Promised Land: How South Africa’s Black Farmers Were Set Up to Fail

Eve Fairbanks deftly explores the harsh reality of farms being returned to Black people in post-Apartheid South Africa — finding they are set up to fail.

As segregation deepened throughout the 20th century, much of the fertile, rain-washed land had been given to white people, while the barren peaks and hot, dry, malaria-ridden lowlands were given to black tribal leaders.

Source: The Guardian
Published: Jul 5, 2022
Length: 19 minutes (4,902 words)
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