South African government approves 1500 VISA’s for Chinese rice farmers who will replace white farmers in the country

The Department of Home Affairs has revealed that 1500 rice farmers are expected to relocate to South Africa in 2019.

“We are now ready to replace Pap with Rice. We have already approved 1500 VISA’S for Chinese rice farmers to help us in the agricultural sector.” said Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba.

President Cyril Ramaphosa leveraged his state visit to the People’s Republic of China recently to move his investment drive into high gear.
The message he delivered to the 1billion-strong Chinese market was simple and clear: “South Africa is open for business.”
Ramaphosa articulated the priority that South Africa needed to capitalise on market access to balance its trade deficit with China.
“We are exporting more commodities to China, while it is exporting more value added goods to South Africa. Some white people white people will leave South Africa as result of land expropriation without compensation. That’s why we are going to bring in 1500 rice farmers from China to help us with agriculture next year” he said.