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Rights To Land - A Guide To Tenure Upgrading And Restitution In South Africa (Paperback): William Beinart, Peter Delius,... Rights To Land - A Guide To Tenure Upgrading And Restitution In South Africa (Paperback)
William Beinart, Peter Delius, Michelle Hay 1
R225 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R39 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The issue of land rights is an ongoing and complex topic of debate for South Africans. Rights to Land comes at a time when land redistribution by government is underway. This book seeks to understand the issues around land rights and distribution of land in South Africa and proposes that new policies and processes should be developed and adopted. It further provides an analysis of what went so wrong, and warns that a new phase of restitution may ignite conflicting ethnic claims and facilitate elite capture of land and rural resources.

While there are no quick fixes, the first phase of restitution should be completed and the policy then curtailed. The book argues that land ownership and administration is important to rural democracy and that this should not be placed under the control of traditionalist intermediaries. Land restitution, initiated in 1994, was an important response to the injustices of the apartheid era. But it was intended as a limited and short-term process initially to be completed in five years.

It may continue for decades, creating uncertainty and undermining investment into agriculture.

Forgotten World - The Stone-Walled Settlements of the Mpumalanga Escarpment (Paperback): Peter Delius, Tim Maggs, Alex Schoeman Forgotten World - The Stone-Walled Settlements of the Mpumalanga Escarpment (Paperback)
Peter Delius, Tim Maggs, Alex Schoeman
R385 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R67 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

If you drive through Mpumalanga with an eye on the landscape flashing by, you may see, near the sides of the road and further away on the hills above and in the valleys below, fragments of building in stone as well as sections of stone-walling breaking the grass cover. Endless stone circles, set in bewildering mazes and linked by long stone passages, cover the landscape stretching from Ohrigstad to Carolina, connecting over 10 000 square kilometres of the escarpment into a complex web of stone-walled homesteads, terraced fields and linking roads. Oral traditions recorded in the early twentieth century named the area Bokoni - the country of the Koni people. Few South Africans or visitors to the country know much about these settlements, and why today they are deserted and largely ignored. A long tradition of archaeological work which might provide some of the answers remains cloistered in universities and the knowledge vacuum has been filled by a variety of exotic explanations - invoking ancient settlers from India or even visitors from outer space - that share a common assumption that Africans were too primitive to have created such elaborate stone structures. Forgotten World defies the usual stereotypes about backward African farming methods and shows that these settlements were at their peak between 1500 and 1820, that they housed a substantial population, organised vast amounts of labour for infrastructural development, and displayed extraordinary levels of agricultural innovation and productivity. The Koni were part of a trading system linked to the coast of Mozambique and the wider world of Indian Ocean trade beyond. Forgotten World tells the story of Bokoni through rigorous historical and archaeological research, and lavishly illustrates it with stunning photographic images.

Vergete wereld - Die klipmuurnedersettings van die Mpumalanga-platorand (Afrikaans, Paperback): Peter Delius, Tim Maggs, Alex... Vergete wereld - Die klipmuurnedersettings van die Mpumalanga-platorand (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Peter Delius, Tim Maggs, Alex Schoeman
R385 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R67 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

If you drive through Mpumalanga with an eye on the landscape flashing by, you may see, near the sides of the road and further away on the hills above and in the valleys below, fragments of building in stone as well as sections of stone-walling breaking the grass cover. Endless stone circles, set in bewildering mazes and linked by long stone passages, cover the landscape stretching from Ohrigstad to Carolina, connecting over 10 000 square kilometres of the escarpment into a complex web of stone-walled homesteads, terraced fields and linking roads. Oral traditions recorded in the early twentieth century named the area Bokoni - the country of the Koni people. Few South Africans or visitors to the country know much about these settlements, and why today they are deserted and largely ignored. A long tradition of archaeological work which might provide some of the answers remains cloistered in universities and the knowledge vacuum has been filled by a variety of exotic explanations - invoking ancient settlers from India or even visitors from outer space - that share a common assumption that Africans were too primitive to have created such elaborate stone structures. Forgotten World defies the usual stereotypes about backward African farming methods and shows that these settlements were at their peak between 1500 and 1820, that they housed a substantial population, organised vast amounts of labour for infrastructural development, and displayed extraordinary levels of agricultural innovation and productivity. The Koni were part of a trading system linked to the coast of Mozambique and the wider world of Indian Ocean trade beyond. Forgotten World tells the story of Bokoni through rigorous historical and archaeological research, and lavishly illustrates it with stunning photographic images.

Lefase leo le lebetswego - Mafelo a bodulo ao a agilwego ka maswika mo magologelong a dithaba tsa Mpumalanga (Sotho, Northern,... Lefase leo le lebetswego - Mafelo a bodulo ao a agilwego ka maswika mo magologelong a dithaba tsa Mpumalanga (Sotho, Northern, Paperback)
Peter Delius, Tim Maggs, Alex Schoeman
R385 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R67 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

If you drive through Mpumalanga with an eye on the landscape flashing by, you may see, near the sides of the road and further away on the hills above and in the valleys below, fragments of building in stone as well as sections of stone-walling breaking the grass cover. Endless stone circles, set in bewildering mazes and linked by long stone passages, cover the landscape stretching from Ohrigstad to Carolina, connecting over 10 000 square kilometres of the escarpment into a complex web of stone-walled homesteads, terraced fields and linking roads. Oral traditions recorded in the early twentieth century named the area Bokoni the country of the Koni people. Few South Africans or visitors to the country know much about these settlements, and why today they are deserted and largely ignored. A long tradition of archaeological work which might provide some of the answers remains cloistered in universities and the knowledge vacuum has been filled by a variety of exotic explanations invoking ancient settlers from India or even visitors from outer space that share a common assumption that Africans were too primitive to have created such elaborate stone structures. Forgotten World defies the usual stereotypes about backward African farming methods and shows that these settlements were at their peak between 1500 and 1820, that they housed a substantial population, organised vast amounts of labour for infrastructural development, and displayed extraordinary levels of agricultural innovation and productivity. The Koni were part of a trading system linked to the coast of Mozambique and the wider world of Indian Ocean trade beyond. Forgotten World tells the story of Bokoni through rigorous historical and archaeological research, and lavishly illustrates it with stunning photographic images.

A Long Way Home - Migrant worker worlds 1800-2014 (Paperback): William Beinart, Julia Charlton, David Coplan, Peter Delius,... A Long Way Home - Migrant worker worlds 1800-2014 (Paperback)
William Beinart, Julia Charlton, David Coplan, Peter Delius, Jacob Dlamini, …
R450 R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Save R78 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In no other society in the world have urbanisation and industrialization been as comprehensively based on migrant labour as in South Africa. Rather than focusing on the well-documented narrative of displacement and oppression, A Long Way Home captures the humanity, agency and creative modes of self-expression of the millions of workers who helped to build and shape modern South Africa. The book spans a three-hundred-year history beginning with the exportation of slave labour from Mozambique in the eighteenth century and ending with the strikes and tensions on the platinum belt in recent years. It shows not only the age-old mobility of African migrants across the continent but also, with the growing demand for labour in the mining industry, the importation of Chinese indentured migrant workers. Contributions include 18 essays and over 90 artworks and photographs that traverse homesteads, chiefdoms and mining hostels, taking readers into the materiality of migrant life and its customs and traditions, including the rituals practiced by migrants in an effort to preserve connections to "home" and create a sense of "belonging". The essays and visual materials provide multiple perspectives on the lived experience of migrant labourers and celebrate their extraordinary journeys. A Long Way Home was conceived during the planning of an art exhibition entitled 'Ngezinyawo: Migrant Journeys' at Wits Art Museum. The interdisciplinary nature of the contributions and the extraordinary collection of images selected to complement and expand on the text make this a unique collection.

Democracy X - Marking the Present, Re-presenting the Past (Hardcover): Andries Oliphant, Peter Delius, Lalou Meltzer Democracy X - Marking the Present, Re-presenting the Past (Hardcover)
Andries Oliphant, Peter Delius, Lalou Meltzer
R2,052 Discovery Miles 20 520 Out of stock

This title is a catalogue and a reader. It is the companion to the exhibition 'Democracy X: Marking the Present; Re-presenting the past' held in the Iziko Castle Galleries in Cape Town in 2004, as part of the official activities to mark ten years of democracy in South Africa. The exhibition was designed to create awareness of, and appreciation for, the diversity of cultures in South Africa by drawing attention to the importance of all the cultures of South Africa. Two interrelated purposes shape this text. The first is to present a written and visual record of the exhibition. It functions as a catalogue in which the exhibition is recorded as accurately and as comprehensively as possible. The second is to explore a range of historical, cultural and political matters, related to the exhibition but not strictly confined to it. Its other role, then, is that of a reader providing a resource to stimulate and support historical, cultural and political debate. There are reasons for combining these two roles in one publication. 'Democracy X' is not a conventional art or cultural exhibition. It was conceived to narrate the cultural history of South Africa in broad sweeps, which departs from traditional representations of the past that rely on documentary evidence or from art exhibitions, in which works are presented in isolation from their historical contexts. It draws on iconic and everyday cultural objects from different historical eras in South Africa. The objects serve both as cultural things in themselves and as symbolic representations of the cultures and times to which they belong. They are therefore entry points to cultures and histories that suggest and even tell stories, conjure past societies and highlight complex relations between cultures. The exhibition was designed to create awareness and appreciation for the diversity of cultures in South Africa by drawing attention to the importance of all the cultures of South Africa. It is therefore an attempt to facilitate cultural knowledge, pride in and respect for all South African cultures and for their roles in the past and now. This publication, which takes the exhibition as a starting point for wide-ranging reflections, seeks to disseminate the aims and intentions of the exhibition much wider than the walls of any exhibition space permits.The exhibition was conceived to trace the course of South Africa's long and intricate path to democracy, from the earliest traces of humanity to the present. A central premise is that contemporary democracy has been nourished by some elements from the range of cultures and histories that have collided and cross-fertilised in the course of this journey. Coinciding with the celebration of a decade of democracy, it is not restricted to this moment. It depicts a dynamic past which speaks to the present as it dynamically unfolds into the future on what here and everywhere are the ever-fragile foundations of democracy.

Mapungubwe reconsidered - A living legacy: Exploring beyond the rise and decline of the Mapungubwe state (Paperback): Alex... Mapungubwe reconsidered - A living legacy: Exploring beyond the rise and decline of the Mapungubwe state (Paperback)
Alex Schoeman, Amanda Esterhuysen, David Pearce, Jeanette Smith, Karim Sadr, …
R449 Discovery Miles 4 490 Out of stock

The Mapungubwe cultural landscape is one of the profound treasures of southern Africa's social and archaeological history, appropriately declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) in 2003. Contained within this landscape is indispensable information on precolonial state formation, social hierarchies, architecture of stone-walled towns, mineral processing and intercontinental trade. And yet, the Mapungubwe state rose, towered over its environs, and then declined - long before European colonial incursions. What exactly were the social dynamics in this polity? What technologies did it utilise? How did it relate to neighbouring communities and to societies further afield? Indeed, why was this `civilisation' unable to sustain itself? In this combined edition of two MISTRA publications, now jointly titled Mapungubwe reconsidered: A living legacy, MISTRA seeks to contribute to the body of knowledge about Mapungubwe, straddling such issues as the relationships between humans and the environment, management of mineral endowments and the form and impact of southern Africa's global intercourse in this historical period. Beyond these issues are profound social constructs about state legitimacy, quality of leadership, social stratification, gender relations and the consequences of material self-gratification. Mapungubwe reconsidered: A living legacy combines methodologies of archaeology, political science, economic history and international relations to weave, in a unique way, a storyline that enriches current knowledge on the history of southern Africa.

Story of Inventions (Hardcover): Peter Delius Story of Inventions (Hardcover)
Peter Delius
R144 R123 Discovery Miles 1 230 Save R21 (15%) Out of stock
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