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Land Corruption in Africa

Land and Corruption in Africa: Telling Stories of the Marginalized

24 January 2024

Land ownership in South Africa is a complex topic, with dozens of laws regulating the purchase, redistribution, and tenure of land, as well as the property rights of landowners. These laws date back decades, through pre- and post-colonial apartheid eras, and they govern different spaces – urban and…

Reflections from Zimbabwean farmers on West Africa Peasants’ Seed Fair

28 March 2023

The 7th annual West Africa Peasants’ Seed Fair, hosted by the West African Committee for Farmers’ Seeds (Comité Ouest Africain de Semences Paysannes ­– COASP), was held in Zoungbonou, Benin, from 9-11 March 2023, bringing together 75 exhibitors from 25 countries, predominantly from the West African…

Robin Palmer – the original land campaigner and scholar activist

27 March 2023

Robin Palmer sadly died on February 19th. Historian, lecturer, land campaigner, NGO worker and consultant, he was the original scholar activist. The large numbers of tributes that have been shared on many platforms (see here and here) are witness to his influence on many over several decades.

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Malawi Small Scale Livestock and Livelihoods Program

Webinar Recap: Traditional Authorities in Africa and Their Role in Land-Based Investment Governance

17 November 2023

In a thought-provoking webinar moderated by Nolundi Luwaya, Director of the Land and Accountability Research Centre at the University of Cape Town, experts from across Africa convened to unravel the complexities of the role of traditional authorities in land-based investment governance. This event…

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Land Portal at CLPA: The Decolonization of Customary Law and Institutions

Wednesday, 3rd November 2021 3:25 – 4:25 pm - Central Europe Time 4:25 - 5:25 pm in Zimbabwe and South Africa 5:25 - 6:25 pm - East African Time   This side event takes place in the frame of the Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA) on 1-4 November 2021 and  with the focus on “Land governance…