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“White people owned the land and Black people only worked in their gardens or fields.”

That’s what Njabulo Mbokane once thought about agriculture but not anymore. Njabulo knew that her family couldn’t afford to send her to college so she had to find another way.

She started out selling fish and chips on the corner of a gas station but now she employs three people fulltime and another 13 during the busy harvesting season, as a farmer in South Africa. Njabulo grows corn on over 500 acres of farmland and recently, ventured into livestock on another 64 acres.

Njabulo Mbokane


D’Juan Hopewell, We Buy Black
Photographs: photographed by Carl Van Vechten
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