Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Good news from South Africa, thanks to President Trump

It's very rare that there's any good news out of Africa, but Walt does have some to pass on, and it appears to be due to the intervention of President Donald J. Trump. (Eat your hearts out, gliberals.)

Only six (6) days after POTUS warned the government of South Africa that he had instructed the Secretary of State "to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and the large scale killing of farmers", the SA government has withdrawn its white farmland redistribution (read: land grab) bill, passed by its parliament in 2016, for "further consideration".

The fact that land seized from the Boers (= "farmers", in Afrikaans) would almost certainly have been handed over to friends of the ruling African National Congress, who would have let it go back to bush, just as happened in neighbouring Zimbabwe (see "What happens when black Africans turf out white farmers", WWW 24/8/18 - includes two videos), probably had something to do with the decision as well, but for now Walt will give credit not just to President Trump but to the new South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who seems to have a degree of sense uncommon to the Big Men of Africa.

Further reading: "Land reform in South Africa has been slow and inept", The Economist, 23/8/18.

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