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The problem of defining 'community': challenges for the land reform programme in rural South Africa



The problem of defining 'community': challenges for the land reform programme in rural South Africa



Development Southern Africa 16(3): 415-433



The paper argues that the use of the term 'community' in South Africa's land reform programme has both positive and negative effects on the beneficiaries. Effects are positive when they help focus policy on the needs of poor people, but negative when they force conflicting groups together in a manner which results in the rights of a weaker group being trampled on by the actions of a more powerful group.

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DOI: 10.1080/03768359908440089


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