Skip to comments.SAfrica: Black farmers sell farms back to whites
Posted on 08/31/2011 10:42:33 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa's minister of land reform says black farmers have resold nearly 30 percent of the white farmland bought for them by the government - often back to the previous white owners.
Minister Gugile Nkwinti announced the startling indicator of failure at Wednesday's launch of a long-delayed government policy paper to revitalize plans to more equitably distribute agricultural land, redressing historical wrongs.
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“failed for lack of support........”?????????????????
This isn’t really a black and white issue really.
The days of the family farmer squeaking out an existance off the land are long gone, it doesn’t matter what color you are.
Who in his right mind would want to get on that merry-go-round?
Was this land even farm land when the whites settled the region?
“This isnt really a black and white issue really.”
You obviously haven’t kept up with what has been going down there. White farmers were run off the farms, the farms under black ownership failed to produce crops, blacks want whites back to make food. Screw them.
..probably failed because the machinery broke down and crops could not be grown.......because all the crop seeds were eaten.
I was quoting out of the article.........
Mugabe's thugs stole the farm land from the Rhodesian farmers because it was valuable.
The thugs then ran the farms(along with the whole country, BTW) into the ground so badly that these farms have become worthless.
Now they are selling the Farms back to the same Rhodesian farmers they stole the farms from the in the first place so the country, and the rest of the region, does not starve.
Hope and change comes to Zimbabwe after Mugabe's wealth redistribution destroyed every ones wealth and has made all equal in misery.
Nice look into the future of America after Obama “spreads the wealth around”.
And we wonder why our economy gets driven further into the ground despite trillions in borrowed dollars getting pumped into the economy.
No amount of pumping will produce positive results if you can't prime the pump. Obama has drained the prime from the pump of the American economy with his anti-business, anti-energy, anti-freedom and anti - American policies.
Yeah this farmin bee too hard!
Were there blacks living in what is now known as South Africa when the whites arrived. I have seen some reports that the blacks came south at the same time as the whites came on shore. Very politically incorrect, but .....
All they ever wanted was money. They didn’t want to work any farms. They just wanted a payout. The gov’t hasn’t any real money to give them, but the white landowners do.
Starving socialist people steal the land from the workers that make the food and farms work, the socialists go bankrupt and starve after they manage the farms, the farmers buy it back and the cycle starts over. Who’d thunk it?
What’s going to stop the blacks from marauding and stealing the land again once the white farmers turn the farms back around?
“long-delayed government policy paper to revitalize plans to more equitably distribute agricultural land, redressing historical wrongs.”
Then the farms should be GIVEN back.
Of course, Stalin solved that little problem, he just killed the farmers.
“redressing historical wrongs”
I was told by a South African that the black Africans who were the darlings of the anti-Apartheid lamestream misleadia had never lived in that region before the whites had transformed it into an actual modern nation.
They came south looking for work, which was not available in countries run by black Africans, and through decades of whining and terrorism managed to take over, with Kamarad Nelson “Little Stalin” Mandela at their head, and turned a fine country into a disaster.
Now they’re trying to escape the consequences of their own evil with a little cash in hand.
As soon as the whites build it up again, the world’s leftards will turn it over to the blacks again.
Nothing will ever be right as long as a single leftard draws the breath of life.
You mean a merry-go-round with machetes?
You think if I walked up to a random person on the street (of any color) and gave them 10 acres and a mule that they could compete with multinational agri-business?
Of course it was wrong to take land away from white farmers. But it wouldn’t have mattered who they gave it to, a family farmer just can’t compete.
Don’t tell that hypocritical prick Bono. It will shatter his feel-good-about-my-rock-star-self liberal world.
IIRC, the Zulus were moving south about the same time the Boers moved north (to escape the British). The local aboriginal population didn’t stand a chance, although on balance it was better to be conquered by the Boers.
No. The native South Africans were the San People, aka Bushmen/Hottentots. Many of them were killed off by blacks migrating from the north and whites settling the south and moving further inland. The San are more brown and I think shorter in statue.
The whites were in what is now SA before the blacks, but not before the San.
Google and there are many links for the San People.
Maybe they can get a deal on great town cars like the Marauder Richard Hammond drove around...
I’ve had the privilege of meeting and getting to know some Rhodesians. To a man they seem level-headed and tough as nails. But there are subjects you don’t broach with them, though, especially not in mixed company and EXTRA ESPECIALLY not when Eric Holder’s People are present. Hoo boy!
You should really get off that line of logic. This isn’t about farm science. I know you just want to make that point but that point isn’t relative to the story. This is about racism.
Hating whitey don’t grow food apparently!
The white African farmer repurchasing his farm from those who strongarmed it from him takes the term sucker bet to a new level.
I know there are a lot of black farmers, however, overall it’s the white farmers that feed the world.
Worse than that, farming is work!
AAHHHH—That would be..... NO.
Time for the “white” farmers to form a cartel and charge exhorbitant prices for the food they produce.
Just like here in America -
if “reparations” became law and all of whitey’s wealth was confiscated and redistibuted “to the rightful owners”,
it would be back in the hands of the same people within a generation.
Same to be said for Zimbabwe, the former breadbasket of Africa, and now a complete ruin. I keep trying to figure out why so many countries in Africa have such non-productive societies. I know it's not the color of their skin because of all the fine value-oriented blacks. It must be a cultural thing. Plus, there are the few African nations that are self-sufficient.
As I've said many times in the past - I am a culturalist. I believe that certain cultures have bettered the advancement of mankind throughout history. However, PC is quickly reversing that virtue in places such as Greece and England. Best guess, it always comes down to the "gimmes", as I call them, and the leadership they install or dictatorships they refuse to fight.
The USA is now on that same trajectory - with a bullet as seen by obambi, reid, pelosi, and ilk. American cultural values are dying and if not changed, we will eventually become a second or third-world nation like the above. It may take us longer, but we are on the same PC "gimme" path if we don't change course asap.
Wonder how they’ll sell the farms back to the whites they murdered to steel their land?
Non-Africans have Neanderthal genes.
I can’t help but wonder do these primitive genes give some paradoxical civilizing (in the sense of being able to organize and support cities) advantage?
I'd starve. I have the ultimate brown thumb, I even managed to kill an air-fern!
“.....Nothing will ever be right as long as a single leftard draws the breath of life.”
They'll just come steal it back when it starts making money again.
Pretty much a cycle you see with those of a leftist mentality -
“look, they got stuff! let’s take it!”
take stuff, capital, it goes to hell because of lack of work ethic, knowledge, and dilligence
“hey, that’s not fair! it doesn’t work for us! take it back!”
take it back, make it productive because of work ethic, knowledge, and dilligence
“hey, that’s not fair! you got Stuff! let’s take it!”
Not so, my wife's uncle and his son farm about 4,000 acres in the Red River Valley in North Dakota. They are smart, make money and are very good at what they do. They farm mostly Corn and Soybeans.
That's what I thought!
Have you read ‘Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America from Post-Apartheid South Africa’?