Roelf Meyer returns to unite black and white farmers


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...

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