As reported by Pretoria News
(please read), food security in South Africa is under a very serious threat because of crime on farms. As South Africa's neighboring countries also look to South Africa for aid in food shortages, this is a very disturbing fact. The safety of our farms and farm-workers is at a critical low and if something is not done quickly and decisively, South Africans and its neighboring countries will start paying a high price.
Creativity is needed, not only to secure the farms and their workers, but also to create jobs, as it is usually the people without jobs that commit these crimes.
The problem stretches over borders. As Zimbabwe is in crisis, illegal immigrants stream over the borders. This leads to more people without work in South Africa and increases the crime rate. It is crucial that Zimbabweans are trained to support their families through efficient agriculture methods in order to save South Africa's food. This is no small matter and as you can see, anything from job creation, to skills training will help secure food security in South Africa and its neighboring countries.