S. Africa Starts Move to Land
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S. Africa Starts Move to Land

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A movement to settle young Jews in South Africa on land was started here today by the Association for the Promotion of Agricultural and Industrial Pursuits among South African Jews.

A manifesto issued by the association over the signature of its president, Maurice Franks, and secretary, L. Melamed, discloses that the movement aims “to interest the younger generation in agriculture as a career and to make it possible for them to take up farming as a permanent means of livelihood.”

The first farm to train fifty young Jews for agricultural settlement will be established in the very near future, the manifesto announces. A company will be formed to manage the financial side of the undertaking. Men of financial standing in Johannesburg have promised to serve on the Board of the company.

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