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  • ANC election manifesto in relation to rural development and land reform 

    PLAAS (PLAAS, 2009-06)
    In the last 15 years the Department of Land Affairs (DLA) has set out to achieve many things but, by its own admission, has been unsuccessful in meeting its objectives for land reform. Hence a few questions arise. Is land ...
  • Civil society advocacy for an amendment to the KwaZulu-Natal Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 

    PLAAS (PLAAS, 2005-11)
    Welcome to the fourth issue of Umhlaba Wethu, the update on land and agrarian reform in South Africa from the Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies at the University of the Western Cape. With the recent National Land ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...