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South Africa: Jobs and money
Bernd Wenhold, North-West Province

Economically, because of the free market and globalisation things are much tougher. Many farmers are leaving the land. Fifty years ago my father needed 100 hectares to make a living with five sons. We now have 400 hectares. We have 20 workers and grow tobacco, cotton, sunflowers and wheat.

New labour laws are not unfair and we pay over the minimum wage. The race issue is becoming more a reverse thing nowadays. Life is generally tougher for everybody but remains good, apart from crime. On this farm we lose 100,000 R ($17,000) a year to theft.

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