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by Obert Chifamba, Senior Agriculture Reporter, The Herald Online in 2012
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms Navanethem Pillay yesterday acknowledged that Zimbabwe's land reform programme had opened up economic empowerment opportunities for ordinary Zimbabweans. She said the land reform had the potential to change the lives of many Zimbabweans if...
by Clar Ni Chonghaile, The Guardian (Global Development) in 2012
A new Kenyan reality tv show - Shamba Shape-Up - does for Kenyan farms what 'Extreme Makeover' does for homes, and has made George Mungai, a softly spoken farmer and father of six into an unlikely TV star. From his compounded of houses made from wood and corrugated iron, Mungai reveals that the...
by Department of Public Works in 2012
The Department of Public Works (DPW) said Phase I of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) was successful in creating more than 1 million work opportunities over five years however the scale of unemployment and poverty experienced by South Africa required a much more large-scale response to...
by Department of Land Reform and Rural Development in 2012
The Department’s operational plan provided a strategic overview and key priority areas, focusing on the contribution of the Department to address the triple challenges currently facing South Africa, of poverty, inequality and unemployment, with a specific bias to rural areas. This was to be...
by Ian Scoones in 2012
PLAAS is just launching a new research programme on local rural economies financed by the UK’s ESRC and DFID, titled ‘Space, Markets and Employment in Agricultural Development’. It will have field sites in Zimbabwe, as well as Malawi and South Africa. The project aims to address the critical issue...

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