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SAfrica: Black farmers sell farms back to whites
Associated Press ^ | 08.31.11, 09:52 AM EDT

Posted on 09/02/2011 12:13:21 PM PDT by BUGSWOL

JOHANNESBURG -- 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. Seventeen years after white minority rule ended, the vast majority of agricultural land remains in the hands of some 40,000 white commercial farmers. Nkwinti said the government had bought 7 percent of the country's commercial farmland since 1994. He said black farmers had resold about 2 percent. Many black farmers have failed for lack of support.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: communism; farm; marxism; southafrica
Lack of support? Who is supporting the White farmers?
1 posted on 09/02/2011 12:13:27 PM PDT by BUGSWOL
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To: BUGSWOL

No government redistribution in the interest of “fairness” is ever fair. Tyranny is tyranny.


2 posted on 09/02/2011 12:16:02 PM PDT by SaveTheChief
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To: BUGSWOL

Can’t find the article at the link.


3 posted on 09/02/2011 12:17:34 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: BUGSWOL

Yep, the leftists consider this a failure.... although food production will go up


4 posted on 09/02/2011 12:18:26 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: BUGSWOL
Many black farmers have failed for lack of support.

White men may not be able to jump,but they can grow food.

5 posted on 09/02/2011 12:19:00 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: SaveTheChief

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” Winston Churchill


6 posted on 09/02/2011 12:21:32 PM PDT by SMARTY (A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.)
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To: randog

http://mobile.forbes.com/device/article.php?CALL_URL=http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2011/08/31/general-af-south-africa-land-reform_8651982.html?


7 posted on 09/02/2011 12:21:35 PM PDT by BUGSWOL (No one was ever burned at the stake for saying the Earth was flat)
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To: BUGSWOL

I would not buy it back, they will only take it away again once it is productive.


8 posted on 09/02/2011 12:23:07 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: BUGSWOL

Offered a job but wanted a paycheck.....


9 posted on 09/02/2011 12:26:21 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US Government to Kill Commies and Radical Moo-slims. Now ain't that irOnic?)
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To: BUGSWOL

So kool.. now the blacks can do it all over again...
These whites need to have their heads examined..
UNLESS they have made share croppers of blacks..
Like the northern carpet-baggers did in the american south after the Civil War...


10 posted on 09/02/2011 12:26:29 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: BUGSWOL

Does this mean they plan on confiscating it again?


11 posted on 09/02/2011 12:27:46 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I like both Perry and Palin, and will vote for whichever of them wins.)
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To: jpsb

“I would not buy it back, they will only take it away again once it is productive.”

BINGO.

It’s what the arabs did with Israel; it used to be complete arid nothing land.


12 posted on 09/02/2011 12:28:57 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: BUGSWOL

LOL

Sell ‘em back their own farms.
Wait until they get them producive again, then seize
them again

What’s not to love about alternating between capitalism AND marxism?


13 posted on 09/02/2011 12:30:01 PM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: BUGSWOL

You know....I watched that damned BSG crap for three or four years....an underlying theme throughout at least the last 1/3 was “it has happened before; it will happen again”....history repeats itself endlessly when nothing is learned from the experience...the white farmers who bought this land back are effing fools.


14 posted on 09/02/2011 12:30:10 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: BUGSWOL

Its a nice scam. ANC cronies, who have no intention of farming, apply to Gov’t to buy land for them. Land is then re-sold, netting pure profit.

Fannie/Freddie, Foodstamps, S. African land purchases - when the Gov’t is spending money on “social problems” a large percentage of that money will be scammed.


15 posted on 09/02/2011 12:35:20 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: jpsb

That’s a fact, Jack !


16 posted on 09/02/2011 12:44:42 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I want a Triple A president for our Triple A country)
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To: Brett66
"Good at growing food..."

Don't forget swimming, whites are good at that too!

Tosh.0 comedy show had a guest comment about that point of reverse racism ; "White men can't Jump" , what if a movie title was made "Black men can't Swim:

17 posted on 09/02/2011 12:47:46 PM PDT by de.rm ('Most people never believe anything you tell them unless it isn't true."-Groucho Marx)
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To: jpsb

Unlike Rhodesia/Zimbabwe the South African government bought the land from white farmers. I can’t speak to how good the deals were.

One of the worst things you could do for me is give me a farm or an auto shop. I am not skilled in either pursuit and much of what happens on a farm causes me an allergic reaction. I would reduce the value of any such property and business with my tenure.


18 posted on 09/02/2011 12:51:36 PM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will have more quality executive experience than Barack Obama.)
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To: hosepipe
So kool.. now the blacks can do it all over again...

My thoughts, exactly.

Wait 'til they're rebuilt and productive; then threaten and beat the farmers, rape or threaten to rape their wives and daughters, and take over the farms for the veterans.

19 posted on 09/02/2011 12:57:13 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: silverleaf
What’s not to love about alternating between capitalism AND marxism?

Being a capitalist sheep, waiting to get sheared, LOL.

20 posted on 09/02/2011 12:58:38 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: de.rm

HaHa! Tosh.O is hilarious because he’s not afraid to say stuff like that.


21 posted on 09/02/2011 1:09:20 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: BUGSWOL

It is the racism of low expectations.


22 posted on 09/02/2011 1:38:06 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Not until the farms become productive again,
and then the blacks can complain again about how unfair that is and demand the government seize the farms again.


23 posted on 09/02/2011 1:39:59 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: BUGSWOL

Guess they got hungry.


24 posted on 09/02/2011 1:44:08 PM PDT by Mr. Blond
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To: BUGSWOL

Many black farmers have failed for lack of support.

Try... they have no idea how to run a farm, is more like it.


25 posted on 09/02/2011 2:31:44 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: BUGSWOL

There’s so much work involved!
You even have to get up early every morning!

Who knew?


26 posted on 09/02/2011 2:43:26 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Muslims who advocate, support, or carry out Jihad give the other 1% a bad name)
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To: BUGSWOL

The blacks didn’t know how to farm and what they tried failed...Ignorance never grew anything or produced anything. Many white landowners were killed for their land.Many moved out of the country. I couldn’t understand why any stayed at all....


27 posted on 09/02/2011 3:33:43 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny

Where would they go?

America won’t give them refuge status and since the 1965 Jacob jkavis Immigration Act the immigration of White people into the US is very limited.


28 posted on 09/02/2011 3:52:13 PM PDT by BUGSWOL (No one was ever burned at the stake for saying the Earth was flat)
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To: ronnie raygun

Many black farmers have failed for lack of support.

***Try... they have no idea how to run a farm, is more like it.***

Cut, Slash, Burn type farming just does not work on modern high tech farms. Besides, in the CSB farms the women do all the work.


29 posted on 09/02/2011 4:42:52 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS & PAINTINGS)
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