A number of different donor studies were facilitated in 2008, raising a series of concerns about the nature of the land and agrarian reform programme in South Africa. This unlocked a series of discussions amongst several civil society organisations working in the field of land and agrarian reform, and two donor partners, namely ICCO and EED.
These conversations led to the conceptualisation and development of a joint proposal, initially including 11 organisations with years of experience and skills in working in the land and agrarian terrain. AFRA is part of the collective, which submitted a proposal to ICCO/ EED in November 2009 under the title Tshintsha Amakhaya (“Changing rural homes”).
Through sector collaboration, the study hopes to enhance the capacity of rural people to secure and realise their livelihoods and rights, and to articulate their own interests through collective efforts, dialogue and joint action.
The collaboration is based on work at a site level where practical alternatives to strengthen rural livelihoods can be implemented and can feed into learning, advocacy and campaigns. AFRA has targeted the Amajuba area, because of our long history with the community.
The Agrarian Rural Household Economy: Launch of Status report and Community videos,
14 Nov 2012
Tshintsha Amakhaya (TA) an alliance of NGO’s in land and agrarian reform invites you to the launch of The Agrarian Rural Household Economy status report and community videos on Saturday 24 November in Cape Town. Read more
Join the 99 YEARS WITHOUT LAND. MAYIBUYE I'AFRIKA! Campaign
14 Nov 2012
Tshintha Amakhaya's Mayibuye iAfrika!! Campaign has been launched by the World Rural Forum as Just Cause for the International Year of Family Farming 2014. Express your support and send this letter to Government representatives so that they become aware of the continued negative impact of the Native Land Act
99 Years Without Our Land. Mayibuye iAfrika
Tshintsha Amakhaya, 20 June 2012
After 99 years of the 1913 Land Act and nearly two decades of failed land reform, the patience of South Africa's landless people is fast running out.
Less than 6% of land has been redistributed and land reform projects have failed to result in equitable access to resources or to benefit from agriculture. Read more
The Agrarian Rural Household Economy
19 June 2012
The link below provides an executive summary of a research that was done under the Tshintsha Amakhaya programme titled: The Agrarian Rural Household Economy. It provides a status report on livelihoods, rights and land use in selected sites in KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Eastern Cape and Western Cape. Read more
Ruling affirms traditional fishing rights
By Sue Blaine, Business Day, 23 May 2012
IN A first for SA, a magistrate ruled yesterday that the fishing tradition of a Wild Coast community gave them a constitutionally protected customary right to fish in a marine protected area inside the Dwesa-Cwebe Reserve. Read more