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19 April 2018
Land: Learning from the Chinese
As South Africans debate expropriation, land ownership and redress, it is worth studying China’s experience in the 1950s, when 550m peasants saw their land transferred to the state.
Montepuez Ruby Mining (MRM) holds a 25-year concession on an area of 340 square kilometres in Montepuez, in Cabo Delgado province. Since 2014, over 830 million dollars have been raised from the auction of rubies and other gems from the mine.
https://clubofmozambique.com/news/mozambique-gemfields-auction-raises-4-2-million-dollars-225499/ via @twitter
According to the Food and Nutrition Security Working Group for Southern Africa there are 55.7 million food insecure people in the region of whom 14.4 million are in South Africa
How to say nothing and sound optimistic
Mabuza: Resolutions taken at (much criticised) communal land administration summit in May will "go a long way towards the development of appropriate land reform legislation and policies"
https://sundayworld.co.za/news/government-to-work-with-traditional-leaders-to-resolve-sas-challenges-mabuza/ via @sundayworldZA
Practical support and targeted technical assistance for small scale Zambian avocado producers brings results - Solidaridad Network https://www.solidaridadnetwork.org/news/upskilling-smallholders-remains-a-good-recipe-for-sustainability/#.YzVReE9JayA.twitter