Rural transformation as a solution to poverty in South Africa
Around a third of South Africa’s population lives in rural areas. Amongst these people are the country’s most vulnerable. They are excluded from the formal economy, and are denied the proceeds of profitable agriculture and mineral resources and access to land. Resistance from community activists, mine workers and farmworkers against commercial mining and agricultural entities have come into the public eye in recent years, while the “land question” has come to the fore in public discourse in South Africa.
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