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TLU SA concerned about centralisation of water Friday | 03 April | 2020

TLU SA is concerned that the centralisation of water sources during the COVID-19 lockdown is not happening for the right reasons and that it will have an adverse effect on farmers.   On 2 April 2020 water and sanitation minister, Lindiwe Sisulu announced the centralisation of water distribution through a Johannesburg-based command centre for the

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TLU SA launches campaign on unreasonable property valuations Wednesday | 01 April | 2020

TLU SA today launched a campaign to object to unreasonable property valuations.   South African municipalities are in the process of inspecting properties for general or supplementary valuation rolls. The value of a property determines the tariff imposed for services and taxes for said property.   “We have ascertained that the value of properties in

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TLU SA worried about downgrade amidst COVID-19 Monday | 30 March | 2020

TLU SA is worried about the impact of Moody’s Investors Service’s downgrade of South Africa to junk state, given the worldwide threat the COVID-19 virus holds. The focus of the government and South Africa should now be to combat the spread of the virus and the threat to human lives. The reality is that the

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TLU SA cautions responsibility from agriculture during 21-day lockdown Friday | 27 March | 2020

TLU SA cautions the agricultural sector of South Africa to undertake their daily task with great responsibility during the 21-day lockdown of movement, despite the enormous risk it poses. “The drastic measures will have a big influence on basically every sphere of the functioning of the country,” says Mr Louis Meintjes, the president of TLU

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Agriculture, a strategic sector, must now be safe Wednesday | 25 March | 2020

Both TLU SA and Agri SA today called on their members to be more alert, and on the police to maintain visibility in rural areas during this time. As agricultural organisations, we realise that the police are currently under enormous pressure; therefore, both organisations undertook to cooperate with the police to ensure that agriculture can

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TLU SA supports new regulations around COVID-19 Monday | 23 March | 2020

TLU SA supports the lockdown of 21 days announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa this evening. It is in the interest of South Africa.   “We are delighted that the president realises the critical role of the commercial farmer in ensuring food security and delivery,” says Mr Louis Meintjes, the president of TLU SA. “It is,

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TLU SA announces guidelines on handling coronavirus on farms Tuesday | 17 March | 2020

TLU SA got working on the formulation of guidelines on how to handle the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus), directly after President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of a national disaster. “We want to emphasise that everyone should keep perspective and not go overboard,” says Mr Louis Meintjes, the president of TLU SA. “The coronavirus has the potential

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TLU SA considers tax boycott of unreasonable increases of property values Tuesday | 10 March | 2020

TLU SA is investigating the possibility of boycotting municipal taxes if the government continues with unreasonable increases in the value of properties. South African municipalities are in the process of inspecting properties for general or supplementary valuation rolls. The value of a property determines the tariff imposed for services and taxes for said property. “We

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TLU SA asks government to act against economic terrorism Wednesday | 04 March | 2020

TLU SA today launched a campaign to force the government to put an end to violent and destructive protest actions. Violence, looting and damages are part of strikes and protest actions in South Africa. Trucks, trains, vehicles and infrastructure such as buildings, schools, clinics, businesses, tertiary institutions and roads are vandalised by economic terrorists daily.

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Goliat van Gat Pumpkin Festival attracts other giant vegetables Thursday | 27 February | 2020

The Goliat van Gat Pumpkin Festival – an initiative of TLU SA – wears a brand-new jacket this year. The Pretoria Farmers’ Market in Silverton, Pretoria hosts the festival on 7 March. It is well-known for the pumpkin growing competition where contenders try to outgrow each other’s giant pumpkins. The competition boasts prize money of

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