Book Launch: Land in South Africa: Contested Meaning and Nation-Formation

Date: 19 May 2022

Time: 18:00 SAST

Place: The Commune, 14 Reserve street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

The Commune invites you to an in-person launch of Land in South Africa: Contested Meanings and Nation-Formation edited by Khwezi Mabasa and Bulelwa Mabasa 
Land in South Africa: Contested Meanings and Nation-Formation draws from extensive field work undertaken in countries beyond South Africa, such as Angola, Mozambique and Zimbabwe as well as Brazil and Palestine. These international case studies underline issues ranging from the impact of colonial occupation to post-colonial collaboration between political elites and private companies to secure commercial projects at the expense of local communities.

Editor: Bulelwa Mabasa is a Director and Head of the Land Reform Restitution and Tenure Practice at Werksmans Attorney and an Admitted Attorney of the High Court. Her expertise covers a number of key practice areas, including the following: Commercial Dispute Resolution, Mining Litigation, Mining Regulation, Land Reform and Administrative and Constitutional law. 

Discussant: Yvonne Phyllis is the Co-Director of Operations at The Forge. She has published articles in New Frame  relating to land matters. She is the director of a documentary about farm workers, produced by The Forge, titled Nyarha Farmworkers.