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Mines buy land for workers that are retrenched

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Couldn't mines buy small plots of land for retrenched workers so they can do subsistence farming with easy crops such as tomatoes and hemp (not dagga). This would reduce unrest and if retrenched people coud have small plots of land throughout the world it might get the world economy going again.
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Regular Contributor
Nott easy to farm. Trust me. Plus they'll still have input cost. Farming is not free although most peole think it is.
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Valued Contributor
ya, not easy to farm, espeically tomatoes .. and short answer si that nobody wants to merely survive .. further the reality is that just growing tomatoes ain't feeding you for the year ..
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Frequent Contributor
Hi Eddy, support your philantropic view. Concerns listed are not killer concerns and could be handled via apporpriate training/skills development. Target group as u mentioned are those that have been retrenched so basic survival/lower order Maslow needs - obviously when these needs are fulfilled then people strive for the higher needs so a pipeline effect is created.
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Valued Contributor
but what do they do for the 8 or so months they waiting for the harvest ??
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Super Contributor
Plant potatoes in a grain sack.. that way you can feed your family on a tarmack with 4 or 5 bags arround the year..
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Super Contributor
I'd like a small plot to grow dagga. But that's just me.
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Super Contributor
Yeah, but to qualify under this thread you'll have to retrenched. I wanna be retrenched from the OST - that way I will be paid to ***** o f f
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Super Contributor
Already been done. Diepsloot, Soweto, Alexandra..........
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Super Contributor
John, what is it with you and potatoes....I think you could be that potato that falls off the truck in the simba chip advert???? or perhaps a couch potato!!!!
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