Together we can make SA better

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. A million brains are better than one. Let's work together and start to build a brighter future for South Africa. Working together we can build a safe South Africa.

South Africans are finding it difficult to extricate themselves from the downward spiral of doom and gloom. But all our initiatives will come to nought if we are unable to arrest the pessimistic attitude that fails our nation.

Just as Rome was not built in a day, neither will the South Africa we envisage appear overnight. Sure, there have been failures, particularly in the areas where highly capitalised farming had been taken over, or where long-nurtured market relationships have been undermined such as in the tobacco or horticulture sector. Getting these back on track will take time and resources. But in other areas, where small-scale farmers have taken on land - against all the odds, including lack of credit, poor infrastructure and recurrent drought - many farmers with newly acquired land have been doing surprisingly well.

Economic instability and hyperinflation has had a devastating impact on agriculture, but together we can make South Africa a better place.

Tshepo Diale, GaRankuwa

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