The Land Question in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya: a Geographical Perspective on Resource Endowment

Fox, R.C. and Rowntree, Kate (2002) The Land Question in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya: a Geographical Perspective on Resource Endowment. In: Regional Conference of the International Geographical Union, 4-7 Aug 2002, Durban. (In Press)

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Abstract

In sharp contrast to the debates concerning land policy, land tenure and sustainable resource management in South Africa is any input concerning the geographical distribution of land productivity. This paper attempts to redress this imbalance by providing an empirical investigation of land potential in South Africa. In this way we intend to provide the crucial context for policy and academic studies of the land issue in South Africa. Furthermore, we will undertake our study in such a way that comparison can be made to Zimbabwe and Kenya where the land issue has been such a critical component of the post-colonial development process. Theoretically our work is contextualised within the debates surrounding the importance of geographical endowments, institutions and policies in the development process.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Geography, land potential, land reform, Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa
Subjects:Y Unknown > Subjects to be assigned
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Science > Geography
ID Code:464
Deposited By: Prof Roddy Fox
Deposited On:15 Nov 2006
Last Modified:31 Jul 2012 06:05
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