Roelf Meyer returns to unite black and white farmers
The old Nat who helped negotiate an end to apartheid starts project where white farmers mentor emerging black ones
Roelf Meyer – feted for his brinkmanship at the curtain call of apartheid – is now spearheading an extra-governmental initiative to unite black and white farmers.
More than two decades after Meyer and now President Cyril Ramaphosa negotiated with the National Party for a turn toward democracy, land reform remains a contentious topic.
But Meyer and a cohort of white farmers, unencumbered by government bureaucracy and red tape, are launching the Agricultural Development Agency (ADA), a professional farmer development fund to have emerging black farmers mentored by their white counterparts...