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Mdukatshani newsletters from 1975 to
Reports on recent learning exchanges
Mdukatshani in the news
An article in The Daily Maverick about the handover of the Mdukatshani farm
Mdukatshani featured in climate change's effect on rural African farmers
A video by Oxfam and Mdukatshani on coping with social and economic stresses the drought brings
Story from Daily Maverick and Natal Mercury about the drought
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A Mdukatshani report on the drought affecting our farmers
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LEAP website is now being hosted by MRDP
As part of joint project between MRDP, Donna Hornby and Thelma Trench we are taking over the LEAP website that was closed after Tessa Cousins death and hosting its archives here it is here on the last tab of this site.
Following a x visit by farmers from the South coast this article was in the farmers weekly.
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Excerpt from CAP newsletter May 1986
A hundred years ago there were 600 ploughs at Msinga, and women already manoeuvring for change.
"The natives usually increase their lands for cultivation" observed the Msinga magistrate, Henry Francis Fynn, in 1891, "and purchase many ploughs so that women are saved the toil of culture, and one way or the another cause their husbands to procure ploughs, in many cases a plough for each wife."