The Prime Minister of Bulgaria will meet a delegation from one of South Africa’s largest commercial farming unions in June this year with the aim of exploring opportunities for Afrikaner farmers in that country.
This dramatic news was announced this week in a press release issued by Bennie van Zyl, manager of the TAU-SA (formerly known as the Transvaal Agricultural Union of South Africa, but which now just uses the abbreviation).
According to the TAU-SA press statement, the invitation to meet with the Prime Minister and cabinet of Bulgaria forms one part of a series of fact-finding missions in which the farming union is currently engaged.
The tour to Bulgaria is set to last from mid to end June 2016, and will start immediately after another TAU-SA tour planned for the state of Georgia, where a half dozen Afrikaner farmers are already settled and farming.
“In the interim, Bulgaria has also reached out to the TAU-SA to come and experience their country and to see what possibilities there are to be had there,” Van Zyl said in the statement.
“This will be something new for us, and a chance to expand our vision and evaluate that country as a possibility for resettlement,” he continued.
The provisional program includes official meetings with the Prime Minister and other cabinet members, and a tour of the countryside to meet with local mayors and farmers to study local farming methods and commodities.
At the same time, an article on the Project Nova Europa (PNE) website announced that a TAU-SA delegation consisting of that organization’s President, Louis Meintjies, and its Assistant General Manager, Henk van de Graaf, will be going to Hungary during the last week of February.
That TAU-SA fact-finding mission will consist of meeting with local authorities in Hungary who have already expressed their desire to have Afrikaner farmers occupy vacant and available farms.
The Hungary fact-finding mission originated with Project Nova Europa and was completely funded by supporters from around the globe. The two day appeal was so successful that it allowed the TAU-SA mission to be expanded from just one delegate to two.
However, as the appeal went out, Project Nova Europa was contacted by numerous white South Africans who were not farmers, who also sought to leave that country.
In response to those requests, it was announced on the website that the Project Nova Europa team is looking into channels whereby non-EU nationals who are not farmers might be able to move to Eastern Europe. Further details can be found on the PNE website here.
Any South Africans interested in the Bulgarian or Georgian tours can contact the TAU-SA’s General Manager Bennie van Zyl via that organization’s website here.