The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Found 15 titles
Equitable Rural Change

Equitable rural socioeconomic change
Land | Climate dynamics | Technological Innovation

More and more of global economic wealth and decision-making power rests with fewer and fewer people, while acute socio-economic inequities continue to afflict large rural communities in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Land inequalities remain a burning question for rural communities.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 256
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2532-9
Publish Year : March 2019
Rights : World Rights
Price R 280.00
Vol Archie Mafeje

Voices of Liberation-Archie Mafeje
Archie Mafeje

Voices of Liberation: Archie Mafeje should be understood as an attempt to contextualise Mafeje’s work and thinking and adds to gripping intellectual biographies of African intellectuals by African researchers.

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Format : 210mm x 148mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 312
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2564-0
Publish Year : February 2019
Rights : World Rights
Price R 280.00
2144  Large

Democracy Compromised
Chiefs and the politics of land in South Africa

2144
Democracy Compromised puts the spotlight on traditional authorities and addresses two main issues: first, how despite their role in the apartheid state, traditional authorities not only survived, but have won unprecedented powers of rural governance in South Africas democracy, and second, how they derive their authority. In this original and compelling study, Lungisile Ntsebeza carefully details the fascinating history of the chieftaincy in the Xhalanga area of the Eastern Cape. He shows how traditional authorities have been dependent on the support of the state since the advent of colonialism and how deeply traditional structures have been contested. Light is shed on the unexpected renaissance of these authorities under ANC rule and the role of traditional leaders in the process of land allocation is clearly explained.

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Format : 159mm x 238mm
Pages : 336
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2130-X
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2130-7
Publish Year : 2006
Price R 265.00
1966  Large

An Evaluation of Community-Driven Economic Development, Land Tenure and Sustainable Environmental Development in the Kat River Valley

1966
This study of community-driven economic development is a collaboration between the human and natural sciences. The report investigates the  agricultural and economic success of the community-based Hertzog Agricultural Co-operative (HACOP) in the Kat River Valley. It looks at the influence of natural, social, tenure, historical and marketing issues on that development initiative.

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Format : 205mm x 295mm
Pages : 252
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1948-8
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1948-9
Publish Year : 2000
Price R 187.00
2191  Large

Going for Broke
The fate of farmworkers in arid South Africa

2191

South African agriculture has always been ideologically contested, because of its relationship with controversial land ownership issues. This book takes the question of farm workers fortunes beyond the land debate, to consider their current and future livelihoods. The book argues that the question of farm workers needs to be understood as part of a broader spectrum of economic and social questions. Where should farm workers live? Should rural-urban migration be encouraged? What kind of job prospects can be fostered? How can their participation in the rural and peri-urban economy be promoted?  Do farm workers need land, or jobs, or municipal services? Who should provide support to this neglected segment of society?

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Format : 210mm x 148mm
Pages : 320
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2176-8
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2176-5
Publish Year : 2007
Price R 286.00
1985  Large

The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Land Rights
Case studies from Kenya

1985
Based on three village case studies from different parts of Kenya, this co-authored study explores the relationship between HIV/AIDS and land rights focusing on women as a socially vulnerable group. The study compares affected with non-affected households and HIV/AIDS emerges as a significant but not primary cause of tenure insecurity.

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Format : 210mm x 280mm
Pages : 224
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2054-0
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2054-6
Publish Year : 2004
Price R 184.00
2176  Large

Indigenous Knowledge on the South African Landscape
Potentials for agricultural development

2176
Aligned to the principle that development needs to start with what people know and build on their knowledge and experiences, the authors of this paper provide some examples of how important indigenous or local knowledge is to its users, different ways in which they use this knowledge, and the potential that indigenous knowledge has in some areas of agricultural development.

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Format : 113mm x 160mm
Pages : 52
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2162-8
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2162-8
Publish Year : 2006
Price R 98.00
1996  Large

Land Claims & National Parks
The Makuleke experience

1996
The restoration of land rights is a key factor in transforming post-apartheid South Africa. The Makuleke claim against the northern part of the Kruger National Park illustrates the complexities and competing interests involved in restoring land rights. The co-operative resolution of the claim offers a blueprint for other such disputes.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 208
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1894-5
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1894-9
Publish Year : 1999
Price R 187.00
2094  Large

Migration in South and Southern Africa
Dynamics and determinants

2094
Coping with immigration and urbanisation in a rapidly globalising environment is one of the policy issues facing many governments, yet the complexity of migration makes it difficult for planners to understand its causes and plan for its consequences.

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Format : 175mm x 245mm
Pages : 416
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2113-X
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2113-0
Publish Year : 2005
Price R 231.00
2018  Large

Post-Apartheid Patterns of Internal Migration in South Africa

2018
Popular belief is that urbanisation has increased substantially in the new South Africa, when, in fact, patterns of internal migration have remained static since the late 1970s. Internal migration patterns have been under-researched since the easing of restrictions in 1990. This study fills the gap drawing on census and other secondary data.

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Format : 170mm x 240mm
Pages : 134
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2004-4
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2004-1
Publish Year : 2003
Price R 209.00
Agrarian  Question 9780796925121

South Africa's Agrarian Question

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Based on an in-depth analysis of several contrasting agricultural regions, this book aims to assess South Africa's on-going agrarian reform and the country's agrarian dynamics.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 384
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2512-1
Publish Year : October 2015
Rights : World Rights
Price R 290.00