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Land for the landless: conflicting images of rural and urban in South Africa's land reform programme



Land for the landless: conflicting images of rural and urban in South Africa's land reform programme



Journal of Contemporary African Studies 19(1): 93-110



This paper reviews published academic work, policy statements, and case studies of labour migrancy and land reform in South Africa. It aims to illustrate some of the contradictory impulses behind and outcomes of the land reform programme in the new South Africa. It demonstrates that the idea of rural and urban as separate worlds has been strongly entrenched in South Africa's 'development discourse' from long before apartheid's demise.

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DOI: 10.1080/02589000125070


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