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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 disappointed about Minister Didiza’s failure to act on corruption claims Friday | 05 March | 2021

TLU SA is disappointed and highly dissatisfied with the minister of agriculture, land reform and rural development, Ms Thoko Didiza’s failure to act against blatant corruption in her department. Earlier this year, TLU SA wrote to the minister and the acting director-general, Ms Rendani Sadiki, regarding the suspicious expenditure of around 600 000 face masks and

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TLU SA blames minister Nxesi for coming layoffs in agriculture Monday | 01 March | 2021

TLU SA bemoans the minister of labour and employment, Mr Thulas Nxesi’s approach and handling of the dispute regarding the increased minimum wage of 16,1% for farmworkers. “We reached out to the minister repeatedly to establish a conversation to come to a sensible agreement and solution,” says Mr Henry Geldenhuys, the president of TLU SA.

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TLU SA underwhelmed by predictable budget Wednesday | 24 February | 2021

The National Budget 2021 did nothing to excite agriculture. Minister of Finance, Mr Tito Mboweni, delivered the budget in parliament today. As expected, there was a strong focus on economic growth. Early on in his speech, the minister said that this budget would create South Africa’s framework to achieve a primary surplus on the budget

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TLU SA launches campaign to make security expenses tax-deductible Monday | 22 February | 2021

TLU SA today launched a campaign to enable all South Africans to deduct any security expenses from tax. Section 23(b) of the Income Tax Act prohibits South Africans from deducting security expenses from income tax. Even though companies can deduct these type of costs, with this campaign, TLU SA wants to focus on offering this

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TLU SA unconvinced about purpose of state budget Monday | 22 February | 2021

On the eve of the annual budget speech, TLU SA doubts if there is still any use in drawing up and presenting a state budget. “We are convinced that the same old singsong will just be dished up again,” says Mr Henry Geldenhuys, the president of TLU SA. “The dedicated funds for specific causes will

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TLU SA calls for support of dispute against minimum wage Friday | 19 February | 2021

TLU SA calls on farmers, farmworkers, and any other South Africans who realise a minimum wage for farmworkers is not feasible to support the dispute and prevent widespread unemployment and increase food prices. TLU SA declared a dispute about the proposed increased minimum wage for farmworkers with the minister of labour and employment, Mr Thulas

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TLU SA thankful about good rains in South Africa Tuesday | 16 February | 2021

TLU SA is thankful for the splendid rains over a wide area of the country the past weeks. It brought great relief for many farmers in South Africa. “We received messages from farmers from all over relaying how nature is intensively restoring after the rains,” says Mr Henry Geldenhuys, the president of TLU SA. “We

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Agricultural sector starts process against minimum wage for farmworkers Saturday | 13 February | 2021

JOINT PRESS RELEASE A group of roleplayers from the agricultural value chain gathered yesterday to discuss the minimum wage of farmworkers, effective 1 March 2021. The department of labour and employment pushed through the increase of 16% despite various agricultural industry inputs, which questioned the proposal’s sustainability and emphasised its implications. “We received feedback from

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State of the Nation merely a play for the audience, says TLU SA Thursday | 11 February | 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation 2021 was merely a good show for the audience in an election year. “The president made extremely dynamic announcements and focussed on what the government did and will do for citizens,” says Mr Henry Geldenhuys. “Exactly as expected from a president in the year of an election. “But,

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TLU SA invites roleplayers in agriculture to urgently discuss the minimum wage for farmworkers Wednesday | 10 February | 2021

In light of the announcement that the minimum wage for farmworkers will increase to R21,69 from 1 March 2021, TLU SA invited roleplayers in agriculture to join a meeting to urgently discuss the situation. “Despite the valuable and realistic inputs from various roleplayers in the agricultural sector, the increase was pushed through,” says Mr Henry

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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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|| 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

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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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