Agriculture in Bophuthatswana

  • T. M. Molatlhwa


In Bophuthatswana, as is the case in most of the developing areas of the world, the people are faced with the problem of a population growth increasing with the speed of a modern express train, whilst increases in food production are more related to the pace of the proverbial ox. In this situation, which has been called ‘the final battle of mankind’, a properly formulated strategy at the right time could make the difference, on the one hand, between general welfare and even prosperity or, on the other hand, poverty and famine.


Land Tenure Credit Facility Tribal Area Chief Minister Government Land 
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