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Religion, agriculture and market dynamics in Zimbabwe | zimbabweland https://zimbabweland.wordpress.com/2022/11/28/religion-agriculture-and-market-dynamics-in-zimbabwe/

The Launch of the Sustainable Livelihood Development Program for Communities in the Gorongosa National Park Sustainable Development Zone https://clubofmozambique.com/news/the-launch-of-the-sustainable-livelihood-development-program-for-communities-in-the-gorongosa-national-park-sustainable-development-zone-229560/ via @twitter

South Africa’s small-scale fishers have been marginalised since apartheid -- what needs to change https://theconversation.com/south-africas-small-scale-fishers-have-been-marginalised-since-apartheid-what-needs-to-change-194742?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=bylinetwitterbutton via @TC_Africa

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Kirsten and Sihlobo's perspective:
Land reform in South Africa: 5 myths about farming debunked https://www.timeslive.co.za/ideas/2022-11-26-land-reform-in-south-africa-5-myths-about-farming-debunked/ via @TimesLIVE

Richards Bay Minerals wants the high court to remove amakhosi and their families as trustees and beneficiaries of four trusts to which it has thus far paid R500 million in dividends to stop “abuse” of the funding, intended for community development.
https://www.miningweekly.com/article/richards-bay-minerals-in-court-bid-against-trusts-says-most-of-r530m-didnt-reach-communities-2022-11-18

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