PLAAS Policy Briefs

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PLAAS Policy Briefs

 

Recent Submissions

  • Odendaal, Willem (PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, 2011)
    This brief examines some emerging trends and dynamics in changing power relations in rural Namibian communities due to emerging new elites and the threats to subsistence farmers’ access to communal land and ...
  • White, Richard (PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, 2009-11)
    Decentralising the administration of communally-owned land to a local system in Botswana was a sound objective and could be pursued elsewhere in the region. Yet, despite Botswana having grappled relatively successfully ...
  • Manjengwa, Jeanette; Mazhawidza, Phides (PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, 2009-12)
    A bolder policy approach and more vigorous implementation are needed to support women’s empowerment, transfer of land rights to women, and to ensure their productive utilisation of land. The land reform programme focussed ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hara, Mafaniso; Matose, Frank; Wilson, Doug; Raakjær, Jesper; Magole, Lapologang; Magole, Lefatshe; Demotts, Rachel; Njaya, Friday; Turner, Stephen; Buscher, Bram; Haller, Tobias; Mvula, Peter; Binauli, Lucy; Chabwela, Harry; Kapasa, Cyprian; Mhlanga, Lindah; Nyikahadzoi, Kefasi (PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, 2009-06-28)
    This Policy Brief is based on synthetic studies undertaken by participants in the Cross Sectoral Commons Governance in Southern Africa (CROSCOG) project between 2007 and 2009, funded by the European Commission (European ...