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Black South Africans may lose farms

(April 21st, 2009)

In 1994 then South African President Mandela pledged to redistribute 30% of white-owned farmland to the black majority. But now the government is threatening to take that land back. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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Impasse prolongs Zimbabwe’s pain

(April 18th, 2008)

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is being blamed by his opposition and economists for the collapse of what was once southern Africa’s breadbasket. And the nation’s current political impasse is only prolonging its pain. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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SOUTH AFRICA: From Landless to Landowners – the benefits of land reform

(February 17th, 2006)

MAKHADO, 17 Feb 2006 (IRIN) – In the late 1990s – still the early days of South Africa’s democracy – Joseph Makhadi couldn’t afford to continue his studies at a local technical college. He dropped out and lived, unemployed, in a humble dwelling along with 10 members of his extended family. But in 2002, Makhadi […]

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Zimbabwe land reform

(April 19th, 2005)

Listen to story When Zimbabwe launched its land reform efforts five years ago, the media focused much of its attention on the white farmers who were targeted for removal. But it’s not just farm owners who’ve fled the country. Gretchen Wilson reports that as Zimbabwe’s economy has collapsed, its farm workers have found that leaving […]

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On the run from land reform

(April 13th, 2005)

Many commercial farmers from Zimbabwe relocated to neighboring countries when land redistribution efforts began to push white farmers out of that country. Now, Gretchen Wilson reports on one family that’s started over in Botswana.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Limpopo’s farm labourers yet to benefit from land reform

(November 15th, 2004)

MUSINA, 15 November 2004 (IRIN) – Labourers from the fertile farms of South Africa’s northernmost province regularly bring their grievances to a modest office in Musina’s Nancefield township, just south of the Zimbabwe border. John Mashaba and Dorah Ncupe, officials in the Legal Advice Centre, listen to workers’ accounts – in the hope of eventually […]

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