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  • Africa's land rush: rural livelihoods and agrarian change 

    Hall, Ruth; Scoones, Ian; Tsikata, Dzodzi (James Currey, 2015)
    This book is 'the most historically grounded, lucid and nuanced understanding to date of the complex political economy of the contemporary rush for land in Africa' according to Professor Adebayo Olukoshi, Director of of ...
  • Farm workers and farm dwellers in Limpopo, South Africa: struggles over tenure, livelihoods and justice 

    Zamchiya, Phillan; Shirinda, Shirhami; Hall, Ruth; Wisborg, Poul (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, 2013)
    In the late 1990s land and agrarian issues remained a barrier to the enjoyment of human rights and justice for millions of South Africans. With funding from the Norwegian government, the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights ...
  • Forum on Global Land Grabbing Part 2: The politis of evidence: methodologies for understanding the global land rush 

    Scoones, Ian; Hall, Ruth; Borras Jr., Saturnino M.; White, Ben; Wolford, Wendy (Routledge Taylor Francis Group, 2013)
    The most recent ‘land rush’ precipitated by the convergent ‘crises’ of fuel, feed and food in 2007–2008 has heightened the debate on the consequences of land investments, with widespread media coverage, policy commentary ...
  • A fresh start for rural development and agrarian reform? 

    Hall, Ruth (PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, 2009-07-29)
    The new cabinet ushered in after the 2009 national elections features new and renamed ministries. Those expected to take the lead in a new initiative to resuscitate the rural economy are the Ministry of Rural Development ...
  • Governing global land deals: The role of the state in the rush for land 

    Wolford, Wendy; Borras Jr., Saturnino M.; Hall, Ruth; Scoones, Ian; White, Ben (Wiley, 2013)
    Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic increase in large-scale land deals, often from public lands to the hands of foreign or domestic investors. Popularly referred to as a ‘global land grab’, new land acquisitions ...
  • The impact of land restitution and land reform on livelihoods 

    Hall, Ruth (PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, 2007-08)
    This report investigates emerging trends evident in the limited literature available on the impact of land restitution on livelihoods, and suggests ways of thinking about, and planning for, livelihoods. The report has ...
  • Large-scale land deals in Southern Africa: voices of the people 

    Hall, Ruth; Gausi, Joseph; Matondi, Prosper; Muduva, Theodor; Nhancale, Camilo; Phiri, Dimuna; Zamchiya, Phillan (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2015)
    This book presents case studies of large-scale land deals in Southern Africa. It aims to provide an accessible and vivid window into the lived realities and responses of rural people who are affected by such deals. For ...
  • The legacies of the Natives Land Act of 1913 

    Hall, Ruth (Stellenbosch University, 2014)
    Looking back at the century since the promulgation of the Natives Land Act, it can be argued that it shaped the trajectories of most South Africans’ lives. It expelled black people from the land into crowded reserves and ...
  • Livestock and the rangeland commons in South Africa’s land and agrarian reform 

    Hall, Ruth; Cousins, Ben (NISC (Pty) Ltd and Taylor & Francis, 2013)
    Land and agrarian reform has the potential to expand South Africa’s rangeland commons and enhance their contribution to the livelihoods of the rural poor, yet to a large extent this has been an opportunity missed. ...
  • The politics of evidence: A response to Rulli and D'Odorico 

    Scoones, Ian; Hall, Ruth; Borras Jr., Saturnino M.; White, Ben; Wolford, Wendy (Routledge Taylor Francis Group, 2013)
    We welcome Rulli and D’Odorico’s response to our introduction to the Journal for Peasant Studies (JPS) Forum on Global Land Grabbing(Scoones etal.2013) in which we discussed the ‘literature rush’ that has accompanied the ...
  • Revisiting unresolved questions: land, food and agriculture 

    Hall, Ruth (University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2011)
    This article explores three articles from the perspective of 2011. They are Makhosazane Gcabashe and Alan Mabin’s ‘Preparing to negotiate the land question’ (Transformation 11), Tom Bennett’s ‘Human rights and the African ...