The University of the Western Cape (UWC) will provide a backed brief course on the Political Economy of Land Governance in Africa. The course will exist by the Institute for Hardship, Land & Agrarian Research Studies (PLAAS) in cooperation with the African Land Policy Centre. The 2nd course will be hosted in cooperation with Ardhi University in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

Course Material

The essential styles and principles that will be covered in the course will consist of:

l. Pre-colonial and colonial histories of land rights in Africa
2. Statutory versus popular land period in Africa
3. Land policy and land law in Africa
4. Land administration in rural and metropolitan contexts in Africa
5. Land corruption in Africa
6. Natural deposit gain access to and management in Africa
7. Massive land acquisitions, gender and class in Africa
8. Land policy actions and African and international land policy standards


  • The course is moneyed by United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), through the Network of Quality in Land Governance in Africa (NELGA). Financing is offered for 40 individuals to cover course registration costs, travel and lodging.

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