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  • 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 ...
  • Linking service delivery and protest in South Africa: an exploration of evidence from Khayelitsha 

    Nleya, Ndodana (Unisa Press, 2011)
    The notion of service delivery protests in South Africa has perhaps become a cliché in South Africa. While there was a lull in protest activity (excluding industrial action) in the first decade of democracy, the second ...
  • Livelihoods and sharing: Trends in a Lesotho village, 1976–2004 

    Turner, Stephen (PLAAS, University of the Western Cape & Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc. (CARE), 2005-10)
    The study compares the livelihoods and inter-household sharing mechanisms in a Lesotho village across a 28 year period. The report examines the complex socio-economic structures and systems that are in place in the rural ...
  • 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. ...
  • Mainstreaming of HIV and Aids into South African fisheries policy 

    Isaacs, Moenieba; Hara, Mafaniso (PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, 2008-11)
    This research investigated the drivers and the impact of HIV and Aids in fishing communities in South Africa, in order to assist the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism: Marine and Coastal Management ...
  • Managing information and communications technologies in South African education: final project report 

    Bytheway, Andrew J.; Bladergroen, M.; Bangui, L. (SAICTED Research Team, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2015-06-11)
    This was a meta-study. That means that the intention of the study was to review and analyse previous studies, and draw conclusions about the state of research into technologies in education, and specifically into the ...
  • Money and sociality in South Africa's informal economy 

    Neves, David; du Toit, Andries (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
    This article examines the interplay of agency, culture and context in order to consider the social embeddedness of money and trade at the margins of South Africa’s economy. Focusing on small-scale, survivalist informal ...
  • Multi-stakeholder process of co-designing small-scale fisheries policy in South Africa. 

    Isaacs, Moenieba (Springer Verlag, 2016)
    In 2005, a group of researchers, community-based organizations and lawyers got together with small-scale fishers to launch a class action law suit against the government of South Africa in its allocation system of Individual ...
  • Nasruddin's key: poverty measurement and the government of marginal populations 

    du Toit, Andries (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape., 2011)
    This paper considers the role of ‘measurement’ and other forms of poverty knowledge in a context where the nature and direction of global economic growth is creating ‘surplus populations’ suffering various forms of ...
  • The new alliance on food security and nutrition: what are the implications for Africa’s youth? 

    Hakizimana, Cyriaque (Future Agricultures Consortium, 2016)
    Young people are a growing proportion of Africa’s population and most live in poverty in rural areas. Despite urbanisation, in absolute numbers the rural youth are growing and agricultural development needs to prioritise ...
  • Non-alignment in the current world order. The impact of the rise of China 

    Pretorius, Joelien (Institute for Strategic Studies at the University of Pretoria, 2008)
    The relevance of the Non-Aligned Movement has been in question since the end of Cold War bipolarity. In the post-Cold War order, whether interpreted as cosmopolitan, unipolar, multipolar or globalised in nature, there are ...
  • Nonlinearities in stock return prediction: A Blended Approach 

    Hodnett, Kathleen; Hsieh, Heng-Hsing; Van Rensberg, Paul (The Clute Institute, 2013)
    Our prior research indicates that there are periods within which nonlinear stock selection models outperform their linear counterparts in the South African equity market. In order to explore the nonlinearities in stock ...
  • Not waiting for Jackie O: lessons for public participation advocacy in South Africa 

    Piper, Laurence (Unisa Press, 2011)
    This article explores the significance of an important event, namely, the Pioneers of Participation workshop held in November 2009 in Cape Town, for public participation advocacy in South Africa. By tracing the shifting ...
  • Nuclear Politics of Denial: South Africa and the Additional Protocol 

    Pretorius, Joelien (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2013)
    South Africa was one of the first states to conclude an Additional Protocol with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 2002, allowing the IAEA greater right of access to safeguard nuclear activities and material. ...
  • Pan-African initiatives in global governance 

    Gottschalk, Keith (2013)
    As recently as 2009, a five hundred page textbook on international relations did not even mention the African Union in its index. The same applied to the Wikipedia entry on international organizations until a colleague of ...
  • Pervasive, but not politicised: Everyday violence, local rule and party popularity in a Cape Town township 

    Piper, Laurence; Wheeler, Joanna (Institute for Security Studies (ISS), 2016)
    Through examining violence in the township of Imizamo Yethu in Cape Town, we show that leadership in this community is not based on violence, despite its pervasiveness in the settlement. Further, rule by local leaders and ...
  • Plantation, outgrower and medium-scale commercial farming in Ghana: which model provides better prospects for local development? 

    Dzifa Torvikey, Gertrude; Awetori Yaro, Joseph; Kofi Teye, Joseph (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape and Future Agricultures Consortium, 2016)
    African governments are making important policy choices in their quest to modernise agriculture, with some promoting largescale farming on plantations while others promote small- or medium-scale commercial farming.
  • Policy options for land reform in South Africa: New institutional mechanisms? 

    Cliffe, Lionel (PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, 2007-10)
    Since the 2005 Land Summit, new approaches to land reform have been on the agenda, yet there remains little clarity on the way forward. The main focus has been on means of accelerating the redistribution of land through ...
  • 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 ...