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by Cunnama M in 2012
The PLAAS Resource Centre is a dynamic, evolving and valuable collection of resources around the areas of PLAAS research. We try to keep it comprehensive and up-to-date with the regular acquisition of relevant materials. Here are some interesting new books accessioned this month: Rural resistance...
by Mogomotsi Magome, Pretoria News in 2012
The Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Lulu Xingwana, wants the proposed Traditional Courts Bill scrapped and the process started from scratch. Her department was concerned that the gains made in the past 20 years are going to be reversed. Xingwana argued that in the same...
by Krishnamurthy Sriramesh, IITA in 2012
Close collaboration with partner organisations is essential for the optimum use of resources, knowledge, technologies, access to cutting-edge science and technologies, mutual learning and for making a positive impact on the livelihoods of poor farmers. This article explores different aspects of...
by Sonia Dias, World Urban Forum 6 Blog in 2012
The literature about the informal sector shows that conventional approaches in urban planning usually leads to centralized and bureaucratic solutions that ignore the potential contributions of informal workers. Local governments seldom engage in partnerships with these workers in most developing...
by E Molewa, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs in 2012
The 2012 budget speech highlighted that water delivery had increased from 59% in 1994 to a national average of 94.7 % access to basic water services for all South Africans – an increase of 35.7%. The backlog now stands at 5.3%, or some 710 000 households compared to 3,9 million households in 1994...

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