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Call for Papers: Rethinking Expropriation
8 December 2021
Global

The Expropriation Expert Group, founded in 2013 as a collaborative effort of the universities of Cape Town, Groningen, and Nijmegen, is inviting original and innovative contributions to our sixth international conference and the fourth part of our Rethinking Expropriation Law series.

7 December 2021
South Africa

Almost four years’ of political manoeuvring to amend the Constitution to expressly provide compensationless expropriation ended with a whimper. But Tuesday’s debate brought out lowbrow political slander, with references to sell-outs, cowards, handlers and counter-revolutionaries across the floor of the House.

7 December 2021
South Africa

The National Assembly has failed to pass the Constitutional Amendment Bill to allow for expropriation of land without compensation.

On Tuesday, the ANC failed to convince parties and muster the two-thirds majority vote it needed to push the bill through.

Only 204 MPs voted in favour of the bill, while 145 voted against it.

‘Forests will disappear again,’ activists warn as Indonesia ends plantation freeze
6 December 2021
Indonesia
  • With the Indonesian government refusing to renew a three-year ban on issuing licenses for new oil palm plantations, experts are warning of a deforestation free-for-all.
  • The end of the moratorium means companies can once again apply to develop new plantations, including clearing forests to do.
Farmer irrigation Mali IFPRI photo.jpg
6 December 2021
Mali

The Netherlands Agency for Enterprise and Development (RVO) is pleased to announce its collaboration with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) in Bamako, SNV, the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), the University of Legal and Political Sciences of Bamako and the National Coordination of Peasant Organizations for implementation of a LAND-at-scale project in Mali "Strengthenin

Major clothing brands contribute to deforestation in Cambodia, report finds
3 December 2021
Cambodia
  • A new report suggests that the garment industry is contributing to deforestation in Cambodia due to factories relying on illegal forest wood to generate electricity.
  • Garment factories were found to use at least 562 tons of forest wood every day, the equivalent of up to 1,418 hectares (3,504 acres) of forest being burned each year, according to the report.
2 December 2021
South Africa

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) research data service DataFirst is an internationally-certified African repository, having been awarded a CoreTrustSeal endorsement in 2018

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