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Raising a red flag on the privatisation of communal land News & EventsUncategorizedWomen’s Land Tenure Security

Raising a red flag on the privatisation of communal land

During an online workshop hosted by the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), participants discussed rapid and 'silent' privatisation of customary land under the theme women's land tenure security and livelihoods in Southern Africa. Civil society participants from Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe were part of a multi-country study to explore emerging trends around land grabbing by…
PLAAS
July 16, 2020
PLAAS Webinar: Beyond elite capture: Promoting livelihoods and jobs in South Africa’s land reform News & Events

PLAAS Webinar: Beyond elite capture: Promoting livelihoods and jobs in South Africa’s land reform

Webinar: Beyond elite capture: Promoting livelihoods and jobs in South Africa’s land reform Thursday, 16 July 2020 at 13:00 (CAT) Join PLAAS for a webinar on “Beyond elite capture: Promoting livelihoods and jobs in South Africa’s land reform” featuring Dr Farai Mtero (senior researcher, PLAAS) and Professor Ben Cousins (PLAAS founder and Emeritus Professor, University of the Western Cape). South…
PLAAS
July 10, 2020
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PLAAS hosts workshop on women’s land tenure security in Southern Africa Events – Women's Land Tenure SecurityNews & Events

PLAAS hosts workshop on women’s land tenure security in Southern Africa

The Institute for Poverty, Land, and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) is hosting an online workshop for its latest project titled “Privatisation of customary land and implications for women’s land tenure security and livelihoods in Southern Africa” from 7 to 9 July 2020. This new project, spearheaded by PLAAS and funded by the Austrian Development Cooperation, will be guided by voices from…
PLAAS
July 7, 2020
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PLAAS Webinar: Conservation after Covid-19: From unsustainability and inequality to revolutionary renewal? News & EventsUncategorized

PLAAS Webinar: Conservation after Covid-19: From unsustainability and inequality to revolutionary renewal?

Webinar: Conservation after Covid-19: From unsustainability and inequality to revolutionary renewal? Thursday, 9 July 2020 at 13:00 (CAT) Join PLAAS for our next webinar in this series. In “Conservation after Covid-19: From unsustainability and inequality to revolutionary renewal?” the speakers will explore opportunities to rethink dominant conservation strategies in Southern Africa and globally. The speakers for this webinar are professors…
PLAAS
July 3, 2020
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PODCAST Ep. 1: 25 years of land and agrarian studies in South Africa Agrarian PoliticsNews & Events

PODCAST Ep. 1: 25 years of land and agrarian studies in South Africa

The Agrarian Politics podcast launches today. Agrarian Politics is a podcast by and for researchers and activists committed to land and agrarian reforms, just and equitable food systems and progressive politics in Africa and the Global South. It is a platform to be shared. To generate a critical mass of knowledge and experience, the podcast will feature hosts and guests who…
PLAAS
July 1, 2020
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PLAAS Webinar: Fattening the curve–The bio-politics of food, livelihoods and Covid-19 News & Events

PLAAS Webinar: Fattening the curve–The bio-politics of food, livelihoods and Covid-19

Webinar: Fattening the curve–The bio-politics of food, livelihoods and Covid-19 in Kumasi (Ghana) and Cape Town (South Africa) Thursday, 2 July 2020 at 13:00 (CAT) Join PLAAS for a webinar on “Fattening the curve–The bio-politics of food, livelihoods and Covid-19 in Kumasi (Ghana) and Cape Town (South Africa)” featuring Florian Kroll (DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security, Policy and…
PLAAS
June 26, 2020
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PLAAS Webinar: Covid-19 exposes water scarcity as a governance problem News & EventsUncategorized

PLAAS Webinar: Covid-19 exposes water scarcity as a governance problem

Webinar: Covid-19 exposes water scarcity as a governance problem Thursday, 18 June 2020 at 13:00 Join PLAAS for the next webinar in this series. The world water crisis predates the coronavirus pandemic. This crisis manifests in many ways: nearly one billion people lack access to potable water and improved sanitation; millions of farmers are in need of small-scale infrastructure to…
PLAAS
June 11, 2020
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PLAAS Webinar: Competition, Inequality and B-BBEE: Lessons from quota allocations in industrial fisheries News & EventsUncategorized

PLAAS Webinar: Competition, Inequality and B-BBEE: Lessons from quota allocations in industrial fisheries

Webinar: Competition, Inequality and B-BBEE: Lessons from quota allocations in industrial fisheries Thursday, 11 June 2020 at 13:00 Join PLAAS for a webinar on “Competition, Inequality and B-BBEE: Lessons from quota allocations in industrial fisheries” featuring Prof Stefano Ponte (Centre for Business and Development Studies, Copenhagen Business School) and Dr. Thando Vilakazi (Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development, University…
PLAAS
June 4, 2020
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Job creation and land reform in a post-covid SA News & Events

Job creation and land reform in a post-covid SA

Employment-intensive land redistribution could hold the key to agrarian reform. Against the background of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has cast South Africa’s social inequalities into stark relief, a ground-breaking new study has raised the hope that small-scale farming can play a significant role in tackling the challenges of unemployment and food security. Commissioned by the Capacity Building Programme for Employment…
PLAAS
June 3, 2020