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90% of black owned farms in South Africa are a failure.


23,000 square miles of land have been given to black farmers by the ANC since 1994. A staggering 90% of that land is classified as “not productive” by the South African government.

Nevertheless, the ANC plans massive confiscations of white owned farm land to redistribute to blacks. The same policy that took Zimbabwe from a food exporter to a starving nation that needs foreign charity to survive.

From BBC…

The government had set a target of 2014 to redistribute one-third of white-owned land back to the black majority.

But Mr Nkwinti acknowledged that the deadline would not be kept.

He said the focus would now shift to helping the black farmers make their land productive.

“The farms – which were active accruing revenue for the state – were handed over to people, and more than 90% of those are not functional,” he said.

“They are not productive, and therefore the state loses the revenue. We cannot afford to go on like that… No country can afford that.”

At the end of apartheid in 1994 almost 90% of land was owned by the white community, which made up less than 10% of the population.

Land reform is a sensitive issue in South Africa and has been brought into sharp focus by the decline of agriculture in neighbouring Zimbabwe, where many white commercial farmers have been violently evicted.