Zim to hand back land to some white farmers

Zimbabwe’s government has for the first time suggested it may give official permission for some white farmers to stay on their land, 15 years after it sanctioned widespread land grabs that plummeted the country into an economic crisis.

Douglas Mombeshora, … Read the rest

Zim intensifies war against white farmers

Zimbabwe has intensified its war against white farmers. The land grab has already sparked severe food shortages and has contributed to massive inflation.

The country’s lands and resettlement minister Douglas Mombeshora wants at least 163 white commercial farmers in Mashonaland … Read the rest

Expropriation Bill is unconstitutional

The new Expropriation Bill of 2015 was recently released by the minister of public works, Thulas Nxesi, and is due to be enacted into law this year. The 2015 Bill is just as unconstitutional as its predecessors of 2008 and … Read the rest

Farmers struggle with new fuel taxes, no drought relief

Agriculture is being punished, farmers’ organisation TAU SA said on Wednesday. Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s 2015/16 budget increased fuel taxes and made no allocation towards drought relief.

“With the current severe drought, we would have liked that the minister [of … Read the rest

Canada approves asylum bid after ‘Shoot the Boer’

President Jacob Zuma’s singing of the refrain ”shoot the Boer” at an ANC event was among the reasons for the Canadian Federal Court ruling that a white South African couple could continue with their bid for asylum.

Though Charl and … Read the rest

Another black farm found in a state of serious neglect

Another farm, owned by the state, has been found outside Hartbeesfontein in the North West in a state of serious neglect.

While the ANC regime is pursuing a policy of “land restitution”, black farmers seem to have little interest in … Read the rest

Another farm, owned by the state, has been found outside Hartbeesfontein in the North West in a state of serious neglect.

While the ANC regime is pursuing a policy of “land restitution”, black farmers seem to have little interest in … Read the rest

Complaint against Zimbabwean officials for crimes against humanity

Ben Freeth, right, and farmworkers
Ben Freeth, right, and farm workers

Rights activist, Ben Freeth, have laid a complaint of crimes against humanity against several high ranking Zimbabwean officials.

The action stems from alleged human rights abuses by the Zimbabwean government against farm workers, commercial … Read the rest

‘Agriculture punches above its weight’

statssaAgriculture employs 5.2% of the workforce but only accounts for 2.5% of annual gross domestic product (GDP), statistician general Pali Lehohla said on Monday.

“Agriculture contributes 2.5% of GDP, but in terms of employment agriculture punches above its weight with … Read the rest

White farmers are uniquely vulnerable

White crosses for victims of farm murders

Over the past fifteen years it has been taken as a given that commercial farmers have subjected to extremely high levels of violent and often murderous attack in South Africa. Many intellectuals and … Read the rest