Blacks buying land for farming

2010-11-11 11:04

AgriSA supported black South Africans’ purchases of land for farming, its deputy president Theo de Jager said today.

He estimated the number of black emerging commercial farmers to be about 700 around the country.

He however indicated that there was currently no system of determining how much land was in the hands of black or white farmers.

He said a database was being developed to assist in this regard.

De Jager was speaking at a meeting in Pretoria where Agri SA discussed issues concerning transformation, rural safety and security, and concerns on water pollution.

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