Fikile Mbalula: Most farmers are not a “bunch of racists”

Most farmers are not a “bunch of racists”‚ says Police Minister Fikile Mbalula. “There are rotten potatoes which from time to time play themselves out in different episodes‚” he told a media conference in Pretoria on Wednesday. “There will be from time to time episodes that play themselves out in terms of racists attacks‚” Mbalula […]
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South Africa: Former Lipton Tea Plantation Collapses Under Inept Black Management

More than 2,000 workers have lost their jobs in the latest South African “land reform” project—which seizes white farms and hands them over to Africans—as one of the country’s largest tea plantations, formerly run by Lipton Teas international, has totally collapsed into weeds after less than ten years in black hands. The collapse of the […]
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Talks about radical land redistribution: Can Land Reform Feed South Africa?

President Jacob Zuma is talking tough about radical land redistribution and the expropriation of farms. But if redistribution is not well targeted, it may threaten food security and benefit elites in rural areas, reports Michelle Nel. In Tugela Ferry, KwaZulu-Natal, 95% of farmers with plots of less than half a hectare are producing crops commercially. […]
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