Ramphele worried SA farmers are lost 'to the north'

Published by Rebecca on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:47

“It is worrisome that South Africa is losing its commercial farmers to other countries to the north. We are told that 50% of commercial farmers in Zambia are South Africans. There are 800 of them in Mozambique.”

Speaking at the opening of the Land Divided 2013 conference at the University of Cape Town (UCT) on Sunday, 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.

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