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Card image 24 March 2011 Initiatives in Critical Agrarian Studies (ICAS), Land Deal Politics Initiative (LDPI) and Transnational Institute (TNI)

The Many Faces of the Investor Rush in Southern Africa: Towards a Typology of Commercial Land Deals

This working paper reviews the latest experiences of land grabbing in Southern Africa, detailing questions of scale and duration, initiation, negotiation processes, production sectors, employment, natural resource use and more.

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We continue our women's month celebration with Professor Moenieba Isaacs.
She's passionate about gender equality and contributed to a paper addressing how gender equality is essential for addressing ocean sustainability.

Degrowth theory has to address structural global inequalities and power relations. @jasonhickel et al expose the staggeringly unequal resource transfers from South to North (benefiting parasitic elites and brokers en route) https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/06/what-is-degrowth-economics-climate-change/

According to a recent survey, South Africans say that they have little trust in local government. GGA’s Leleti Maluleke and Pranish Desai unpack how newly elected councils can rebuild trust by delivering free basic services for disadvantaged households:
https://gga.org/new-local-councils-must-prioritise-indigent-households/

Angola's general elections take place on August 24, but there is little hope that democracy will prevail in a country with a legacy of kleptocracy: https://youtu.be/yTggM2eYOZ0

Time for @GwedeMantashe1 to sink these SA deals with powerships. They’ve repeatedly failed to meet financial close deadlines. They’re too expensive - crazy 20 yr contracts for emergency power with guaranteed gas use rates that are way too high https://www.news24.com/fin24/companies/industrial/karpowership-appeal-fails-in-blow-to-sa-power-supply-20220807 via @fin24

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