Angry commercial farmers reject race-based water licence proposals

They say black shareholding requirements of up to 75% threaten their access to finance and food security

05 June 2023 - 08:24 By Tamar Kahn

Commercial farmers are angry about the water and sanitation department’s plans to introduce black shareholding requirements of up to 75% for water licences, saying this threatens farmers’ access to finance and the country’s food security...

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