Awareness by the Minister of a growing Trend by African Countries to secure South African Farmers for Agricultural Projects and Commercial Farming in their respective Countries

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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY 

FOR ORAL REPLY

QUESTION NO: 16 (CO87E)

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 1-2012 OF 6 MARCH 2012

Mrs EV van Lingen (DA-WP) to ask the Minister of International Relations and Co-operation:

  1. Whether the Minister has been informed of a growing trend by African countries to secure South African farmers for (a) Agricultural projects and (b) commercial farming in their respective countries;

  2. if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

REPLY:

  1. Yes

(a)-(b) The Minister is aware of a growing trend by African countries to recruit South African farmers for agricultural projects and commercial farming in the Republic of the Congo, Nigeria and Burkina Faso.

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