Land beneficiaries as game farmers: conservation, land reform and the invention of the ‘community game farm’ in KwaZulu-Natal

@article{Ngubane2013LandBA,
  title={Land beneficiaries as game farmers: conservation, land reform and the invention of the ‘community game farm’ in KwaZulu-Natal},
  author={Mnqobi Ngubane and Shirley Brooks},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary African Studies},
  year={2013},
  volume={31},
  pages={399 - 420}
}
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