Publication
Title
Reforming land-tenure systems in South Africa : routes to socio-economic and agricultural sustainability
Author
Abstract
Given the historical development of land tenure in South Africa, the aim of this article is to examine the best routes to alleviate poverty and retain sustainable agriculture in the country. First, a theoretical framework is presented that relates land tenure to sustainability, and three historical periods (pre-colonial, colonial, and apartheid) are then considered to explain the changes in land tenure and their consequences. The progress and main limitations of post-apartheid land reform to approach agricultural sustainability and alleviate poverty are discussed. Based on the analysis, different possibilities for future land reform are elaborated, followed by some recommendations for future land-reform policies in South Africa.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Development policy review
Publication
2014
Volume/pages
32:6(2014), p. 647-674
ISI
000342755600001
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
Publication type
Subject
Law 
External links
Web of Science
Record
Identification
Creation 26.01.2015
Last edited 07.09.2017