- THE TWO WORLDS OF SOUTH AFRICAN AGRICULTURE
- Judgment on Mineral Rights may send the wrong signal
- Fuel Price Increase
- ESKOM TARIFF INCREASE
- Budget: Public debt raises concern
- The big lie about land ownership
- Not a State Address but a "Struggle" address
- TAU SA suspends participation in Green Paper process and NAREG
- Proposal for State of the Nation Speech: ban strikes in agriculture
- Criminal charge filed against Tony Ehrenreich
- TAU SA demands the implementation of minimum wages to be put on ice
- Minimum Wages will harm the country
New Commissioner invited to discuss rural safety
The appointment of the new national police commissioner came as a surprise to TAU SA.
Mr. Henry Geldenhuys, TAU SA's Deputy President and Chairman of the Safety Committee, said this is the third commissioner appointed without any police background. "It's okay to say that the police need a manager but is has to be considered that the police are not there to move papers around but to fight crime. For this task every police officer needs the necessary training and experience to be able to outwit criminals. To put someone to be in charge of such an operation without the necessary training and experience will create more problems than it offers solutions," said Mr Geldenhuys. "Mr. Zuma would have done better to learn from the history of failed civilian commissioners and rather appoint someone from the police rankings who can also bring back the much needed discipline in the police. We are afraid that this appointment is just another political appointment to strengthen his position."
TAU SA said that he is prepared to give the new commissioner the benefit of the doubt by inviting her right from the beginning of het term to interact with the Union engage on the issue of farm safety, an issue her interim predecessor apparently did not want to discuss. "Organized agriculture will judge her on her ability or lack thereof to improve on the security situation of our farmers," said Mr Geldenhuys.