Our Impact Areas

MOVEMENT BUILDING
AND SOCIAL MOBILISATION

The right to agrarian reform for food sovereignty campaign (FSC) is a radical, autonomous social movement through which mobilisation and advocacy struggles result in access to land and water, secured rights and access to appropriate production and extension support ...Learn more

AGRARIAN
TRANSFORMATION

In the struggle for agrarian transformation, SPP envisions secure access and tenure, ownership and control over productive land, water and natural resources for land based agrarian livelihoods. It addresses the social (power relations); political (landlessness)...Learn more

AGROECOLOGY FOR FOOD
SOVEREIGNTY

People have the right to produce food in ways that are politically, economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. We aim to make communities gain control over their local food systems through local agroecological production which allows people ...Learn more

Latest News

Submission to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on
The Impact of Rural Land Use and Ownership Patterns on Human Rights

Harry May of Surplus People Project (SPP)  will participate in a South African Human Rights Commission hearing with  panellists, Commissioner Chris Nissen, Dr Shanelle van den Berg and Prof Ruth Hall on the impact of rural land use and ownership patterns on human rights on Friday, 13 April 2018.  Read more about our submission.



Land and Freedom: Discussion on the Land Expropriation without Compensation

Today our movement, the Right To Agrarian Reform for Food Sovereignty Campaign, or in short, The Food Sovereignty Campaign (FSC), a member of the international peasant’s movement, La Via Campesina (LVC) is discussing the issue of land expropriation without compensation. In 2011 the FSC took a visionary step adopting the position “Land Occupations are the New Way of doing Land Reform”.  This slogan captures the undeniable fact, as demonstrated by the Zimbabwean land occupation experience, that without a mass movement from below re-dividing the land with a clear programme, land reform would remain just empty talk.  The FSC will use the its discussion documents “Land and Freedom: Discussion on the Land Expropriation without Compensation” and “Land Occupations are the New Way of doing Land Reform”  as the basis for its formulation of its position on this important matter.



IN PURSUIT OF AGRARIAN TRANSFORMATION IN THE INDUSTRIAL FORESTRY SECTOR – WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE

The thirteen forestry villages that SPP supports in the Western Cape were initially
worker villages that housed workers in the industrial forestry sector. During the
1960s and 70s workers were sourced from surrounding farms to provide labour
in the establishment and management of tree plantations (predominantly pinus
tree species) as well as fire protection in remote locations. Being farm workers /
dwellers at the time – not owning their own land and houses – they were
attracted to the newly established forestry villages where employment, housing
and services were provided by government. Read more

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