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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 launches drought campaign Monday | 18 November | 2019

TLU SA today launched a drought campaign urging the government to offer farmers’ drought relief without any prejudice. “In districts like Fraserburg in the Karoo (Northern Cape), where the drought has been wreaking destruction for three years, the situation has surpassed the critical stage,” says Mr Louis Meintjes, the president of TLU SA. “We receive

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Press Release: TLU SA warns over consequences on consumers after ban on auctions Thursday | 14 November | 2019

TLU SA is shocked after the announcement by the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development that livestock auctions in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Gauteng and North West are suspended until further notice, after the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the Molemole district of Limpopo. “This is a tough blow to the livestock and

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Press Release: Government yet again neglects duty with foot and mouth disease, says TLU SA Wednesday | 13 November | 2019

The announcement that Eswatini (Swaziland) is now the third neighbouring country to ban meat imports from South Africa, amidst a new confirmed case of foot and mouth disease in the Molemole district of Limpopo, predicts terrible news for the agriculture export industry, yet again. Botswana and Zimbabwe have already banned meat imports from South Africa.

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Planting season for Goliat van Gat Pumpkin Festival 2020 Thursday | 07 November | 2019

The Goliat van Gat Pumpkin Festival – an initiative of TLU SA – takes on a new form with even more competition and even other giant vegetables being judged, next year. ‘n Giant pumpkin weighing 564kg was crowned as the Pumpkin of the Year earlier this year. In 2020 there is a giant amount of

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Press Statement: TLU SA prepares for legal battle over expropriation without compensation Wednesday | 06 November | 2019

TLU SA is preparing to assist landowners in cases of expropriation without compensation. This is following today’s discussions with the ad-hoc committee appointed by parliament to investigate how Article 25 of the constitution – dealing with expropriation without compensation – can be amended. “It is clear that the committee’s focus is solely on how legislation

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TLU SA supports gift boxes for farmer’s wives project Tuesday | 05 November | 2019

TLU SA today launched a project to support the existing initiatives treating the wives of farmers with gift boxes, in the northern parts of the country.   This project is a joint initiative between TLU SA and the South African Women’s Agricultural Union (SAVLU) after fruitful talks with SAVLU’s president, Tharina Rossel.   “We have

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Agriculture continues to be disregarded in Medium-Term Budget – TLU SA Thursday | 31 October | 2019

Despite a continuing crippling drought across the country, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni provided absolutely no assistance to farmers who provide food for all South Africans. “As expected, farmers continue to rely solely on their own structures to survive,” said Mr Louis Meintjies, TLU SA president. “This, in contrast to state utility Eskom that once again

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TLU SA looks at taking steps against Eskom over load shedding Thursday | 17 October | 2019

TLU SA finds it highly suspicious that Eskom, being dissatisfied with the rate increases approved by Nersa, suddenly instituted load shedding only days after commencing legal action against the electricity regulator. “It is difficult not to conclude that there is subtle extortion being applied, especially considering the fact that this has occurred on a number

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TLU SA congratulates USA for sanctions against Guptas – Calls for further action Tuesday | 15 October | 2019

TLU SA wants to congratulate the United States of America (USA) for applying sanctions against the controversial and corrupt Gupta family. TLU SA further calls on the USA to implement the “unwavering commitment to supporting the rule of law and accountability in South Africa” consistently by taking a firm stand against the ANC government’s failure

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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

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NEWS LETTERS

IN THE MEDIA

TLU SA IN THE MEDIA | SEPTEMBER 2019
► TLU SA media coverage for the month | Click here to read more

JULIE 2019 DAFFnews
► DAFFnews | Click here to read more

Harvest SA magazine
► Issue 32 – http://www.harvestsa.co.za/articles/farming-holds-its-own-in-south-africa-24809.html
► Issue 34 – http://www.harvestsa.co.za/articles/moment-of-truth-25550.html
► Issue 35 – http://www.harvestsa.co.za/articles/broken-policies-26303.html
► Issue 36 – http://www.harvestsa.co.za/articles/between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place-26643.html
► Issue 38 – http://www.harvestsa.co.za/articles/the-famished-road-27964.html
► Issue 40 – http://www.harvestsa.co.za/articles/spreading-the-load-28630.html
► Issue 41 – http://www.harvestsa.co.za/articles/solidarity-and-co-operation-29595.html
► Issue 42 – http://www.harvestsa.co.za/articles/crumbling-pillars-29596.html

RESEARCH

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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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