Black farmers have been in the spotlight ever since the ANC announced the expropriation of land last December.
But, not every story is success story. There are still many black aspiring farmers who struggle to get their agricultural businesses off the ground.
One Twitter user, @ALRakgwale, spoke about his brother, Floyd Rakgoale, who began farming four years ago in Tzaneen, Limpopo.
Rakgoale plants vegetables like green beans, chillies, spinach, okra, brinjal & tomatoes. But, he still faces challenges that makes farming difficult.
Rakgoale’s brother tweeted about him, calling on major chain stores in South Africa to buy from him, because he needs customers.
“My brother Floyd Rakgoale farms vegetables like Green beans, Chillies, Spinach, Okra, Brinjal & Tomatoes. Over 4yrs now & is looking for customers. he is based in Tzaneen Limpopo. @sure_kamhunga @PicknPay @Shoprite_SA @WOOLWORTHS_SA”, his tweet read.
Tweeps reacted to his posts, wishing him luck and calling on the government to give him more land, as well as the necessary equipment.
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