Research and Training

Research and training: the programme focuses on land and agrarian issues. Research is conducted on the land reform programme and how it addresses land rights of landless people, particularly people in areas under traditional leaders and the farming areas. Working with Siyazakha Land and Development Forum, workshops, trainings and seminars are organised to inform members of Siyazakha about the policies and their limitations.

At the same time, the programme also focuses on the democratisation of rural governance, which entails the promotion of principles of participatory democracy in the governance of municipalities and traditional leaders. As such local legislation on local government as well as legislation of traditional leadership is being simplified and explained to members of Siyazakha. Consequently, communities demand participation in the decision-making processes of municipalities and traditional leaders. The campaign for the election of local leaders in rural areas is due to the programme.