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by Jeanette Clarke in 2018

This report is one of five studies of opportunities and constraints related to employment creation in rural South Africa, with a view towards informing policy. South African forestry and wood products industries are well established, internationally competitive, and contribute significantly to...

by James Ferguson, Tania Murray Li in 2018

This programmatic article proposes an approach to global political-economic inquiry in the wake of the failure of long-established transition narratives, notably the narrative centred on a universal trajectory from farm-based and “traditional” livelihoods into the “proper jobs” of a modern...

by Dominic Adriaanse, Cape Times in 2018

The land issue in the country was placed under the spotlight at a seminar held at the University of the Western Cape, with senior researchers from the institution saying the constitution was not the obstacle to land reform - rather, it was a lack of political will to drive a process of...

by Serena Hawkey, Business Day in 2018

The land crisis could be a catalyst for beneficial change if the opportunity to rectify decades of neglect is recognised and harnessed‚ says one of SA’s leading restitution experts. Delivering a public lecture at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) on Tuesday‚ Prof Ruth Hall said an engaged...

by Ruth Hall in 2018

What is the transformative potential that emerges from these struggles around land?

Just a month ago, Jacob Zuma was president of South Africa. An authoritarian patriarch implicated in large-scale corruption, he had for years effectively rallied political support by invoking populist...

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