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Old 12th Sep 2018, 08:05
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Mac the Knife

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"A record number of rural properties are on the market as farmers panic about the ANCís intentions. " Two Pinocchios.

Cyril is not stupid, he knows that the economy desperately needs good farmers - a but of noise for the mob but no Rhodesian style takeovers.

Most of the stuff on the market is hardscrabble land that is marginally viable. Check out the prices of good land - it is astronomical!

Properties are on the market. not "as farmers panic about the ANCís intentions" (takes a lot to panic a boer) but because the owners are getting older and dying off (though not by wholesale slaughter) and their children increasingly see farming as an unattractive career.

Farming in SA (or anywhere) is damned hard work, day in and day out, especially with the recent droughts.

Mac
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