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Focal point: 
Dr Rick de Satge
Phone number: 


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

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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Policy Papers & Briefs
April 2007
South Africa

A four page summary of a comprehensive 14 chapter base document highlighting strategy essentials

  • Reframing land reform as a joint programme of government
  • Area based integrated planning
  • Providing comprehensive support services
  • Securing rights, enhancinglivelihoods and enabling development
Training Resources & Tools
September 2006
South Africa

This review follows a five day day field based learning session on the failure to implement the co management agreement in Dwesa Cwebe. It highlights a range of problems evident in 2007/8 including:

Reports & Research
September 2005
South Africa

This report examines the ways in which a local municipality can assist small holder farmers in a semiarid region. It highlights the range of smallholder producers and proposes different strategies for their effective support.

Reports & Research
March 2005
South Africa

The Cape Winelands District Municipality has identified land reform as one of the key factors that can address empowerment and poverty eradication in its municipal area. Its role and the availability of resources for land reform in the District are not
clear and it is seeking the support of an agency to achieve the following objectives:

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