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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

TLU SA appeals for help Wednesday | 05 January | 2022

On Tuesday 4 January, severe storms hit parts of the Free State and Northwest provinces. Floodwaters damaged thousands of acres of crops between Christiana and Hertzogville and in some cases destroyed them. The damage affects a roughly estimated area of ​​more than 6000 hectares that has been destroyed. Urgent steps are needed to mitigate the

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Make work in 2022 Wednesday | 05 January | 2022

The new year lies in wait for everyone. The question that everyone needs to answer is what will be the focus for 2022. TLU SA calls on all South Africans to focus this year on implementing solutions and not wasting energy trying to constantly manage failures. Our country is caught up in the effects of

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Let fuel price reduction reach consumers Wednesday | 05 January | 2022

TLU SA is delighted with the reduction in the price of diesel and petrol that will take effect today (5 January), says Mr. Henk van de Graaf, TLU SA Regional Chairman: North and member of TLU SA’s Executive Committee. “Recently, many complaints have been received from members and other farmers regarding the huge price increases

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Controversial language policy just another way to enforce system Tuesday | 21 December | 2021

For South Africans who still need proof of the ANC’s attempt to steer South Africa in the direction of socialism and communism, the latest controversy regarding the language policy for tertiary institutions is a good example. Netwerk24 reports Dr Blade Nzimande (Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology) controversial language policy framework for tertiary institutions

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Safety this festive season Monday | 13 December | 2021

The festive season is a time of great concern when it comes to the safety of South African farmers. “The time of year increases farm attacks and crime on farms. There are those who commit robbery and theft to get something for the festive season,” said Maj. Gen. Chris van Zyl, TLU SA’s deputy general

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TLU SA happy with IMF talks Thursday | 09 December | 2021

TLU SA notes with great satisfaction the response of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and proposed requirements to the South African government. Especially the reference that to companies need more power in wage negotiations and the empowerment of the private sector. The IMF visits member countries annually for discussions with the government and the private

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TLU SA grateful for outcome of voting on EWC amendment Tuesday | 07 December | 2021

TLU SA is grateful that the proposed amendment to Article 25 of South Africa’s Constitution about the expropriation of property without compensation was not voted in. The National Assembly on Tuesday afternoon discussed and voted regarding the amendment to the Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation (EWC). The debate started at 14:00 and just before

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Strengthen private sector’s hand to assist, asks TLU SA Thursday | 11 November | 2021

In his first medium-term budget speech, Minister of Finance, Mr. Enoch Godonwana, pointed out the importance of the private sector several times, but South Africa’s policy does not create an environment of trust for this sector.   Mr Godonwana is seeking private sector investments, partnerships to fill funding gaps for various Economic Reconstruction and Recovery

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See agriculture as asset, asks TLU SA Wednesday | 10 November | 2021

TLU SA’s request to the Minister of Finance, Mr. Enoch Godonwana, with a view to Thursday’s medium-term budget, is to see the agricultural producers as South Africa’s biggest asset.   Mr. Bennie van Zyl, TLU SA’s general manager, says: “It is important to create a favourable environment to ensure that they (agricultural producers) can continue

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Price of fuel, fertilizer reason for huge cost price increases Thursday | 04 November | 2021

The huge increases in the price of food have little to do with the Covid-19 pandemic, but more to do with the high prices of fuel and fertilizer. This week’s sharp rise in the price of petrol (R1.21) and diesel (R1.48), not to mention the record highs of fertilizer prices, put both the consumer and

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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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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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