SA Farmers on their way out?

Land expropriation is still a highly contested issue in South Africa, and it confuses a lot of people.    The results are clear, young farmers are leaving the country in high numbers, heading to countries like Canada, America, Australia and other countries.    At the end of the day, it will be a serious problem for those in South Africa.   Are we going to import food and with what money?    We are following the route of Zimbabwe if the farmers are gone.   The shelves will be emptied.    Soon.  The government is messing around with the food security programme but also with our lifes.    They must read their own constitution they created for themselves.   And FW de Klerk with his assistants are with them.

Farming Boerderye



Om te boer is nie vir sissies nie.   Mens is gebore om ‘n BOER of INGENIEUR of DOKTER te wees.   Dit gebeur nie oornag om kennis of geleerdheid op te bou nie.    Nie almal kan boer nie en netso kan elkeen nie ‘n gebou of brug ontwerp en bou nie.   Nie almal kan dokters wees nie.   Dit is ‘n risiko om te boer.   Enige besigheid is ‘n risiko, een het net meer natuurlike probleme as die ander.    Dit is net so ‘n groot risiko om ‘n operasie uit te voer en menselewens te red.

Om te  Boer is ‘n besigheid soos enige ander besigheid en nie ‘n maatskaplike bakhand geleentheid wat enige regering gratis kan finansier nie.     Geen regering kan volhard om maatskaplike geskenkies uit die staatskas uit te deel soos wat tans gebeur met “cpa”s en ander geleenthede nie.   Hoeveel besighede wat voor 1994 reuse was, het gevou weens gebrek aan kennis en korrupsie?    Daardie fontein gaan binnekort opdroog, wat dan?    Geen regering kan op maatskaplike aalmoese bly voortbestaan nie.

Maatskaplike toelaes (soos die 17 miljoen) gaan ook ophou bestaan.   Watter land in die wêreld versorg soveel behoewendes en hoeveel daarvan is immigrante buite ons landsgrense?

Immigrante wat hier toustaan vir toelaes en beloftes wat aan hulle gemaak is, gaan ook stopgesit word as alle belastingbetalers verdwyn, want daar gaan geen finansies wees nie.

Boere en besighede kan ook net soveel vat – genoeg is genoeg.

Om besighede te begin, reg te bestuur is nog minder vir sissies as daar geen kennis, ervaring en wilskrag is nie.

Geen rassisme en diskriminasie,  swart bemagtiging gaan slaag in SA nie en die lande of organisasies wat Suid-Afrika hierin steun is medepligtig aan uitwissing, geweld en moorde in die land.   Misdaad, geweld, rewolusie het ‘n goeie inkomste geword vir regering en hul agentskappe – hulle verdien 15% VAT uit alle misdaad en versekerings.   Daar word baie steun ontvang regdeur alle lande en regeringsinstansies of organisasies.

Heelwat lande stig organisasies, pak af in die naam van sogenaamde “agtergeblewenes” in SA en dink hulle doen goed, inteendeel word net die elites ryker gemaak met swart bemagtiging en meer immigrante kom nie net die land binne nie, maar word ook onderhou.

Hier in Suid-Afrika met ons oop grense, word ‘n “maatskaplike seer” vertroetel wat ‘n magtige bose sweer gaan word en uitbars.  Heelwat immigrante word deur kommuniste en EU lande gefinansier.


Daar word reeds vir oor die 30 miljoen burgerlike swart/khoisan op Trustgebiede en grondeise (CPA) versorg, en die regering sowel die finansiers,  dra mildelik hiertoe by.   Oor die 8000 tradisionele leiers pluk luukshede nes voor 1994 – wat het verander tussen Tuisland en Trustgebiede – dis een en dieselfde ding.  Verskil is die Tuislande was op pad na onafhanklikheid, maar wie het dit gestop en wie sal nou nee sê as dit steeds bedryf word en hoef niks te werk daarvoor nie.

Wanneer daardie fontein opdroog aan die Trustgebiede, is dit leeggesuig.   Trustgebiede het tuislande voor 1994 vervang, wat weer reservate vervang het uit 1854 – swartes het dit self geskep.  Swart en Khoisan volke het dit self in 1994 gekies om in aparte gebiede te bly en is hul reg.  Elke volk het daardie reg, Afrikaners en Boere (blankes) ook.

Geen land kan sonder ‘n privaatsektor en veral die boer klaarkom wat die belangrikste skakel is vir almal van ons nie.  Wis die boer uit en volke word uitgewis.   Om grond te onteien is niks anders as kommunisme in volle swang nie.   As daar opgelet word is die kommunistiese finansiers al vir langer as 25 jaar werksaam in SA, dis hulle wat die grondwet en ook parlement befonds.   Dit word onder die kommunistiese duime regeer.


Legislation only for black and khoisan

Agreements and Traditional leaderships

Traditional leaders South Africa


Farmers in South Africa are immigrated to Australia and other countries in “record numbers” as the country braces itself for controversial land reforms by the Government, the ANC and their political supporters in Parliament.   Thousands of predominantly white farmers are emigrating Down Under every month, as South Africa’s government prepares to roll out land seizures to make right the “original sin” of how the black population was treated in days gone by. A law firm based in Perth, Western Australia, said the number of South Africans who have arrived on Australia’s shores since last February is estimated to be at least 162,000. Karen Kotze, a migration expert at Suffolk Law, said the firm receives “up to 10 enquiries a day” from South Africans considering making the move.   In December, the South African parliament approved a report endorsing a constitutional amendment that would allow for land to be taken from farmers without compensation.    Cyril Ramaphosa, who took up office in February last year, has prioritised land redistribution, refusing to listen to warnings of how it could cause foreign investment to plummet.


Same happened during 2017

Farmers are anxious about the growing number of South Africans forcefully ‘reclaiming land’ without giving owners any compensation.    The backdrop of high input costs, low returns and a weakening rand is also scaring many in the profession into walking away whilst they can still recuperate some value from their operations.   Landbou Weekblad estimated more than 20,000 farms are currently up for sale – the highest number in the last 20 years.


Black people who venture into commercial farming are bound to fail. Commercial farming is a capital intensive business. The battle to secure support has forced many struggling black farmers to rent out their land to established white farmers.

The situation is made worse by the fact that what limited state support there is has been hijacked by corrupt elements or a small authoritarian rural elite. A selected few politically connected individuals have begun to dominate the space.

International experience shows that small and middle-range farmers play a critical role in land reform processes.    Zimbabwe shows increased productivity on small and medium-sized farms after land reform.

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Today,  Zimbabwe has an agrarian structure that’s made up of small, medium and large farms, all under different forms of land ownership.  A landscape that used to be dominated by 4,500 large-scale commercial farmers is now populated by about 145,000 smallholder households, occupying 4.1 million hectares, and around 23,000 medium-scale farmers on 3.5 million hectares.

Financing is essential and problematic

To pay land taxes, mortgages or compensation payments, the land must be productive, and this requires finance. Finance for agriculture has been missing in recent years.

Great efforts have been made to ensure that the 99-year lease for medium-scale commercial farm land (known as A2) is bankable, and cannot be withdrawn arbitrarily. It seems that, at last, the Zimbabwe Banking Association is in agreement. This will allow the release of private bank finance, as land can be used as collateral.

For those without land leases, other types of collateral can also be used, including assets such as livestock, vehicles or buildings. Alternative sources of farm finance include commercial crop contracting, partnerships and joint ventures or government backed loans.

All these financing models have shown some promise in Zimbabwe in recent years, with crop contracting at the core of the smallholder tobacco production success story. Joint ventures, including partnerships with Chinese investors and former commercial farmers, have also been emerging in a number of under-capitalised medium-scale farms.

“Command agriculture” – a public-private input supply scheme – has been a flagship project led by the new president and the military. It has helped to revitalise maize and wheat production, especially on larger farms with irrigation infrastructure. Questions are however raised about longer-term sustainability of such subsidised financing.​

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In the shadow of the Vrede dairy farm saga, the struggling farmers on redistributed land in eastern Free State are neglected by the state, and forced to lease out greater proportions of arable land to white commercial farmers due to the lack of grain production machinery. Whilst their arable land is leased out to white commercial farmers, they focus on less capital-intensive livestock enterprises (cattle and sheep) for survival.

The struggling farmers are aware of current state support mechanisms such as ‘recapitalisation funding’ and other forms of support such as mechanization, as well as drought, and fire relief packages, available for black commercial farmers. However, the distribution of such state support is problematic. Research findings from a survey of 62 farms in eastern Free State conducted by myself suggest that only a few politically connected farmers in that part of the country are major beneficiaries of state support, and most of the struggling farmers are aware of that, and have actually raised it as a challenge in “farmers day” meetings, in the presence of state officials and the African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (AFASA) leaders, to receive disempowering responses from authorities

AFASA leaders, such as the provincial Free State AFASA President, Mr Mbhele blame the struggling farmers for not joining AFASA and National Emerging Red Meat Producers Organisation (NERPRO), which bars them from economic opportunities, and state support. Somehow, the AFASA leaders associate such withdrawal behavior on the part of struggling farmers with “parasitism” – i.e. another way of saying the struggling farmers are “pathetic and unable to help themselves, they just sit on their farms and wait for state resources”.



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