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Title:Land, Labour and Capital in Kwazulu: Some Failures in Coincidence
Author:Lenta, Giuseppe
Year:1982
Periodical:Journal of Contemporary African Studies
Volume:1
Issue:2
Period:April
Pages:307-327
Language:English
Geographic terms:KwaZulu
South Africa
Subjects:land use
agricultural land
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Labor and Employment
Economics and Trade
Development and Technology
Abstract:Despite the fact that the homelands are overcrowded, some 20 to 30% of the arable land available to blacks is left uncultivated every year. For the purpose of this article, a total of 130 household heads were interviewed in five different districts of KwaZulu in order to establish the reasons why they left either part or all of their land uncultivated. Attention is paid to the nature and extent of the changes which must be brought about if people are to be made able and willing to cultivate the areas now unutilised and to the costs to KwaZulu, and to South Africa as a whole, of creating a situation in which all suitable land will be cultivated. Notes, tab.
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