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Record number 431891
Title The deep waters of land reform: land, water and conservation area claims in Limpopo Province, Olifants Basin, South Africa
Author(s) Liebrand, J.; Zwarteveen, M.Z.; Wester, P.; Koppen, B. van
Source Water International 37 (2012)7. - ISSN 0250-8060 - p. 773 - 787.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/02508060.2012.740613
Department(s) Irrigation and Water Engineering
WASS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2012
Keyword(s) property - management - governance - access - market - rights
Abstract Through investigating the reactions of commercial farmers to land and water reforms in the Trichardtsdal-Ofcolaco area, Limpopo Province, Olifants Basin, South Africa, from 1997 to 2006, it is shown that water claims are key to land redistribution processes, and that commercial farmers make strategic use of arguments for nature conservation and ecological stewardship to defend their claims to water. Given these observations, caution is warranted with respect to the implementation of land and water reforms as separate policy packages; it may be more effective to design water and conservation policies as an integral part of land reform programmes.
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