‘Game farming is like any business’: Industry reels in wake of Ramaphosa scandal

Wildlife ranchers say the furore about the theft of cash from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Phala Phala game farm in Limpopo has unfairly tainted a sector of the country’s economy.

It has triggered questions about how extensive the game trade is; how many dealers declare profits to the taxman and what the legal implications are of accepting cash payments.

But for many, this is an unfair characterisation.

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Greg Ardé
Greg Ardé is a writer interested in issues of equity, entrepreneurship and how cities function. He lives in Durban and has a diploma in journalism. He started his first media job in 1990 and has since worked for a variety of newspapers and magazines, and written three biographies.

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