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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 ...
2018-02-27 Press release Motion on land – political populism trumps national interest Agri SA fully understands the need for land reform and the frustration with the apparent slow progress and is committed to orderly and sustainable land reform. However, politics and emotion dominated the debate on land in the Nasional Assembly on Tue ...
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 ...
2018-08-21 News State of reservoirs weekly update on 13 August 2018 Click here to view the dam levels: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/zeLWPm95zuYzEXdDtHXVuf1rUQsP6VYBfc5NuU58.pdf" target="_blank">Stand van damme | State of reservoirs</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 ...
2018-07-31 News Fuel prices 1 August 2018 Price changes to be effected on Wednesday 01 August 2018 in Gauteng (increase)/ decrease Click here for comprehensive information: <a href="http://agrisa.co.za/download/jQmx1UrEPvbhmtqEhaOqdnL0W8AuqhtPFqCvWoIZ.pdf" target="_blank">Fuel prices 1 A ...
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 ...
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>
2018-08-08 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 ...
2018-08-19 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 ...
2018-08-13 News OBP product availability <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/97I7UnB20lJV5D4bXXqaNJVjZRsIyaYv2zfPzSMC.pdf" target="_blank">OBP produk beskikbaarheid | OBP product availability</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 ...