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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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Hurry to enter TLU SA Young Farmer of the Year 2021 Tuesday | 15 June | 2021

Young farmers from across the country should jump to enter the 2021 TLU SA Young Farmer of the Year competition. Entries close on 18 June 2021. In conjunction with Santam Agriculture, Manitou, CMH Ford and Introlab, the competition became very popular. There are big prizes to be won, including a trip to Paris, France, for

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TLU SA deplores lies around impact study on expropriation Wednesday | 09 June | 2021

TLU SA deplores the poor quality of the government’s impact study on expropriation without compensation made public by Sakeliga this week. It is an excellent example of the lack of knowledge in state departments to compile and report critical information. The document – compiled at the instruction of the Department of Public Works – forms

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TLU SA not comforted by Ramaphosa’s comments on nationalisation Friday | 04 June | 2021

Pres Cyril Ramaphosa’s comments that the ANC does not endorse a nationalisation policy do not put TLU SA at ease that all land (and property) will not eventually be in the hands of the government. After the reply on the presidential budget, Pres Ramaphosa said that the ANC wants people to own land and not

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TLU SA not fooled by ANC’s coaxing of EFF about expropriation Monday | 31 May | 2021

The further suggested amendments to Section 25 of the Constitution – shortly before the deadline – is nothing more than the ANC trying to coax the EFF before the elections. The ad hoc committee must complete their work today, 31 May 2021, but announced on Friday that they now want to amend the entire Section

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TLU SA finds firearm amendments absurd Monday | 24 May | 2021

TLU SA finds the suggested amendments to the Firearm Act absurd and contradictory to the South African constitution. The Bill of Rights in the Constitution of South Africa states that every person has the right to a safe environment. Since the government miserably fails to guarantee the safety of South Africans, every person should have

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TLU SA Young Farmers encourages agriculture to join organised structures and strengthen industry Friday | 14 May | 2021

TLU SA urged young farmers to join organised agriculture structures to take on the industry’s challenges jointly during the recent Young Farmers Conference. The annual Young Farmers Conference had to be suspended last year because of lockdown regulations. This year the TLU SA Young Farmer Committee hosted the conference from the head office in Silverton,

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TLU SA rejects Cele’s excuses about DNA backlog Wednesday | 12 May | 2021

TLU SA has no sympathy for the Minister of Police, Mr Bheki Cele’s sleepless nights about the country’s unacceptable DNA backlog in the police’s forensic department. He is the cause of the backlog and should stand aside to let a capable person clean up his mess. TLU SA launched a petition to have the minister

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TLU SA reiterates stance against expropriation without compensation in cooperation with ad hoc group for protection of private ownership Tuesday | 11 May | 2021

From the comments at the Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure’s public hearings on the Expropriation Bill, it is clear the participants have no idea of the implications this bill holds. Thus it is up to the ad hoc group for the protection of private ownership to warn the public about the consequences for

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TLU SA reiterates stance against expropriation without compensation in cooperation with ad hoc group for protection of private ownership Tuesday | 11 May | 2021

From the comments at the Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure’s public hearings on the Expropriation Bill, it is clear the participants have no idea of the implications this bill holds. Thus it is up to the ad hoc group for the protection of private ownership to warn the public about the consequences for

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TLU SA CALLS FOR URGENT VACCINATION OF FARMWORKERS Wednesday | 31 March | 2021

On 21 February 2021, TLU SA wrote a letter to the Minister of Health requesting that farmworkers be considered as a priority group for vaccination against Covid-19. Farmworkers perform an essential service and have been classified as such since the beginning of the restriction. The potential exposure of workers to Covid-19 is significantly high and

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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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|| 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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