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Handling your world in agriculture Friday | 02 October | 2020

We all know that farming is hard work and gets more challenging each year as the industry is faced with huge demands on tight budgets using few resources. When time and productivity is of the essence in farming activities, Manitou has many creative solutions to make material handling simpler, faster and safer. The essence of

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TLU SA East and police build bonds Friday | 19 July | 2019

The police and farmers from Iswepe, near Piet Retief in Mpumalanga on 18 July 2019, cemented some steady relationships in the community. The official gathering between the MEC for Community Safety and Security in Mpumalanga – Cynthia Shabalala, the Provincial Commissioner of the Police – Genl. Zuma, Mpumalanga Agriculture, and TLU SA raised very positive

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PRESS RELEASES

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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TLU SA breathes life into agriculture with solutions and awards at Congress Wednesday | 01 September | 2021

Today TLU SA let agriculture live with good news and solutions for the commercial farmers of South Africa. One of the announcements which excited members is a new agreement with Verco Energy to provide cheaper diesel to TLU SA members. Members in vast parts of the Eastern (Mpumalanga) and Central regions (Gauteng), as well as

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TLU SA blames 44,4% unemployment rate on ANC policy Wednesday | 25 August | 2021

The Quarterly Labour Force Survey by Statistics South Africa shows the potential labour force of South Africa increased by 8 million people in the past thirteen years. However, the number of employed people increased by only 500 000*. South Africans can attribute these statistics to the ANC’s ineffective policies about each facet of government. “The ANC

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5 760 murders in three months madness, says TLU SA Friday | 20 August | 2021

Trying to disguise the increase in crime by using the lockdown as an excuse fools no one in South Africa. Today, the minister of police, Mr Bheki Cele, released the crime statistics for the first quarter of the 2021/2022* timeframe. He repeatedly emphasised that the double-digit increase does not truly reflect the crime situation because

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Treat all farm murders and attacks equally, says TLU SA Wednesday | 11 August | 2021

This year – according to TLU SA’s Register of Incidents on farm attacks and murders* – already saw 153 attacks on farms leading to the death of 25 people. But the minister of agriculture, land reform and rural development, Ms Thoko Didiza, had very little to say about any of these incidents. This week, however,

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TLU SA takes on DWS about dirty water to save agriculture Monday | 02 August | 2021

Repair our water resources or get private institutions to get the job done. That is the message TLU SA wants to send the Department of Water and Sanitation and the government with a new campaign about water. According to the 2019 Water and Sanitation Masterplan, 56% of the 1 150 municipal wastewater treatment works and 44%

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Comment on latest suggestions on Section 25 amendments, asks TLU SA Monday | 26 July | 2021

The public has until 13 August 2021 on the new amendments regarding Section 25 of the Constitution related to expropriation without compensation. TLU SA urges any South Africans who care about the future of land in the country to use this opportunity. “All South Africans and not just farmers must realise how important it is

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TLU SA once again asks that Cele should be fired Tuesday | 20 July | 2021

TLU SA once again asks the president and the portfolio committee on police to relieve the minister of police, Bheki Cele, from his duties. During the past week of unrest, and under the failing management of the police minister, more than one million rounds of ammunition were stolen from a container yard near the Durban

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TLU SA offers solution about fuel containers to roleplayers Thursday | 15 July | 2021

TLU SA het reeds navrae aan die relevante besluitnemers, asook verskeie politieke partye, gerig rakende ‘n nuwe regulasie wat die verkoop van brandstof in houers verbied. Dié regulasie is op die departement van minerale en energie se webwerf bevestig. Wanneer die regulasie in die Staatskoerant gepubliseer word, sal die verkope en verspreiding van petrol en

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PRESS RELEASE: TLU SA blames government for unrest in country Monday | 12 July | 2021

TLU SA is disappointed in Pres Cyril Ramaphosa and the ANC government’s handling of the situation in South Africa. Trying to fix an enormous gaping wound – economic decline – will not work by sticking a plaster on it. “It is one thing to say we should not break down the country, but should rather

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|| PAID ARTICLE || HANDLING WITH AGRICULTURE ATTACHMENTS Wednesday | 14 April | 2021

Summary: With the wide range of attachments offered by Manitou, your farming material handling tasks can be efficiently carried out.  The agriculture attachment range assists in picking, transporting, packing and loading – all tasks which have to be done regularly. Manitou understand that the modern farmer optimises their workload with careful scheduling, using mechanisation to

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|| PAID ARTICLE || HANDLING YOUR HARVESTING Tuesday | 02 March | 2021

Summary: Many options are available to the farmer in terms of machinery. In order to choose the best option, the farmer needs to consider the tasks which need to be accomplished, the quantity, quality and cost of capital equipment, lifespan of machinery as well as the ease of maintenance, and cost of maintenance, all in

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Are you farming for profit or yield? Wednesday | 24 February | 2021

Bennie van Zyl, general manager of TLU SA Of course, it is great when the grain falls into the harvester machine’s bin and you reach new record levels of tons. However, the question is, what did it cost to get to this point? Agricultural success is measured in economic results. It is the last line

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OPEN LETTER: A Word of Advice for President Ramaphosa Monday | 11 January | 2021

11 January 2021 Dear Mr Ramaphosa With 2020 behind us and the new year in full swing, it’s an excellent time to evaluate where we are in our lives – in our personal circumstances, families and work, and of course also in the context of South Africa. Mr Ramaphosa, it is time for the government

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|| PAID ARTICLE || MANITOU SUPPORTS DROUGHT RELIEF PROJECT Monday | 14 December | 2020

We all know that water is life and yet it is often taken for granted. Many farming areas in South Africa are experiencing severe drought for many consecutive year, leaving them unable to sustain their farms as they are unable to supply their livestock with food and water. In addition to this, agriculture is one

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|| PAID ARTICLE || MANITOU LAUNCHES NEW AGRICULTURE TELEHANDLER Tuesday | 24 November | 2020

Manitou is proud to announce the launch of their new NewAg XL range with a new agricultural telehandler model dedicated to intensive applications. This model offers the user a very competitive total cost of ownership (TCO). The NewAg XL model, the MLT-X 841, with a capacity of 4.1 t and a lifting height of 7.60m,

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Open Letter: Radical Economic Transformation Monday | 08 June | 2020

Dear President Ramaphosa Statements made to SANEF Regarding your conversation with SANEF on 31 May 2020, TLU SA seeks clarity about your statements calling the heritage of our economy racist and colonialist. You owe it to South Africa to explain in detail what is meant by radical economic transformation. Your statements exhibit a lack of

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The role of technology in sustainable agriculture Tuesday | 14 April | 2020

The Fourth Industrial Revolution offers the agricultural industry the opportunity to not only increase productivity but also better support for farmers and economic sustainability. South Africa’s farmers are embracing technology. Agricultural technology, known as AgTech, enables farmers to gather information and data on all aspects regarding their farming operations. Cell phones have enabled farmers to

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South African Fruit Trade Flow | Markets and Economic Research Centre Monday | 11 November | 2019

South Africa’s diverse weather and climatic conditions enable the country to cultivate and produce a variety of fruits. The country is known globally as a producer and exporter of citrus, deciduous and subtropical fruits. This issue of the Fruit Trade Flow Report looks at citrus fruit (grapefruit and lemons) and pome fruit (apples and pears).

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