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South Africa: Is Food Shedding Next, Asks Grain SA

14 May 2015

By Dirk Lotriet

There will be food shortages if the government’s land reform policy went ahead, Grain SA has warned.

“We have electricity load shedding. Is food shedding next? Will we take turns at eating?” asked Jannie de Villiers, CEO of Grain SA during a media conference at the Nampo show in Bothaville.

“We are not saying no to land reform, but we are looking for plans that can ensure food security in the country. But grain producers say no to minister Gugile Nkwinti’s [Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform] 50:50 land ownership plans.

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