In recent decades, many countries in sub-Saharan Africa have pursued national water permit systems, derived from the colonial era and reinforced by “global best practice.” These systems have proved logistically impossible to manage and have worsened inequality in water access. A new study conducted by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and Pegasys Institute, with support from the UK government, traces the origins of these systems, and describes their implementation and consequences for rural smallholders in five countries – Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchOctober, 2018Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Africa
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJanuary, 2013South Africa
This working paper by Tikvah Breimer previously of the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) and Mark Napier previously of Urban LandMark, analyses the provision of core housing in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, specifically taking into account the residents' response to the state's delivery of core housing. It aims to explore to what extent the South African government's approach to providing large-scale housing addresses the relevant demands in the context of rapid urbanisation.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2015South Africa
South Africans assumed on 27 April 1994 that their vote for freedom would erase the ethnic enclaves known as ‘Bantustans’ or ‘homelands’ and guarantee a common citizenship with equal rights under one law. Officially, the 10 homelands were dismantled under the interim constitution that introduced democracy in 1994, paving the way for the reversal of the dispossession that had been entrenched by the 1913 and 1936 land acts. Instead, 20 years later, a series of laws, bills and policies proposes a separate legal regime for people within the boundaries of those former Bantustans.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2016South Africa
This report prepared for the Laborie Dialogue Initiative (LDI) draws on a recent review of the
literature and empirical research conducted for the Cape Winelands District Municipality; analysis of
farm worker tenure security conducted for the High Level Panel appointed by Parliament which has
been supplemented by further desktop research and policy analysis. The report also reviews current
tax, VAT and rates regimes and the ways in which these influence employers’ willingness to invest in
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2016South Africa
This literature review aims to situate farm labour within the particular history of the development of agriculture in the Cape while providing a critical assessment of the changing approaches to thinking about farm workers and their socio-economic needs by employers and the state. The review aims to provide a knowledge baseline from which to distil key questions to guide an applied process of research and social dialogue in the Cape Winelands District and beyond
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2015South Africa, Brazil, India, China, Southern Africa
Acacia mearnsii De Wild (black wattle) is an important plantation species for tannin production and woodchip exports in South Africa and Brazil. This study provides an updated overview of the black wattle industries in both countries, including planted areas and land ownership, silviculture and management, bark extract production, woodchip exports, as well as key research and development issues. The current total planted area to black wattle is 110 000 ha in South Africa and c. 170 000 ha in Brazil. In both countries black wattle is mainly cultivated by farmers (c.
Library ResourceTraining Resources & ToolsJanuary, 2010South Africa
This case study draws on research into some of the processes through which people access, hold, and trade land in poorer areas of towns and cities. The research was commissioned by Urban LandMark and undertaken by the Isandla Institute, Stephen Berrisford Consulting and Progressus Research and Development.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2006South Africa, Southern Africa, Eastern Africa
Indigenous land tenure arrangements in South Africa have generally consisted of communal ownership. In this system, who benefited from the land depended on their status as family or clan head. The colonial regime dispossessed Africans of land in favour of European arrivals, or defined family property as ancestral property in which the senior males of the head family were taken as the owners with the rights to inherit. The post-apartheid government conceptualised acess to land for the previously disadvantaged as a human right.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2008Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Mali, Burundi, Madagascar, Ghana, Congo, Senegal, Malawi, Niger, Togo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa
En septembre 2008, le projet FAO-Dimitra a organis son troisime atelier avec tous ses partenaires Bruxelles sur le thme : Stratgies dinformation et de communication pour lutter contre les ingalits de genre en matire daccs la terre et leurs consquences sur les populations rurales en Afrique . Ce document prsente une synthse des travaux de la runion et les diffrents articles qui ont t produits par les participants, les partenaires du rseau et les collgues de la FAO, loccasion de cette rencontre.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJune, 1999Africa, South Africa
The book provides the history of land issues in South Africa.
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