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In a place less travelled, deep in the valley of the Klein Letaba River in South Africa, is a place where village life still beats to the old drums of Africa, even as ears now tune in to palpable rhythms from distant urban-scapes; landscapes too far to imagine… Amid the changing repertoire of life, South African village meets global village.

In Mali, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda civil society organisations, together with research institutions, have embarked on ‘action research’ to test how the Commit

This is the question addressed by researchers and activists at a recent IDRC Workshop on Large-scale Land Acquisitions (LSLAs) and Accountability in Africa, in Dakar, Senegal on 24-25 November 2015.  

As one of the earliest countries to implement the Green Revolution in agriculture in the early 1960s, India has many lessons to offer to Africa both in terms of its successes and challenges.

Each year there are political pronouncements that the willing buyer, willing seller approach to land reform is to be abandoned. So much has been repeated every year since Thabo Mbeki first said it in 20015.

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