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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Politicsweb by David Christianson.]

The Ortmann family should be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of their farming business in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. The sugar and timber estate, centred on the farm Kruisfontein outside New Hanover, is run by the fifth generation of the family, brothers Dieter and Reinhard with their cousin Rupert and farm manager Andrew Smith.

It offers employment to over 90 full-time and 35 seasonal workers. But rather than being able to focus on the landmark, they have become embroiled, through no fault of their own, in a nasty dispute. This resulted in the Gumede family, who had occupied one of the labourer’s houses on the farm being temporarily removed from the farm by order of the Land Claims Court, Justice Ncube presiding.

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South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
3.6% y/y in November 2019 (CPI) & +2.3 y/y in November 2019 (PPI)
-0.6% q/q (3rd quarter of 2019)
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