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Change the policy, not the level, says TLU SA Thursday | 17 September | 2020

The movement of South Africa from level two to level one of the lockdown will bring no substantial change to the economy. It is just the government continuing with their political power play, says TLU SA. “The faster government lifts the limitations and South Africans start taking responsibility for their health, the sooner the mechanisms

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TLU SA questions announcing tender details as solution to corruption Friday | 28 August | 2020

It is not enough for the government to simply announce the names of people or companies who received tenders during and because of COVID-19. TLU SA says the government should instead ask for how long the phenomenon of nepotism and cadre preference in terms of tender practices have been going on. “It is just as

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TLU SA supports protest actions against farm attacks Wednesday | 19 August | 2020

“Farmers are fed up with the onslaught on their lives and will take action against criminals attacking and intimidating them,” says Mr Louis Meintjes, the president of TLU SA. This past month the country increasingly saw how communities peacefully protested in their masses at court cases relating to farm attacks and murders. TLU SA and

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Open the economy – lift all lockdown regulations, says TLU SA Thursday | 13 August | 2020

It is unacceptable to TLU SA that the national control room – dominated by the ANC – put lockdown regulations in place which does not make sense, is based on double standards and have left millions of South Africans without income or food. “The government’s lockdown regulations drove the country’s economy into the ground,” says

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TLU SA concerned about new trends in farm attacks amidst the release of new crime statistics Friday | 31 July | 2020

TLU SA’s statistics about farm attacks do not correspond with the statistics the minister of police, Mr Bheki Cele presented in parliament today. According to the department, there were only 46 farm attacks during 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020, while TLU SA’s statistics – which have been kept up to date since 1990

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TLU SA invites South Africans to walk against crime virtually Thursday | 30 July | 2020

TLU SA invites all South Africans to take part in a virtual protest march against farm attacks with a campaign launched today. The farmers of South Africa are of vital importance. They have the particular knowledge and expertise to farm in a marginal agriculture country to produce food for our tables. They are viewed as

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TLU SA demands an explanation about revised hunting regulations Wednesday | 29 July | 2020

TLU SA demands an explanation about the revised regulations published in the Government Gazette on Tuesday which prohibits interprovincial travel for hunting. The department of environment, forestry and fisheries also put an end to accommodation for hunters with the regulations. “It is utterly reckless and irrational to publish these types of regulations,” says Mr Louis

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TLU SA urges farmers to stay alert while farm attacks increase Wednesday | 29 July | 2020

TLU SA is anxious about the increase in farm attacks, which this weekend lead to five murders. It earnestly urges farmers, their families and workers to be alert at all times. “The nine attacks of this weekend confirmed our observation that the marked decrease in violent crimes on farms during the first week of the

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TLU SA mid-year crime statistics show alertness prevents loss of life Tuesday | 07 July | 2020

The agricultural sector was struck by 26 farm murders and 141 farm attacks so far this year. It does, however, look like TLU SA’s advice on safety and alertness adds to protecting farmers against murder.   “It is clear that effective resistance and the implementation of self-defence techniques lead to the death or severe injuring

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TLU SA takes on municipalities with protest action Wednesday | 01 July | 2020

TLU SA today launched a protest action against unreasonable property taxes.   According to law, it is the responsibility of the municipality to ensure specific economic and social levels within an allocated area. Municipalities must undertake economic impact studies to be able to provide these services. It should also establish the unforeseen impact disasters will

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