About a year ago the plight of white South Africans, and especially the farmers reached an awareness “peak”, for lack of a better term. Stories were finally being published in the mainstream media, commentators were discussing it, politicians were making statements and promising action – even Donald Trump tweeted about it.
Closer to home, thousands attended rallies across our great land. The ALA collected more than 50K signatures of Aussies calling for a special intake of persecuted South African farmers, that Debbie Robinson and I personally delivered to the office of the then Minister of Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop.
Peter Dutton, the immigration minister at the time, s