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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



TLU SA looks back on 2019 with gratitude Saturday | 14 December | 2019

TLU SA reviews its achievements during 2019 with gratitude. 14 “We have deep gratitude for the mercy we have received from God Almighty this year. It is the foundation of TLU SA’s future,” says Mr Louis Meintjes, the president of TLU SA. “In 2019, we revisited and confirmed our values and principles.”  With input from


Be more alert and prepared during festive season Tuesday | 03 December | 2019

Agri SA and TLU SA, in a joint statement issued today, said it was challenging to urge their members to remain calm and refrain from acting irresponsibly while farm attacks and crime against the farming community continue unabated. The 53 murders recorded by these organisations this year, compared to 54 last year, are disturbing. This


Take a stand against land expropriation without compensation, asks TLU SA Tuesday | 26 November | 2019

TLU SA today launched a campaign to convince South Africans to raise their voices against the amendments of Article 25 of the constitution regarding expropriation without compensation. “President Ramaphosa’s government decided unilaterally to change the constitution despite inputs spelling out the negative consequences of such amendments clearly,” says Mr Louis Meintjes, the president of TLU


TLU SA takes on the Fourth Industrial Revolution with IQ Logistica Monday | 25 November | 2019

TLU SA took a pioneering step in bringing forth sustainable food security and production by applying the modern technology of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (also known as 4IR or Industry 4.0). A collaborative agreement with IQ Logistica promises outcomes in easier market entry, management ability and cooperation. The company developed a traceability platform which facilitates


TLU SA launches drought campaign Monday | 18 November | 2019

TLU SA today launched a drought campaign urging the government to offer farmers’ drought relief without any prejudice. “In districts like Fraserburg in the Karoo (Northern Cape), where the drought has been wreaking destruction for three years, the situation has surpassed the critical stage,” says Mr Louis Meintjes, the president of TLU SA. “We receive


Press Release: TLU SA warns over consequences on consumers after ban on auctions Thursday | 14 November | 2019

TLU SA is shocked after the announcement by the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development that livestock auctions in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Gauteng and North West are suspended until further notice, after the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the Molemole district of Limpopo. “This is a tough blow to the livestock and


Press Release: Government yet again neglects duty with foot and mouth disease, says TLU SA Wednesday | 13 November | 2019

The announcement that Eswatini (Swaziland) is now the third neighbouring country to ban meat imports from South Africa, amidst a new confirmed case of foot and mouth disease in the Molemole district of Limpopo, predicts terrible news for the agriculture export industry, yet again. Botswana and Zimbabwe have already banned meat imports from South Africa.


Planting season for Goliat van Gat Pumpkin Festival 2020 Thursday | 07 November | 2019

The Goliat van Gat Pumpkin Festival – an initiative of TLU SA – takes on a new form with even more competition and even other giant vegetables being judged, next year. ‘n Giant pumpkin weighing 564kg was crowned as the Pumpkin of the Year earlier this year. In 2020 there is a giant amount of


Press Statement: TLU SA prepares for legal battle over expropriation without compensation Wednesday | 06 November | 2019

TLU SA is preparing to assist landowners in cases of expropriation without compensation. This is following today’s discussions with the ad-hoc committee appointed by parliament to investigate how Article 25 of the constitution – dealing with expropriation without compensation – can be amended. “It is clear that the committee’s focus is solely on how legislation


TLU SA supports gift boxes for farmer’s wives project Tuesday | 05 November | 2019

TLU SA today launched a project to support the existing initiatives treating the wives of farmers with gift boxes, in the northern parts of the country.   This project is a joint initiative between TLU SA and the South African Women’s Agricultural Union (SAVLU) after fruitful talks with SAVLU’s president, Tharina Rossel.   “We have




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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).


2019 Congress

The following key topics will be addressed, after which a debating session will be held where possible solutions will be presented in order to formulate recommendations:

Address by the President
► Louis Meintjes | Sustainable Agricultural Production. Challenges and Opportunities | Presentation

Annual Report TLU SA

Practical utilisation of technology to promote sustainability in the agricultural sector
► Juanita Vorster | Change Specialist | Presentation | Bio

Overview of the South African economy with particular focus on the agricultural sector
► Ulrich Joubert | Independent Economist | Presentation | Bio

Farm for optimal profit – is it possible?
► Dr Philip Theunissen | Accountant and Agricultural Economist, COMPUTUS Management Bureau, CC | Presentation | Bio

Retention of ownership as a basis for economic growth
► Terence Corrigan | Project Manager, SA Institute of Race Relations | Presentation | Bio