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 supports revised Rural Safety Strategy Wednesday | 09 October | 2019

TLU SA supports the revised Rural Safety Strategy of the South African Police Service (SAPS) which will be launched in Makhado, Limpopo on Friday by the Minister of Police, Genl. Bheki Cele. TLU SA worked with the police at the national level to develop this strategy and trusts all roleplayers will join in supporting the


Henna du Plessis announced as TLU SA / Old Mutual Insure Agri / Manitou / Mahindra Young Farmer of the Year Sunday | 22 September | 2019

A vegetable farmer from the Koedoesrand district at Maasstroom in Limpopo walked away with a trip to France and a generous cash prize during TLU SA’s annual Congress dinner. Henna du Plessis competed against seven other finalists from across the country and was declared the winner of the TLU SA / Old Mutual Insure Agri


Press Release: TLU SA annual congress brings hope with innovative ideas for sustainable agriculture Wednesday | 18 September | 2019

South African agriculture will remain sustainable through ongoing innovation, renewed creativity and exploitation of opportunities presented, despite the numerous challenges it is facing. This was the message of hope TLU SA today conveyed to their members, affiliations and supporters during the annual congress. “Sustainable agriculture can be defined in many ways, yet the most accurate


Press Release: TLU SA still concerned over farm attacks and murders Thursday | 12 September | 2019

TLU SA is still concerned over the attacks on and murders of farmers, even though it showed a decrease in the 2018/19 financial year. The annual crime statistics were presented in parliament this morning by the minister of Police, Gen. Bheki Cele. According to Cele 47 farm murders were reported in 41 incidents. The Incidents


Press Release: Dysfunctional government is driving agriculture over a cliff Thursday | 12 September | 2019

The dysfunctional ANC government is actively driving the agricultural sector over an economic cliff. It is responsible for the accelerating rate of food security destruction South Africa is facing. This is according to Mr. Johan Steyn, Chairman: TLU SA Eastern Cape, following the revelation that government incompetence failed to convince the World Organisation for Animal


Press Release: TLU SA prepares for annual congress – Media welcomed Tuesday | 10 September | 2019

TLU SA is finalising preparations for this year’s congress on 18 September 2019. Delegates will be hosted at the CSIR conference facilities. Management is looking forward to the opportunity to mould the future of agriculture in these uncertain times, especially seen against the incredible growth of more than 1 850 new TLU SA members since January


Press Release: Hate speech against whites during xenophobic attacks unacceptable and concerning to TLU SA Tuesday | 10 September | 2019

The racial hatred incited against whites during xenophobic attacks in South Africa is not only unacceptable to TLU SA, but also of grave concern. “Even though the exact motives of groups like the BLF and EFF are uncertain, it is clear that they are spreading racial hatred against whites and even goes as far as


Press Release: TLU SA launches one-stop product for farm management Thursday | 05 September | 2019

TLU SA’s Financial Wellness Desk today launched another innovating product to its members. “Business How To” – developed by a group of agricultural entrepreneurs – offers a one-stop website product for farmers to handle the many challenges related to the day to day management of a business. The group is well aware of the challenges


Press Release: ANC alliance the biggest threat to economic growth Tuesday | 03 September | 2019

Policy confusion, expropriation without compensation and economic instability will foil Minister Tito Mboweni’s good economic intentions. This is according to TLU SA, commenting on Mboweni’s release of the Treasury’s economic policy document on 27 August. TLU SA is of the opinion that certain aspects of the plan are indeed beneficial to the country, especially Mboweni’s


Media release: Organisations take a stance against expropriation without compensation and claim property rights for every South African Friday | 23 August | 2019

Ad Hoc Group for the Protection of Property Rights EXPROPRIATION WITHOUT COMPENSATION The Ad Hoc Group for the Protection of Property Rights has taken note of the motion recently passed in Parliament to reinstate the parliamentary ad hoc committee for the amendment of section 25 of the Constitution. The Ad Hoc Group for the Protection of Property Rights has





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This summary represents incidents (according to the definition of farm attacks) which were reported to TLU SA and added to the register. Inputs can be reported to or be sent via WhatsApp to 078 614 7098


Report on Land Expropriation

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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