Roelf Meyer returns to unite black and white farmers

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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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