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Title:The promise of land: undoing a century of dispossession in South Africa
Editors:Hendricks, Fred T.ISNI
Ntsebeza, LungisileISNI
Helliker, KirkISNI
City of publisher:Auckland Park
Publisher:Jacana Media
ISBN:1431408166; 9781431408160
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:land tenure
land reform
land use
agricultural development
Abstract:This book is based on a research project funded by the South Africa Netherlands Programme on Alternatives in Development (SANPAD). An introductory chapter is followed by chapters on the various dimensions of the land problem is South Africa: Rhetoric and reality in restitution and redistribution: ongoing land and agrarian questions in South Africa (Fred Hendricks); The more things change, the more they remain the same: rural land tenure and democracy in the former bantustans (Lungisile Ntsebeza); Reproducing white commercial agriculture (Kirk Helliker); Urban land questions in contemporary South Africa: the case of Cape Town (Fred Hendricks and Richard Pithouse); South Africa's countryside: prospects for change from below (Lungisile Ntsebeza). The chapters in part 2 deal with theory, history and policy: Living in a theoretical interregnum: capital lessons from southern African rural history (Bill Martin); Prospects for smallholder agriculture in southern Africa (Tendai Murisa); Global food regime: implications for food security (Praveen Jha). Part 3 is a comparative section that looks at land questions in Zimbabwe (Sam Moyo), India (Praveen Jha and Surinder S. Jodhka), and the Netherlands (Marja Spierenburg and Harry Wels). A final chapter by the editors calls for a new approach of land issues in South Africa which emphasizes the role of social movements. [ASC Leiden abstract]