Understanding land & land reform in South Africa

Knowledgebase.land provides comprehensive and reliable content on almost everything to do with land in South Africa and beyond. We are the trusted resource hub for anyone with an interest in land issues and the planning and implementation of land reform. We also write regular analytic summaries of land news.


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Land and the Constitution

Section 25 of the Constitution sets out the balance that must be struck in protecting property rights and enabling equitable access to land, advancing land and water reform, ensuring security of tenure where people’s land rights are unrecorded or vulnerable in law and restoring rights lost through dispossession and forced removals.   Section 25(1) – Section 25(4) set out core property rights. At the same time it is important to...

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An introductory tour of the entire land reform landscape

We explore how all the different actors and rural and urban land settings are connected....

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Halting new extraction projects will not be enough to stay within our rapidly dwindling carbon budget Some existing fossil fuel licences and production will need to be revoked and phased out early. Governments need to start tackling head-on how to do this https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/17/shut-down-fossil-fuel-production-sites-early-to-avoid-climate-chaos-says-study?CMP=share_btn_tw

A bit late, but here is my review of "The future is Degrowth" by @MGSchmelzer @a_vansi and Andrea Vetter, published by the ever fantastic @VersoBooks
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It’s here!!! Turning Land into Capital: Development and Dispossession in the Mekong Region with UWash Press, eds Philip Hirsch, Natalia Scurrah & Michael Dwyer (not tweeters) with stellar contributors. Folks, this took 8 years…making it read more like a monograph than edited vol

The “dinosaur chart”:

Most of the increases in carbon dioxide emissions since the year 1990 have been due to the consumption of the global top 10% income earners.

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