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A rural homestead in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Collart Hervé/Sygma via Getty Images
22 June 2021
Authors: 
Prof. Ben Cousins
South Africa

By Ben Cousins, Emeritus Professor, Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), University of the Western Cape

* This article originally appeared in the The Conversation on 22 June 2021

Responsible land-based investments
2 July 2021
Authors: 
Miss Teddy Kisembo
Kenya
Zambia
South Africa
Global

The session addressed the impacts of land-based investments on poor and vulnerable people in the Global South. It facilitated an exchange of knowledge about the strategies that are employed on the ground to strengthen the position of these groups when it comes to negotiating for their interests with investors amidst the climate crisis and the global pandemic. How might we, as practitioners, researchers and policymakers contribute to increased developmental impact of land-based investments, especially in times of crisis?

Imagem: Johnny Miller
31 May 2021
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa
Escrito por Matthew Maganga | Traduzido por Camilla Sbeghen
 
Biden administration: How can women benefit from land technology?
20 January 2021
Authors: 
Yuliya Panfil
Ms. Ailey Kaiser Hughes
Stephanie Sampson
Rwanda
Tanzania
Uganda
South Africa
United States of America

Land technology is moving at warp speed. How will the Biden administration and Samantha Power ensure women benefit?

 Women’s legal rights and gender gaps in property ownership in developing countries
21 January 2021
Authors: 
Ms. Hema Swaminathan
Isis Gaddis
Rahul Lahoti
Africa
South Africa
Global

On January 24, 2020, a quiet revolution happened in South Africa. In a landmark ruling in the Durban High Court, 72-year old Agnes Sithole scored a legal victory that not only provided her a share of her husband’s estate but may also help to protect an estimated 400,000 black elderly women in South Africa. Facing impoverishment when her marriage ended, Ms.

Unequal Scenes
20 November 2020
Authors: 
Ms. Laura Meggiolaro
Dr. Mark Napier
South Africa

Twenty six years after South Africa’s first democratic election, land issues remain a point of contention, from land reforms to expropriation without compensation. Given the primacy of this issue in South Africa, it begs the question of what is the state of land information in South Africa? Do government agencies have sufficient data to support land governance decision making? Can civil society access the kind of information it needs to defend its interests?  These were the kinds of questions we asked ourselves when we were reflecting on data fragmentation and access to information in South Africa.

26 December 2010
Authors: 
Mr. Mark Misselhorn
South Africa

Government should address informal settlement housing backlog in the country. Addressing challenges posed by informal settlements will help government to meet the United Nations Millennium Development Goals such as providing access to basic water and sanitation. Underlying socio-economic causes of informal settlements should be tackled. When addressing challenges posed by informal settlements, government should provide the urban poor with cost effective access to urban environments.

AFP/Luis Tato
17 September 2020
Africa
Mozambique
Rwanda
Zimbabwe
Angola
South Africa
Eastern Europe

Por Hermenegildo Langa

Em África, muitas preocupações em torno da exploração de terra são semelhantes, sobretudo a necessidade de evitar conflitos assegurando a posse segura pelas comunidades. O Ruanda é um dos exemplos a seguir, mas há outras experiências, boas e más, sobre as quais vale a pena reflectir.

Wikus De Wet / AFP
17 June 2020
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa

Por Abahlali baseMjondolo*

Tradução: Ítalo Piva

 

No capitalismo racial imposto pelo colonialismo, os detentores do poder monopolizaram seu controle sobre a terra

OurLandNow
3 March 2020
Authors: 
Dr. Konrad Hentze
Dr. Mark Napier
Stacey Zammit
Ms. Angela Rosenfeldt
South Africa

Since the rise of the modern corporate economy, land wealth has been relegated to a simple footnote when it comes to addressing wealth and wealth inequality.

5 February 2020
Authors: 
Dr. Marc Wegerif
South Africa

The Parliament of South Africa has agreed to amend the Constitution of the country in order to make it explicit that it is possible to expropriate land without paying compensation in order to further land reforms. The supporters of this move - the ruling  African National Congress (ANC) and the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) – argue that this is necessary to speed up land reforms in order to overcome the continuing extreme and still largely racially defined inequalities in land ownership.

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