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Use the land you have, black farmers urged

Holomisa, who is also leader of the AmaHegebe Traditional Council, said it did not make sense for villagers to buy vegetables from supermarkets when the same produce was grown where they lived. File photo Image by: Puxley Makgatho

13 May 2015


Holomisa, who is also leader of the AmaHegebe Traditional Council, said it did not make sense for villagers to buy vegetables from supermarkets when the same produce was grown where they lived. File photo Image by: Puxley Makgatho

Holomisa, who is also leader of the AmaHegebe Traditional Council, said it did not make sense for villagers to buy vegetables from supermarkets when the same produce was grown where they lived. File photo
Image by: Puxley Makgatho

By Loyisa Mpalantshane

Ploughing vast tracts of “sleeping” land is the key to creating jobs and alleviating poverty in the rural Eastern Cape, says Deputy Labour Minister Phathekile Holomisa.

Speaking at a Farmers’ Day event near Cofimvaba yesterday, he said it was not wise for black South Africans to demand the return of land of which they had been dispossessed while they were sitting on unexploited land.

Read the full article from Times Live.

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