AgriSA asks for more black farmers, not Constitutional amendment

AgriSA asks for more black farmers, not Constitutional amendment

- AgriSA feels that South Africa needs more black farmers instead of changes to the Constitution

- The agricultural association feels land expropriation is a good idea but it won't promise to deliver more black farmers

- AgriSA's executive director Omri van Zyl says the ANC's policy couldn't work to better South Africa's agriculture

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The agricultural industry association AgriSA calls for more black farmers rather than changes to the Constitution for land expropriation.

AgriSA feels that using land expropriation as a way to gain support is irresponsible and won't help the country's agriculture.

The Citizen reports AgriSA asks for more black farmers to become active and not the proposed changes to the Constitution.

READ ALSO: ANC says there won’t be free land for everyone after land expropriation

Briefly.co.za reported earlier that President Ramaphosa's decision to go ahead and make changes to the Constitution in favour of land expropriation received a mixed response from South Africans.

The president of AgriSA, Dan Kriek, feels that land expropriation without compensation is a good idea but it does not promise more black farmers.

Omri van Zyl, executive director of AgriSA, says the policy of the ANC has never worked for any other country.

Van Zyl added that reform could only successfully happen when there is partnership with the private sector.

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