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dc.contributor.advisor Moyo, T. Nthai, Mukovhe Maureen 2018-03-05T08:26:51Z 2018-03-05T08:26:51Z 2017
dc.description Thesis (M. Dev.) -- University of Limpopo, 2017. en_US
dc.description.abstract While there are a fair number of studies on land reform in South Africa, there are knowledge gaps on the impact of some specific forms of land redistribution on livelihoods of beneficiaries. The purpose of this study therefore was to assess the impact of the land redistribution in the case of selected farms in the Vhembe District, Limpopo Province, South Africa. A qualitative research method was used and twelve households were interviewed. A number of indicators were used to assess impact. These included household income, job creation, empowerment and sustainability. The selection of indicators was informed by a comprehensive literature review on land redistribution, not only in South Africa but in other parts of the world as well. The findings from the study revealed that the land redistribution beneficiaries are faced with challenges such as poor infrastructure on redistributed farms, limited or lack of access to affordable inputs and lack of financial support immediately after redistribution. These and other challenges makes life for the intended beneficiaries very difficult which in the end makes land redistribution ineffective. A major factor which explains the failure of these farms appeared to be the inadequate planning of post-settlement support. Even though land was effectively transferred to the beneficiaries, the little support they have received in terms of financial, infrastructural and marketing support, for example, has limited their capacity to utilise the land productively and cost effectively. The study recommends that the government and other agencies should consider providing comprehensive support to these communities until they are able to run on their own. Substantial research should be carried out to rethink strategies on land redistribution, particularly on how to handle the issue of title deeds which currently appears problematic in the context of the farms that were studied. Finally, the training programmes for land redistribution beneficiaries should also include training current legislation on land redistribution issues in order to adequately prepare the new land owners for any unexpected challenges as has occurred in the case of the farms that were studied. en_US
dc.format.extent xi, 149 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.requires Adobe Acrobat Reader en_US
dc.subject Land redistribution en_US
dc.subject Rural development en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Land reform -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Land use -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rural development -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.title Effectiveness of land redistribution programme in improving the quality of life : a case of Vhembe District in Limpopo Province en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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