Video: South Africa: The Big Debate – Episode 1 – Land

17 February 2013 — YouTube

Interesting insights into the current situation in South Africa in this, the first edition of this ongoing programme. This from the SABC site:

The recent farmworkers’ strike in the Western Cape has highlighted low pay and unbearable working conditions as the main causes of the workers’ grievances. However, some farmworkers have also revealed that land reform and redistribution are at the centre of their concerns.

Former Farmworker in De Doorns, in the Western Cape Petrus Brink says the people are fed up with government’s slow progress in returning the land to them. 2013, marks the 100th anniversary of the 1913 Land Act, which was passed due to pressure from the white population to keep black people from invading white areas.