What role does agriculture play in South Africa’s economy and in society more broadly? In this episode of the ‘Solutions With David Ansara’ podcast, David speaks with Dr. Theo de Jager of the Southern African Agri Initiative (Saai) about farming in South Africa. They discuss: How Theo got involved in farming and organised agriculture; Saai and its objectives; The current state of South Africa’s agricultural sector; The risk of Expropriation Without Compensation; Alternative approaches to land reform; Saai’s participation in the Western Cape Devolution Working Group; Farm attacks; The drivers of food inflation in South Africa; and Global food security risks


David Ansara is the Chief Executive of the Free Market Foundation (FMF), a classical liberal think tank headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. David has 15 years’ experience working for think tanks, consultancies and trade associations. He is a strong advocate for individual liberty and market-based approaches to public policy. David holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Cape Town.