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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2019
    Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Vietnam, South Africa, Southern Africa

    A new report developed by GIZ highlights success factors and 7 practical entry points for mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) into policies and planning, based on 16 case studies from Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Philippines and Viet Nam in the following contexts:
    1. National climate change policies (NDC, NAP)
    2. National public investment allocation and project screening
    3. Sectoral adaptation plans (water resources, protected areas, disaster risk reduction)
    4. Land-use planning (spatial planning & landscape management)

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2019
    South Africa, Africa, Western Africa, Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

    This paper examines the intersections between youth access to land, migration decisions and employment opportunities using nationally representative and multi-year data from multiple African countries. We document evidence on the evolving dynamics in land distribution and ownership patterns, the effect of land access on youth livelihood choices and development of rental and sales market in the region.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2019
    South Africa, Africa, Western Africa, Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

    A narrative on rural youth in Africa has continued to evolve in policy circles around the world. Much of it is driven by population statistics that point to an imminent youth bulge in Africa and concerns about a poor economic outlook (stagnation) for African productivity and growth. Fears of massive unemployment, social unrest and undesirable migration due to limited economic growth drive the bulk of the discourse. This is juxtaposed with the promise of a youth dividend for the continent, which is highlighted by some quarters of the policy debate.

  4. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    October, 2019
    Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mali, Namibia, Sub-Saharan Africa

    Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) researchers collaborated to understand the complex changes and patterns in semi-arid vegetation and socio-ecological systems. Ecosystems were mapped using a cross-regional coarse scale study, relying on climate data to capture global and regional trends. Finest spatial scale mapping relied on LANDSAT to show changes in land use and land cover. Details of observed changes are provided for Botswana, Namibia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Mali, Ghana, West Africa, and India. Links to referenced studies are embedded in the report.

  5. Library Resource

    Vol 2, No 3: September 2019

    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2019
    Botswana

    In August 2017, Botswana’s parliament passed the Tribal Land Bill, which became the Tribal Land Act no. 1 of 2018. It shall come into operation once the minister sanctions. Until then, the 1994 Act shall be operational. The new Act is aimed at addressing the challenges that cannot be effectively addressed by the operational Act. Some hail it as progressive, but this article argues that the Act has some limitations. Its insistence on the registration of customary grants with the Registrar of Deeds may lead to unintended consequences, such as family conflicts.

  6. Library Resource

    Land Use Policy Volume 90

    Peer-reviewed publication
    January, 2020
    French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Central African Republic, Southern Africa, South Africa, United Kingdom

    Hybrid land tenure administration occurs in a number of South Africa’s state-subsidised housing projects and in the informal settlements from which the housing beneficiaries tend to be drawn. Ownership is the tenure form in most of these housing projects. Under ownership the law only recognises registered land transactions. Non-government tenure administration in Dunoon was organised by street and area committees that are part of the local South African National Civics Association (SANCO) branch, a community based organisation (CBO).

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2019
    Lesotho

    This document prepared by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) identifies strategic opportunities with the goal of contributing to the transformation of rural Lesotho towards a more resilient and economically productive environment that allows its population to sustain their livelihoods and overcome poverty and malnutrition. It sets out to identify initiatives which can contribute to inclusive commercialisation of the rural economy and creating an enabling natural and business environment for sustainable and resilient rural transformation.

  8. Library Resource
    Other legal document
    August, 2019
    South Africa

    On 20 August 2019 at 10h00 the Constitutional Court handed down judgment in an application for leave to appeal against the judgment and order of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA).  This case concerned the failure by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (Department) to process land tenant applications submitted in terms of the Land Reform (Labour Tenants) Act 3 of 1996 (LTA).  Because of that failure, the Land Claims Court (LCC) ordered the appointment of a Special Master for labour tenants to assist the Department in its implementation of the LTA.

  9. Library Resource

    CASE NO. 11340/2017P

    Other legal document
    July, 2019
    South Africa

    The Pietermaritzburg High Court handed down a precedent setting judgment on the case against local municipalities for their failure to provide farm dwellers and labour tenants with access to water, adequate sanitation and refuse collection.

  10. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    April, 2019
    South Africa

    This is AFRA’s research, which took place from April to September 2017, a survey of 842 farm dweller households consisting of 6,478 men, women and children, living on 81 farms across the seven local municipalities of the UMgungundlovu District. 

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