Sydney — SA’s Department of International Relations and Co-operation is unimpressed with an offer from Australia’s conservative government to fast-track visas for white South African farmers. Australia’s Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, said the move would allow them to flee their "horrific circumstances" for a "civilised country". Department of International Relations and Co-operation spokesman Ndivhuwo Mabaya told the BBC that no section of the country’s population was in any danger and there was "no need for anyone to be scared or to fear anything". "The land redistribution programme will be done according to the law," he said. "We remain a united nation here in SA — both black and white." Dutton, who oversees immigration and has drawn international criticism for heading a tough crackdown on asylum-seekers from Asia and the Middle East, said the South Africans deserved "special attention" for acceptance on refugee or humanitarian grounds. He cited reports of land seizures and ...

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