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Strengthen private sector’s hand to assist, asks TLU SA Thursday | 11 November | 2021

In his first medium-term budget speech, Minister of Finance, Mr. Enoch Godonwana, pointed out the importance of the private sector several times, but South Africa’s policy does not create an environment of trust for this sector.   Mr Godonwana is seeking private sector investments, partnerships to fill funding gaps for various Economic Reconstruction and Recovery

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See agriculture as asset, asks TLU SA Wednesday | 10 November | 2021

TLU SA’s request to the Minister of Finance, Mr. Enoch Godonwana, with a view to Thursday’s medium-term budget, is to see the agricultural producers as South Africa’s biggest asset.   Mr. Bennie van Zyl, TLU SA’s general manager, says: “It is important to create a favourable environment to ensure that they (agricultural producers) can continue

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Price of fuel, fertilizer reason for huge cost price increases Thursday | 04 November | 2021

The huge increases in the price of food have little to do with the Covid-19 pandemic, but more to do with the high prices of fuel and fertilizer. This week’s sharp rise in the price of petrol (R1.21) and diesel (R1.48), not to mention the record highs of fertilizer prices, put both the consumer and

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More is needed to address stock theft Thursday | 04 November | 2021

For a real impact on stock theft, it is now necessary to shift to the next gear.   The current situation is already unacceptable, and the reality is that with the festive season around the corner, stock theft numbers will increase.   Crime statistics for from 1 April to 30 June 2021 show an 8%

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TLU SA addresses expropriation without compensation ignorance Thursday | 04 November | 2021

TLU SA calls on South Africans to inform 10 fellow citizens about what expropriation without compensation exactly means, its impact and why it may not be implemented. With this campaign TLU SA wants to address the ignorance among South Africans about what the Expropriation Bill entails and its impact, especially in the long term. Although

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Law-abiding citizens under fire Tuesday | 26 October | 2021

The South African legal system – probably one of the last state institutions to instil some confidence – is now failing the law-abiding citizens. The arrest of several farmers countrywide, after trying to protect themselves against lawbreakers, has been brought to the attention of TLU SA. “The legal process is losing its way if law-abiding

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Hunting on private property out of control Tuesday | 19 October | 2021

The illegal hunting with dogs on private property is getting out of control. “This situation creates a huge problem for livestock and game farmers, as no farmer can allow his animals to be wiped out in this cruel way,” said TLU SA Free State chairperson Bertus van der Westhuizen. “Dogs are cruel hunters, and snatch

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PRESS RELEASE: TLU SA suggests permit for unemployed to negotiate remuneration outside of minimum wage Friday | 01 October | 2021

TLU SA suggests the government consider a permit for the unemployed, which will exclude them from the conditions of the National Minimum Wage act. Persons with such a permit will then negotiate their own remuneration when applying for a job. This suggestion forms part of TLU SA’s submission handed in to the National Minimum Wage

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Hurry up if you want to exhibit at the Sakeliga KragDag Agricultural Sub-expo Wednesday | 29 September | 2021

TLU SA is proud once again to host the Agricultural Sub-expo at the Sakeliga KragDag. The event takes place between 14 and 16 October 2021 at the usual venue, the Diamantvallei Estate near Cullinan. The Agricultural Sub-expo can host 125 exhibits, and with more than 21 000 guests who visited the event in the past, it

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Family farming rules the roost in TLU SA Young Farmer of the Year 2021 Tuesday | 07 September | 2021

Dawie Brits, a giant of a young farmer, was as excited as a schoolboy on the first day of holidays when he heard that he is TLU SA’s Young Farmer of the Year 2021. TLU SA hosts the annual competition along with Manitou, Santam Agriculture, Introlab, CMH Ford Hatfield and C-Track. Dawie (35) farms in

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