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The potential of agriculture and land reform to generate jobs
(Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2018)
Extremely high levels of unemployment contribute to poverty and inequality, and are one of South Africa’s most intractable problems. Can the agricultural sector help to address the problem? And how can land reform be ...
Livelihoods after land reform: The South African case
(Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2012)
SA’s land reform regarded as a failure – economic objectives – the spectre of ‘failed projects’ – changing the racial pattern of land ownership – too slow • No consensus as to why, or what to do • Even so, ambitious ...
Dynamics of social differentiation after land reform among former labour tenants in Besters, KwaZulu-Natal
• Locate land reform in SA in changes in 1970s which ended “state activism in capitalism” and started the “moment of ‘globalization” • Global restructuring of capital has been accompanied by the “fragmentation” of classes ...
Land reform futures
Overarching story • Away from pro-poor neo-liberalism towards the convergence of state resources, private capital and traditional authority • Elite capture of shrinking state resources – dangerous combination in context ...
Livelihoods after land reform: Namibia country report (2010)
(Land, Environment and Development Project, Legal Assistance Centre, 2010)
Another countryside? Policy options for land and agrarian reform in South Africa
(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 ...
Submission to the portfolio committee on rural development and land reform on extension of security of tenure bill of 2015
(Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2016)
1.1. The Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) welcomes the initiative to amend the Extension of Security of Tenure Act, 62 of 1997. 1.2. PLAAS is a constituent unit of the School of Government at the ...
A tale of two dorpies: Case studies from Limpopo and a perspective on land reform and rural development policy
(Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2011)
“Rural development is about enabling rural people to take control of their destiny, thereby dealing effectively with rural poverty through the optimal use and management of natural resources” (MRDLR 2009:14).
The Monster from the Green Lagoon Assessing the 2011 Green Paper on Land Reform
Background • Consensus across the board that LR is in deep trouble and unlikely to meet targets • Some argue that food security is of rising concern, given rising food prices (here and globally) • Minister Nkwinti: ...
At the crossroads: Land and agrarian reform in South Africa into the 21st century
(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. ...