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Land reform & agrarian change

by Khulekani Magubane in 2018

In the past 24 years the African National Congress-led government presided over a state where black people’s progress in land rights not only slowed down but regressed, according to researchers from the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies at the University of the Western Cape.

by Ben Cousins in 2018

Smallholder farming has been neglected over the past 23 years of South Africa’s attempt to redistribute land taken away...

by Dominic Adriaanse, Cape Times in 2018

The land issue in the country was placed under the spotlight at a seminar held at the University of the Western Cape, with senior researchers from the institution saying the constitution was not the obstacle to land reform - rather, it was a lack of political will to drive a process of...

by Serena Hawkey, Business Day in 2018

The land crisis could be a catalyst for beneficial change if the opportunity to rectify decades of neglect is recognised and harnessed‚ says one of SA’s leading restitution experts. Delivering a public lecture at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) on Tuesday‚ Prof Ruth Hall said an engaged...

by Ruth Hall in 2018

What is the transformative potential that emerges from these struggles around land?

Just a month ago, Jacob Zuma was president of South Africa. An authoritarian patriarch implicated in large-scale corruption, he had for years effectively rallied political support by invoking populist...