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  • 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 ...
  • Resources and rights: Water and land in rural development 

    PLAAS (PLAAS, 2009-11)
    Both the Department of Water and Environmental Affairs (DWEA) and the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) acknowledge the importance of water reform jointly with land reform. What does integrated planning ...
  • Rethinking rural transformation in South Africa 

    PLAAS (PLAAS, 2011-05)
    In this edition we describe a civil society workshop convened by the Foundation for Human Rights (FHR) and the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) entitled ‘Re-thinking Rural Transformation in South ...
  • Rural restitution 

    Hall, Ruth (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2003)
    During the negotiated transition to democracy, many South Africans expected that liberation would bring the return of land they had been dispossessed of under colonialism and apartheid, but the terms on which the transition ...
  • Rural settlement 

    Bannister, Sue (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2003)
    The primary focus of South Africa is land reform programme is the acquisition of land and tenure security. The policies and strategies attached to this programme have provided many people with land. However, access to land ...
  • State, market or the worst of both? Experimenting with market-based land reform In South Africa 

    Lahiff, Edward (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2007)
    The concept of ‘market-based land reform’ (MBLR, also market-assisted land reform, or market-led agrarian reform) has been central to the ‘new wave’ of land reform that has been in evidence internationally since the early ...
  • Study of the incidence and nature of chronic poverty and development policy in South Africa: An overview 

    Aliber, Michael (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2001)
    The purpose of this study is fourfold: first, to summarise the current state of knowledge about chronic poverty in South Africa; second, to describe the range of existing governmental and civil society initiatives which ...
  • Support for agricultural development 

    Jacobs, Peter (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2003)
    In South Africa, land reform has to be more than securing land rights and transferring a certain number of hectares to black people. Broadly speaking, it has to take into account the uneven spatial development patterns ...
  • Tenure security for women farm workers 

    PLAAS (PLAAS, 2005-06)
    Welcome to the third issue of Umhlaba Wethu, the quarterly update on land and agrarian reform in South Africa from the Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies at the University of the Western Cape. In this edition, we bring ...
  • The tragic African commons: A century of expropriation, suppression and subversion 

    Okoth-Ogendo, HWO (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2002)
    This paper examines the nature of the African commons as a property system; analyses the extent of damage which was inflicted upon it during one hundred years of exploitation, suppression and subversion; explains why, in ...