Protests on the last day of the Alternative Mining Indaba, a three-day summit in 2016 addressing the relationship between mining and sustainable, social, and equitable development. Photo by Julia Dehm.


Property Rights from Above and Below: Mining and Distributive Struggles in South Africa

This timely report traces legal battles over mining in South Africa at the levels of international, domestic, and customary law. It outlines the tensions between competing conceptions of property rights, arguing that the very definition of property—not just the distribution of its entitlements—is at the heart of contemporary struggles. The report is part of larger project examining natural resource governance, law, and the production of economic inequality.

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