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Card image 11 August 2014 Daily Maverick

Land reform – cloud cuckoo land or calculus of power?

What on earth is going on with our land reform process? Recently, South Africa has experienced another of its periodic spasms of concern about the ‘land question’ – this time brought about by the unveiling of a sheaf of controversial new legislation and proposals by the Minister of Land Reform and Rural Development (DRDLR 2014b). After a year or two of relative quiet, we at the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies are once again besieged by journalists seeking comment from experts who can help them make sense of the new proposals. The experts, it has seemed, are as stumped as the rest of us – or even more so. By ANDRIES DU TOIT.

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Peter Rutsch veteran land lawyer has passed over. Covid 19 has claimed another victim.
Rutsch was born in 1941. He worked for the LRC, had an association with AFRA, worked on evictions before leaving in 1996 to work independently. A great loss to his family and the land sector

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The price hike: Rotting potatoes in Waresta market, Nampula https://clubofmozambique.com/news/the-price-hike-rotting-potatoes-in-waresta-market-nampula-181969/ via @twitter

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