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The next great trek? South African commercial farmers move north
(Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2011)
This paper analyses the shifting role of South African farmers, agribusiness and capital elsewhere in southern Africa and the rest of the continent. It explores recent expansion trends, investigates the interests and agendas ...
Rights without illusions: The potential and limits of rights-based approaches to securing land tenure in rural South Africa
(Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2011-05)
Summarising the trajectory of tenure policy and law making from 1994 through to the present, the paper shows how discourses of rights, citizenship and democracy shape policies and legislation. We assess the policies and ...
The case for re-strategising spending priorities to support small-scale farmers in South Africa
(Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2010-04)
This paper summarises what is known about South Africa’s public expenditure trends in respect of small-scale farmers, and discusses the growing contradictions between the policy priority placed on small-scale farming and ...
Rural resource grabs or necessary inward investment? The politics of land and water in Africa
(International Institute for Environment and Development, 2015)
What has happened since the furore broke over the corporate land rush in Africa? Field-based research has exposed new realities that challenge the linear suggestions of a ‘grab’. As the process unfolds and our understanding ...
State, market and community: The potential and limits of participatory land reform planning in South Africa
(Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2008-10)
Market-assisted land reform, as promoted by the World Bank, has made little progress in South Africa: since the advent of democracy in 1994, just 4 per cent of white-owned agricultural land has been redistributed to black ...