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Zimbabwe's experience in promoting 'sustainable' rural development and the implications for South Africa


, : Zimbabwe's experience in promoting 'sustainable' rural development and the implications for South Africa. Sustainable development for a democratic South Africa: 68-83

The chapter considers the issues of sustainability, agricultural development and land reform in South Africa in the light of the experience of Zimbabwe. It starts by examining the agricultural structure inherited from apartheid. It is similar to that of Zimbabwe and is characterized by massive inequalities, large-scale commercial farms and semi-arid, over-crowded labour reserves (homelands) engaged in subsistence agriculture.


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