HIV/AIDS, land reform and land-based livelihoods in three provinces in South Africa
A study conducted in collaboration with the HSRC to assess whether HIV and AIDS is affecting the process of land reform in South Africa
- To improve the understanding of the impact of HIV and AIDS on land-based livelihoods in South Africa, with an emphasis on the impact on the land rights that underpin these livelihoods
- To engage with land reform groups, community groups, traditional leaders, and municipal officials regarding their analysis of, and possible solutions to, HIV and AIDS-induced threats to land-based livelihoods with a view to documenting dynamic and innovative responses
- To formulate direct, actionable measures that can be adopted by the Department of Land Affairs, the provincial Land Reform Offices and the provincial Agriculture Departments.
Qualitative mixed methods were used:
- Primary interviews with individuals and focus groups
- Scoping of displaced persons
- Engagement with community stakeholders and leaders
- Workshopping with the officials of the Department of Land Affairs, the provincial and national agriculture departments, and other institutions
- Report-back meetings with communities.