Calling on to white farmers – take black farmers under your wing

Two South African Ministers have called upon white farmers to lend a helping hand to emerging black farmers at a conference about transformation. Senzeni Zokwana, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries used the example of Bobby Godsell, CEO of AngloGold, who was a mentor to Patrice Motsepe, mine magnate and…

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Afasa worried about Mlengana’s suspension

The two most important departments for the development and support of farmers, are without leaders. This is a crisis, says Afasa. The African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (Afasa) expressed its displeasure over the suspension of Mike Mlengana, director- general of Agriculture, Forrestry and Fisheries. The suspension of Mlengana -…

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South African emerging farmers angry with government

At least R2 billion (ZMK1,47 billion) had been spent to support emerging farmers in the past 22 years by the South African government, yet there was not much evidence of where and how this money had been spent. So say dr. Langa Simele of the African Farmers Assosciation of South…

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