Farmers protest B-BBEE: ‘Fundamentally racist point of view’

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The farming community is up in arms after the announcement of the B-BBEE (broad-based black economic empowerment) certificates required for local farmers to export products. The Perishable Product Export Control Board issued a statement last month, requesting members to submit a valid B-BBEE certificate by 1 December for their export permits. B-BBEE ‘fundamentally racist’ Dr Theo de Jager, the chair of the board of Saai, a network for family farming, said the latest requirements of the board and the department of agriculture revealed a “fundamentally racist point of view” within which South African agriculture must perform. “It is unclear how…

Source: citizen