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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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Annual report 2001 

    PLAAS (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2002)
    PLAAS continues to grow and to take on new projects and staff. This presents a number of challenges, not least of which is the sustainability of such growth. The year 2001 saw the completion of a twelve month-long ...
  • Contested resources: Challenges to the governance of natural resources in Southern Africa 

    Benjaminsen, Tor Arve; Cousins, Ben; Thompson, Lisa; Campbell, Rosie; Heyns, Stephen (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2002)
    In this keynote address I wish to identify some important ideas and conclusions arising out of recent analyses of theory and practice on natural resource management. I use these in a preliminary attempt to argue that ...
  • Annual report 2002 

    PLAAS (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2003)
    The year 2002 was an extremely busy one for PLAAS staff, and saw the initiation of many new projects and activities, some of them qualitatively different to anything undertaken before. These included an in-depth, national ...
  • Rangelands at equilibrium and non-equilibrium recent developments in the debate around rangeland ecology and management 

    Bayer, Wolfgang; Hahn, Brian; Hiernaux, Pierre; Hoffman, Timm; Illius, Andrew; Kerven, Carol; O’Connor, Tim; Richardson, David; Sandford, Stephen; Vetter, Susanne; Ward, David; Waters-Bayer, Ann (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2003)
    The debate on equilibrium vs non-equilibrium dynamics in pastoral systems emerged in the early 1980s, when economists, ecologists and social scientists began to challenge the widespread claims of overgrazing and degradation ...
  • Securing land and resource rights in Africa: Pan-African perspectives 

    Saruchera, Munyaradzi (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2004)
    Across the African continent the land and resource rights of the rural poor are threatened by inappropriate policies and institutions (including global treaties); unequal social, political and economic relations; the actions ...
  • Rangelands at equilibrium and non-equilibrium. Recent developments in the debate around rangeland ecology and management 

    Vetter, Susanne (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2004)
    The debate on equilibrium vs non-equilibrium dynamics in pastoral systems emerged in the early 1980s, when economists, ecologists and social scientists began to challenge the widespread claims of overgrazing and degradation ...
  • Annual report 2003 

    PLAAS (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2004)
    Applied social science researchers generally want to see their research influence policy and practice; those of a more activist bent seek to ‘change the world, not simply to interpret it’.1 In its mission statement ...
  • Securing land and resource rights in Africa: Pan-African perspectives 

    Alinon, Koffi; Ayeb, Habib; Claassens, Aninka; Cousins, Ben; Greenberg, Stephen; Ismail, Abdel Mawla; Kameri-Mbote, Patricia; Marongwe, Nelson; Simo, John Mope; Ng’ong’ola, Clement; Odhiambo, Michael; Omoweh, Daniel; Ouédraogo, Hubert; Saruchera, Munyaradzi; Tawfic, Rawia; Wanjala, Smokin (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2004)
    Across the African continent the land and resource rights of the rural poor are threatened by inappropriate policies and institutions (including global treaties); unequal social, political and economic relations; the ...
  • Annual report 2004 

    PLAAS (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2005)
    The wider context of our research and training, and the ultimate rationale for establishing and maintaining a centre such as PLAAS, is the key challenge of deeply entrenched poverty, as well as the inequality to which ...
  • Annual report 2006-2007 

    PLAAS (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2008)
    Over the past two years the contradictions inherent in South Africa’s post-apartheid growth and development path have become increasingly evident. Growth has not managed to reduce very high levels of unemployment to a ...
  • Another countryside? Policy options for land and agrarian reform in South Africa 

    Hall, Ruth (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2009)
    Land reform in South Africa is a political project that has foundered. For years, the process has been variously described as being ‘in crisis’, ‘at a crossroads’, ‘at an impasse’ or simply ’stuck’. This still seems as ...
  • Another countryside? Policy options for land and agrarian reform in South Africa 

    Aliber, Michael; Andrews, Mercia; Baiphethi, Mompati; Cliffe, Lionel; Hall, Ruth; Jacobs, Peter; Jara, Mazibuko; Kleinbooi, Karin; Lahiff, Edward; Zamchiya, Phillan (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2009)
    Land reform in South Africa is a political project that has foundered. For years, the process has been variously described as being ‘in crisis’, ‘at a crossroads’, ‘at an impasse’ or simply ’stuck’. This still seems as ...
  • Review of land reforms in Southern Africa, 2010 

    Kleinbooi, Karin (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2010)
    This book forms part of a learning programme on ‘Land Reform From Below: Decentralised Land Reform in Southern Africa’. Supported by the Austrian Development Agency, the programme was launched in 2007, and has since provided ...
  • Review of land reforms in Southern Africa 

    Kleinbooi, Karin (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2010)
    Land, and access to land, is one of the most important assets for the poor in southern Africa, both rural and urban, and probably contributes more than any other factor to their economic survival and the quality of ...
  • Community response: decline of the Chambo in Lake Malawi's Southeast arm 

    Hara, Mafaniso (Springer, 2011)
    Small-scale fisheries are a major source of food and employment around the world. Yet, many small-scale fishers work in conditions that are neither safe nor secure. Millions of them are poor, and often they are socially ...
  • Decentralised land governance: Case studies and local voices from Botswana, Madagascar and Mozambique 

    Kleinbooi, Karin; de Satgé, Rick; Tanner, Christopher (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2011)
    Decentralisation has been on the Southern African development agenda for a long time. It is a concept which appears deceptively simple. The principle of subsidiarity holds that decision making about local development ...