Australia considers fast-track visas for white South African farmers

Australia is investigating what visas can be offered to white South African farmers who are facing violence and land seizures at home

Alana Bailey, deputy chief executive of AfriForum responsible for global liaison, said Dutton clearly takes in a "serious light" issues such as the high occurrence of farm attacks, crime statistics and the government's steps to make expropriation without compensation possible, while the South African government "simply ignores or shrugs these off as unfounded fears".

The department of worldwide relations and cooperation (Dirco) has slammed statements made by an Australian politician, who says his country is examining the fast-tracking of visas for white South African farmers because of the dangers they apparently face in South Africa.

The South African government has criticised reports that Australia wants to offer special attention to white South African farmers, who apply for visas to travel to that country.

South Africa rebuked an Australian government minister on Wednesday for suggesting white South African farmers needed help from a "civilized country" and should get special visas due to the "horrific circumstances" they faced at home.

On Thursday, a Home Affairs department spokesperson told SBS News it was now "monitoring the situation of minority groups in South Africa" and considering "potential resettlement under the offshore humanitarian program".

"If you look at the footage and read the stories, you hear the accounts, it's a horrific circumstance they face", Dutton said.

Mabaya said the South African government was clear that the matter was before Parliament for it to engage on it.

More news: Black Roommate Goes to Court in Support of Racist Dorm Mate

He added that he had asked his department to look at the options "because from what I have seen they do need help from a civilised country like ours".

"They work hard, they integrate well into Australian society, they contribute to make us a better country and they're the sorts of migrants that we want to bring into our country", he said.

South Africa's new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, is pursuing a policy of appropriating farm lands without compensation for redistribution to black South Africans.

"That threat does not exist", the foreign ministry said.

Land ownership is a sensitive subject in South Africa, 24 years after the end of apartheid rule.

Farm worker Mogoala Justice Ratalele (L) stand near his boss farmer Hans Bergmann (R) after an incident in which he was held at gunpoint for the theft of the chainsaw that he was working with, on November 2, 2017, in Tzaneen, South Africa.

Mr Dutton said the farmers could make a contribution to Australian life.

Related News:



Most liked

Stephen Curry in Group Bidding to Buy Carolina Panthers
Along with rapper Sean " Diddy " Combs, Curry is understood to be among the celebrities Rubin has spoken to. Bids for the franchise are expected to start rolling in soon.

Ravens Release Jeremy Maclin; Should Eagles Bring Him Back?
The Ravens have released veteran wide receiver Jeremy Maclin , as Baltimore continues to shake up that unit. The veteran wideout's release comes shortly after the Ravens added wideouts, Ryan Grant and John Brown .

National Football League notebook: Brees still a Saint, Keenum to Denver
Cousins initially tagged the Vikings and the Jets at the bottom of the letter, but swiftly removed any reference to his suitors. Case Keenum - who quarterbacked the Vikings to an NFC North title in 2017 - is set to sign with the Broncos in free agency.

Gujarat: Three Congress MLAs suspended for creating ruckus in Assembly
Later, Dudhat claimed he lost his cool after Panchal used unparliamentary language and invoked names of his mother and sister. Following this, Congress legislators Ambrish Der and Virji Thumar rushed to the well and raised objection with the Speaker.

Clifford (aka Daniels) v. Trump et al
Clem on Friday played parts of the interview , where he asked Daniels to write down famous men she had slept with. Clifford into signing a false statement wherein she stated that reports of her relationship with Mr.

Numsa's interdict a bid to sabotage renewable energy, says Greepeace Africa
The oldest coal-fired power plants are fifty years old and have already exceeded their expected operational time. He said that coal is a dying industry that is constantly facing challenges and bleeding jobs.

Shane McMahon injured in attack by Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn
It is worth noting that as he's stepped down as Commissioner, McMahon is now free to be added to the match with Zayn and Owens. As it stands, Owens and Zayn are slated to face off at WrestleMania, but all indicators point to that match being altered.

'American Idol' contestant kissed Katy Perry...and didn't like it
Glaze said he talked at length with his friends back home about the audition and the kiss. Perry motioned for him to come over to the judges' table and stuck her face toward him.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR Announced for SteamVR
If VR isn't so much your thing, however, you can play Skyrim just about everywhere, including the Nintendo Switch. Skyrim has been one of my favorite gaming experiences ever, and adding the VR touch to this classic is exciting.

Seven potential landing spots for Tyrann Mathieu
Mathieu had reportedly been asked to take a pay cut by the Cardinals, something Mathieu was reportedly resistant to doing. Mathieu had a salary cap hit of over $14 million before he was released .

NO SMOKING DAY - will you be ditching the ciggies today?
Smoking increases the risk of hearing loss according to a recent study conducted by a team of Japanese researchers. It is celebrated in communities across the world trying to educate more people every year.

4 players to watch at the Arnold Palmer Invitational
Now he's the odds-on favorite to win Arnold Palmer's tournament this week at Bay Hill, where he has won eight times. "Sometimes I don't play it well, but I know how to play it".

Dota 2 Fans Post Extreme Reactions to Dota Plus Announcement
Each level and tier grants Reward Shards and new Hero Chat Wheel responses, respectively. Dota Plus goes for $4 per month, with discounts for six and 12-month subscriptions.

Livingston County among state's 10 healthiest counties
As expected, Ottawa County remains our healthiest county, coming in at number one for almost the fifth year in a row. Other areas of strength include low rates of sexually transmitted infections, teen births and injury deaths.

Bullseye's Jim Bowen has died, aged 80
Bullseye legend Jim Bowen has died aged 80 - so here's all you need to know about the 90s TV icon. The pair had two children, Susan and Peter and were married for 59 years at the time of his death.