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PLAAS Webinar: How to change the food system–perspectives from consumer cooperatives News & EventsUncategorized

PLAAS Webinar: How to change the food system–perspectives from consumer cooperatives

Webinar: How to change the food system–perspectives from consumer cooperatives Thursday, 4 June 2020 at 13:00 The power of supermarkets in South Africa’s food system means the value from high consumer prices does not benefit farmers or farmworkers. Neither food producers nor consumers benefit from this system. This is not unique as the same trend characterises most markets across Europe.…
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June 2, 2020
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PLAAS Webinar: African land rights in the time of the coronavirus News & EventsUncategorized

PLAAS Webinar: African land rights in the time of the coronavirus

Webinar: African land rights in the time of the coronavirus Thursday, 28 May 2020 at 13:00 Join PLAAS for the next webinar in this series, “African land rights in the time of the coronavirus: Perspectives from West, East and Southern Africa”. The Covid 19 pandemic has rapidly expanded from a public health to a food and livelihood crisis, exposing the…
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May 25, 2020
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PLAAS Webinar: Democratising South Africa’s food system in and beyond the crisis News & EventsUncategorized

PLAAS Webinar: Democratising South Africa’s food system in and beyond the crisis

Democratising South Africa’s food system in and beyond the crisis Thursday, 21 May 2020 at 13:00 Join PLAAS for the next webinar in this series. This webinar, “Democratising South Africa’s food system in and beyond the crisis”, explores corporate domination in the South African food system. Our food system regularly fails to provide affordable nutritious food to the majority of…
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May 16, 2020
PLAAS Webinar: Subjects and citizens in the time of Covid-19 News & EventsUncategorized

PLAAS Webinar: Subjects and citizens in the time of Covid-19

Webinar: Subjects and citizens in the time of Covid-19 Thursday, 14 May 2020 at 13:00 Join PLAAS for the next webinar in this series. This webinar, “Subjects and citizens in the time of Covid-19”, features Phillan Zamchiya (Senior Researcher, PLAAS, University of the Western Cape), Fiona Anciano (Associate Professor, Dept of Political Studies, University of the Western Cape), and Thapelo…
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May 8, 2020
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PLAAS Webinar: Covid-19’s effect on farm workers in South Africa News & Events

PLAAS Webinar: Covid-19’s effect on farm workers in South Africa

Webinar: Covid-19’s effect on farm workers in South Africa When: Thursday, 7 May 2020 at 13:00 Join PLAAS for a webinar on “Covid-19’s effect on farm workers in South Africa” featuring Colette Solomon (co-director, Women on Farms Project), Motlanalo Lebepe (director, Nkuzi Development Association), and Ryno Filander (president, CSAAWU). The speakers will give perspective on how farm workers have been…
PLAAS
April 30, 2020
PLAAS Webinar: Covid-19: Impact on small-scale fisheries in South Africa and beyond News & EventsUncategorized

PLAAS Webinar: Covid-19: Impact on small-scale fisheries in South Africa and beyond

Webinar: Covid-19: Impact on small-scale fisheries in South Africa and beyond When: Thursday, 30 April 2020 at 13:00 Join PLAAS for a webinar on “Covid-19: Impact on small-scale fisheries in South Africa and beyond” featuring Charles America (artisanal fisher and activist from Ocean View), Rovina Europa (Coastal Links, Arniston), and Naseegh Jaffer (director, Masifundise Development Trust). The speakers will give perspective…
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April 24, 2020
PLAAS Webinar: Covid-19: What’s happening in our informal economy? News & Events

PLAAS Webinar: Covid-19: What’s happening in our informal economy?

Webinar: Covid-19: What's happening in our informal economy? When: Thursday, 23 April 2020 at 13:00 Join PLAAS for the next webinar in this series on “Covid-19: What's happening in our informal economy?” featuring Luyanda Hlatswayo (African Reclaimers Organisation), Lynette Maart (Black Sash South Africa) and Prof Imraan Valodia (Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management, University of Witwatersrand). The speakers will…
PLAAS
April 21, 2020
Submission on the Constitution 18th Amendment Bill News & EventsUncategorized

Submission on the Constitution 18th Amendment Bill

Submission on the Constitution 18th Amendment Bill The 18th Amendment Bill of South Africa’s constitution seeks to make changes to Section 25 of the Bill of Rights (the property clause) in order to make explicit the circumstances that would warrant the payment of nil compensation following the expropriation of land. The deadline for parliament’s ad-hoc committee to make amendments to…
PLAAS
March 12, 2020
Submission to amend the national policy for beneficiary selection and land allocation News & EventsUncategorized

Submission to amend the national policy for beneficiary selection and land allocation

Submission to amend the national policy for beneficiary selection and land allocation   This is the Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) submission to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on the national policy for beneficiary selection and land allocation. The analysis of the policy is based on our interpretation of the injunction in Section 25(5) of…
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March 11, 2020
PLAAS Seminar: Is nationalisation and state custodianship of land a solution? News & EventsUncategorized

PLAAS Seminar: Is nationalisation and state custodianship of land a solution?

Is nationalisation and state custodianship of land a solution? Agrarian capital, kleptocracy and rural struggles in Mozambique Presenter: Boaventura Monjane PLAAS, University of the Western Cape The Constitution of the Republic of Mozambique establishes that land is state property and cannot be sold, or otherwise alienated, mortgaged or seized. As a universal means of creating wealth and social welfare, access…
Esté Beerwinkel
March 3, 2020