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  • Land beneficiaries as game farmers: conservation, land reform and the invention of the 'community game farm' in KwaZulu-Natal 

    Brooks, Shirley; Ngubane, Mnqobi (Taylor & Francis, 2013)
    Scholarship on post-apartheid land reform includes research on land claims made to formal protected areas, such as national parks and state game reserves. Little attention has however, been paid to the question of land ...
  • 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 ...
  • Livelihoods after land reform in South Africa 

    Aliber, Michael; Cousins, Ben (Wiley, 2013)
    Over the past few decades, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa have pursued redistributive land reform as a means to address rural poverty. The Livelihoods after Land Reform (LaLR) study was carried out between 2007 and ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Perspectives of wild medicine harvesters from Cape Town, South Africa 

    Petersen, Leif; Reid, Andrew M.; Moll, Eugene J.; Hockings, Marc T. (Academy of Science of South Africa and AOSIS, 2017)
    Cape Town is a fast-growing cityscape in the Cape Floristic Region in South Africa with 24 formally protected conservation areas including the World Heritage Table Mountain National Park. These sites have been protected ...
  • 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 ...
  • Real acts, imagined landscapes: reflections on the discourses of land reform in South Africa after 1994 

    du Toit, Andries (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013)
    This paper discusses the discourses by which land reform policies in South Africa have been justified and criticized. Critical thought is needed about the underlying assumptions and frameworks informing policy and critique. ...
  • Reshaping women’s land rights on communal rangeland 

    Kleinbooi, Karin (National Inquiry Services Centre (NISC) (Pty) Ltd, 2013)
    This paper aims to contribute to the debates on communal rangelands and analyses the gendered dimension of land rights and land access in the rural areas of Namaqualand. The actual gender relations within rural communities ...
  • Restitution and post-settlement support: Three case studies from Limpopo 

    Manenzhe, Tshililo; Lahiff, Edward (PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, 2007-08)
  • 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 ...
  • Rural livelihoods in South Africa: complexity, vulnerability and differentiation 

    Neves, David; du Toit, Andries; Neves, David (Blackwell Publishing, 2013)
    The livelihoods of South Africa’s rural African poor have long been characterized by diverse activities, and intertwined with urban opportunities. This paper examines the interlinked nature of land, employment and rural ...