused increasingly ...
  • Poverty measurement blues: Some reflections on the space for understanding ‘chronic’ and ‘structural’ poverty in South Africa 

    du Toit, Andries (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2005)
    This paper explores the challenge of understanding chronic and structural poverty in South Africa, and questions the dominance of the econometric imaginary in present-day development and poverty studies. It argues that ...
  • Rangeland tenure and pastoral development in Botswana: Is there a future for community-based management? 

    Taylor, Michael (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2006)
    Botswana has a long history of attempts to ‘rationalise’ land tenure so as to improve livestock production, which remains a mainstay for the rural economy. This paper addresses the profound transformations in land tenure ...
  • Regulating the institution of traditional leadership 

    PLAAS (PLAAS, 2008-10)
    This edition of Umhlaba Wethu focuses on communal tenure and specifically on the Communal Land Rights Act (CLRA), which, if implemented, will see the transfer of private title to communal land to ‘traditional communities’; ...
  • Reintroducing the contentious Traditional Courts Bill 

    PLAAS (PLAAS, 2012-05)
    When the Traditional Courts Bill [B15-2008] was first introduced in 2008 it was widely criticised for the nature and extent of judicial functions consigned to senior traditional leaders — and for the extent to which the ...