The Department of Land Affairs aims be a global leader in the creation and maintenance of an equitable and sustainable land dispensation that results in social and economic development for all South Africans.
The Summit was held to draw from international and local experiences on land reform policy and implementation. It has served as a platform to engage in open, frank and honest dialogue on land and agrarian reform within South Africa.
This website was created in January 2000 with relatively modest expectations. It was intended in part to publicise Oxfam GB’s own work and that of its partners and allies on land rights in Africa at a time of considerable activity in the area of policy and law making on land in many African countries. We felt that there was a need to present and disseminate arguments in favour of pro-poor land reform in a context in which the rich and powerful tend to control both power and information.
SPP strives to be a multi-skilled, efficient, radical and committed organisation instrumental in redistributing resources to the poor, marginalized, women and men, and in transforming power relations in rural and peri-urban areas. This will be achieved by supporting them in their agrarian struggles for sustainable livelihoods and food security.
The Institute of Development Studies is a leading global organisation for research, teaching and communications on international development.
The IIED is an international policy research institute and non governmental body working for more sustainable and equitable global development.
The CRLS promotes the land and labour interests of men and women farm workers in the Western, Eastern and Northern Cape of South Africa through training courses, information dissemination, research, advocacy, legal intervention and development facilitation.
Established in 1986 as a centre at the Agricultural University of Norway (NLH), Noragric became the Department of International Environment and Development Studies at the renamed Norwegian University of Life Sciences - UMB on 1 February 2005.
Plaas is a constituent unit of the University of the Western Cape's School of Government, and was initiated in 1995, with a core grant from the Ford Foundation.
The initial objectives of the programme were to build capacity in the land and agrarian reform sector, to expand the number of black social scientists working in the sector, and to engage in policy-relevant research in support of the post-apartheid government's new land reform programme. Soon after its establishment, PLAAS began to provide short course training to government and NGO staff, in collaboration with the Land Tenure Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. It fosters critical scholarship on land and agrarian issues and seeks to support processes of social, political and economic transformation within South and southern Africa.
The DRFN works collaboratively in all sectors involved in management and use of natural resources, concentrating on the agriculture, energy and water sectors, with government, commercial, non-governmental and community-based organisations.