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  • Land and agricultural commercialisation in Meru County, Kenya: evidence from three models 

    Hakizimana, Cyriaque; Goldsmith, Paul; Nunow, Abdi Aralle; Roba, Adano Wario; Biashara, Jane Kathure (Taylor & Francis, 2017)
    What are the relative pros and cons of different pathways of agricultural commercialisation in Africa? This paper examines aspects of three commercial farming cases, each of which represents one of the three most dominant ...
  • 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 ...
  • Land redistribution in South Africa: Towards decolonisation or recolonisation? 

    Kepe, Thembela; Hall, Ruth (Taylor & Francis, 2018)
    Contrary to populist political discourses, in South Africa the ruling party’s approach to land policy is reproducing paternalistic relations that echo apartheid practices and represent the ’colonial present’. This reality ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Narratives of scarcity: Framing the global land rush 

    Scoones, Ian; Smalley, Rebecca; Hall, Ruth; Tsikata, Dzodzi (Elsevier, 2019)
    Global resource scarcity has become a central policy concern, with predictions of rising populations, natural resource depletion and hunger. The narratives of scarcity that arise as a result justify actions to harness ...
  • Participatory commodity networking: An integrated framework for Fairtrade research and support 

    Keahey, Jennifer; Raynolds, Laura T.; Kruger, Sandra; du Toit, Andries (SAGE Publications, 2018)
    This article discusses the potential for humanizing production and trade relations by extending action research to multilateral commodity networks. Participatory action research and Fairtrade certification both promote ...
  • 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 ...
  • Plantations, outgrowers and commercial farming in Africa: agricultural commercialisation and implications for agrarian change 

    Hall, Ruth; Scoones, Ian; Tsikata, Dzodzi (Taylor & Francis OA, 2017)
    Whether or not investments in African agriculture can generate quality employment at scale, avoid dispossessing local people of their land, promote diversified and sustainable livelihoods, and catalyse more vibrant local ...
  • The political economy of sugar in Southern Africa – introduction 

    Dubb, Alex; Scoones, Ian; Woodhouse, Philip (Taylor & Francis, 2017)
    In this introductory paper we review historic and contemporary development of sugar cane production across the southern Africa. We argue that the region’s sugar industry provides a useful lens through which to understand ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • The rise of BRICS: implications for global agrarian transformation 

    McKay, Ben M.; Hall, Ruth; Liu, Juan (Taylor & Francis, 2016)
    This article introduces this collection, which focuses on the economic and political rise of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) and its implications for global agrarian transformation. ...
  • Shallow waters: social science research in South Africa's marine environment 

    Sowman, M.; Scott, D.; Green, L.J.F.; Hara, Mafaniso; Hauck, M.; Kirsten, K.; Paterson, B.; Raemaekers, S.; Jones, K.; Sunde, J.; Turpie, J.K. (Taylor & Francis, 2013)
    This paper provides an overview of social science research in the marine environment of South Africa for the period 1994–2012. A bibliography based on a review of relevant literature and social science projects funded under ...
  • A slipping hold? Farm dweller precarity in South Africa’s changing agrarian economy and climate 

    Hornby, Donna; Nel, Adrian; Chademana, Samuel; Khanyile, Nompilo (MDPI, 2018)
    The paper investigates whether farm dwellers in the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province of South Africa are subject to a “double exposure”: vulnerable both to the impacts of post-apartheid agrarian dynamics and to the risks of ...