S Africa court orders Walmart to fund farms

US retail giant's merger with local company is approved amid outcry from trade unions and politicians.
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2013 19:32

A court in South Africa has approved the acquisition of a local retailer by the US giant Walmart.

The move has been criticised by trade unions and politicians.

In an attempt to appease opponents, the company has been required to fund farming projects as a condition of the merger.

Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from Limpopo province in South Africa.


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