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Hurry to enter TLU SA Young Farmer of the Year 2021 Tuesday | 15 June | 2021

Young farmers from across the country should jump to enter the 2021 TLU SA Young Farmer of the Year competition. Entries close on 18 June 2021. In conjunction with Santam Agriculture, Manitou, CMH Ford and Introlab, the competition became very popular. There are big prizes to be won, including a trip to Paris, France, for

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TLU SA deplores lies around impact study on expropriation Wednesday | 09 June | 2021

TLU SA deplores the poor quality of the government’s impact study on expropriation without compensation made public by Sakeliga this week. It is an excellent example of the lack of knowledge in state departments to compile and report critical information. The document – compiled at the instruction of the Department of Public Works – forms

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TLU SA not comforted by Ramaphosa’s comments on nationalisation Friday | 04 June | 2021

Pres Cyril Ramaphosa’s comments that the ANC does not endorse a nationalisation policy do not put TLU SA at ease that all land (and property) will not eventually be in the hands of the government. After the reply on the presidential budget, Pres Ramaphosa said that the ANC wants people to own land and not

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TLU SA not fooled by ANC’s coaxing of EFF about expropriation Monday | 31 May | 2021

The further suggested amendments to Section 25 of the Constitution – shortly before the deadline – is nothing more than the ANC trying to coax the EFF before the elections. The ad hoc committee must complete their work today, 31 May 2021, but announced on Friday that they now want to amend the entire Section

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TLU SA finds firearm amendments absurd Monday | 24 May | 2021

TLU SA finds the suggested amendments to the Firearm Act absurd and contradictory to the South African constitution. The Bill of Rights in the Constitution of South Africa states that every person has the right to a safe environment. Since the government miserably fails to guarantee the safety of South Africans, every person should have

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TLU SA Young Farmers encourages agriculture to join organised structures and strengthen industry Friday | 14 May | 2021

TLU SA urged young farmers to join organised agriculture structures to take on the industry’s challenges jointly during the recent Young Farmers Conference. The annual Young Farmers Conference had to be suspended last year because of lockdown regulations. This year the TLU SA Young Farmer Committee hosted the conference from the head office in Silverton,

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TLU SA rejects Cele’s excuses about DNA backlog Wednesday | 12 May | 2021

TLU SA has no sympathy for the Minister of Police, Mr Bheki Cele’s sleepless nights about the country’s unacceptable DNA backlog in the police’s forensic department. He is the cause of the backlog and should stand aside to let a capable person clean up his mess. TLU SA launched a petition to have the minister

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TLU SA reiterates stance against expropriation without compensation in cooperation with ad hoc group for protection of private ownership Tuesday | 11 May | 2021

From the comments at the Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure’s public hearings on the Expropriation Bill, it is clear the participants have no idea of the implications this bill holds. Thus it is up to the ad hoc group for the protection of private ownership to warn the public about the consequences for

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TLU SA reiterates stance against expropriation without compensation in cooperation with ad hoc group for protection of private ownership Tuesday | 11 May | 2021

From the comments at the Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure’s public hearings on the Expropriation Bill, it is clear the participants have no idea of the implications this bill holds. Thus it is up to the ad hoc group for the protection of private ownership to warn the public about the consequences for

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TLU SA CALLS FOR URGENT VACCINATION OF FARMWORKERS Wednesday | 31 March | 2021

On 21 February 2021, TLU SA wrote a letter to the Minister of Health requesting that farmworkers be considered as a priority group for vaccination against Covid-19. Farmworkers perform an essential service and have been classified as such since the beginning of the restriction. The potential exposure of workers to Covid-19 is significantly high and

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