Land Reform, Sustainable Rural Livelihoods and Gender Relations: A Case Study of Gallawater A Farm Volume 2

"There is an ongoing debate about the sustainability of South African communal rangelands as old views on overgrazing and degradation are being widely challenged.This case study titled Grazing management and sustainability in a land reform pilot project focuses on the changes in the biophysical environment, particularly soils and vegetation, which are likely to result from the change of land tenure and land use on Gallawater. The focus of the second study titled Land use management, sustainability and environmental impact of cropping in a Land Reform Pilot Project has been on the environmental sustainability of existing and planned cropping practices. Environment is a broad concept and where appropriate social and economic issues as well as the traditional ‘green’ biophysical issues have been considered."