Other Degrees: MSc University of Guelph Bagric University of Fort Hare
Politics of development
Kepe, T and Hall, R. 2017. Creating Learning and Action Space in South Africa’s Post-apartheid Land Redistribution Program. Action Research. DOI: 10.1177/1476750317705966
Hall, R and Kepe, T. 2017. Elite Capture and State Neglect: New Evidence on South Africa’s Land Reform. Review of African Political Economy, Vol. 44, No.151:122–130.
*Tonda, N and Kepe, T. 2016. Spaces of Contention: Tensions around Street Vendors’ Struggle for Livelihoods and Spatial Justice in Lilongwe, Malawi. Urban Forum, Vol. 27, No. 3: 297-309.
Kepe, T. 2016. Rural Geography Research in Post-apartheid South Africa: Patterns and Opportunities of Rural Research. South African Geographical Journal, Vol.98. No.3: 495-504.
Ainslie, A and Kepe, T. 2016. Understanding the Resurgence of Traditional Authorities in Post-apartheid South Africa. Journal of Southern African Studies, Vol.42, No.1:19-33.
Thondhlana, G., Cundill, G and Kepe, T. 2016. Co-management, Land rights and Conflicts around South Africa’s Silaka Nature Reserve. Society and Natural Resources, Vol. 29, No.4:403-417.
*Irvine, P., Kepe, T., *De Wet, D and *Hamunime, N. 2016. Whose Mecca? Post-productivism, tourism and sense of community in Nieu Bethesda, South Africa. South African Geographical Journal, Vol.98, No.2: 386-401.
Kepe, T., McGregor, G and *Irvine, P. 2015. Rights of ‘Passage’ and Contested Land Use: Gendered Conflict over Urban Space during Ritual Performance in South Africa. Applied Geography, Vol.57: 91-99.
Bersaglio, B., Enns, C and Kepe, T. 2015. Youth under Construction: The United Nations’ Representations of Youth in the Global Conversation on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Canadian Journal of Development Studies, Vol.36, No.1:57-71.
Forbes, B and Kepe, T. 2015. Smallholder Farmers’ Attitudes towards the Provision of Drinking Water for Dairy Cows in Kagera, Tanzania. Tropical Animal Health and Production, Vol.47, No.2:415-421.
Tessaro, D. and Kepe, T. (2014). ‘Development’ at the Crossroads: Biodiversity and Land Use Tensions on South Africa’s Wild Coast. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology. Vol. 21, No. 5, 471–479.
Kepe, T. 2014. Globalization, Science and the Making of an Environmental Discourse on the Wild Coast, South Africa. Environment and Planning A.
Bersaglio, B and Kepe, T. 2014. Farmers at the Edge: Property Formalisation and Urban Agriculture in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Urban Forum. Vol. 25, No.3: DOI 10.1007/s12132-013-9214-0.
Enns,C., Bersaglio, B and Kepe. T. 2014. Indigenous Voices and the Making of the Post-2015 Development Agenda: The Recurring Tyranny of Participation. Third World Quarterly, Vol.35, No.3: 358–375.
Kepe, T. and Tessaro, D. 2014. Trading-off: Rural Food Security and Land Rights in South Africa. Land Use Policy. Vol.36:267-274.
Cadger, K. and Kepe, T. 2013. Contextualizing Development Projects among the San of Botswana: Challenges of Community Gardening in the Okavango Delta. Development in Practice. Vol.23, No.7:811-825.
Kepe, T. 2012. Land and Justice in South Africa: Exploring the Ambiguous Role of the State in the Land Claims Process. African and Asian Studies, Vol.11, No.4:391-409.
Kepe, T., Lewison, E., Ramasra, R and Butt, S. 2011. The Elusive ‘Fair Deal’ in South Africa’s Land Reform. Forum for Development Studies. Vol.38, No.3:371-378.
Ferguson, H and Kepe, T. 2011. Smallholder Farmer Participation in Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement: Assessing the Benefits and Challenges in southwestern Uganda. International Development Planning Review, Vol.33, No.1: 27-48.
Ferguson, H and Kepe, T. 2011. Agricultural Cooperatives and Social Empowerment of Women: a Ugandan Case Study. Development in Practice, Vol.21, No.3: 401-409.
Ntshona, Z., Kraai, M., Kepe, T and Saliwa, P. 2010. From Land Rights to Environmental Entitlements: Community Discontent in the ‘Successful’ Dwesa-Cwebe Land Claim in South Africa? Development Southern Africa, Vol.27, No.3:353-361.
Strutt, C and Kepe, T. 2010. Implementing Education for All – Whose Agenda, Whose Change? The Case Study of the Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition. International Journal of Educational Development,Vol.30, No.4:369-376.
Silva, S and Kepe, T.2010. An examination of ‘Participation’ and ‘Sustainability’ in a Food Security Project among the Rural Poor in Northwestern Tanzania. African and Asian Studies, Vol.9, No.1-2:31-54.
Kepe, T. 2010. ‘Secrets’ that kill: Crisis, custodianship and responsibility in ritual male circumcision in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Social Science & Medicine, Vol.70, No.5:729-735.
Kepe, T. 2009. Unjustified Optimism: Why the World Bank’s 2008 ‘Agriculture for Development’ Report Misses the Point for South Africa. Journal of Peasant Studies, Vol.36, No.3:637-643.
Kepe, T. 2009. Shaped by Race: Why ‘race’ still matters in the challenges facing biodiversity conservation in Africa. Local Environment, Vol.14, No.9:871-878.
Kepe, T. 2008. Social Dynamics of the Value of Wild Edible Leaves (Imifino) in a South African Rural Area. Ecology of Food and Nutrition, Vol.47, No.6:531-558.
Kepe, T., Bissonnette, JF and Roberts, D.J. 2008. Why are Students Attracted to Political Ecology? Environment and Planning A, Vol.40, No.11:2539-2543.
Kepe, T. 2008. Land Claims and Co-management of Protected Areas in South Africa: Exploring the Challenges. Environmental Management, Vol.41, No.3:311-321.
Kepe, T. 2008. Beyond the Numbers: Understanding the Value of Vegetation to Rural Livelihoods in Africa. Geoforum, Vol.39, No.2:958-968.
Williams, S & Kepe, T. 2008. Discordant Harvest: Debating the Harvesting and Commercialization of Wild Buchu (Agathosma betulina) in Elandskloof, South Africa. Mountain Research and Development, Vol. 28, No.1: 58-64.
Benjaminsen, TA, Kepe, T & Brathen, S. 2008. Between Global Interests and Local Needs: Conservation and Land Reform in Namaqualand, South Africa. Africa, Vol. 78, No.2:223-243.
Metcalfe, S & Kepe, T. 2008. “Your Elephant on Our Land” The Struggle to Manage Wildlife Mobility on Zambian Communal Land in the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area. Journal of Environment and Development, Vol. 17, No.2:99-117.
Metcalfe, S and Kepe, T. 2008. Dealing Land in the Midst of Poverty: Commercial Access to Communal Land in Zambia. African and Asian Studies, Vol.7, No.2:235-257.
Kepe, T. 2007. Medicinal Plants and Rural Livelihoods in Pondoland, South Africa: Towards an Understanding of Resource Value. International Journal of Biodiversity Science and Management, Vol.3, No.3:170-183.
Makhado, Z & Kepe, T. 2006. Crafting a Livelihood: Local-level Trade in Mats and Baskets in Pondoland South Africa. Development Southern Africa, Vol.23, No.4:497-509.
Kepe, T. 2005. Magwa Tea Venture in South Africa: Politics, Land and Economics. Social Dynamics, Vol.31, No.1: 261-279.
Kepe, T.,Wynberg, R & Ellis, W. 2005. Land Reform and Biodiversity Conservation in South Africa: Complementary or in Conflict? International Journal of Biodiversity Science and Management, Vol.1, No.1: 3-16.
Kepe, T. 2005. Grasslands Ablaze: Vegetation Burning by Rural People in Pondoland, South Africa. South African Geographical Journal, Vol.87, No.1: 10-17.
Kepe, T. 2004. Land Restitution and Biodiversity Conservation in South Africa: The Case of Mkambati, Eastern Cape Province. Canadian Journal of African Studies, Vol.38, No.3: 688-704.
Cousins, B & Kepe, T. 2004. Decentralisation when Land and Resource Rights are Deeply Contested: A Case Study of the Mkambati Eco-tourism Project on the Wild Coast of South Africa. European Journal of Development Research, Vol.16, No.1: 41-54.
Kepe, T., Saruchera, M & Whande, W. 2004. Poverty Alleviation and Biodiversity Conservation: A South African Perspective. Oryx: the International Journal of Conservation, Vol.38, No.2: 143-145. (editor invited)
Kepe, T. 2003. Use, Control and Value of Craft Material – Cyperus textilis: Perspectives from a Mpondo Village, South Africa. South African Geographical Journal, Vol.85, No.2:152-157.
Kepe, T. 2003. Cannabis sativa and Rural Livelihoods in South Africa: Politics of Cultivation, Trade and Value in Pondoland. Development Southern Africa, Vol.20, No.5: 603-613.
Kepe, T., Cousins, B & Turner, S. 2001. Resource Tenure and Power Relations in Community Wildlife: The Case of Mkambati Area, South Africa. Society & Natural Resources, Vol. 14, No.10:911-925.
Kepe, T. 2001. Clearing the Ground in the Spatial Development Initiatives (SDIs): Analysing ‘Process’ on South Africa’s Wild Coast. Development Southern Africa, Vol. 18, No. 3: 279-293.
Kepe, T. 2001. Tourism, Protected Areas and Development in South Africa: Views of Visitors to Mkambati Nature Reserve. South African Journal of Wildlife Research, Vol. 31, No. 3&4:155-159.
Kepe, T. & Scoones, I. 1999. Creating Grasslands: Social Institutions and Environmental Change in Mkambati Area, South Africa. Human Ecology, Vol. 27, No.1: 29-53.
Kepe, T. 1999. The Problem of Defining “Community”: Challenges for the Land Reform Programme in Rural South Africa. Development Southern Africa, Vol.16, No. 3:415-433.
Kepe, T. & Filson, G.C. 1993. Perceived levels of farming skills and problems of small-scale commercial farmers in Ciskei. Development Southern Africa: Vol. 10, No. 3:427-435.
Kepe, T and Ntsebeza, L. 2012. Introduction. In (Eds) Kepe, T and Ntsebeza, L. 2011. Rural Resistance in South Africa: The Mpondo Revolts after Fifty Years. Leiden: Brill Academic Publisher; Cape Town:UCT Press.
Kepe. 2011. Discontent and Apathy: Post-apartheid Rural Land Reform in the Context of the Mpondo Revolts. In (Eds) Kepe, T and Ntsebeza, L. 2011. Rural Resistance in South Africa: The Mpondo Revolts after Fifty Years. Leiden: Brill Academic Publisher; Cape Town:UCT Press.
Kepe, T. 2011. “Not my Happy Ending”:A Family Struggle to Define Roles in a Challenging Time. In (Eds) Sev’er, A and Trost, J. Skeletons in the Closet: A Sociological Analysis of Family Conflicts. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
Kepe, T. 2010. Environment and Development. In Warf, B (Ed). Encyclopedia of Human Geography. London: Sage Publications. (3000, editor invited).
Kepe, T. 2010. Land Claims and Co-management of Protected Areas in South Africa: Exploring the Challenges. In (Eds) Walker,C., Bohlin, A., Hall, R and Kepe, T.. Land, Memory, Reconstruction and Justice: Perspectives on Land Claims in South Africa. Athens: Ohio University Press.
Walker, C., Bohlin, A, Hall, R. and Kepe, T. 2010. Introduction. In (Eds) Walker,C., Bohlin, A., Hall, R and Kepe, T. Land, Memory, Reconstruction and Justice: Perspectives on Land Claims in South Africa. Athens: Ohio University Press.
Kepe, T. 2008. ‘Land Restitution and Biodiversity Conservation in South Africa:The Case of Mkambati, Eastern Cape Province’. In (eds) Jeeves, A. and Cuthbertson, G. Fragile Freedom: South African Democracy 1994-2004. Leiden: Brill Academic Publisher and Pretoria: University of South Africa Press.
Kepe, T., Hall, R. & Cousins, B. 2008. ‘Land’. In (eds) Sheppard, N. & Robins, S. The New South African Key Words. Athens: Ohio University Press and Johannesburg: Jacana Media.
Ntsebeza, L., Wotshela, L., Kepe, T., Matoti, S and Ainslie, A. 2006. Resistance and Repression in the Bantustans: Part 1: Transkei and Ciskei in (Ed) SADET, The Road To Democracy in South Africa, Vol.II (1970-1980). Pretoria: University of South Africa Press, pp 755-782.
Cousins, B and Kepe, T. 2005. Decentralisation when Land and Resource Rights are Deeply Contested: A Case Study of the Mkambati Eco-tourism Project on the Wild Coast of South Africa. In J.C. Ribot and A.M. Larson (Eds). Democratic Decentralisation through a Natural Resource Lens: Experiences from Africa, Asia and Latin America. London: Routledge, pp 41-54.
Kepe, T. and Wynberg, R.P. 2002. No Quick Fix. Designing Agreements to Suit Complex and Diverse Social Circumstances. In S.A. Laird (Ed.). Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge: Equitable Partnerships in Practice. London: Earthscan Publications, pp 195-200.
Kepe, T, Levin, M and von Lieres, B (Eds). 2016. Domains of Freedom: Justice, Citizenship and Social Change in South Africa. Cape Town: University of Cape Town Press. 320 pages.
Kepe, T and Ntsebeza, L (Eds). 2012. Rural Resistance in South Africa: The Mpondo Revolts after Fifty Years. Leiden: Brill Academic Publisher and Cape Town: UCT Press. 290 pages.
Walker,C., Bohlin, A., Hall, R and Kepe, T (Eds) 2010. Land, Memory, Reconstruction and Justice: Perspectives on Land Claims in South Africa. Athens: Ohio University Press. 352 pages.
Research Clusters: Nature, Society and Environmental Change, Political Spaces