The Plaas research team gathered data on 66 land reform projects across the country and found that “land reform has shifted from being pro-poor to being pro-elite”. The question, then, is: who has benefitted from land redistribution in South Africa? Who are the winners and who are the losers Elaborating on the concept of elite capture of the land, Mtero says, “[It] simply refers to the concentration of public resources in the hands of a few individuals, and usually it’s the economically powerful and the politically influential individuals. Instead of broadening access to land and reconfiguring the unequal agrarian structure, a select group of black commercial farmers is promoted in land reform.”
Appointment processes and our Chapter 9 Institutions
The Goedgedacht Forum and the Institute of Security Studies invite you to join Professor Pierre de Vos (Claude Leon Foundation Chair in Constitutional Governance, Dept. of Public Law UCT) and David Lewis (Executive Director, Corruption Watch) in a discussion facilitated by Judith February (senior research associate, ISS).
Chapter 9 institutions are an important part of our politics and have a vital role to play in the deepening of democracy. They constitute an integral part of the checks and balances needed to ensure that the different arms of government are kept in balance. Recent events have shown just how important these institutions are. In order that they are empowered to do their work, we need to continually look at not only the work that they do, but also that they are properly resourced and that their institutional structures are strengthened. Please join us to add your voice to this important discussion.
Date: 24th May 2016
Time: 9:30 am for 10:00am – 12:00pm
Venue: Spin Street, Cape Town
Please RSVP before 20th May 2016 to Felicity Harrison: email@example.com
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