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Title:Non-Citizens in a Democratic Space: Perspectives on Human Security in Zimbabwe's Large-Scale Commercial Agriculture Under the Land Reform Programme, 1980-2002
Author:Mayavo, Peter
Year:2004
Periodical:African Journal on Conflict Resolution
Volume:4
Issue:1
Pages:45-63
Language:English
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
Subjects:agricultural workers
migrant workers
land reform
legal status
refugees
social welfare
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Politics and Government
Law, Human Rights and Violence
Labor and Employment
Link:https://www.accord.org.za/ajcr-issues/%ef%bf%bcnon-citizens-in-a-democratic-space/
Abstract:National security does not entail a formidable military equipped to keep foreign powers at bay. Instead, it is defined by favourable social, political and economic conditions for the promotion of human development, human rights and democracy. The primary threats to people are internal and manifest in conditions of economic failure, violation of basic rights and political marginalization. In this context, this paper exposes threats to the security of farm workers in Zimbabwe as a result of the 2000 land reform programme, which was supposed to guarantee such security in the first place. A large proportion of farm workers in Zimbabwe have their roots in the neighbouring States of Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique. Despite having lived in Zimbabwe for generations, farm workers lack the ethnic and nationality rights needed to own land. Adoption of the SADC draft protocol on the free movement of persons within the community could go a long way towards addressing human rights concerns of farm workers. Bibliogr., notes, sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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