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Land reform & agrarian change

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 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 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 Ben Cousins, Amelia Genis , Jeanette Clarke in 2018

Extremely high levels of unemployment contribute to poverty and inequality, and are one of South Africa’s most intractable problems. Can the agricultural sector help to address the problem? And how can land reform be undertaken in a manner that creates more jobs?

The farming sector,...

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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