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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 lays terrorism charge against Julius Malema Thursday | 26 November | 2020

Julius Malema’s threats against the police is unacceptable and threatens the stability of the country, says TLU SA. South Africa, and specifically the government, now faces one of the most stringent tests for credibility and peace in their handling of the situation. During a rally in the Free State, the leader of the EFF said

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South Africa must take action against mismanagement of country, says TLU SA Thursday | 26 November | 2020

The downgrading of the Land Bank by the credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service is simply a symptom of the problems in South Africa, says TLU SA. The Land Bank announced this week that it would not succeed in restructuring its outstanding debt by the end of November as planned. It is now looking at

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Danie Bester TLU SA Young Farmer of the Year 2020 Thursday | 19 November | 2020

Danie Bester from Balfour in Mpumalanga is the winner of the TLU SA Young Farmer of the Year competition 2020 in collaboration with Manitou, Santam and CMH Ford Hatfield. “We were very impressed by Danie’s use of technology and his international collaboration and research on mostly soybeans,” says Mr Henry Geldenhuys, the president of TLU

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TLU SA presents finalists for TLU SA Young Farmer of the Year 2020 Monday | 16 November | 2020

TLU SA today announced the top three finalists in the TLU SA Young Farmer competition 2020. The winner will be announced on 23 November 2020 in Silverton, Pretoria. “It seems that the entries we receive gets better and beter every year,” says Mr Henry Geldenhuys, the president of TLU SA. “Even though we are excited

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TLU SA wishes crop farmers a blessed planting season Tuesday | 10 November | 2020

TLU SA would like to wish the country’s crop farmers a blessed planting season. The agricultural industry can look back with pride at the contribution it has made during a challenging year. Commercial farmers played an essential and stabilising role in the country. Irrational lockdown measures have had a significant impact on the production, processing,

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TLU SA emphasises agriculture’s indispensable role in SA Thursday | 05 November | 2020

It is disheartening that there are still certain groups that do not realise the importance and value of farmers in South Africa. TLU SA emphasised the critical role farmers play by highlighting the following: Rural communities are dependent upon successful farmers in the district for their survival. Rural towns depend on the purchasing power that

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PRESS RELEASE: Budget does not create hope for TLU SA Wednesday | 28 October | 2020

TLU SA does not believe that the minister of finance, Mr Tito Mboweni’s economic plans are the correct route to turn the South African economy around. The economy could only be built up again if the private sector is allowed to provide momentum and not by continuing to create an unfavourable investment climate. The minister

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Court acknowledges farmers’ value in economy Tuesday | 27 October | 2020

TLU SA and the community around Dendron in Limpopo is overjoyed that the court acknowledges the value of farmers in the economy. Magistrate Charlene Govender rejected the bail application of the three suspects in the attack on Chris and Leonise Joubert of Dendron, and they will remain in custody until the trial commences. The attack

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TLU SA offers support in areas devastated by fires Wednesday | 21 October | 2020

Government is once again failing agriculture by not declaring the Free State/Northern Cape fires – where grazing, animals and homes were destroyed already – as disaster areas. The parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development yesterday called on minister Thoko Didiza to declare the districts affected by fires in the Free State

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TLU SA will wait to see how the promises in recovery plan pans out Thursday | 15 October | 2020

TLU SA takes note of the further set of promises made by President Cyril Ramaphosa during the hybrid Joint Sitting of the National Assembly (NA) and the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) to outline South Africa’s economic reconstruction and recovery plan. “It all sounds very nice, but the root of the problem is still the

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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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TLU SA DIGITAL ANNUAL CONGRESS 2020

At the General Council’s meeting of 20 May 2020, it was decided that the TAU SA should continue in camera Zoom Congress on 9 September.

CONGRESS LETTER 2020

REGISTRATION FORM 2020

  • Please complete the registration forms in full and have them signed so that voting can be done accordingly. | Deadline for registrations Friday, 21 August 2020 | Click here

PROGRAM 2020

  • TLU SA ANNUAL CONGRESS 2020 PROGRAM | Click here

    VOTING PROCEDURE 2020

    • Voting procedure for the office of President and Deputy President | Click here

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