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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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Cele’s comments dangerous Tuesday | 28 June | 2022

Police Minister Bheki Cele has not for the first time found himself on the wrong side of South African farmers with his statement that farmers who employ illegal foreigners complicate the SAPS’ work to track down criminals. Cele made this statement at a rural security meeting in the Free State. TLU SA wants to make

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Eskom’s load reduction unfair collective punishment Friday | 24 June | 2022

In the last two months or so, Eskom implemented a new policy of load reduction which amounts to collective punishment, and this has a negative impact on the country’s agricultural industry. TLU SA’s Mr Drickus Botha of the Northern Region and Environmental Affairs Committee says that load reduction is applied where there are one or

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Is the wheel turning? Friday | 17 June | 2022

An ANC minister challenging the party’s policy environment a few days before Auditor-General announced that almost 90% of the country’s municipalities are failing for all practical purposes are clear evidence of the ANC government’s policy environment affecting the country on a large scale and letting its citizens down. In Sunday’s Rapport, Mmamoloko Kubayi, the Minister

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Rural safety is paramount for TLU SA Friday | 17 June | 2022

One farm attack is one too many. One farm murder is one too many. That is why TLU SA will continue to work hard to keep farmers safe on their farms. This is the message of TLU SA to farmers after its recent symbolic virtual walk against farm attacks and murders. The virtual, symbolic walk

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Farmers largely responsible for their own safety Monday | 13 June | 2022

Whether it is right or wrong, farmers in South Africa are largely dependent on themselves to ensure their safety.  “It is time for farmers to accept that they play the most important role in their safety,” said Mr Henry Geldenhuys, TLU SA President.  TLU SA invites South Africans to join forces with a virtual and

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Rural Security Summit postponed again Thursday | 09 June | 2022

South Africa is bleeding and still the SAPS has decided to postpone the Rural Security Summit for a second time, and this clearly shows that neither the police service nor the government are serious enough about farm attacks and murders. This is what TLU ​​SA’s president Mr Henry Geldenhuys said after being informed about the

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Farm attacks not ordinary crime Thursday | 09 June | 2022

Farm attacks and murders have a huge impact on the humanity of the farmers, their families, and workers … it changes their outlook on life. South Africa’s farmers, their families and workers are being attacked and killed more frequently and more brutally. South Africans do not always realise the impact that these attacks have on

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Young farmers desperately needed for South African agriculture Tuesday | 07 June | 2022

Never has it been as clear as it is now that South Africa desperately needs young farmers for progress. “South Africa cannot exist without young farmers, there is no way,” said Henna du Plessis, chairperson of TLU SA Young Farmers Committee, with conviction. “Agriculture has grown over the past few years – in spite of

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South Africa is bleeding Friday | 03 June | 2022

South Africa is bleeding and it does not seem that the country’s government or police service has the will or the ability to stop it. This is the conclusion that TLU SA comes to when looking at the first quarter of the year’s crime figures. Crime figures indicate an increase in all areas with no

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TLU SA expresses gratitude Tuesday | 31 May | 2022

TLU SA is grateful for the reduction of the fuel levy for another two months. “We would like to thank everyone who participated in the application of positive pressure and the making of requests. Letters from TLU SA were sent to the Ministers of Agriculture and Finance when the initial reduction – after talks on

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TLU SA utilises Schilling’s experience with new role Thursday | 21 April | 2022

With some 40 years of experience in the South African Police Service and an intense need to serve South Africans, TLU SA has decided to use Ronnie Schilling, Regional Manager: East and Natal, to help members with high-profile cases where there has been no progress made for some reason. Schilling will act as the mediator

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Young farmers desperately needed for South African agriculture Friday | 18 March | 2022

Never has it been as clear as it is now that South Africa desperately needs young farmers for progress. “South Africa cannot exist without young farmers, there is no way,” said Henna du Plessis, chairperson of TLU SA Young Farmers Committee, with conviction. “Agriculture has grown over the past few years – in spite of

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TLU SA’s Young Farmer Competition valuable Tuesday | 15 March | 2022

TLU SA’s Young Farmer Competition valuable South Africa’s young farmers must seize the opportunity to enter the TLU SA Young Farmer of the Year competition with both hands. This encouragement comes from TLU SA’s 2021 Young Farmer of the Year, Dawid Brits. “I see this competition as encouragement and motivation for young farmers. There are

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2021 in Review Wednesday | 15 December | 2021

With just over two weeks left in 2021, one must take a deep breath if you want to look back on the year that was and sometimes you need to look again to make sure what you experienced was real. For TLU SA, the ANC’s policy environment stands head and shoulders above all matters of

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Environmental management more important than ever Monday | 13 December | 2021

Effective environmental management is crucial for sustainable food security. This is the opinion of Dr Gawie du Toit, one of the country’s leading soil experts, and the man at the helm of TLU SA’s Advisory Service. “Environmental management investigates and studies the natural soil system, climate (water and temperature or solar energy), vegetation, animal life

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Northern Cape tour great success Monday | 13 December | 2021

Mr Bennie van Zyl, General Manager, and Jannie Roux (Regional Chairperson) recently spent a week in the region and achieved great goals for TLU SA. In Garies and Strydenburg farmers’ unions have been established and in several of the towns there are great receptivity to such structures. “In Springbok we talked to local organisations about

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KZN gives recognition Monday | 13 December | 2021

TLU SA Natal Region recently gave recognition to several members of the SAPS who are attached to a special task team for the investigation and combating of violent crimes in KZN. The event was attended by Mr Henry Geldenhuys, President of TLU SA, management of TLU SA Natal region, various members of the farming community

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Stock theft has serious economic, emotional, and psychological effects Sunday | 21 November | 2021

The damage is great on an economic level, but for some it is the emotional impact that breaks the camel’s back when it comes to livestock theft. Although there are cases where stock theft has had a devastating effect on farming and farming, TLU SA knows that there are farmers who want to try one

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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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