The gross value of South Africa’s agriculture production was 68,997,194,000 Rands in 2003. According to the department of trade and tourism “South Africa is not only self-sufficient in virtually all major agricultural products, but is also a net food exporter”(South African agriculture). The export of Agricultural products contributed around 8% towards the total exports of the country in 2003.
The total number of deaths of children under the age of 5 is 74,000 as of 2005. Reports also suggest that 12% of all children under the age of 5 suffer from unavailability of food and are underweight. These figures show that children are not getting enough food to survive and exports should be stopped, as locals should be fed first before exporting.
Human And Labor Rights
According to human rights watch, “Between April 2005 and March 2006, 54,926 rapes and attempted rapes and 9,805 indecent assaults were reported to the South African Police Services (SAPS)”. (US AID)
Farmers are the most abused labor force in South Africa often getting less than minimum ages, working overtime without consent and remuneration of any kind and etc. foreign labor also suffers from work place discrimination as many aren’t given compensations to their funds by their employers.
However, laws and steps both have been issued and regulated to ensure that violation of human rights in form won’t occur.
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