Georgia: promised land for Boers
22 May 2011 Leave a comment
May 21 2011 – I just watched this French/German documentary by Berlin Factory Productions journalists Geraldine Schwartz and Alexandre Ifi on Arte+7 TV in Europe: the team followed two besieged Boer families from their farms in Mpumalanga to Georgia – where the best farmers of Africa were offered land to help modernise the antiquated agricultural production in Georgia. This is one of most balanced programmes about the Boer genocide I’ve seen in the Western media thus far. It’s also getting coverage on German TV:
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
Between The Government of Georgia and TAU SA – The Government of Georgia represented by Mirza Davitaia, State Minister on Diaspora Issues as authorized thereto under [government decree]; and
TAU SA, (national agricultural union representing individual members), 194 James Avenue, Silverton, 0127, Republic of South Africa represented by Bennie van Zyl, General Manager. The parties agree to advance cooperation and to promote and develop joint efforts aimed at the following:
The establishment of communication to share experience of agricultural practices in South Africa.
The identification of possibilities to implement South African agricultural skills in Georgia.
Support the promotion of Georgian investment in South Africa.
Promote collaboration in commerce and trading.
Promote collaboration in cultural exchanges and projects. Signed on behalf of:
Government of Georgia TAU SA
(Minister Mirza Davitaia) (Bennie van Zyl)
Official site of ‘Boers in Georgia’: http://www.boers.ge/
link to broadcast: http://www.arte.tv/fr/Comprendre-le-monde/arte-reportage/3916380.html
Dutch report on Boer genocide