Frustrated CPAs revolt over ‘lack of government support’

Communal Property Association (CPA) representatives fed up with what they say is lack of support from government have resolved to form an independent union to tackle issues they claim are leading to the collapse of farming projects run by land claimant communities.

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A desire to expose injustice

‘Crossing the border illegally into South Africa was like a Sunday afternoon stroll for Shaolin Masache. A customs official at the Beit Bridge border post arranged for Masache to get a gate pass after accepting a bribe of R100, which he shared with a police officer on duty at the border post. Masache, 28, walked into South Africa without a passport…He arrived in the farming town of Waterpoort in the Northern Province two days later after a punishing 90km walk…

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