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‘Blacks own less than 1% of Cape farms’

Author: Francesca Villette

Less than 1 percent of family farms in the Western Cape are owned by black farmers.

This is according to African Farmers Association of South Africa (Afasa) secretary-general Aggrey Mahanjana, who criticised the lack of transformation and land reform in the province on Monday.

Mahanjana said farm share equity schemes, which allow farmers the option of selling their land through a share ownership scheme, together with high land prices, made the land reform process in the province more complex.

The Western Cape African Farmers Association of South Africa (Afasa-WC) developed a five-year strategy to drive commercial farming transformation in the province, Mahanjana said.

 

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