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Land grabs

by Phillan Zamchiya in 2019

This Working Paper explains the processes by which land, water and other natural resources were seized, and their previous users dispossessed, for the purposes of capital accumulation by Ivanplats platinum mining company in Limpopo, South Africa. The mining firm...

by Ruth Hall, Ben Cousins in 2019

1 Feb, Daily Maverick

The Pan South African Language Board declared “land expropriation without compensation” as the Word of the Year 2018, reflecting its salience in the media and the term that captures the philosophy, mood and obsessions of our nation. Land is part of our...

by PLAAS and Institutional Advancement in 2018

8 Oct.

The University of the Western Cape’s Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) is hosting the first short course of the Network of Excellence on Land Governance in Africa (NELGA). The course has been tailored to policy-makers and practitioners across the continent...

by Aidan van den Heever, UWC in 2018

21 September 

Professor Ruth Hall - from the University of the Western Cape’s (UWC) Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) - has been appointed to an advisory panel on land reform by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

 

The panel will advise the Inter-...

by Cape Talk 567AM in 2018

24 September 2018, Pippa Hudson

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the creation an advisory panel to assist with the on-going land reform debate. Ramaphosa has also formed a 10-person advisory panel which will delegate the right way forward for land reform, in light of the contentious...

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