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Peer-reviewed publication
July 2020
Southern Africa
South Africa

The loss of ecosystem services through land degradation continues to be a significant concern for policymakers and land users around the world. Facilitating collective action among various actors is regarded as imperative in halting land degradation.

Peer-reviewed publication
April 2020
South Africa
Southern Africa

This study explored the shift in land use from livestock farming to game farming in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, from a social-ecological regime shift perspective. A regime shift can be defined as a large, persistent change in the structure and function of the intertwined social and ecological components of a landscape.

Peer-reviewed publication
March 2020
South Africa
Southern Africa

Landscape-change studies have attracted increasing interest because of their importance to land management and the sustainable livelihoods of rural communities. However, empirical studies on landscape change and its drivers are often poorly understood, particularly, in small rural communities in developing countries such as South Africa.

Peer-reviewed publication
February 2020
South Africa
Southern Africa

Normative guidelines for addressing project-induced displacement and resettlement have been successful in coercing companies and practitioners to comply with international standards and local requirements. However, good practice has not always been effectively implemented, leading to reduced social wellbeing of people in local communities.

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.

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.

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.

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)

Peer-reviewed publication
November 2019
South Africa
Mozambique
Nigeria
Southern Africa

Our purpose is to present and test a typology of land reform theories as a means of understanding and interrogating the motives behind land reform and to better equip land administrators and policymakers to enact land reform programs that are appropriate for their contexts.