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Community-based Natural Resources Management: Experiences and Lessons Linking communities to Sustainable Resource Use in Different Social, Economic and Ecological Conditions in South Africa

"This document presents a summary of the lessons that the project feels it has learned so far. These lessons focus on how community-based nature conservation and ecotourism can help enhance the livelihoods of rural people in South Africa. They o…

Land and Agrarian Reform in South Africa: A Status Report, 2002

"The original intention in writing this report was to focus on the relationship between land and agrarian reform and sustainable development. Chapter 1 sketches the historical background against which land and agrarian reform policies are being f…

Valuing the Commons: Rural Livelihoods and Communal Rangeland Resources in the Maluti District, Eastern Cape

"The purpose of the study was to assess the value of the contribution that communal rangelands make to rural people’s livelihoods. The overall goal of the project is to contribute to improved management of communal rangelands, based on a better u…

Land Reform and Sustainable Development in South Africa's Eastern Cape Province

"This paper focuses on one area of government policy – land reform – looking at the institutional forms that have been developed as part of that policy, the strategies being applied to implement it, the linkages between it and other areas of po…

Global Problems, African Solutions: African Climate Scientists' Perspectives on Climate Change

"This paper offers a preliminary survey of Africa’s climate scientists’ views on the critical problem of climate change, which has been described as an “out of Africa” problem crying out for “made in Africa” solutions. Based on interviews with these…

Land and Agrarian Reform in Integrated Development Plans (IDPs)

"DPLG identified the need to examine what municipalities are doing to promote land and agrarian reform by evaluating IDPS, which all municipalities are required to develop to guide their activities and expenditure over five-year periods.In resp…

Business Models in Land Reform

"This paper reviews the types of business models, or landuse models, being implemented in land reform projects involving the transfer of rural land to communities and other groups in South Africa, under both the restitution and redistribution progr…

Natural Resource Management in Sub Saharan Africa: Consequences and Policy Options for Africa

"The complexity of harnessing natural resources aside, it has to be done for the benefit of countries in Africa and their citizens. It is this realisation of the central importance that can be played by harnessing natural resources for growth that …

Seeing the Wood for the Trees: Forestry Governance in the DRC

This case study on forestry governance in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) forms part of a three-year project entitled Strengthening the Governance of Africa’s Natural Resources, conducted by the Governance of Africa’s Resources Programme (GAR…

BRIC and IBSA Forums: Neo-liberals in Disguise or Champions of the South?

South–South co-operation has existed for many decades and has played a key role in solidifying unity among developing countries. However, the concept of South–South co-operation has evolved from being concerned with geopolitics and opposing imperial…

Rio to Jo'burg and Beyond The world summit on sustainable development

"This report focuses on the history of sustainable development, international attempts to create and focus attention on this important issue, and prospects for the post-Johannesburg era. It is divided into three sections: First, the historical backg…

Africa’s Emerging Global Partnerships Their Implications for the Continent’s Development Aspirations

"Important changes have been occurring in the ill-defined area of partnership in Africa, mainly in the context of the African Union’s quest for development as well as peace and security on the continent. The purpose of this paper is to identify and…

Political Opportunities and Constraints in Inter-State Relations in Southern Africa

This paper deals with some of the political factors which should be borne in mind when discussing the development of resources regionally and on an inter-state level in sub-continent of Africa. In the author’s view, a regional approach to the develo…

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 8, no. 3, 1984

In this issue, Smuts House Notes looks at how South Africa remains embroiled in quarrels with the West. The following four articles are the texts of papers delivered at SAIIA's Third International Conference on Economic interdependence and World or…

Current Developments In Portugal And Its African Provinces, With Special Reference To Mozambique And Relations With South Africa

“There is instability and conflicts which exist in various parts of the world, where super powers are not directly involved. Southern Africa has great opportunities and great assets but we must learn to use them, and this challenge involves adaptati…

Foreign Investment Attraction: Some Salient Challenges for Zambia

“Since the new government in Zambia took office, serious efforts have been made to translate into reality the need to improve the country’s attraction for foreign investors, in general, and to those based in the region. So far, some initiatives have…

Improving Policy Responses and Finding Sustainable Solutions to Drought in Kenya

"This article reviews the Kenyan government’s response to the drought and discusses related grassroots initiatives by the public and private sector, the role of technology, and concludes with policy lessons for better long-term management of drough…

Globalisation and Development in Zambia: Challenges and Prospects. Report of Zambia National Workshop

"The paper explores the ways in which the Zambian state has been transformed under the impact of globalisation and the effect of the transformation on the provision of social services. The central argument of the paper is that Zambia's position in t…

Workshop on Poverty and Environment in Uganda. Report of Uganda National Workshop

"The first paper, The Conceptual Framework for Poverty Analysis and Reduction in Zambia, argues that poverty analysis and reduction in Zambia is generally misconceived because of lack of adequate understanding of its real causes and vision. In the s…

Cost Implications of Agricultural Land Degradation in Ghana: An Economywide, Multimarket Model Assessment

"An economywide, multimarket model is constructed for Ghana and the effects of agricultural soil erosion on crop yields are explicitly modeled at the subnational regional level for eight main staple crops. The model is used to evaluate the aggregat…

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