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For a contemporary case study of land reform in SA that touches many of the national issues, try Colin Murray, "Land Reform in the Eastern Free State: Policy Dilemmas and Political Conflicts" in _The Journal of Peasant Studies_ 23 (1996), also republished in H. Bernstein, ed., _The Agrarian Question in South Africa_ (London: Frank Cass). This could be paired with some of the articles in the special issue of _J of Contemp Afr Studies_ entitled "Undoing Independence: Regionalism and the Reincorporation of the Transkei..." 11:2 (1992) if you wanted to put together a class or 2 on transformations in rural SA/dismantling of bantustans. And/or William Munro "Re-Forming the Post-Apartheid State? Citizenship and Rural Development in Contemporary South Africa" in _Transformation_ 30 (1996). For these to work, you'd probably need to put them in the course at a point where students are familiar with regional differences within SA & broader contours of political debates over redistribution vs. growth, role of traditional leaders in post-aph SA, statist vs. market-driven approaches to development. Another interesting set of sources (if you want them to be dealing with primary source materials) are the newsletters of land reform NGOs (_Land Update_, _Groundwork_, _AFRA News_), which are good for journalistic/activist style short articles, and the websites of the Dept. of Land Affairs and the Land and Agricultural Policy Centre. This may all be a lot more detailed than what you want, but if you're in a discussion setting where you can get the students to read 2-3 articles it would probably work.