Prof Sam Moyo's legacy lives on

Prof MoyoProf Moyo was passionate about studies that sought to address the unresolved land and agrarian questions across the continent. His approach was characterised by an intrinsic link between scholarship and struggle. His published books, namely Land Reform under Structural Adjustment in Zimbabwe, The Agrarian Question in the Neoliberal Era, The Land Questions in Zimbabwe (to name just a few), attest to the statement that Prof Moyo was not just a keen land and agrarian researcher but an activist.

The NIHSS has initiated the Postdoctoral Fellowships in Land and Agrarian Reform in Memory of Sam Moyo in remembrance of the late Prof Sam Moyo - one of the Institute’s founding Board members. The scholarship supports South African post-doctoral students undertaking research in Land and Agrarian Reform at higher institutions for three years on a full-time basis.

The programme will go a long way in celebrating the remarkable legacy left by the renowned agrarian and humanities scholar. The Call has been issued for interested students to apply and closes on 30 June 2017. The scholarship will support researchers from all the humanities and social sciences disciplines addressing any of the below broad research areas:

  • Land Reform
  • Agrarian Change
  • Land and Agrarian Movements
  • Land and Agrarian Research Networks in the global south
  • Land and the National Question
  • Agricultural and Food Policy

Food Security and poverty reduction