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2018-06-06 Press release Agri SA optimistic that growth rate will improve Agri SA remains optimistic on the agricultural sector’s contribution to the South African economy, despite a notable statistical decrease of 24,2% in the first quarter of 2018, following an increase of 37,5% in the fourth quarter of 2017. In the ...
2018-07-12 Press release Farmers curb crime with technology The Agri Securitas Trust Fund has recently allocated funding for the protection of farmers and their farm workers through specialised technology. The money from the Trust Fund and the plans of farmers help to protect themselves as well as their farm ...
2018-07-05 Press release Tobacco farmers threatened Agri SA calls on government to urgently respond to the shocking findings of the study into illicit tobacco trade that was released today. The Ipsos study finds that a significant percentage of cigarettes are sold illicitly – with no excise duty bei ...
2018-07-04 Press release Development funding for land reform “Development funding for land reform, not EWC." Agri SA today presented its solutions to the slow pace of land reform at a workshop hosted by the F.W. de Klerk Foundation in Johannesburg. The context to the debate is the motion of expropriation ...
2018-06-28 Press release Agri SA encouraged by public hearings Agri SA, with its various affiliates, has initiated its participation in the Constitutional Review Committee’s (CRC) public hearings on Land Expropriation without Compensation, which began in the Northern Cape and Limpopo this week. “Agri SA w ...
2018-06-15 Press release Agriculture D.G: "Productive agricultural land will not be taken" Agri SA take notice of comments made by Mr Mike Mlengana, the Director-General of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, that the government has no intention of expropriating productive agricultural land. Mlengana said this during a s ...
2018-01-09 Press release Inaccurate reporting damages farmers' image Inaccurate reporting to the media by the Gauteng and Tarlton police regarding the tragic shooting death of a farm worker in the Krugersdorp area has tarnished the image of farmers. Initial reports alleged that a farmer had shot and killed a tractor d ...
2018-01-31 Press release Land – not simply for the taking... Deputy Minister Mcebisi Skwatsha reportedly said yesterday during a meeting of the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform that the ANC would hold a conference in March to discuss expropriation without compensation and that the decis ...
2018-02-19 Press release Agri SA's expectations for the 2018 budget speech The tabling of the annual national budget speech has proven to be one of the most anticipated events in South Africa. Along with the positive changes that are currently taking place in the political landscape, the February 2018 budget speech is set t ...
2018-02-15 Press release Farmer of the year still positive after attack The well-known wine and cheese maker, Charles Back of Fairview estate in Paarl, was brutally attacked in his home on Tuesday morning while sleeping. He was also named Farmer of the Year for 2017. According to information provided, Back was attacke ...
2018-02-21 Press release Agri SA on the 2018 budget speech of the Minister of finance The 2018 national budget was tabled under very difficult economic circumstances. The Minister of Finance acknowledged that difficulty, but necessary trade-offs had to be made to formulate a budget that moderates spending, raises revenues whilst aimin ...
2018-02-14 Press release Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Northern Cape drought declared a national disaster The National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) on 13 February 2018 declared the ongoing drought in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Northern Cape Provinces a National Disaster. This means that, in terms of the National Disaster Management Act of 2 ...
2018-12-21 Press release Expropriation Bill: More clarity Agri SA seeks more clarity on the Expropriation Bill that was just released by the Minister of Public Works. The new Bill does provide more clarity on expropriation without compensation (EWC), but the reach and definitions must urgently be clarified. ...
2018-02-14 Press release Experts expect fall armyworm may spread throughout South Africa According to a recent media release, experts expect the fall armyworm (FAW) to spread across South Africa, with the possible exception of the Western Cape province. The report indicates that FAW infestations have been detected throughout Limpopo Prov ...
2018-02-17 Press release Emphasis on economic growth, attracting investments and job creation hits the right notes, but… The State of the Nation Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa was a frank admission of the challenges negatively impacting on the morale of South Africans and the drivers which are critical to take our nation forward. “Agri SA therefore wholehear ...
2018-03-05 Press release Benefactor pays with his life A well-known farmer, benefactor and community leader, Dirk Steenkamp, was murdered early Sunday morning on his farm in the Vredefort district. “Murders and other violent crime afflicting the farming community bear testimony to the serious shortcomi ...
2018-03-07 Press release Day Zero may be avoided in Cape Town Earlier today, DA leader Mmusi Maimane, announced at a press briefing that the predicted Day Zero scenario for the City of Cape Town may be avoided during the current year. The Day Zero scenario was used as a planning tool by the City of Cape Town a ...
2018-04-24 Press release Agri SA releases Transformation Report The Agri SA membership has spent R331 million on transformation in the 2016/17 financial year and reached an estimated 108 307 beneficiaries, of which includes 55 000 farmers. The 2018 Agri SA Transformation Report includes several projects which inc ...
2018-05-30 Press release Agri SA cautious over the National Minimum Wage Act Agri SA has noted with caution that the National Minimum Wage Act, together with the Labour Relations Amendment Act and Basic Conditions of Employment Act, was approved by Parliament yesterday. “The agricultural sector is very complex, conside ...
2018-05-04 Press release Agri SA launches Water Desk On 3 May 2018 Agri SA announced that that it had formally launched a dedicated Water Desk that will focus on the need to ensure equitable access to water for farmers across South Africa. This initiative is in response to a host of external challenges ...
2018-05-22 Press release Sober debate on land welcome, but uncertainty regarding compensation persists “Agri SA welcomes the in-depth and sober debate on the land issue that took place within ANC ranks during the weekend," said Ernest Pringle, chair of Agri SA’s Centre of Excellence on Land Affairs. The ANC leadership’s acknowledgement that a la ...
2018-05-07 Press release In remembrance: Schalk Pienaar It is with great sadness that Agri SA takes note of the demise of Schalk Pienaar. Schalk was a leading figure within agriculture and played a large role to expand and strengthen organised agriculture. Schalk served in various leadership roles within ...
2018-04-19 Press release Urgent action needed against farm attacks Agri SA is voicing its concerns over the shocking increase in farm attacks and is requesting an urgent meeting with the newly appointed Minister of Police and the National Commissioner to discuss this issue of national importance. Farm attacks have i ...
2018-07-24 Press release Decision on Karoo shale gas expected soon On 11 July 2018 the Department of Mineral Resources published a notice in the Eastern Cape Provincial Gazette calling on all parties to submit written representations thereon to the Petroleum Agency of South Africa (PASA). These parties refer to thos ...
2019-05-13 News State of reservoirs 13 May 2019 <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/ilROMv7cr0dQzUMCBYFrj6rCJXAFoeCoX1te1Vcp.pdf" target="_blank">Stand van damme op13 Mei 2019 | State of reservoirs on 13 May 2019 </a>
2018-07-24 News Decision on Karoo shale gas expected soon On 11 July 2018 the Department of Mineral Resources published a notice in the Eastern Cape Provincial Gazette calling on all parties to submit written representations thereon to the Petroleum Agency of South Africa (PASA). These parties refer to thos ...
2018-07-05 News Tobacco farmers threatened by illicit cigarette trade Agri SA calls on government to urgently respond to the shocking findings of the study into illicit tobacco trade that was released today. The Ipsos study finds that a significant percentage of cigarettes are sold illicitly – with no excise duty bei ...
2019-11-05 News Fuel prices 6 November 2019 Price changes to be effected on Wednesday 6 November 2019 Click here for comprehensive information: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/7pugBOQ4cHQPM2QYoFCcgCI6fGhksn5ZArmjYdjP.pdf" target="_blank">Brandstofpryse November | Fuel prices Sep ...
2018-08-01 Press release SA needs more black farmers "expropriation won't achieve that" Agri SA notes the ANC President’s most recent announcement that the ANC intends to amend the constitution as it relates to agriculture land. “We are currently in a consultation process where South Africans are participating in a process of rev ...
2019-01-08 Press release Agri SA warns about outbreak of foot and mouth disease in northern Limpopo Agri SA is deeply concerned about the announcement by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) earlier today that South Africa’s Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD)-free status was temporarily suspended. DAFF suspended South Africa ...
2018-08-06 Press release Agri SA promises to go to the highest court to protect property rights Agri SA noted the statement by the ANC that 139 farms will be targeted for expropriation without compensation. The ANC said previously that they wanted to test the limits of section 25 of the Constitution regarding the compensation in the courts. ...
2018-08-06 News RSA Food Security Bulletin July 2018 <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/dfotrGvzFr1ZQtP5c92v8HasSjzgNolDWzKkXlAS.pdf" target="_blank">RSA Food Security Bulletin July 2018</a>
2018-08-08 News Tractor and combined harvesters sales for July 2018 Tractor and combined harvesters sales for July 2018 according to SAAMA <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/lHtPguXxzA7kLtUtUMBQF4yIRwjkVP7FgfPUiw4r.pdf" target="_blank">Tractor and combined harvester sales for July 2018</a>
2018-10-18 News Toyota SA and Agri SA Young Farmer of the Year appointed JP van den Berg from Agri North West, was crowned as the Toyota SA/Agri SA Young Farmer of the Year. He has been farming for the past nine years on the farm Buttermere in the Tosca/Vergeleë district. His farming operations include seed potatoes ...
2018-08-08 News Plain packaging for tobacco endangers over 8 000 agriculture jobs Agri SA is highly concerned by the legislative proposal to enforce so-called plain packaging regulations for cigarettes and other tobacco products. Agri SA has submitted its comments to the Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems ...
2018-08-08 News Plain packaging for tobacco endangers over 8 000 agriculture jobs Agri SA is highly concerned by the legislative proposal to enforce so-called plain packaging regulations for cigarettes and other tobacco products. Agri SA has submitted its comments to the Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems ...
2018-08-08 Press release Plain packaging for tobacco endangers over 8 000 agriculture jobs Plain packaging for tobacco endangers over 8 000 agriculture jobs Agri SA is highly concerned by the legislative proposal to enforce so-called plain packaging regulations for cigarettes and other tobacco products. Agri SA has submitted its comment ...
2018-08-09 News Agri SA's electronic newsletter for August 2018 Herewith a link to Agri SA's electronic newsletter for August 2018. <a href="http://start.mysmartmail.co.za/t/ViewEmail/j/BE002BCE84252D4D2540EF23F30FEDED" target="_blank">Nuusbrief Augustus | Newsletter August</a>
2018-08-15 News Agri SA fokus op eenheid, nie verdeeldheid <a href="https://www.netwerk24.com/Stemme/Menings/agri-sa-fokus-op-eenheid-nie-verdeeldheid-20180814" target="_blank">Agri SA fokus op eenheid, nie verdeeldheid</a>
2018-08-15 News Limitation of land ownership is an economic disaster Agri SA is deeply concerned by the recent comments made by the ANC Chairperson, Gwede Mantashe. Mantashe reportedly suggested that a limitation on land ownership should be implemented on white farmers owning more than 12 000-hectares. He further sugg ...
2018-08-13 Press release Agri SA questions validity of #farmlist – release is irresponsible Agri SA questions the status and content of the leaked list of farms said to be earmarked for expropriation without compensation (EWC). The list was published on the weekend and led to panic amongst landowners. This follows on an initial scare tactic ...
2018-09-02 News Economist vacancy Economist vacancy Agri SA is looking for an economist to join their team in the Economics and Trade Centre of Excellence (CoE). We’re looking for an economist with strong quantitative, writing and people skills. Working in the Economics & Trade ...
2019-10-01 News OBP product availability for October 2019 Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/zIXDx0Y5t1ZxQe9x7W5KEL7VIoRWllmM6IBYNx3D.pdf" target="_blank">OBP product availability October 2019</a></a>
2018-08-20 Press release Judicial notices of expropriation: the facts Agri SA urges South Africans to read reports on land expropriation with the necessary caution. “Agri SA wants to point out that this is not expropriation without compensation and there are legal remedies available to the landowner, which is appa ...
2018-08-20 Press release In remembrance: Henk van Wyk It is with great sadness that Agri SA takes note of the death of Henk van Wyk. Henk was a great man – in the agricultural sector and in the hearts of those who knew him. He was the president of Agri Northern Cape for the past seven years and was ...
2018-08-21 Press release Agri SA welcomes the ANC’s commitments on agriculture Agri SA is encouraged by today’s productive discussion with senior ANC officials regarding agrarian reform and agricultural property. It is highly appreciated that specific policy commitments where made, among others: • No land grabs will be a ...
2018-08-22 Press release Agri SA and Agbiz meet with President Ramaphosa and Min. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Agri SA and Agbiz meet with President Ramaphosa and Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Growth and Employment As part of a broader and comprehensive initiative, the agro-food value chain, as a major role player in the economy of South Africa, as w ...
2018-09-25 News August 2018 report on livestock disease trends <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/NBZ3UwRm7K6rRk8vA2rXXHuXRJzX8V4mnnrLR6St.pdf" target="_blank">August 2018 diseases report </a> <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/iFvMQSu6LrRmT3YkNWGgy8WA4ytP5R1mz89IatW3.pdf" target="_blank">August ...
2018-09-27 News The extent of farm attacks must be internationally recognized Agri SA is displeased with President Cyril Ramaphosa's statement that there is “no killings of farmers" in South Africa. He said this in an interview at the United Nations in New York in response to US President, Donald Trump's controversial tweet ...
2018-08-24 News Landbouweekblad/Agri SA Land Summit live streaming <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/https://youtu.be/JX7ql8ZRqyQ" target="_blank">Grondberaad | Land Summit live streaming</a>
2018-08-23 Press release Agri SA presents its view at the #LandSummit Agri SA today initiated the #LandSummit with a high-level assessment of the challenges and solutions to South Africa’s land question. The summit, held in cooperation with Landbouweekblad, is a two-day event aimed at finding solutions for agrarian t ...
2018-08-27 News Statement of intent: Agrarian transformation by ASUF presidents of organised agriculture We, the four presidents of AFASA, NAFU SA, Agri SA and TAU-SA, as the members of ASUF, hereby declare our intent to work together to develop a national development strategy for the agriculture sector from the perspective of organised agriculture. ...
2018-08-29 News SUMMER CROPS – AREA PLANTED AND SEVENTH PRODUCTION FORECAST: 2018 <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/1ixNbTS0sD5sb5vNP59Q1hs1ItJuqLp7h7o0aHvT.pdf" target="_blank">Somergewasse produksieskatting | Summer crops production forecast</a>
2018-08-30 News Agri SA discuss EWC and agrarian reform with major trading partners Agri SA has shared its view and concerns over the motion for expropriation without compensation (EWC) of property with South Africa’s most important trade and investment partners. Agri SA met with several ambassadors and diplomatic staff from 13 co ...
2018-09-03 Press release Farmers talk on their own behalf to Ambassadors Agri SA is continuously in discussion regarding the principles of a sustainable agricultural sector with the international community in an official and balanced manner. Affiliated farmers from Gauteng, the Free State and North West as well as industr ...
2018-09-04 News Landbouweekblad and Agri SA Land Summit presentations Videos and presentations of the various speakers who spoke at Bela-Bela at the Landbouweekblad and Agri SA's Land Summit are available here. <a href="https://www.netwerk24.com/landbou/Nuus/voorleggings-van-landbouweekblad-en-agri-sa-se-grondberaad ...
2018-09-05 News Diesel refund survey Diesel is an important input cost for many farmers. In terms of agriculture’s total expenditure on intermediate goods and services, fuel represented approximately 9% (R12 billion) in the 2016/17 financial year. Agri SA and South African Institut ...
2018-09-05 Press release Agri SA makes its case against EWC Agri SA delivered its oral presentation this morning to the Constitutional Review Committee at Parliament. In no uncertain terms Agri SA is opposed to any amendment to Section 25 of the Constitution. The following is a brief summary of the present ...
2018-09-06 News Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer The “Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer”, a new pest – please see infogram attached <a href="jkCyLDjF5FbFJGqBenjNYqaV4rT17R7NLH4lfBer.pdf" target="_blank">Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer</a>
2018-09-06 News South African Food Security Bulletin August 2018 Attached the South African Food Security Bulletin for the month of August 2018. <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/G7hVaMwN1kyB8kehF4NTwxavnACzjXgD9qafDUbE.pdf" target="_blank">South African Food Security Bulletin August 2018</a> <a href= ...
2018-09-07 Press release Joint Media Statement: Outcomes of productive engagements between the ANC and Agri SA The ANC and Agri SA and its members had a productive and fruitful discussion on various issues pertaining to the agricultural sector. More than 200 members, which included farmer representatives from Agri SA’s provincial, commodity and corporate ch ...
2018-09-11 Press release Culture of violence against farmers, unacceptable Agri SA strongly condemns the continued violence that the farming community and fellow South Africans face daily. The Minister of Police, Bheki Cele announced the latest national crime statistics in parliament this morning. It is worrying that 62 far ...
2018-09-12 News Nedbank calls for a clear and predictable legislative framework to address land reform <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/tW14TyZWoVIKoPqSNrpZjcG9G3BTTMykEKM3RWmb.pdf" target="_blank">Nedbank on land refrom</a>
2018-09-11 News South African Macadamia crop forecast September 2018 Read more <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/tXj4ugDuixBRTMJg8b74eXGQwdSBpTloSJKo9tLx.pdf" target="_blank">South African Macadamia crop forecast September 2018</a>
2018-09-20 News South African Garlic Growers Association Conference - 27 September 2018 <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/tI22oirA3hTO18akiOC3ZG9rzyxhaPHaM43yYMVV.pdf" target="_blank">SA Garlic Grower's Conference</a>
2018-09-26 News Monsanto and Obaro supports farm safety The Agri Securitas Trust Fund is grateful for the goodwill of two well-known agricultural companies to promote farm safety. Monsanto and Obaro joined forces this year by donating R1 million to the Trust Fund. Monsanto donated seed to the Trust Fund, ...
2018-09-09 News Ekurhuleni Mayor cannot expropriate without compensation (EWC) outside due process Agri SA wants to make the following clear: The Mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni cannot simply announce expropriation without compensation (EWC) of property without following the correct legal process. This applies to all spheres of government; municip ...
2018-09-28 News Ekurhuleni Mayor cannot expropriate without compensation (EWC) outside due process Agri SA wants to make the following clear: The Mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni cannot simply announce expropriation without compensation (EWC) of property without following the correct legal process. This applies to all spheres of government; municip ...
2018-10-02 News Agri SA Congress to discuss mandated position on EWC South African agriculture is an exceptional investment destination and would be the main driver of inclusive economic growth and job creation if security of tenure is ensured. Agri SA will be discussing the threat of expropriation without compensatio ...
2018-10-05 News Monthly Food Security Bulletin of SA: September 2018 <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/IJ0wX26CxHANnsS2EyMFRcC7s9QCpEujrigqikzr.pdf" target="_blank">Monthly Food Security Bulletin of SA: September 2018</a>
2019-12-05 News OBP product availability for December 2019 The following products are now available from OBP for Blue tongue, Lumpy Skin Disease and Rift Valley Fever. For inquiries contact ordersloc@obpvaccines.co.za or call 012 522 1684/5/7/8. <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/EgGOfQ2LSWIQg ...
2019-01-14 News DAFF on Foot-and-Mouth disease outbreak in the Vhembe district of Limpopo <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/I6JI3zjb8c23No58nocmLuWHFBeDnHH9MBT7j3z9.pdf" target="_blank">DAFF on Foot-and-Mouth disease outbreak in the Vhembe district of Limpopo</a> Maps of the outbreak: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/downloa ...
2018-10-09 News Census of commercial agriculture 2017 <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/ytQ9g2XeINEzxUZ1vu2676wboXs1vaiBP9wgVn0U.pdf" target="_blank">Census of commercial agriculture 2017</a>
2018-10-10 News Agri SA announces Board at the 2018 Congress Agri SA is proud to announce its Board who have been elected at the 2018 Congress today. The Board is representative of the entire agricultural value chain, including Agri SA’s Provincial affiliates, commodity organisations and corporate members. ...
2018-10-08 News Job Summit: Agri SA welcomes spirit of collaboration Agri SA welcomes the Job Summit initiative that focuses on collaboration to support job creation. Agri SA is a participant in the NEDLAC process, though its Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) membership. “Agri SA shares BUSA’s view that we ne ...
2018-09-27 Press release The extent of farm attacks must be internationally recognized Agri SA is displeased with President Cyril Ramaphosa's statement that there is “no killings of farmers" in South Africa. He said this in an interview at the United Nations in New York in response to US President, Donald Trump's controversial tweet ...
2018-10-17 News Agri SA Congress presentations Theme “Land – the link to shared prosperity in SA” Presidential address: Dan Kriek, President: Agri SA <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/I3bfoRp5QDcEIUPoEHAjUCIk56nJWozVAULohKMn.pdf" target="_blank">Presidentsrede | Presidential a ...
2018-10-10 Press release Agri SA announces Board at the 2018 Congress Media release 10 October 2018 Agri SA announces Board at the 2018 Congress Agri SA is proud to announce its Board who have been elected at the 2018 Congress today. The Board is representative of the entire agricultural value chain, including Agr ...
2018-10-16 News Census of commercial agriculture (farming, forestry and fisheries), 2017 Purpose of the survey The Census of commercial agriculture collects data on the nature (activities) and structure of the agricultural industry (farming, forestry and fisheries). The collected information is used by government for policy formulation ...
2018-10-23 Press release Agri SA asks for support and drought assistance in MTBPS Agri SA is looking forward to the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni’s maiden Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) in Parliament tomorrow. “We hope Minister Mboweni will make more funds available to boost agriculture’s competitiveness ...
2018-10-08 Press release Job Summit: Agri SA welcomes spirit of collaboration Agri SA welcomes the Job Summit initiative that focuses on collaboration to support job creation. Agri SA is a participant in the NEDLAC process, though its Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) membership. “Agri SA shares BUSA’s view that we ne ...
2018-10-02 Press release Agri SA Congress to discuss mandated position on EWC Agri SA Congress to discuss mandated position on EWC South African agriculture is an exceptional investment destination and would be the main driver of inclusive economic growth and job creation if security of tenure is ensured. Agri SA will be di ...
2018-09-28 Press release Ekurhuleni Mayor cannot expropriate without compensation (EWC) outside due process Agri SA wants to make the following clear: The Mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni cannot simply announce expropriation without compensation (EWC) of property without following the correct legal process. This applies to all spheres of government; municip ...
2018-09-27 Press release The extent of farm attacks must be internationally recognized Agri SA is displeased with President Cyril Ramaphosa's statement that there is “no killings of farmers" in South Africa. He said this in an interview at the United Nations in New York in response to US President, Donald Trump's controversial tweet ...
2019-03-08 Press release Farmers and Agri SA show muscle in watershed case on property values Agri SA is elated by the recent judgement of the Land Claims Court which confirms that the Minister of Rural Development and the Valuer-General cannot disregard the jurisdiction of the courts in matters of compensation. The judgement thwarts the bull ...
2018-10-23 News Stats SA's Census of Commercial Agriculture (CoCA) It’s all systems go as Statistician–General and head of Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), Mr Risenga Maluleke, led a delegation of Stats SA fieldworkers to collect data at a farm in Bapsfontein in the East Rand for the Census of Commercial Agri ...
2018-10-24 Press release MTBPS a tentative step in the right direction Agri SA congratulates the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, on his first Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) as it contains several promising policy indicators. “The successes cited in rebuilding investor confidence is certainly import ...
2018-10-25 Press release R4,4 billion Land Bank funding is the start of something big Agri SA is excited by yesterday’s announcement in the MTBPS of the R4,4 billion that will be allocated to the Land Bank to support emerging farmers. This is hopefully the start of a big turn-around for farming in South Africa. “The mention of ...
2018-10-25 News The intentions’ of producers to plant summer crops for 2019 Crop estimates committee - the intentions’ of producers to plant summer crops for 2019 is hereby released. <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/s3KFdFLEVMMmvtNZVhGz1gN9SiXcrRWzoahW5oZF.pdf" target="_blank">Oesskattingskomitee | Crop Estima ...
2018-10-29 Press release Western Cape court grants temporary relief in transfer of water use entitlements matter On Friday, 26 October 2018, the Western Cape High Court granted interim relief in favour of Wittewater Boerdery (Pty) Ltd in a matter concerning the temporary transfer of water use entitlements under section 25(1) of the National Water Act, 36 of 199 ...
2018-10-30 Press release Rural job creation is utmost priority Unemployed and job-creation projects in rural areas must be treated as a national priority. The national unemployment rate has increased by 30 basis points to 27.5% in the third quarter of 2018 and the expanded definition of unemployment, which inclu ...
2018-11-06 News Agri Northern Cape offers an opportunity for an Operating officer: Economy, trade and water issues Agri Northern Cape offers an opportunity for an Operating officer: Economy, trade and water issues Interested persons may apply by forwarding an application letter and a comprehensive CV with reference JANK before 12 November 2018 to recruitment@o ...
2018-12-07 News Monthly Food Security Bulletin of South Africa: November 2018 Issued: 7 December 2018 By DAFF: Directorate: Statistics and Economic Analysis <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/qsjm6HygaiZfS1t0BPHnvv8QOaPjeOK0poQjbzi7.pdf" target="_blank">Monthly Food Security Bulletin of South Africa: November 2018< ...
2018-11-09 Press release Government dismisses 39 Appeals against environmental authorisations for contentious oil and gas pro Government dismisses 39 Appeals against environmental authorisations for contentious oil and The acting Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mr Derek Hanekom earlier today dismissed the appeals by 39 individuals and organisations, including Agri SA, ...
2018-11-13 Press release Police wants to work with Agri SA Agri SA is encouraged by the national commissioner of police, General Khehla Sitole's commitment to helping farmers and farming communities. General Sitole attended the meeting of Agri SA's Rural Safety committee on Monday. Agri SA also welcomes t ...
2018-11-14 Press release Agri SA: “Put South Africa first” Agri SA confirms its position that expropriation without compensation (EWC) will have dire socio-economic impacts. The danger of EWC is especially pertinent as the constitutional review committee (CRC) is expected to finalise their recommendation on ...
2018-11-15 Press release Agri SA blasts recommendation to amend Constitution Agri SA will today roll out the next phase of its tactical plan against expropriation without compensation (EWC). The recommendation of the Constitutional Review Committee on the amendment of section 25 is diametrically opposed to the crucial goal ...
2018-11-16 Press release Drought aid still critically needed The drought conditions in many parts of South Africa is still having a severe impact on the sustainability of many farms. Farmers in the Northern Cape, Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Limpopo are still under threat by the continuous drought. Agri S ...
2018-11-28 Press release Agri Securitas helps hundreds of farmers and farm workers The Agri Securitas Trust Fund recently protected at least 500 farmers and nearly 3 000 farm workers against rural crime in Mpumalanga, North West, Northern Cape and Eastern Cape. The Trust Fund has made financial contributions to various farmers' ass ...
2018-11-30 Press release Soaring illicit tobacco trade costs SA billions Agri SA is concerned by the intensification of illicit tobacco trade as shown by the follow-up Ipsos retail audit. The tax evasion has escalated to such an extent that excise duty on nearly 1 in four cigarettes are not declared. In the three month ...
2018-12-03 News Eskom implements Stage 2 rotational loadshedding For Eskom customers, these schedules are available on the Eskom website (http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za).Eskom customers can also contact our customer contact centre at 0860 037 566. <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/BL7dmaON078AvqIxjf ...
2018-12-11 News Eskom matters Eskom media statement: Loadshedding is a means to protect the national electricity system <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/OCONEjXwwKUzrHHeFOYU086lCC6udj07bRU11PlS.pdf" target="_blank">Loadshedding is a means to protect the national elec ...
2018-12-13 News The probability of loadshedding remains low from today until 13 January 2019 Eskom media release Thursday, 13 December 2018 Eskom has not implemented loadshedding in four consecutive days. The probability of loadshedding remains low from today until Sunday13 January 2019. This is as a result of the expected decrease in dem ...
2018-12-04 Press release EWC is a nail in the economy’s coffin Agri SA will continue to pursue all credible avenues to protect the interests of farmers and farming communities, including challenging an amendment of section 25 in court. Yesterday’s decision by parliament is not the final step in the process, an ...
2019-01-18 News Economist vacancy Agri SA is looking for an Economist to join their team in the Economics and Trade Centre of Excellence (CoE). We’re looking for an Economist with strong quantitative, writing and people skills. Working in the Economics & Trade CoE means applying ...
2019-01-21 News Foot and Mouth Information day to be held on 23 January 2019 Attached hereto please find a combined media statement between the Animal Health Forum and RPO as well as an invitation to a Foot and Mouth Information day to be held on 23 January 2019. <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/4vd2hHMqWRwKLIbF ...
2019-01-25 News Drought survey: Severe crisis conditions in rural areas Food security is a hard-won privilege and can easily be lost due to the persistent drought. Agri SA will rally all stakeholders to support farmers and farm workers in drought afflicted areas. Rising food prices, malnutrition and food-inequality will ...
2019-08-27 News Crop Estimates Committee summer crops 2019 The area planted estimate and seventh production forecast for summer crops for 2019 is hereby released. Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/4haBthnWcHEPDzJo2fnb58omUQqoNg81qe1stTqA.pdf" target="_blank">Oesskattingskommittee some ...
2019-07-01 Press release Agri SA welcomes new Agri Limpopo CEO Agri SA welcomes Deidre Carter, who has just been appointed as the new CEO of Agri Limpopo. The CEO is responsible for, among other things, liaising with farmer members, government officials and other decision-makers within the agricultural value cha ...
2019-01-30 News Janhi de Villiers, Agri SA's head: Labour and Developement part of National Minimum Wage Commission Minister Mildred Oliphant announces National Minimum Wage Commission Labour Minister, Mildred Oliphant announces NMW Commission to advice on the setting of minimum wage and sectoral determinations Labour Minister, Mildred Oliphant has after consul ...
2019-02-08 News Foot and Mouth Disease: Vhembe outbreak and surveillance update – 8 February 2019 <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/To1RoGbbRwnZtFLY4uvwEHEgCDEv1yMgOaiBWcBU.pdf" target="_blank">Foot and Mouth Disease: Vhembe outbreak and surveillance update - 8 February 2019</a>
2019-01-31 News A SNAPSHOT of South African Agriculture Agri SA participates in a variety of policy discussions that impact specific commodities, or the industry in broad. As part of our advocacy efforts, we collect and disseminate relevant information on the sector in order to contribute to policy di ...
2019-01-25 Press release Drought survey: Severe crisis conditions in rural areas Food security is a hard-won privilege and can easily be lost due to the persistent drought. Agri SA will rally all stakeholders to support farmers and farm workers in drought afflicted areas. Rising food prices, malnutrition and food-inequality will ...
2019-02-04 Press release Farmers need more support Agri SA wants to express its condolences to the relatives of Gezina Bruwer, after a farm attack. The farming community in the Molopo and North-West province is shocked by the brutal murder of Bruwer, early Friday morning, on their farm in the Mol ...
2019-02-05 Press release SONA 2019 Agriculture deserves the combined support of government Agri SA looks forward to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s second State of the Nation Address (SONA). The message from Agri SA is simple: agriculture requires the combined support of all government departments. Agriculture is the best placed sector to fo ...
2019-03-07 News NERSA’S DECISION ON ESKOM’S REGULATORY CLEARING ACCOUNT APPLICATION FOR YEAR 5 (2017/18) NERSA’S DECISION ON ESKOM’S REGULATORY CLEARING ACCOUNT APPLICATION FOR YEAR 5 (2017/18) OF THE THIRD MULTI-YEAR PRICE DETERMINATION AND ESKOM’S FOURTH MULTI-YEAR PRICE DETERMINATION FOR THE CONTROL PERIOD OF 2019/20 TO 2021/22 <a href="http ...
2019-02-06 News NELSPRUIT FARMERS DAY 14 February Improve your yields through early problem detection enabled by drone technology and artificial intelligence. TIME 10:00 LOCATION ARC - ITSC Recreational Hall, 1 River Road, Nelspruit 312-Jt Brought to you by Agri SA, Aerobotics, SAMAC and Mpum ...
2019-02-06 News Agri SA's Emerging Farmer Support Portal (EFSP) Agri SA launched the Emerging Farmer Support Portal (EFSP) on its website to have a streamlined channel for communication to respond to the large number of queries from individuals seeking support in agriculture in South Africa. The EFSP is another ...
2019-02-08 Press release SONA 2019 Action plan against corruption welcomed, but policy uncertainty over land and drought cris Agri SA welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address delivered Thursday evening. Agri SA emphasizes and commits itself to President Ramaphosa's assertion that it is every South African's responsibility to ensure progress. "The ...
2019-02-06 News South African Food Security Bulletin: January 2019 <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/yMBDRCvnpKR0ajEKYE990vqq13fKTKuRP3oMrLAe.pdf" target="_blank">South African Food Security Bulletin: January 2019</a>
2019-02-11 Press release Agri SA concerned by the negative impact of load shedding on agriculture Agri SA acknowledges Eskom’s efforts to keep the lights on, but we are concerned by the potential negative impact that load shedding can have on the agricultural sector and the broader value chain. Electricity is an important input cost for man ...
2019-02-15 Press release Agriculture has the solution to load shedding within a year Agri SA’s members has the potential to supply the electricity needed to prevent future load shedding through solar power generation. There are already 500 applications for solar generation plants, that have the potential to contribute 1 400 MW to r ...
2019-03-04 News Foot and Mouth Diseases: Vhembe outbreak and surveillance update 1 March 2019 <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/Wo0PtKLdLTcHIHGvWgfw1GPnrl7u4GipwthL0E9j.pdf" target="_blank">Foot and Mouth disease: Vhembe outbreak and surveillance update</a>
2019-02-19 Press release 2019 National Budget Speech – an opportunity to return to best practice Agri SA is looking forward to the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni’s first National Budget Speech. The balance between government income (tax revenue) and expenditure is at the heart of the government budget. Rating agencies and financial mark ...
2019-02-21 Press release 2019 National Budget: No lifeline for farmers Agri SA is disappointed in the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni’s maiden budget speech. Minister Mboweni’s 2019 Budget Speech referred to agriculture through metaphors, such as “it is time for us to sow the seed of renewal and growth”. Sadly ...
2019-02-25 News January 2019 report on livestock disease trends Monthly report on livestock disease trends as informally reported by veterinarians belonging to the Ruminant Veterinary Association of South Africa (RuVASA), a group of the South African Veterinary Association <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/dow ...
2019-02-22 News RPO Updated FMD report <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/vqC2fxESp0hvvu1VQWDxT2ZGTL6gXYeBvMv6qbiv.pdf" target="_blank">RPO Updated FMD report</a>
2019-03-08 Press release NERSA tariff decisions will hurt farmers Agri SA is concerned about the recent NERSA tariff decisions. Any electricity price increase will have a negative impact on agriculture, especially in the context of the prevailing drought conditions and limited economic growth. NERSA has approve ...
2019-03-14 Press release Joint media release: Agri SA / SAAFWUA join forces on water Agri SA and the South African Association of Water Users Associations (SAAFWUA) is on Wednesday, 13 March 2019, concluded a Memorandum of Understanding during the Agri SA’s Natural Resources Centre of Excellence committee meeting. The MoU re-aff ...
2019-03-15 Press release Agri SA demands immediate retraction of Northern Cape “expropriation list” Agri SA demands an immediate retraction of the ANC Northern Cape expropriation list. Agri SA will defend its members in the Northern Cape, as we have done in the Melmoth case in KwaZulu-Natal. President Cyril Ramaphosa and top officials of the ANC ha ...
2019-04-09 News DAFF - FMD update April 2019 Find attached the latest FMD Update from DAFF. <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/kgi6FeYlMPN1KwECuOej3bSkyftqOuFs6q4GixmA.pdf" target="_blank">FMD update April 2019</a>
2019-03-14 News Joint statement of the DAFF and the Livestock Industry On 07 January this year the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries confirmed and reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the high surveillance area of the foot and mouth disease free zone in Limpopo, adjacent to the protection zo ...
2019-03-18 Press release Agri SA informs US government about EWC and farm safety Agri SA has specific solutions for South African agriculture and will continue to consult with various international role players in order to promote the interests of farmers. Agri SA was invited on Friday, 14 March 2019, for a high-level discussion ...
2019-03-27 News Corporate Affairs and Communications Intern Agri SA is looking for a young and dynamic individual to join their team in the Corporate Affairs and Communications department. In this role, you will support the corporate chamber and Communications department for a period of twelve months. We are ...
2019-03-27 News The revised area planted estimate and second production forecast for summer crops for 2019 The size of the expected commercial maize crop has been set at 10,561 mill. tons, which is 0,48% or 50 690 tons more than the previous forecast of 10,510 mill. tons. The area estimate for maize was slightly adjusted downward by 1 300 ha to 2,301 mil ...
2019-03-25 News February 2019 report on livestock disease trends The Disease Report is brought to you by the Ruminant Veterinary Association of South Africa (RuVASA). Read the full report here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/zFpqEaxBvMw5n9x5CcKRPLOu80L48lpsFQYyy94T.pdf" target="_blank">Monthly re ...
2019-03-28 News Corporate Affairs and Communications Intern Due to the overwhelming number of responses, we have decided to move the deadline for applications for the intern (communications and corporate) to Friday 29 March at 12:00. Please email your CV to Moleboheng Sekonyela: moleboheng@agrisa.co.za ...
2019-03-28 News Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries gives update on foot and mouth disease TRADING IN SAFE COMMODITIES South Africa lost its foot-and-mouth disease free zone without vaccination status as granted by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) on 7 January 2019. This was after Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fi ...
2019-04-01 News Agri SA's Centers of Excellence Fact Sheet April 2019 Agri SA is primarily focused on policy work which is spread across five Centres of Excellence (CoE’s) being Natural Resources, Economics and Trade, Land, Rural Safety and Labour and Development. This policy document is a non-exhaustive summary of t ...
2019-06-04 News Monthly Food Security Bulletin of South Africa: May 2019 Read the full bulletin here: <a href="cnhryxQCdVk8woUHpEDfw9PQdcEGaZPfVEQgMFNH.pdf" target="_blank"> MONTHLY FOOD SECURITY BULLETIN OF SOUTH AFRICA: MAY 2019</a>
2019-04-08 News Supply and demand projections for grains and oilseeds NAMC: The South African supply and demand projections for grains and oilseeds for March 2019 Read the report here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/CZOS0tXoANjzhLB3V130nsRZgAM26HzTcribkoop.pdf" target="_blank">Supply and demand proje ...
2019-04-11 News North West ASF outbreak an isolated incident The African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak in the North West province that was confirmed this week is an isolated incident and it seems not to pose any risk to the South African commercial pig industry at this stage, says Johann Kotzé, CEO of the South ...
2019-04-18 Press release Santam gives hope to drought-stricken Sutherland community in collaboration with Agri SA Agri SA is sincerely grateful to Santam for its R300 000 donation to the Agri SA Drought Relief Fund. The ongoing drought in Sutherland in the Northern Cape has caused a devastating decline in the sheep breeding population and placed the town’s ...
2019-04-17 News Joint statement by the Department Of Agriculture, Forestry And Fisheries and the livestock industry It has been 14 weeks since the first case of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in the high surveillance area of South Africa’s FMD free zone was detected. South Africa lost its World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) recognised FMD-free ...
2019-04-19 Press release MINORITY REPORT: Land Panel report not supported by full panel In September 2018, President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed a ten-member Panel to advise him on the way forward with regards to land reform and expropriation without compensation (EWC). The official Panel report is scheduled to be handed to the President ...
2019-04-23 Press release Partnership between Agri SA and Fidelity ADT to reduce farm violence and agricultural crime Agri SA has partnered with Fidelity ADT, a subsidiary of the Fidelity Services Group, to offer a range of services and products to its members and the rural community in an attempt to curb the unacceptably high number of farm attacks and related agri ...
2019-04-24 Press release Agri SA survey confirms structural shift in research spend Agri SA today released its 2019 survey which shows the agriculture sector has undergone a discernible structural shift in research spend. The survey indicates that the spend is moved away from the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) and towards a var ...
2019-05-02 News Vakante pos: Uitvoerende Bestuurder – Limpopo Landbou Limpopo Landbou bied ‘n geleentheid vir ‘n Uitvoerende Bestuurder wat verantwoordelik sal wees vir die doeltreffende organisatoriese bediening en die bevordering van georganiseerde landbou in Limpopo Landbou se bedieningsgebied, asook die stabili ...
2019-04-25 News Planted estimate and third production forecast for summer crops for 2019 The area planted estimate and third production forecast for summer crops for 2019 is hereby released. Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/qM9LL3YveptWzdajziqd6mV11CDOu6E6A6OhqZrv.pdf" target="_blank">Oesskattingskomitee | Crop Es ...
2019-05-14 Press release Agri SA and Aerobotics partner to offer free service for all South African farmers Agri SA and Aerobotics have today announced a partnership to provide South African farmers with access to free satellite farming data and the latest Aeroview In-Field Scouting Application. The partnership aims to accelerate access to analytical infor ...
2019-05-12 Press release Congratulations to the IEC and South Africa Agri SA wishes to congratulate the Electoral Commission (IEC) on the successful 2019 National and Provincial Election. It is no small task to manage a fundamental democratic task on such a large scale. Agri SA also wishes to thank every South African ...
2019-05-13 Press release Agri SA Commodity Chamber and DAFF cooperate to lift ban on wool and animal exports to China Agri SA would like to congratulate the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) on coordinating South Africa’s response to the ban on export of wool and animal skins to China. South Africa exports billions of rands’ worth of wool ...
2019-05-03 News CCMA and BUSA webtool The CCMA and BUSA webtool is an incredibly useful resource, making the legislative and management challenges around employing people much more accessible for small businesses. The webtool has valuable information and downloadable content that will h ...
2019-05-06 Press release Agri SA launches shale gas court proceedings Agri SA can announce today that we launched court proceedings in the Pretoria High Court against the granting of environmental authorisations and exploration rights for shale gas to Rhino Oil & Gas on 16 April 2019. This is after Agri SA received con ...
2019-05-06 Press release Agri SA pressures NERSA to register SSEG projects Agri SA is concerned by NERSA’s reluctance to register SSEG projects. Agri SA’s members has the potential to supply the electricity needed to prevent future load shedding through small-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) installations (less than 1 MW), ...
2019-05-15 Press release Policy uncertainty worsens South African agriculture unemployment crisis The increase in unemployment levels, especially in agriculture is of great concern and deserves President Cyril Ramaphosa’s attention in his new term of office. The recent Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) results from Statistics SA shows the ag ...
2019-05-05 News Monthly food security bulletin of South Africa: April 2019 Click here for the report: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/pJh3VTkf6cjj06JFeC9eL4TtLqHObzYX6fH2Dxhr.pdf" target="_blank">MONTHLY FOOD SECURITY BULLETIN OF SOUTH AFRICA: APRIL 2019</a>
2019-05-09 News Final calculated production figures of winter cereals for 2018 At a meeting held on 9 May 2019, the Crop Estimates Liaison Committee (CELC) oversaw the process for the finalisation of the crop production figures of commercial wheat, malting barley and canola for 2018. <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/downl ...
2019-05-20 Press release Farmers show their determination against shale gas in Supreme Court of Appeal ...
2019-06-10 News State of reservoirs 10 June 2019 <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/1P3ufcg89SQWlInnazRz2WHDDSFQqHr7m5H21B9o.pdf" target="_blank">Stand van damme 10 Junie 2019 | State of reservoirs 10 June 2019</a>
2019-05-22 News Foot and Mouth Diseases: Vhembe district. End of outbreak Herewith the most recent FMD Update from DAFF. Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/a2PE2tyXKdYoeA63mcC9N6FWTgvuiZDxdtbKgl4G.pdf" target="_blank">Foot and Mouth Diseases: Vhembe district. End of outbreak </a>
2019-05-23 Press release Agri SA Executive Director to head up WFO working group ...
2019-05-29 News DAFF Foot-and-mouth disease outbreak officially over Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/5Gtm5LjSYyZsjorNh9fgephiZaX1yAtfO1gcGcy2.pdf" target="_blank">Foot-and-mouth disease outbreak officially over </a> <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/yugsoNR8ceofZwpifGaLWUAhBreVjWckCX ...
2019-05-29 News RPO National: Outbreak of Anthrax All farmers are requested to urgently vaccinate their animals against anthrax. This includes cattle, sheep and goats. Anthrax also occurs within game and under no circumstances must venison of infected game, be consumed. Read the full statement ...
2019-05-30 Press release Cabinet 2019: Streamlining welcome, but the real work starts now Agri SA welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s smaller, more streamlined cabinet, but now we need engagement with the new officials about policy issues that farmers face on a daily basis. Agri SA liaises continuously with ministers and senior governm ...
2019-06-04 Press release Farm safety: the first national priority Farm safety: the first national priority Agri SA, with Agri Western Cape, want to strongly condemn the recent murder of Stefan Smit, a farmer from Stellenbosch. Agri SA would also like to convey its condolences to the Smit family. He will be reme ...
2019-06-06 News Corteva Agriscience listed on the NYSE as Leading, Independent, Global Pure-Play Agriculture Company Corteva Agriscience Completes Separation from DowDuPont to Form Leading, Independent, Global Pure-Play Agriculture Company • New company is global leader in two large, attractive markets – seed and crop protection – underpinned by expanding ...
2019-06-10 News May 2019: Tractor and combine harvester sales Read the SAAMA media statement here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/34IWGEEAu29vNHbg5WWcIft4giU753gJdu64opKk.pdf" target="_blank">SAAMA Mei | May 2019</a>
2019-06-11 News Corteva Agriscience and John Deere invest in technology solutions and tools to help farmers improve Pretoria, South Africa., June. 11, 2019 - Corteva Agriscience™ and John Deere, the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier of equipment, today kicked off a three-day marketing collaboration where they presented their technology solutions and to ...
2019-04-25 News Agri SA Commodity and Corporate Conference Agri SA's Commodity and Corporate Conference was hosted on 24 - 25 April 2019 at Future Africa with the theme Research for Development. Find the presentations here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/Xo30E2NjGbxRqE1YVHwBFJDBiImSs8PeinOwb ...
2019-08-27 News Statement on Eskom issued by Ministry of Public Enterprises Eskom is a key institution in the energy sector and a critical component of the South African economy. The country’s economic performance is reliant on Eskom providing reliable and sustainable supply of electricity. The lesson is clear: for growth, ...
2019-04-24 News Agri SA survey confirms structural shift in research spend Agri SA today released its 2019 survey which shows the agriculture sector has undergone a discernible structural shift in research spend. The survey indicates that the spend is moved away from the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) and towards a var ...
2019-06-19 Press release SONA #2 2019: watershed or shipwreck Agri SA would like to urge President Cyril Ramaphosa to use the forthcoming State of the Nation Address (SONA) to announce what the vast majority of South Africans have been waiting for: a shift to sustainable and reliable government policies. The ...
2019-06-21 Press release SONA #2 2019: Last opportunity to capitalise on public trust Agri SA is optimistic about the State of the Nation Address (SONA), but this is the last opportunity for government to capitalise on the remaining public trust and deliver on its promises. The SONA delivered by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday n ...
2019-07-01 News African Swine Fever Awareness Following the outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) reported in the North West, Gauteng, Free State and Mpumalanga Provinces, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) will be embarking on roadshows and awareness camp ...
2019-07-03 Press release The yearly Agri Gauteng Ekspo, in proud partnership with Agri SA The yearly Agri Gauteng Ekspo, in proud partnership with Agri SA Home of the professional farmer Agri Gauteng, in collaboration with Agri SA, will be presenting the 2nd Agri Gauteng Ekspo this year. The Ekspo is committed to showcase a vibrant i ...
2019-07-04 Press release Agriculture scores a hit against fracking Agri SA is ecstatic about the decision by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in favour of Agri Eastern Cape and other stakeholders, that no fracking shall be allowed for the time being. The SCA found that the current regulations regarding shale ga ...
2019-08-01 News Monthly Food Security Bulletin of South Africa: July 2019 Read the full bulletin here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/enEQ1uWIW3KaBjtV30E7irIk1Y8zsj3hR2zRVl0D.pdf" target="_blank">Monthly Food Security Bulletin of South Africa: July 2019</a>
2019-08-06 News Census of Commercial Agriculture 2017 (CoCA) Since Stats SA officers are currently out on farm visits, please find the following: The schedule for farm visits. <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/j2ZKpPC7BlmMRbLf8WUqOlk1nSQF3X5WYo3NUhSD.pdf" target="_blank">CoCA skedule | CoCA schedule ...
2019-09-16 News State of reservoirs: 16 September 2019 <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/KKiFBBgXE2MRT4KF0lfUAtup4st9juDV8lsXUQyK.pdf" target="_blank">Stand van damme 16 September 2019 | State of reservoirs 16 September 2019</a>
2019-12-02 News State of reservoirs 2 December 2019 <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/24n1IhBuITfArY84Dl4mcAZLbG9E6opIGCOwED7I.pdf" target="_blank">Stand van damme op 2 Desember 2019 | State of reservoirs on 2 December 2019</a>
2019-08-16 News DAFF: African swine fever outbreak and surveillance report August Read the report here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/606hmOg9cPYysZDpBPWjb8QoOv3leESJXMZKvVBF.pdf" target="_blank">African swine fever outbreak ans surveillance report August</a>
2019-07-16 Press release Agri SA welcomes Minister’s intention to work with organised agriculture Agri SA is heartened by the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza's budget speech delivered at Parliament today. President of Agri SA, Dan Kriek, who attended the speech welcomed the focus on partnerships, agric ...
2019-07-23 News Intern: Labour and Land Centres of Excellence Agri SA is looking for a young and dynamic individual to fulfill a joint role between the Labour and Land Centres of Excellence. Such a person will be providing support to both the heads of the respective Labour and Land Centres of Excellence, in bo ...
2019-07-25 News Intern: Disaster Management Agri SA is looking for a young and dynamic individual to join the team as a disaster management intern. Such a person will be providing support to Agri SA risk desk. We are looking for someone with solid research and writing capability, advanced com ...
2019-07-28 Press release Panel report raises red flags for agriculture Agri SA is extremely concerned about several aspects of the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform’s report and particularly the controversial recommendations which include amending the Constitution and land ceilings. Agri SA does not support a ...
2019-07-29 News Land reform reports Find the report of the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/ogHIBBLYNklYA6Qhm88fDuFEpAMIODs6e3Ju41Av.pdf" target="_blank">Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform report </a> Find the alter ...
2019-07-31 Press release Agriculture can save South Africa from its unemployment crisis Agri SA is concerned about the rising unemployment rate and wishes to remind the government that investor confidence, especially in agriculture, is imperative to get job creation on track. The increase in South Africa’s unemployment levels to a rec ...
2019-08-13 News Post office accepts debit, credit cards The SA Post Office (Sapo) now accepts debit and credit cards as a payment method for the renewal of motor vehicle licences at its branches that offer the service. The service is available at selected post offices in all provinces except Mpumalang ...
2019-08-16 News Invitation to comment: Statutory measures Dear affected groups in the grains and oilseeds industries Please see the attached press release for your attention. The NAMC received a request for the continuation of statutory measures related to registration, records and returns, and in parti ...
2019-08-19 Press release Farming community’s safety is a priority “The safety of the farming community in South Africa is a priority for the Agri Securitas Trust Fund; therefore, it has recently again allocated more than R1,5 million to approximately 420 farmers and 15 500 farm workers across South Africa via 12 ...
2019-08-21 News July 2019 livestock disease trends Monthly report on livestock disease trends as informally reported by veterinarians belonging to the Ruminant Veterinary Association of South Africa (RuVASA), a group of the South African Veterinary Association. This month the focus falls on BIOSEC ...
2019-08-27 News Call for comments: Towards an Economic Strategy for South Africa The Minister of Finance, Mr Tito Mboweni, is calling on members of the public to make comments on a paper published today, titled: Economic transformation, inclusive growth, and competitiveness: Towards an Economic Strategy for South Africa. The p ...
2019-08-29 Press release Economic debate welcomed but implementation remains the Achilles heel Agri SA welcomes the latest National Treasury document[2] in principle as it addresses several policy challenges and structural issues, giving specific solutions that are otherwise absent in many policy proposals. Agriculture is well-positioned to gi ...
2019-09-01 News NAMC: The Farm-to-Retail-Price-Spread The farm value share is the value of the farm product’s equivalent in the final food product purchased by the consumers. The Farm-to-Retail-Price-Spread (FTRPS) is the difference between what the consumer pays for the food product at retail level a ...
2019-11-05 News Eskom power alert on 5 November 2019 Eskom Power Alert 1: The electricity system is severely constrained, but the probability of loadshedding is low Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/Ch3kfjZpTS0zhXDP8ktjBHkzsiSrkGRNhLtxGfdG.pdf" target="_blank">Eskom power alert</ ...
2019-09-04 Press release Violence: Urgent plan of action needed Agri SA strongly condemns the violence taking place across the country. The degree of media coverage shows South Africa and the world that the country has an enormous crime problem. It cannot be wished away or not spoken about; a clear plan of action ...
2019-09-04 News South African Food Security Bulletin: August 2019 <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/yGZLvqPbL9ql8wOM6MSasGjN7iDWX1XtQWhwVvps.pdf" target="_blank">Read the latest South African Food Security Bulletin for the month of August 2019</a>
2019-09-10 News NAMC Market Intelligence Report Read the report here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/esOSYheYfCtuepvxXvx7hGr5MiJCvGWQAa3PBSvc.pdf" target="_blank">NAMC Market Intelligence Report</a>
2019-09-12 Press release Agricultural sector and academia join hands Agri SA and Stellenbosch University’s (SU) Faculty of AgriSciences hosted a colloquium to facilitate important discussions among agricultural role players, academics and research institutions. More than 70 agriculture-leaders and researchers took p ...
2019-09-12 Press release 47 Farm murders a tragic loss Agri SA is concerned about the number of farm murders that was announced by the South African Police Service (SAPS) today. Although this figure is a decrease from the 62 farm murders in the previous financial year, it remains enormous and amounts to ...
2019-09-17 News Smallholder Market Access Tracker (SMAT) Baseline Report by the NAMC Please find the Smallholder Market Access Tracker (SMAT) Baseline Report produced under Markets and Economic Research Centre of NAMC here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/MYXJRczK9VfCXhu5KAoG39mxwlhtZB9UxlgjXLCo.pdf" target="_blank">Smallh ...
2019-10-01 News Market Intelligence Report (Week 39) by the NAMC Read the report here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/53c0JgbUPh0ur58wdsukzz4KLMtyfIhOYVv72i4n.pdf" target="_blank">Market Intelligence Report (week 39)</a>
2019-09-20 Press release Outcome in Melmoth-case huge success Agri SA is elated about the outcome of the Melmoth case in favour of the landowners this week. The outcome brings some comfort to concerned landowners regarding the manner in which experts will deal with the concept of just and equitable compensation ...
2019-09-25 News NAMC's Food Basket Price Monthly Read more about the selection of 28 food basket items and the comparison between rural and urban prices thereof. The report is by the Markets and Research Centre of the NAMC. <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/4rB61hB7hwAXbsEJa7cYPmoD ...
2019-09-25 News Labour and Development Centre of Excellence Newsletter This is a short summary of the different Nedlac and other engagements that the Agri SA Labour and Development Centre of Excellence was involved in from August to mid-September 2019. <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/3ipUSsQVdAZMqSH86TRFU ...
2019-09-30 News State of reservoirs: 30 September 2019 <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/WuD4g7u6hp4nX0SfHKBm8ppelsM0FJkXwhEKvJoJ.pdf" target="_blank">Stand van damme | State of reservoirs 30 September 2019</a>
2019-04-10 Press release Ministers address farmers Agri SA looks forward to welcoming members representative of the entire value chain at its annual congress next week. The theme of this year’s congress is The shaping of the South African agricultural landscape in the age of the Fourth Industrial R ...
2019-10-03 Press release Ministers address farmers Agri SA looks forward to welcoming members representative of the entire value chain at its annual congress next week. The theme of this year’s congress is The shaping of the South African agricultural landscape in the age of the Fourth Industrial R ...
2019-10-03 News Vacancy: Communications Officer Agri SA seeks a go-getter with a background in journalism or communication to promote Agri SA and agriculture within South Africa. If you meet the requirements and would like to apply, please forward your CV to Marieke Oberholzer: marieke@agrisa. ...
2019-10-11 Press release Agri SA announces Board at the 2019 Congress Agri SA congratulates its Board who have been elected at the 2019 Congress today. The Board is representative of the entire agricultural value chain, including Agri SA’s provincial affiliates, commodity organisations and corporate members. “I ...
2019-10-11 Press release Agri SA supports the revised Rural Safety Strategy Agri SA supports the South African Police Service’s (SAPS) revised Rural Safety Strategy that was launched today in Louis Trichardt. The strategy highlights once again the urgent need to curb crime in rural and farming areas. If the strategy is imp ...
2019-10-14 News Agri SA congress: Presidential address Dan Kriek delivered his presidential address on Thursday 10 October 2019 at Agri SA's congress. Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/5U4tFbpuf28kDeGm1okJXkVHUv067RBmTUIABB8b.pdf" target="_blank">Presidential address</a>
2019-10-15 News Agri SA congress presentations Agri SA's Congress was hosted on 10 – 11 October 2019 at the Maslow Sun Times Square, with the theme: Shaping the South African agricultural landscape in the age of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Find the presentations here: <a href="https:// ...
2019-10-18 Press release Load shedding: South Africa needs urgent implementation of electricity sector reforms Agri SA is deeply concerned by the negative impact that load shedding can have on the primary agricultural sector, the food value chain and the South African economy. “Eskom has implemented Stage 2 load shedding from Wednesday, catching the South ...
2019-10-23 News Integrated Resource Plan (IRP2019) The IRP is an electricity infrastructure development plan based on least-cost electricity supply and demand balance, taking into account security of supply and the environment (minimize negative emissions and water usage). Read more here: <a href ...
2019-10-27 News Eskom media statement on load shedding No load shedding is expected today and the probability of load shedding is low for the week Monday, 28 October 2019: There is no load shedding expected today and the probability of load shedding is low for the week. Read more: <a href="https://ww ...
2019-10-25 News OPB: Availablility of Pulpy Kidney Alum vaccine Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/QVpEXp1O6nVhMEebN6lc0s3bOjvlfGKw1I8xUWnr.pdf" target="_blank"> Die beskikbaarheid van Bloednier-entstof | Availability of Pulpy Kidney Alum vaccine</a>
2019-10-26 News September 2019 report on livestock disease trends Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/oOczg0kCi7eikNPP8tlyGfFDkYxIPAlJ795DNSqv.pdf" target="_blank">September 2019 diseases report </a> <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/P2OZHDpPdiXYOzvVk8NVVvurxJKGh7Dh4fARCaDa.pdf" targe ...
2019-10-28 Press release Agri SA’s expectations: Medium-term Budget Policy Statement 2019 Agri SA expects the Medium-term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) to make adequate resources available to boost agriculture’s competitiveness and to support farmers, especially in the drought affected areas. Minister Tito Mboweni will table the Me ...
2019-10-29 News A tribute to Johannes Frederik van Zyl Oom Kosie, as he was commonly known, was a person whose posture and stature were in direct contrast. A small man with great knowledge and insight, especially about agricultural affairs, he was fearless and a colossus in this field. His career was d ...
2019-10-30 Press release MTBPS 2019: Agriculture left high and dry Agri SA is disappointed with the Medium-term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) that was delivered by the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni in Parliament today. “Whilst the MTBPS does not include detailed spending plans or tax proposals[1], the Mi ...
2019-10-31 Press release Farmers are not facing the drought alone Agri SA stands with every farmer, farm worker and farming community that is suffering as a result of the devastating drought in South Africa. During the past four years, thousands of tons of feed, as well as cash and humanitarian aid, had been provid ...
2019-11-01 News News flash: High Court to decide on crucial water rights matters High Court to decide on crucial water rights matters Janse Rabie, Head of Natural Resources, Agri SA On 30 and 31 October 2019 the Pretoria High Court heard three matters that are crucial to the way in which water use rights in the agricultural s ...
2019-01-01 News News flash: High Court to decide on crucial water rights matters High Court to decide on crucial water rights matters - Janse Rabie (Head of Natural Resources, Agri SA) On 30 and 31 October 2019 the Pretoria High Court heard three matters that are crucial to the way in which water use rights in the agricultura ...
2019-11-06 News Eskom power alert on 6 November 2019 The system remains very constrained today Wednesday, 06 November 2019: The power system remains severely constrained this morning with unplanned breakdowns above 12 000 MW. Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/yWmnI6u4tySb0L ...
2019-11-06 News NAMC Market Intelligence Report: Week 44 of 2019 Please find the Week 44 of 2019 Market Intelligence Report produced under Markets and Economic Research Centre of NAMC. This link also takes you to the soft copy of the publication - https://www.namc.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/NAMC-Market-In ...
2019-11-07 Press release Agri SA cautions Ad Hoc Committee on amending section 25 of the Constitution On 6 November 2019, Agri SA attended a constitutional dialogue on land ownership hosted by the Ad Hoc Committee in Parliament tasked with initiating legislation to amend the property clause. Agri SA and several other organisations and experts were i ...
2019-11-08 News Eskom power alert 8 November 2019 The system remains tight and vulnerable with a high risk of loadshedding for later today. Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/downloadImage/IX1RXj67gA4ZqfnDQ3aylZI7uHJPcu8I6bSSx2vm.png" target="_blank">Eskom power alert 8 November 2019</a ...
2019-11-08 Press release Agri SA is proud of its Young Farmer of the Year Agri SA congratulated Johan van der Schyff who last night was named Toyota SA/Agri SA’s Young Farmer of the Year for 2019. An egg producer from the Plettenberg Bay area, Johan produces approximately 1 million dozen eggs per month, also for exportin ...
2019-11-12 News Agri SA's Agriculture Drought Report 2019/2020 Today, Agri SA hosted a press briefing on the severe drought experienced throughout South Africa. The panel included members from various sectors presenting agriculture, namely, Gerhard Schutte - Red Meat Producers, Jannie de Villiers - Grain SA, Wie ...
2019-11-19 News Joint statement on Foot and Mouth Disease Joint statement of the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development and the National Animal Health Forum on Foot and Mouth Disease Read the full statement here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/FeLhhUTodsqOdVvJbENYMGzJ ...
2019-11-22 News Constructive cooperation between Government and the Red Meat Industry “The conversation with the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development on the Red Meat Industry and the foot and mouth diseases (FMD) situation which took place yesterday was very constructive”, says Koos van der Ryst, chairman of ...
2019-11-22 Press release Grave concern over FMD outbreaks Agri SA expresses its concern over the national banning of livestock auctions as a result of the latest cases of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Limpopo. “This will have an adverse economic impact on the agricultural sector,” cautioned Omri va ...
2019-11-25 News Agri SA Congress 2019: Podcast series Agri SA hosted its 2019 congress in Pretoria. It was an exciting two days with the theme "Shaping the South African agricultural landscape in the age of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Listen to the presentations in a Podcast series here: Presi ...
2019-11-27 News NAMC Market Intelligence Report: Week 47 of 2019 Please find the Week 44 of 2019 Market Intelligence Report produced under Markets and Economic Research Centre of NAMC. This link also takes you to the soft copy of the publication - https://www.namc.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Market-Intelli ...
2019-11-26 News Crop Estimates Committee : Summer crops – area planted and final production estimate: 2019 The area planted estimate and final production forecast for summer crops for 2019 is hereby released. SUMMER CROPS – AREA PLANTED AND FINAL PRODUCTION ESTIMATE: 2019 Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/meu3d6186K7a65krKcyK ...
2019-11-29 Press release Agri SA ready to engage on Water Master Plan On 28 November 2019 the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, Lindiwe Sisulu, launched the much anticipated National Water and Sanitation Master Plan (NW&SMP) in Pretoria. The NW&SMP outlines the short, medium, and long-term strategy t ...
2019-11-29 News DAFF: African swine fever outbreak and surveillance update report November 2019 Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/7k9LHlgkWWdxXMXnNutttXvnavrxZCB1enZDkUCH.pdf" target="_blank">DAFF: African swine fever outbreak and surveillance update report</a>
2019-11-27 News DAFF: FMD Molemole outbreak follow-up report In November 2019, an outbreak of foot ans Mouth disease (FMD) was confirmed on a farm in the Capricorn district of Limpopo province, which is in the suspended FMD free zone. Read more<a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/4CXcLyw33hYzrc0Ll59Zm ...
2019-12-03 Press release Be more alert and prepared during festive season Agri SA and TLU SA, in a joint statement issued today, said it was difficult to urge their members to remain calm and refrain from acting irresponsibly while farm attacks and crime against the farming community continue unabated. The 53 murders r ...
2019-12-01 News URGENT NOTICE: BAN ON LIVESTOCK AUCTIONS Please take note of the attached Government Gazette Vol 654 dated 4 December 2019 No 42883 indicating a national ban on any activities for which live cloven-hoofed animals are physically brought onto a piece of land or property from two or more place ...
2019-12-04 News Joint statement of the Department Of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development and the FMD Tech Progress has been reported consistently over the past four weeks since the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Molemole. To date, 11 commercial properties have been found to be infected and confirmed positive: Seven in Capricorn, two in Vhemb ...
2019-12-04 News Fuel prices 4 December 2019 Price changes to be effected on Wednesday 4 December 2019 Click here for comprehensive information: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/rDHkCjZbUZ3COd6ioABjF78bfvcdUrrIJjodtQDQ.pdf" target="_blank">Brandstofpryse Desember 2019 | Fuel price ...
2019-12-05 Press release Overhasty public consultation on section 25 amendment slammed Agri SA is disappointed in the decision by the Ad Hoc Committee, tasked with the amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution, to not allow for proper consultation and public participation. The Ad Hoc Committee discussed the draft Bill to amend the pr ...
2019-12-06 News Temporary ban of auctions as interim prevention measures for spreading of foot and mouth disease "The Red Meat Producers' Organisation (RPO) supports the extremely drastic measures to place a temporary ban on, among other things, auctions and shows of cloven-hoofed animals as announced in the Government Gazette of 4 December 2019," said Mr Koos ...
2019-12-06 News Stage 2 loadshedding will continue today from 09:00 until 06:00 on Saturday 7 December 2019 Friday, 6 December 2019: Eskom terminated Stage 2 loadshedding at 05:00 today, after having to loadshed from 16:00 on Thursday evening. As the generating plant continues to perform at low levels of reliability, our technical teams were unable to re ...
2019-12-06 Press release Dan Kriek resigns after 25 years of involvement in organised agriculture It is with sadness that Agri SA’s Board received Dan Kriek’s notice of resignation as President of Agri SA. After long and thorough consideration, Kriek decided to step down from this position with effect from 31 December 2019, due to health and ...
2019-12-10 News Eskom’s 2018/19 Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) application Invitation for public comments on Eskom’s 2018/19 Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) application and indicative timelines for the determination process. Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/EQ1fvit4FdtMfvqoSCSdEcLXgHIrodXL8uklHu ...
2019-12-01 News Eskom power alert 10 December 2019 Eskom is currently implementing Stage 4 rotational loadshedding until 23:00 tonight Tuesday, 10 December 2019: As communicated in the power alert issued last night, Eskom is implementing Stage 4 rotational loadshedding until 23:00 tonight as a resul ...
2019-12-10 News Eskom power alert on 10 December 2019 Eskom is currently implementing Stage 4 rotational loadshedding until 23:00 tonight Tuesday, 10 December 2019: As communicated in the power alert issued last night, Eskom is implementing Stage 4 rotational loadshedding until 23:00 tonight as a resul ...
2019-12-12 Press release Load shedding: Looming crisis in agriculture “Eskom has implemented stage 6 load shedding from 18:00 to 22:00 on Monday evening, catching the South African economy off guard,” says Nicol Jansen, Agri SA’s chair of the Centre of Excellence: Economics and Trade. “The latest round of load ...
2019-12-12 News Eskom: Fake news alert Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/ehSPMJhuEKGsIChMW7ZfUz46MCIw0F8ksbL304Bb.pdf" target="_blank">Eskom fake news</a>
2019-12-11 News Joint statement on the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak Limpopo No further cases of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) were reported in the past week, but livestock owners and the general public should remain vigilant for clinical signs of FMD in their animals. Read more:<a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/k3 ...
2020-12-12 News Eskom Fake News Alert: Zim connecting illegally Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/WftDqQn0tlrBtMTwWgBdvsfzvUqpIuLjyXJpnKQE.pdf" target="_blank">Eskom Fake News Alert: Zim connecting illegally</a>