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TLU SA disappointed about Minister Didiza’s failure to act on corruption claims Friday | 05 March | 2021

TLU SA is disappointed and highly dissatisfied with the minister of agriculture, land reform and rural development, Ms Thoko Didiza’s failure to act against blatant corruption in her department. Earlier this year, TLU SA wrote to the minister and the acting director-general, Ms Rendani Sadiki, regarding the suspicious expenditure of around 600 000 face masks and

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TLU SA blames minister Nxesi for coming layoffs in agriculture Monday | 01 March | 2021

TLU SA bemoans the minister of labour and employment, Mr Thulas Nxesi’s approach and handling of the dispute regarding the increased minimum wage of 16,1% for farmworkers. “We reached out to the minister repeatedly to establish a conversation to come to a sensible agreement and solution,” says Mr Henry Geldenhuys, the president of TLU SA.

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TLU SA underwhelmed by predictable budget Wednesday | 24 February | 2021

The National Budget 2021 did nothing to excite agriculture. Minister of Finance, Mr Tito Mboweni, delivered the budget in parliament today. As expected, there was a strong focus on economic growth. Early on in his speech, the minister said that this budget would create South Africa’s framework to achieve a primary surplus on the budget

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TLU SA launches campaign to make security expenses tax-deductible Monday | 22 February | 2021

TLU SA today launched a campaign to enable all South Africans to deduct any security expenses from tax. Section 23(b) of the Income Tax Act prohibits South Africans from deducting security expenses from income tax. Even though companies can deduct these type of costs, with this campaign, TLU SA wants to focus on offering this

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TLU SA unconvinced about purpose of state budget Monday | 22 February | 2021

On the eve of the annual budget speech, TLU SA doubts if there is still any use in drawing up and presenting a state budget. “We are convinced that the same old singsong will just be dished up again,” says Mr Henry Geldenhuys, the president of TLU SA. “The dedicated funds for specific causes will

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TLU SA calls for support of dispute against minimum wage Friday | 19 February | 2021

TLU SA calls on farmers, farmworkers, and any other South Africans who realise a minimum wage for farmworkers is not feasible to support the dispute and prevent widespread unemployment and increase food prices. TLU SA declared a dispute about the proposed increased minimum wage for farmworkers with the minister of labour and employment, Mr Thulas

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TLU SA thankful about good rains in South Africa Tuesday | 16 February | 2021

TLU SA is thankful for the splendid rains over a wide area of the country the past weeks. It brought great relief for many farmers in South Africa. “We received messages from farmers from all over relaying how nature is intensively restoring after the rains,” says Mr Henry Geldenhuys, the president of TLU SA. “We

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Agricultural sector starts process against minimum wage for farmworkers Saturday | 13 February | 2021

JOINT PRESS RELEASE A group of roleplayers from the agricultural value chain gathered yesterday to discuss the minimum wage of farmworkers, effective 1 March 2021. The department of labour and employment pushed through the increase of 16% despite various agricultural industry inputs, which questioned the proposal’s sustainability and emphasised its implications. “We received feedback from

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State of the Nation merely a play for the audience, says TLU SA Thursday | 11 February | 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation 2021 was merely a good show for the audience in an election year. “The president made extremely dynamic announcements and focussed on what the government did and will do for citizens,” says Mr Henry Geldenhuys. “Exactly as expected from a president in the year of an election. “But,

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TLU SA invites roleplayers in agriculture to urgently discuss the minimum wage for farmworkers Wednesday | 10 February | 2021

In light of the announcement that the minimum wage for farmworkers will increase to R21,69 from 1 March 2021, TLU SA invited roleplayers in agriculture to join a meeting to urgently discuss the situation. “Despite the valuable and realistic inputs from various roleplayers in the agricultural sector, the increase was pushed through,” says Mr Henry

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