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OurLandNow
3 March 2020
Authors: 
Dr. Konrad Hentze
Dr. Mark Napier
Stacey Zammit
Ms. Angela Rosenfeldt
South Africa

Since the rise of the modern corporate economy, land wealth has been relegated to a simple footnote when it comes to addressing wealth and wealth inequality.

5 February 2020
Authors: 
Dr. Marc Wegerif
South Africa

The Parliament of South Africa has agreed to amend the Constitution of the country in order to make it explicit that it is possible to expropriate land without paying compensation in order to further land reforms. The supporters of this move - the ruling  African National Congress (ANC) and the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) – argue that this is necessary to speed up land reforms in order to overcome the continuing extreme and still largely racially defined inequalities in land ownership.

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8 January 2020
Authors: 
Dr. Mark Napier
Dr. Konrad Hentze
Mrs. Engela Petzer
South Africa

While urbanization and informal settlements are particularly pronounced problems in Africa,  South Africa has had a long and difficult history with spatial segregation.  The OHCHR reports that apartheid-era legislation in South Africa led to both insecure land rights and a lack of housing for the majority of South Africa’s population.  Housing continues to be an issue in the country.  

22 November 2019
Authors: 
Dr. Marc Wegerif
Africa
South Africa

Next week the Conference on Land Policy in Africa - Winning the Fight against Corruption in the Land Sector: Sustainable Pathway for Africa’s Transformation, will take place in Abidjan. The African Union recognises that corruption is a key factor hampering efforts at promoting governance, socio-economic transformation, peace and security, and the enjoyment of human rights in the Member States.

One Company’s Journey to Better Respect Land: Illovo Sugar Africa
12 July 2019
Authors: 
Mina Manuchehri
Malawi
Mozambique
Tanzania
Zambia
South Africa
Global

Our sugar is made from sugarcane. And sugarcane is not planted in trees or in the air, it’s planted in the ground, in the soil, on land. It’s the bedrock of our investment.

—Illovo Land Champion

Ihsaan Haffejee
13 May 2019
Malawi
Mozambique
Zambia
Namibia
South Africa
Honduras
Colombia

Por Vijay Prashad*

20 August 2018
South Africa
Global

Disabled people have been increasingly recognised as the most marginalised group in any society. This group faces various structural, political and systemic barriers hindering their access, participation and contribution in the economy.

We cannot wait indefinitely – interim options for land reform
18 June 2018
Authors: 
Sobantu Mzwakali
South Africa

The failure to secure the property rights of rural communities shows a clear policy gap between citizens and rights to land as per the Constitution and the attitude and practices of the state, traditional leaders, white farmers and mining companies in relation to such rights. 

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5 June 2018
South Africa

Date: 4 juin 2018


Source: Afrikipresse


Par: Eustace Davie


En 1991, le gouvernement de l'apartheid reconnaissait sa violation la plus grave des droits de l'homme : le refus de la propriété des terres aux Sud-Africains noirs. Comment ? Le gouvernement adopta la loi sur la mise à niveau des droits fonciers, appelé « ULTRA ».


16 April 2018
Authors: 
Tshintsha Amakhaya
South Africa

The dominant debates about land in South Africa often focus on the transfer of land from a few white hands to the black majority. The discussion seldom unpacks who constitutes the “black majority” as this is not a homogeneous group. In instances where the debate touches on land use, again the focus is often limited to agricultural production and whether or not small-scale farmers are productive. This narrow framework clearly has to be broadened and we need to ask deeper and more strategic questions than the ones we have been asking.