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Re-thinking the value of land-based livelihoods in former Bantustans of post-apartheid South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-11T16:15:07Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-11T16:15:07Z
dc.date.issued 2020-12-11 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15535
dc.description.abstract This paper explores the value of land-based livelihoods in former bantustans of post-apartheid South Africa. South Africa, particularly the former bantustans continue to endure massive inequalities with respect to economic opportunities and poverty remains highly prevalent in the former bantustans. However, agriculture-based livelihoods (crop and livestock production) contributes to sustenance of female headed households. This study applied in-depth interviews and questionnaires to a sample of female headed households, selected using a purposive non-random sampling procedure using Cala, in Eastern Cape province of South Africa as a case study. Findings indicate that, besides farming economy dwindling in the rural areas, land-based livelihoods continue to provide a safety net for households for both consumption and generation of income. This contribution cannot be underestimated as households continue to hang on in face of ever-increasing poverty. The study concluded that it is important for the government and civil society to build on the current farm livelihoods and augment their economic value. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Earthscan en
dc.subject LIVESTOCK en
dc.subject POVERTY en
dc.subject QUALITY OF LIFE en
dc.subject HOMELANDS en
dc.subject INEQUALITY en
dc.subject AGRICULTURE en
dc.title Re-thinking the value of land-based livelihoods in former Bantustans of post-apartheid South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 27(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2020/21 en
dc.ResearchGroup Developmental, Capable and Ethical State en
dc.SourceTitle Alternation: Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of the Arts and Humanities in Southern Africa en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11661 en
dc.PageNumber 14-43 en
dc.outputnumber 10806 en
dc.bibliographictitle Chirau, T., Tirivanhu, P. & Chabaya, O. (2020) Re-thinking the value of land-based livelihoods in former Bantustans of post-apartheid South Africa. <i>Alternation: Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of the Arts and Humanities in Southern Africa</i>. 27(2):14-43. en
dc.publicationyear 2020 en
dc.contributor.author1 Chirau, T. en
dc.contributor.author2 Tirivanhu, P. en
dc.contributor.author3 Chabaya, O. en


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