Despite the achievement of Constitutional democracy in 1994, 'the land question' is at the heart of South Africa's struggles to overcome the cumulative legacies of nearly 350 years of white minority rule. The emotive quality of land policies evokes painful legacies fuelled by disappointments with the official land reform programme ushered in by the new Constitution of 1996. There is broad agreement that land reform programmes have not fulfilled their aims to significantly redistribute land and productive agrarian capacity, strengthen land tenure for the majority, and settle the restitution claims of victims of land dispossession.

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Permanent meadows and pastures - land used permanently (five years or more) to grow herbaceous forage crops, either cultivated or growing wild (wild prairie or grazing land).

Measurement unit: 
1000 Ha

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Organizations

Africa Public Service Delivery & Performance Review logo
Journal

Africa’s Public Service Delivery & Performance Review (APSDPR) is a journal in the niche area of Public Service Monitoring and Evaluation. The journal is a peer reviewed journal, aimed at the promotion and sharing of knowledge, skills and innovations in government and the wider Public Sector environment in South Africa and abroad.

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Private sector

Bizcommunity.com's head office in Woodstock, Cape Town is close to the CBD in an area characterised by old warehouses filled with creative businesses which enjoy its loft spaces, giant murals and cool cafés. From here, the team of 30 staff members enable business communities with best practice digital media planning and B2B content techniques.

Bizcommunity has become a household media brand name, the first-choice B2B site in Africa, with an audience of 370,000 multi-industry professionals who stay informed and publish corporate content across 18 sectors of the economy.

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Non Governmental organization

The Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) operates as a unit of the FW de Klerk Foundation and is headed by a Director, Ms Phephelaphi Dube. The CFCR reports to the Foundation's Board and makes use of the Foundation's administrative infrastructure and offices. The Centre is funded by private, public and corporate donations.

The CFCR is guided by its patron, the Honourable Ian G Farlam, retired Justice of Appeal.

Commonwealth Forestry Association logo
Network

What we do

We are reminded on a daily basis that the natural environment in which we live is vitally important for our well-being, whether it is in the form of climate change, global warming, declining fertility or dwindling natural resources.

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Governmental institution

Vision

United and transformed agriculture, forestry and fisheries sector that ensures food security for all and economic prosperity.

 

Mission

Advancing food security and transformation of the sector through innovative, inclusive and sustainable policies, legislation and programmes.

Values

EE Publishers logo
Publishing Company

EE Publishers (Pty) Ltd is a private, limited liability company, registered in the Republic of South Africa in terms of the Companies Act, 1973.

The primary activity of EE Publishers is publishing in the print and electronic media, with a particular focus on the energy, electrical, electronics, measurement, automation, control, computer, information, geo-informatics and communication technology sectors of Southern Africa. Other activities include production services and event management.

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Network
University or Research Institution

The Environment for Development (EfD) Initiative is a capacity building program in environmental economics focusing on research, policy interaction, and academic programs. The overall objective of EfD is to support poverty alleviation and sustainable development by building environmental economics capacity in policy making processes.

Civil Society Organization

LEAP came into existence in 1988 when a group of KwaZulu-Natal land practitioners from NGOs, government and the private sector began to focus on why the communal property institutions (CPIs) set up under land reform appeared to be failing. The Legal Entity Assessment Project, as it was initially known, questioned the widely held view that the land reform communal property associations (CPAs) and trusts needed capacity building.

Ndifuna Ukwazi - Dare to Know
Civil Society Organization

Ndifuna Ukwazi is an activist organisation and law centre that promotes the realisation of Constitutional Rights and Social Justice – through legal, research and organising support to working class people, communities and social movements. The organistion works to advance urban land justice – that is the protection and promotion of access to affordable, well located housing in Cape Town; building inclusive and sustainable mixed use and mixed income communities; and supporting tenant rights and security of tenure in both private and public housing.

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