farming

Farming in Philippi

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Vegetable farm workers in Philippi. With the exception of the tractor, these farmers still follow a very manual, labour-intensive method of farming. It is not through choice, but rather through the simple fact that in South Africa that labour is cheap, but equipment is very expensive, making it almost impossible for the small farmers like this to modernise their operations.

This area is very much in the press at the moment; there is a debate as to whether to keep using the land for farming, or to start building on it.

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