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Evictions from farms – the role of local government
Recently, land reform has gained greater prominence in public debates, notably with the latest call for the nationalisation of land, which has been met with mixed responses. The call highlights why the need for nationalisation ...
Reintroducing the contentious Traditional Courts Bill
When the Traditional Courts Bill [B15-2008] was first introduced in 2008 it was widely criticised for the nature and extent of judicial functions consigned to senior traditional leaders — and for the extent to which the ...
Land redistribution: Part of a wider agrarian reform strategy
An emerging and increasingly more prominent debate amid the considerations of a new White Paper, following the Green Paper process, which will set the legal framework for land reform and agrarian transformation, is whether ...
PLAAS Annual Report 2018
PLAAS had a busy 2018. With the land reform debate catapulted into the public sphere, new teaching initiatives, and various research projects and outputs, our team had quite a year. We had a successful and productive year. ...
PLAAS Annual Report 2019
PLAAS had a successful 2019, contributing effectively to the University of the Western Cape’s mission as a research-led, community-oriented and engaged university.
Resources and rights: Water and land in rural development
Both the Department of Water and Environmental Affairs (DWEA) and the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) acknowledge the importance of water reform jointly with land reform. What does integrated planning ...
National and provincial government spending on agriculture
By the end of 2010, the new policy direction for land reform has not been clear. The minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Gugile Nkwinti, announced that a Green Paper on Rural Development and Agrarian Transformation, ...
A focus on vulnerability and inequality in national conferences
Since the national Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) held its National Summit on Vulnerable Workers in Somerset-West outside Cape Town to discuss better conditions for workers in the agriculture, ...
Insecure tenure and labour – farm dwellers and workers
This edition of Umhlaba Wethu centres attention on the many challenges farm dwellers and workers experience and continue to face. These challenges reflect in their long pursuit of secured tenure rights and a living wage ...
PLAAS Annual Report 2020
(Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2021)
In our previous Annual Report, I remarked that 2019 seemed to be a year of the gathering storm. Little did we know what was coming. As we looked forward to 2020, we knew that it was going to be a significant year. For one ...