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dc.contributor.advisorDu Plessis, W J
dc.contributor.authorMotloung, Mpho Alexis
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-16T09:28:23Z
dc.date.available2017-02-16T09:28:23Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/20388
dc.descriptionLLM (Environmental Law and Governance), North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2016en_US
dc.description.abstractLand is at the heart of everything human beings do. Many communities in African countries rely on subsistent farming as their source of livelihood. Ghana and Malawi have a dual legal system governing land. As such the laws applicable to a certain portion of land are dependent on the system which governs that land, be it civil or customary law. Customary law recognises the importance of women to the household and as such affords them certain rights to the land, such as the right to cultivate on the land of their father, husband or son. The aim of this study is to determine the effects of land grabs on women’s right to cultivate in Ghana and Malawi. With this the various definitions of land grabs were consulted. The different international and regional legal instruments which promote gender equality were consulted. Land grabs have an effect on the men in the respected countries. Since a woman’s right to land is attached to her male relation, it is safe to conclude that land grabs have an effect on the women’s lives. Better regulation of land deals is needed to ensure the minimisation of land grabs.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherNorth-West University (South Africa) , Potchefstroom Campusen_US
dc.subjectLand grabsen_US
dc.subjectWomen’s rightsen_US
dc.subjectCultivationen_US
dc.subjectGhanaen_US
dc.subjectMalawien_US
dc.subjectCustomary lawen_US
dc.subjectVroue regteen_US
dc.subjectGrondbewerkingen_US
dc.subjectInheemse regen_US
dc.titleLand grabs and their effect on women's rights to cultivation in Ghana and Malawien_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.thesistypeMastersen_US


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