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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 ...
2019-04-01 News State of reservoirs 1 April 2019 <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/bHjhy5smrdwP9kOQsV1SAjwdbEjvEv6flSgNi7Yq.pdf" target="_blank">Stand van damme 1 April 2019 | State of reservoirs 1 April 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 ...
2019-04-01 News Fuel prices 3 April 2019 Price changes to be effected on Wednesday 3 April 2019 Click here for comprehensive information: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/Av29td2VrMgUpwz5MCNWJdu3XVvw9PEVI9bdsYs5.pdf" target="_blank">Brandstof pryse 3 April 2019 | Fuel prices 3 ...
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 ...
2018-09-20 News OBP product availability <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/wxSheZLlLm8FHrFo6GxZSxhNUW1ueUAOw9cY6wXe.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 ...
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>
2019-02-06 News OBP product availability for February 2019 If you have any further enquiries please feel free to contact OBP on ordersloc@obpvaccines.co.za or call us on 012 522 1684/5/7/8. <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/tMBODFn9EV9s7MVnKoYtsoLsXsArurDdCBXMq4gj.pdf" target="_blank">OBP produc ...
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 ...
2019-01-24 News Crop Estimates Committee meetings 2019 <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/XHArqngkukwby5LU8vlwCIKGAGXNDoF1imudR33b.pdf" target="_blank">Oesskattingskomitee vergadering | Crop Estimate Committee meetings</a>
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 ...
2019-04-08 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 ...