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  • 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 ...
  • Women's access to land in the former bantustans: Constitutional conflict, customary law, democratisation and the role of the state 

    Mann, Michelle (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2000)
    The transition to local democratic institutions in the former bantustans of South Africa will not in itself fulfil the constitutional imperative for the promotion of gender equality, specifically in relation to womenís ...
  • Women's access to land in the former Bantustans: Constitutional conflict, customary law, democratisation and the role of the state 

    Mann, Michelle (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2000)
    The transition to local democratic institutions in the former bantustans of South Africa will not in itself fulfill the constitutional imperative for the promotion of gender equality, specifically in relation to women's ...