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Reclaiming and Resettling Farmerfield

Fiona Vernal

in The Farmerfield Mission

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199843404
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950546 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199843404.003.0009
Reclaiming and Resettling Farmerfield

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This chapter considers how Farmerfield’s formers residents confronted the reality of restoring agricultural lands to people, many of whom are too old to resume subsistence agriculture and to under-capitalized to attempt commercial agriculture. Meanwhile, their descendants, children and grandchildren express little interest in agriculture as a viable economic endeavour in contemporary South Africa. In a political climate where the clamour for land reclamation as restorative justice is strong, Farmerfield’s restitution highlights the shortcomings and possibilities of the land reform process.

Keywords: Land Reclamation; Solomon Mzizi; Daniel Matini; Florence Matini; Department of Land Affairs

Chapter.  13277 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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