Loss of commercial farmers hurts SA

Published by Rebecca on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:56

It is "worrisome" that South Africa is losing many of its commercial farmers to countries to the north of it, academic and businesswoman Mamphela Ramphele said on Sunday (24 March).

Speaking at the opening of the Land Divided 2013 conference at the University of Cape Town, she said the country was poorer for this.

"Fifteen years ago, there were 100,000 commercial farmers in South Africa, today, there were 36,000," she said.

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