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(1) In many cases the #SouthAfrican #Boers carved oases (plural of oasis) out of arid terrain & turned said arid land into arable acreage.

The indigenous hunter-gatherers, pastoralists and fisherman did not have the knowledge that the Boers brought with them to develop the land
(2) Thus the real misappropriation is from the very families that developed the land over many generations.

This phenomenon echoes of #Rhodesia-#Zimbabwe

When the local squatters stripped the farms from the white settlers in Zim (who had developed the land), they crashed them.
(3) They lost their viability as profitable agriculture-for-profit ventures (which employed uneducated locals by the scores).

Rhodesia led to Zim which heralded the downfall of productive for-profit agricultural operations, developed by 5th generation white settlers
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(1) The anti-white sentiment in #SouthAfrica is an aspect of #tribalism.

Outsiders see it as racial, because they r not aware of the endemic internecine conflicts which occurred inter-tribally - long before the white Boers arrived in South Africa.

It's an economic power play
(2) which would unfold against any land-owners should the white #Boers not be there.

It manifests itself as racism, but in reality is an economically-motivated #tribalism (you have - we don't - we take) with #Marxist elements seeded into the movement to foment hate and violence
(3) Complicated #Marxist dynamics, fueled by #tribalism (which as an ethnic phenomenon can encapsulate racism) - but base motivations reside in economic differences versus color or tribe - despite what alternative state media in SA maintains
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