Australian Minister Reiterates His Desire To Save White SA Farmers

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On Wednesday, Dutton, whose ministry oversees immigration, told Sydney's Daily Telegraph white farmers in South Africa face "horrific circumstances".

Dutton suggested options included the in-country persecution visa category, and to bring them to Australia on humanitarian visas via referrals from others in Australia.

Mr Dutton replied: "I've asked the Department to look at ways in which we can provide some assistance ... potentially in the humanitarian program, because if people are being persecuted - regardless of whether it's because of religion or the colour of their skin or whatever - we need to provide assistance where we can".

Pretoria is outraged over Peter Dutton's suggestion that white farmers in South Africa need help from a "civilised country" like Australia.

Dutton said the South African expat community in Australia "work hard and integrate well into Australian society".

"We will not allow land invasions and those who are tempted to resort to such activities must be warned in advance that we will not allow it because it is illegal, but apart from being illegal, it begins to violate the rights of other South African citizens", Ramaphosa said during a parliament session.

The cruelties of the offshore detention system, he said, made it look, "from outside Australia ... as if the white Australia policy battles are still raging".

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"We're just looking at the moment at what might be feasible and hopefully we'll make an announcement in due course", he said.

"It must be stated again that the South African president, the Minister of Land Affairs, and [the] Minister of International [Relations and Cooperation] have said in a number of public platforms, and also when engaging with stakeholders, that the process of land redistribution would be orderly, within South African laws and [take] into consideration both social and economic impact", Mabaya said.

White South Africans work hard?

South Africa hit back saying the threat alleged by the Australian ministers "does not exist". It follows recent reports in Australian media of "numerous and increasing cases of rape and torture carried out on white farmers" and "a white minority in South Africa being murdered and tortured off their farms ".

Dirco further added that unsupported claims of violence against white farmers were fueling a reaction like the one from the Australian government.

Most of the white farm land owners are Afrikaners, who ruthlessly took all the country's arable land from Africans as late as the 1960s, in a land grabbing process that started in the mid-1600s with the arrival of Dutch settlers from Europe.

"We would like to solve the problem in South Africa".

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