For decades the Dutch Boers have been known as some of the most industrious, high-tech, and successful farmers in the world. Now the ANC forces whites to sell their land at below market value. This farmland is then “redistributed” to black ANC supporters.
The BBC reports that 90% of the redistributed farmland is now unproductive.
Some 90% of farms redistributed to South Africa’s black population from white farmers are not productive, the government has said.
Land reform minister Gugile Nkwinti warned the land might be repossessed if the farms continued to fail.
Almost 60,000 sq km (23,000 sq miles) have been redistributed under policies aimed at benefiting black people who were left impoverished by apartheid.
The land was bought from white farmers who sold up voluntarily.
The BBC’s Pumza Fihlani in Johannesburg says some black farmers are likely to argue that they have been struggling to get the resources and skills to develop their land.
And repossessing the land would provide a whole new problem for the government, our correspondent says, as any move to return the land to its former white owners is bound to be controversial.
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