A kerfuffle played out at the weekend in which some media picked up a press release from the DA’s shadow minister for agriculture, Noko Masipa, which claimed a recent government gazette proposed the imposition of new and onerous “race quotas” for “export permits” in agriculture.

The press release was notable not only for its inflammatory rhetoric — it referenced “economic masochism” and “perverse obsessions” among other exciting things — but also for being so very misinformed...

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