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  • At the crossroads: Land and agrarian reform in South Africa into the 21st century 

    Cousins, Ben; Emmett, Natashiá; Campbell, Rosie; Heyns, Stephen (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 1999)
    The land sector has always been characterised by lively and public arguments over policy, and some of the central and recurring themes of the previous five years of debate were expected to surface at the conference. ...
  • At the crossroads: Land and agrarian reform in South Africa into the 21st century 

    Cousins, Ben (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), and National Land Committee (NLC), 2000)
    These conference proceedings are published at a time of extraordinary fluidity and uncertainty as to the future of the ambitious programmes of land and agrarian reform1 initiated by the first democratic government in 1994. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Land reform, sustainable rural livelihoods and gender relations: A case study of Gallawater A farm: Volume 1 

    Mokgope, Kgopotso (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2000)
    The research project aimed to investigate the impact of land reform processes on sustainable rural livelihoods and on gender relations in South Africa by examining a case study in the Eastern Cape province.
  • Land reform, sustainable rural livelihoods and gender relations: A case study of Gallawater A farm: Volume 2 

    Vetter, Susanne; Goqwana, Wiseman M; Bobo, Joseph; Marsh, Alan (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2000)
    There is an ongoing debate about the sustainability of South African communal rangelands as old views on overgrazing and degradation are being widely challenged. The degradation issue has recently received renewed ...
  • Constituting the commons in the new South Africa 

    Isaacs, Moenieba; Mohamed, Najma; Ntshona, Zolile; Turner, Stephen (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2000)
    This set of papers results from participation by staff members of the Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies in the eighth biennial conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property, held at ...
  • Why land invasions will happen here too ..... 

    Cousins, Ben (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2000)
    Will Zimbabwean-style land invasions take place in South Africa at some point in the future? In my view – yes, it is likely that they will, despite the great differences between the political economies of the two countries. ...
  • Sustainable development: What's land got to do with it? 

    Turner, Stephen (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2001)
    Ahead of the September 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa is reviewing its plans and progress towards sustainable development. This paper argues that more attention needs to be given ...
  • Land Reform in South Africa: Is it meeting the challenge? 

    Lahiff, Edward (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2001)
    As recent events at Brendell and elsewhere have demonstarted, land and landlessness remain critical issues in post-apartheid South Africa. This paper presents a brief overview of the key challenges facing land reform in ...
  • 'It's all about money! Implementation of South Africaís new fisheries policy 

    Hersoug, Bjorn; Isaacs, Moenieba (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2001)
    This paper was originally written as part of an economics study commissioned by the Chief Directorate: Marine and Coastal Management (MCM) of the South African Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT). Since ...
  • 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 ...
  • 'It is not easy to challenge a chief ': Lessons from Rakgwadi 

    Claasens, Aninka (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2001)
    When Thoko Didiza was appointed Minister for Agriculture and Land Affairs in 1999, one of her earliest policy decisions was to stop work on the draft Land Rights Bill and to announce her intention to transfer the title ...
  • Waking up from the dream: The pitfalls of 'fast-track' development on the Wild Coast 

    Kepe, Thembela (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2001)
    The main aim of this study was to explore the issues involved in reconciling the policy objectives of land reform, environmental conservation and the private sector profit-oriented rural development initiative in ...
  • Annual report 2000 

    PLAAS (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2001)
    The Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) focuses on the land restitution and redistribution programmes initiated by the post-apartheid democratic state; land tenure reform; emerging regimes of natural resource ...
  • 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 ...
  • Radical land reform is key to sustainable rural development in South Africa 

    Kepe, Thembela; Cousins, Ben (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2002)
    Sustainable rural development in 21st century South Africa will never be achieved without a radical assault on the structural underpinnings of poverty and inequality inherited from three centuries of oppression and ...
  • Contested resources: Challenges to the governance of natural resources in Southern Africa 

    Benjaminsen, Tor Arve (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2002)
    Papers from the International Symposium on ‘Contested Resources: Challenges to Governance of Natural Resources in Southern Africa. Emerging perspectives from Norwegian-Southern African collaborative research’ held at The ...
  • Land and agrarian reform in South Africa: A status report, 2002 

    Turner, Stephen; Cousins, Ben; Lahiff, Edward; Wisbourg, Poul (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2002)
    In 1994, South Africa started a new life as a democratic nation. It faced immense challenges. Multiple economic, social and political transformations were needed to overcome the legacy of colonialism and apartheid. The ...
  • 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 ...