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1030 THE LAND QUESTION IN SOUTH AFRICA: WHERE ARE WE TODAY?

Coordinated by Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza, NRF Research Chair in Land Reform and Democracy and A.C. Jordan professor of African Studies, UCT

 

This course will provide an overview of land reform in South Africa. It will address four main themes. First it will concentrate on the meaning of democracy for people living in the rural areas that fall under the jurisdiction of traditional leaders who are not elected. Next the land reform programme will be discussed, focusing on what beneficiaries of land do with it when they get it. The third lecture will look at food sovereignty and struggles against the use of environmentally harmful products in food production. The final lecture will examine social movements in the land sector with a specific focus on the struggle of farm workers and farm dwellers, on the one hand, and those in the rural areas of the former bantustans on the other.

 

LECTURE TITLES

1.    Democratisation in the countryside Prof L Ntsebeza, Centre for African Studies

2.    Land use and equity: a case study Dr Fani Nkapayi, Honorary research fellow, Centre for African Studies

3.    Food sovereignty: focus on the Western Cape Mercia Andrews, Trust for Community Outreach

4.    Social movements in the land sector Prof L Ntsebeza, Centre for African Studies

 

Recommended reading

Ntsebeza, L. and Hall, R. (eds.) 2007. Land Reform in South Africa. Cape Town: HSRC Press.

Ntsebeza, L. 2006. Democracy Compromised: Chiefs and Politics of the Land in South Africa. Cape Town: HSRC Press.

 

Date: Tuesday 16– Friday19 January  Venue: LT3, Kramer Law Building
Time:  5.30 pm
COURSE FEES Full: R410,00  Staff: R205,00  Reduced: R100,00