Farmer Bruce Shepherd standing in his field of maize with a tractor working behindBruce Shepherd © Karen Edwards
The recent British EU referendum result made me reflect on a past South African election and the massive changes the results of that election brought to South African agriculture. In 1994 South Africa held its first truly democratic election. For the first time all South Africans could play a role in the policies for the country going forward. The pre-1994 government was very sympathetic towards farmers. Many of the leaders were of farming stock and a large portion of that […]