You are here


Subscribe to our Events RSS Feed
Venue: PLAAS Boardroom
Date: 21 Nov 2018
Time: 13:00 to 15:00

Presenters: Prof Ben Cousins (PLAAS,UWC) & Prof William Beinart (Oxford University)

Two of the authors of recent articles on the role of smallholder farmers in land reform in South Africa will debate key differences between their arguments, and seek to clarify where...

Venue: PLAAS Boardroom
Date: 5 Nov 2018
Time: 13:00 to 14:00

Presenter: Prof Bill Derman, Emeritus Professor,

Norwegian University of the Life Sciences 


I have wondered what has and will be the continuities and discontinuities between the Trump and earlier administrations in policies toward Africa.  How will the American ship of...

Venue: PLAAS Boardroom
Date: 30 Oct 2018
Time: 13:00 to 14:00

Presenter: Dr Phillan Zamchiya


Senior Researcher, PLAAS, UWC


This study employs a wider livelihoods approach to challenge some insular neo-classical economic narratives on the nature, process and impact of large-scale land acquisitions on smallholder farmers...

Venue: Main Hall, University of the Western Cape
Date: 24 Oct 2018
Time: 13:00 to 15:00


“We have seen that the chiefs are selling land to busi-ness people, mining companies, giving land to foreign-ers to build malls. We know that sometimes our land rights are not properly written in the law. But we know that traditionally we have a land right” Mbhekiseni Mavuso,...

Venue: PLAAS Boardroom
Date: 23 Oct 2018
Time: 13:00 to 14:00

Presenter: Dr Silva Lieberherr

University of Basel, Switzerland & PLAAS Affiliate


Vidarbha is a region in central India that became infamous for exceptionally high numbers of ‘farmer suicides’. Several small movements of farmers are active to address the ‘agrarian...