WEBINAR: Why SA's land reform fails as a decolonisation project

12 November 2020 @ 14:15 - 15:30

Details

Date:
November 12, 2020
Time:
02:15 PM - 03:30 PM
Venue:
Online via Zoom
Event Type:
Seminar

Organizer

Bulelani Mothlabane
Phone:
+27 (0) 46 603 8919
Email:
b.mothlabane@ru.ac.za

BROADENING THE LANDSCAPE:
ALTERNATIVE VIEWS ABOUT WHY SOUTH AFRICA’S LAND REFORM FAILS AS A DECOLONISATION PROJECT

Hosted by the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Rhodes University


Almost three decades after the official end of the apartheid, South Africa has been on a sturdy path that is characterised by deepening spatial, social and economic inequalities.  Land reform is one of the policies that held the hope of many South Africans that it would make a substantial contribution to decolonisation, including justice for victims of colonialism and apartheid. But land reform has dismally fallen short. We argue that the most common critiques of land reform, including poor state capacity, lack of political support, limited budget, and so forth, are only manifestations of a deeper problem. These critiques limit debates and actions on land reform to the same platforms that were fundamental in colonisation and apartheid.

It is important to take a step back, our speakers Mr Siyabulela Manona and Prof Thembela Kepe argue, and broaden our diagnosis of the problem through understanding the broader concept of land and its meanings. This idea originates from their exploration of the necessarily broad concept of land administration.

DATE:    Thurs, 12th November
TIME:     14h15

CHAIR:
Prof Cyril Nhlanhla Mbatha, Director, Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Rhodes University

SPEAKERS:
Mr Siyabulela Manona, PhD candidate in Geography, Rhodes University and a director of Phuhlisani NPC and LandNNES

Prof Thembela Kepe, Professor in the Department of Geography, University of Toronto, and a Visiting Professor at Rhodes University

RESPONDENT:
Prof Peliwe Mnguni, Associate Professor, Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL)

 

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