A special Pan African Land Hearing, held on 15 August in South Africa, gave a platform to recognise and profile the struggles of ordinary people affected by disputes over land and tenure. It was organised by Oxfam South Africa, PLAAS, Future Agricultures and ActionAid.
The event aimed to give some of those affected by large-scale land deals the opportunity to share their experiences.
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Through discussion with a high level panel, the event aimed to explore what can be done to defend the rights and ensure justice for those who have been adversely affected by land deals. It takes place on 15 August 2013 at Constitution Hill, Johannesburg,
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The panellists included Prof Adebayo Olukoshi (IDEP), Kumi Naidoo (Greenpeace), Hon. Sisa Njikelana (Pan African Parliament), Eric Wainaina (Kenyan musician) and Maya Wegerif (South African activist).