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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...
by Lynley Donnelly, Mail & Guardian in 2012
South Africa remains the dominant economic powerhouse in Africa, but other countries, most notably Nigeria, are fast catching up and could overtake us. The fierce competition between South Africa and Nigeria is well documented. But other countries without the economic heft of the West African giant...
by Pearlie Joubert, City Press in 2012
After weeks of countrywide public hearings on which hundreds of thousands of taxpayers’ rands were spent, the department of justice and the select committee on security and constitutional development received a rude wake-up call this week. Most of the provinces either rejected the bill or asked for...
by BuaNews in 2012
Government has conceded that while the Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP) has had successes, implementing the CRDP in all poor households could come at a high cost. For example, in Diyatalawa, a small community of 33 households that were settled in Maluti-a-Phofung local municipality...
by Harold Wolpe Memorial Trust in 2012
This conference, to be held on 14-15 June 2012 aims to critically assess progress in the creation of a more egalitarian post-apartheid social order, and understand and explain obstacles to the achievement of such an order. It is hoped that the conference will contribute to invigorating a critical...

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