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Acronym: 
Phuhlisani
Focal point: 
Dr Rick de Satge
Phone number: 
+27216851118

Location

Office
85 Durban Rd, Mowbray
7700 Cape Town , Western Cape
South Africa
Western Cape ZA
Postal address: 
PO Box 12915 Mowbray Cape Town
Working languages: 
English

Phuhlisani began as a consultancy started by a group of people who wanted to support emerging farmers who obtained access to land through land reform programmes in South Africa. In 2015, after 12 years in operation as a Closed Corporation, the members of the company decided to convert Phuhlisani to a Non-Profit Company which took place in October 2015.

Phuhlisani NPC provides comprehensive services and support for sustainable land reform and rural development including:

  • Research and strategy development at national, provincial district and local scales.
  • Providing development facilitation and conflict resolution services in complex and contested development settings.

  • Providing individual project planning and implementation support.

  • Supporting rights determination, strengthening land holding institutions and helping develop functional land rights management systems.

  • Developing and strengthening associations representing people acquiring land through the land reform programme.

  • Designing comprehensive capacity development strategies and materials.

  • Facilitating learning process approaches within institutions and across development programmes.

  • Market scoping, agricultural enterprise development and joint venture formation.

Phuhlisani has adopted a trans-disciplinary approach to its work. This involves breaking down the boundaries between so called hard and soft skills, specialist and local knowledge.

The organization believes that this helps to identify solutions which are socially, economically and ecologically sustainable in a context where land and agrarian reform, the promotion of sustainable livelihoods and pro poor rural development take place within an increasingly complex and contested national and international environment.

Phuhlisani NPC Resources

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Videos
January 2016
South Africa

Dr Gavin Capps joined SWOP at the University of the Witwatersrand as a Senior Researcher in January 2013. He is leader of the Mining and Rural Transformation in Southern Africa (MARTISA) project, a six-year research programme funded by the Ford Foundation.

Videos
January 2016
South Africa

Professor Ben Cousins from the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies at the University of the Western Cape provides a critical review of the land reform programme in South Africa 1994 - 2016.

Videos
January 2016
South Africa

This presentation provides a historical overview of the role of the state in maintaining feudal structures and examines the roles and powers of tribal chiefs in post 1994 laws. It examines rural popular struggeles to challenge unaccountable tribal rule in the 1980s and the role of chiefs in the transition to democracy in South Africa

South Africa's living law jurisprudence - Nolundi Luwaya
Videos
January 2016
South Africa

Nolundi Luwaya examines how the laws affecting rural citizens in South Africa fit together. She examines the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act and highlights key sections of the Act including the requirements for establishment of Traditional Councils, the status and role of traditional leaders.

Conference Papers & Reports
September 2014
South Africa

The paper situates group ownership within the evolution of the land reform programme. The paper presents a group ownership and operations continuum which ranges from informal occupation of state land and production through to more formally structured and regulated production systems and tenure arrangements. 

Reports & Research
December 2013
South Africa

The key focus of this document is the settlement of the Ebenhaeser restitution claim in the Western Cape. This is guided by the Settlement Framework Agreement which was signed by the Community, the then Department of Land Affairs and the Commission on the Restitution of Land Rights in March 2005. 

The CDLAP has three main components:

Reports & Research
February 2012
South Africa

Phuhlisani undertook this study to investigate agricultural options for six land holding communities which had each contributed land to a joint venture. The study focused on potential land uses for land hweld by the entities but that was part of the joint venture: including

Conference Papers & Reports
September 2010
South Africa

Land reform and rural development are routinely presented as key components of the poverty reduction strategy driven by the State. The restitution programme occupies a particular place in the broader land reform programme as it specifically seeks to redress the land dispossession which took place since 1913 and to alleviate the impoverishment and suffering it caused.

Agrivillages and rural settlements
Reports & Research
September 2010
South Africa

This illustrated report examines four types of agricultural settlement in the Wetsern Cape

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