Cover photo : South African farming / Anthony Hocking
Through centuries of South African histroy, development
of the farming indusrty has been a prime factor governing
the growth of the countries economy. From a modest vegetable
garden established at the Cape by Jan van Riebeeck to
provide passing Indiamen with fresh produce it has become
a multi-million rand industry employing more people
than any other sector in South Africa.
The South African character was built around the farmer
and the land. This identity remains and so do the farmers
whose place in our society is no less important than
was the place of their ancestors.
About the book:
The MacDonald Heritage Library is series of topical
and educational books about South African subjects.