The African Farmers Association of South Africa (AFASA) says the proposal by Rural Development and Land Reform Minister, Gugile Nkwinti, to limit land ownership by large scale farmers has caught them by surprise.
In a press statement, AFASA points out that, “The African Farmers Association of South Africa was caught by surprise as anyone else by the sudden and unexpected announcement of new land ceilings proposed by government.”
“This came as a surprise to us. During our earlier engagements with the minister, he did not mention these levels with us nor anyone from the organised agriculture. We do not know how he came with those figures or farm sizes,” states Aggrey Mahanjana, AFASA secretary general.
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