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|Onderwerp: Tau-SA: BEE land plan outrageous Tue May 11, 2010 11:27 pm|| |
Pretoria - Expecting farmers to transfer 40% of their agricultural interest to black shareholders is "outrageous" and "totally unacceptable", agricultural union TAU-SA said on Tuesday.
TAU-SA was reacting to Agricultural Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson's announcement on Monday that the government was considering a share scheme for black farmers to replace the willing buyer, willing seller principle and reach land reform targets.
"TAU, to say the least, is absolutely appalled by this announcement," its president Ben Marais said in a statement.
Joemat-Pettersson said the government's aim of transferring 30% of the country's agricultural land to black ownership by 2014 had failed because of the willing buyer, willing seller system. Only 5% had been transferred so far.
The new plan might be included in a revised black empowerment charter for the agricultural sector, she said.
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