19 January 1999
SA farmer can hand back land

A WHITE landowner in South Africa has won a battle against the local council trying to prevent him giving half his farm away to black families.

Roger Roman will hand over the title deeds next week after the Hartbeespoort council backed down when a cabinet minister threatened to use national laws to force the arrangement.

Half of his 12.9ha (32 acre) farm will now be shared between 11 black families.

  • The Guardian 19/01/99 page 14