Press Releases
Press Release: TLU SA supports destitute farmers with Farmhouse Register Thursday | 15 August | 2019

TLU SA is pleased to present the Farmhouse Register to support farmers in need of housing. This initiative was born out of the idea of Mr Bertus van der Westhuizen, the Chairperson of TLU SA: Free State, to compile a register of empty, habitable farmhouses through which farmers can find a temporary home. “It is

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Press Release: Agriculture Newby at KragDag 2019 a smashing success Wednesday | 14 August | 2019

The Agriculture Expo which this year made its debut at KragDag – in cooperation with TLU SA – was a massive success. The annual KragDag event was hosted for the 11th time at the Diamond Valley Estate, east of Pretoria, between 8 and 10 August. This brainchild of HP Steyn and his team is the

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Press Release: Finalists in TLU SA / Old Mutual Insure Agri / Manitou / Mahindra – Young Farmer of the Year competition announced Thursday | 08 August | 2019

A married couple, two brothers, one farmer from Gauteng, one from KwaZulu-Natal and three farmers from Limpopo will be taking each other on in this year’s TLU SA / Old Mutual Insure Agri / Manitou / Mahindra – Young Farmer of the Year competition. TLU SA announced the top eight finalists today. Young farmers (under

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Press Release: What happens after land reform, Mr Ramaphosa asks TLU SA Monday | 29 July | 2019

TLU SA is deeply concerned after the release of the long-awaited report on land reform this weekend. “The government and Mr Ramaphosa are allowing themselves to be led around by their noses by the masses without considering the long-term impact it will have on South Africa,” says Mr Louis Meintjes, the President of TLU SA.

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Press Release: Decision to continue with expropriation without compensation is short-sighted – TLU SA Thursday | 25 July | 2019

The decision of the ANC government to go ahead with changes to Section 25 of the Constitution – which relates to expropriation without compensation – is short-sighted. A motion about the ad hoc committee which will initiate and introduce this legislation, was today approved by the National Assembly. The committee will continue where the fifth

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Press Release: TLU SA calls for directive of cessation on farm murders – Notes Pres Ramaphosa’s denouncement of attacks Friday | 19 July | 2019

TLU SA appreciates President Cyril Ramaphosa’s denouncement of farm murders during his reply on the presidency’s budget debate in parliament, but still wants to hear him officially make a plea for it to stop. The denouncement came after the leader of the VF Plus, Dr Pieter Groenewald, again asked why he’s not officially made a

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Press Release: Input suppliers work with TLU SA on risk distribution Thursday | 18 July | 2019

TLU SA this week heard suggestions from a diverse group of role-players in the value chain on how to spread the risk for agriculturists. Various of the role players agreed to work with TLU SA’s Economic Sustainability Committee on developing the suggestions into solutions which can be implemented and will already be gathering on 29

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Press Release: Farm attacks rise with 86% this past decade – TLU SA presents bi-annual agriculture crime statistics Thursday | 11 July | 2019

TLU SA is extremely concerned over the rise in and brutality of farm attacks in South Africa, with an increase of 86% in the past decade. These statistics were announced today during the organisation’s presentation on farm attacks and murders today. According to TLU SA’s official Incidents Report updated since 1990, 1 125 farm attacks

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Press Release: TLU SA stresses lessons from Zimbabwe to ANC Wednesday | 10 July | 2019

The ANC and its cohorts have beaten a path to Zimbabwe in the past to learn how to implement expropriation without compensation locally. It would be a good idea if they visited Zimbabwe again now to see first-hand the disastrous famine, caused by failed communist policies, that country is experiencing. “South African citizens can prepare

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Media Invitation: TLU SA presents midyear farm attack trends – 11 July 2019 Monday | 01 July | 2019

The media and other interested parties are invited to the presentation of the midyear trends regarding farm attacks and murders on July 11th. President Ramaphosa has still not made any official statement about farm murders and crime on farms, despite there being various opportunity to shine the light on this situation. The reasonable person can

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