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Land reform

by Phillan Zamchiya in 2018

How have foreign-based investments affected land-based livelihoods for smallholder farmers in Africa? This article seeks to shift debate from an insular macro-economic perspective to a more diverse livelihoods approach, one that is informed by the day-to-day quotidian concerns of the rural...

by Ben Cousins, Farai Mtero, Donna Hornby, Alex Dubb in 2018

 

Marxist agrarian political economy has tended to focus on accumulation problematics, which were central in classic debates on the Agrarian Question (Byres 1996), which is understandable given the overall dominance of the logic of capital in a capitalist world. Within these debates,...

by The Journal of Peasant Studies, Andries Du Toit in 2018
 
 
This paper explores the contribution of critical theory to the understanding of the agrarian roots and the political consequences of inequality and poverty in South Africa and stakes out an agenda for future exploration and research. It argues, firstly, that an...
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-...

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