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KB.L Land News Digest South Africa and region 19 November - 31 December 2020

6 January 2021

A review of land news and analysis covering a wide range of issues including farms and farm workers, food security, land governance and administration, land policy, threats to and murder of land activists, land rights and mining and much more

KB.L South and Southern Africa Land News Digest: 19 October - 18 November 2020

21 November 2020

  Land News and Analysis Weeks 43 – 46  South Africa Southern, Central and Eastern Africa 19th October – 18th November 2020 News curated via knowledgebase.land   South African land news The changing Covid context South Africa reached its peak of Covid 19 cases in July 2020. Case numbers fell…

Science must back initiatives to restore Africa’s forests, say experts

7 October 2020

A call for evidence-based approaches and community engagement to increase tree cover This article was originally published by Landscape News.    Leveraging strong scientific and technical knowledge is essential to regreening the planet, said delegates during a conference on tree planting hosted by…

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The sugar rush in southern Africa

By Ian Scoones, Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, and the Director of the ESRC STEPS Centre at Sussex The expansion of sugar production in southern Africa has been dramatic. From its early beginnings in Natal to the huge commercial estates across the region established…

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Webinar: The State of Land Information in South Africa

      What is the state of land information in South Africa? Is there really a lack of land data to support decisions and to improve land governance? This was the point of departure that a team of specialists grappled with to uncover the many different sources of land data and information…