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Land reform

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Daily Maverick, 28 June 2016

Senior researcher, Nick Branson, had an op-ed in the Daily Maverick on the subject of the Expropriation Bill in South Africa.
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Whose Land Is It Anyway? The failure of land law reform in Kenya By Ambreenja Manji

Land is a “key fault line” in Kenya. Throughout East Africa land law reform has been pursued at the expense of substantive land reform. New laws have not been redistributive or transformative in a positive way.
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Who will plan Africa’s cities? by Vanessa Watson and Babatunde Agbola

Africa’s cities are growing and changing rapidly. Without appropriate planning, they will become increasingly chaotic, inefficient and unsustainable. In many countries, planning legislation dates back to the colonial era.
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Shunting hectares: Land reform in South Africa

Piotr Cieplak asks whether a raft of new land legislation in South Africa is evidence of renewed vigour from the ANC and whether greater financial commitment will follow.
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Africa in Transition, 30 May 2013

ARI’s publication “Waiting for the green revolution: Land reform in South Africa” cited by Africa in Transition’s piece “South Africa Land Reform: A Conundrum”
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On centenary of the Natives’ Land Act think-tank argues that land reform and the rural economy in South Africa need radical reshaping

As South Africa marks the centenary of the 1913 Natives’ Land Act, which effectively excluded the black population from ownership of some 90% of land, Africa Research Institute (ARI) examines the record and prospects of the land reform programme. In its latest Briefing Note...
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Waiting for the green revolution: Land reform in South Africa

This Briefing Note assesses the progress of the land reform programme and emphasises the importance of – and opportunity in – a bolder approach in South Africa.