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Rural Development

A new sense of urgency has entered South Africa’s land reform process after the country’s parliament took a resolution to amend the constitution to...

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South Africa’s parliament has passed a resolution to amend the constitution and allow expropriation without compensation. The decision has generated...

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In the shadow of the Vrede dairy farm saga, the struggling farmers on redistributed land in eastern Free State are neglected by the state, and forced to lease out greater proportions of arable land to white commercial farmers due to the lack of grain production machinery. Whilst their arable...

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The Constitution mandates a land reform process to provide equitable access to land (S25(5)), security of tenure (S25(6)) and restitution (S25(7)). No provisions of the ‘property clause’ may impede the state from taking measures to achieve these commitments.

Overall, it is evident that...

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The Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI) focuses on understanding the rise of ‘authoritarian populism’ in rural settings across the world, as well as the forms of resistance occurring and the alternatives being built. New exclusionary politics...

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