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Professor Ruth Hall @ Pavilion, Kelvin Grove

In September, Professor Ruth Hall was appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa to his 10-member advisory panel on land. Professor Hall will address the Cape Town Press Club on the latest developments and shed light on the issues that inform South Africa’s land question.


Land has become the burning issue in South African politics. Government has failed dismally to redress the effects of land dispossession under apartheid and colonial rule. Property rights are now being reviewed with an eye to bringing the Constitution in line with government’s stated desire for massive land redistribution and expropriation without compensation. At the same time, Africa is seeing huge international investments in farmland, characterised by some critics as the latest “scramble” for Africa. All these factors have implications for food security, and the economic and political future of our country.


Prof Hall has a DPhil (Politics) and an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Oxford; and BSocSc Hons (UCT). Her doctoral work focused on South African land reform policy. She is based at PLAAS at the University of the Western Cape. She currently leads a five-country study on the politics and impacts of large-scale land acquisitions, and convenes a small grants programme of twenty related studies covering fourteen African countries.


Date Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time 12:30 for 13:00
Venue Pavilion, Kelvin Grove
Cost R240 for members, Lunch and wine included (R280 for cheque payments by members)
R275 Special Guest Rate for this function (R315 for cheque payments by guests)
Banking details are available here. Please use your surname AND the surname of the guest speaker as reference. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice we will try to fill your place, but if not successful, you will be liable to pay.

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Payment can be made on the day at the venue by cash or cheque (not credit card) or prior to the function by electronic transfer. Please do not deposit cash into the account as bank charges are too high on cash deposits.

Info for online deposits: FNB, Cape Town,Br Code 201409, Account 50260072365.

If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice we will try to fill your place, but if not successful, you will be liable to pay.

Notes VEGETARIAN dishes must be ordered beforehand or an extra charge will be levied.

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