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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 wants all limitations lifted Monday | 01 June | 2020

TLU SA believes the government should lift all COVID-19 restrictions.   “We realise the danger of COVID-19, but given that we have no idea how long it will be with us, it is important to maintain a responsible balance in handling the situation,” says Mr Louis Meintjes, the president of TLU SA. “We suggest the

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TLU SA objects to government’s work on Sunday Monday | 01 June | 2020

TLU SA has a serious objection to the government’s new trend of announcing important information on Sundays.   “We are very disappointed in the government’s insistence to host media conferences and meetings around COVID-19 on Sundays,” says Mr Louis Meintjes, the president of TLU SA. “President Ramaphosa goes to the trouble of announcing a day

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TLU SA requests judicial commission on illegal trade of cigarettes Wednesday | 27 May | 2020

TLU SA today formally requested President Cyril Ramaphosa to set up a judicial commission to investigate the illegal trade of cigarettes and expose all parties involved.   Following the sudden about-turn on the sale of tobacco products, social and other media are abuzz with speculation that members of the seemingly clandestine Command Council are involved

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TLU SA concerned about challenges because of continued lockdown Monday | 25 May | 2020

TLU SA is thankful that the government now accepts the essence of the suggestions about the lockdown the organisation made. The onus now lies mainly on South Africans to act responsibly to limit the spread of COVID-19.   The financial impact of the prolonged lockdown was, however, too big for many companies to continue.  

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Minister Didiza spreading lies, says TLU SA Monday | 18 May | 2020

The minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza, is spreading blatant lies, says TLU SA.   In her feedback on the allocation of help from the COVID-19 Agricultural Disaster Fund, Didiza declared that the objective of the R1,2 billion grant is to counter the effect of the coronavirus and to ensure

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TLU SA pleads with Ramaphosa and Didiza to save economy by lifting lockdown Wednesday | 13 May | 2020

TLU SA pleaded with President Cyril Ramaphosa to lift the country-wide lockdown to save the economy.   In a formal letter to the president, TLU SA refers to a similar letter written a year ago, where the organisation communicated their concerns regarding the economy.   “It seems that, a year later, we have even more

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Make your voice heard and save the economy, says TLU SA Thursday | 07 May | 2020

TLU SA today launched a campaign where South Africans can comment on how the nationwide lockdown has influenced their lives – and their finances. Participants can also make suggestions on how to save the economy. “The South African economy was already on its knees before the government’s measures to curb the spread of COVID-19,” says

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JOINT PRESS RELEASE: Unhelpful government threatens food security Thursday | 23 April | 2020

The lockdown measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic make excessive demands on security forces and yet the government has not availed itself of the support offered by organised agriculture in terms of the Rural Safety Strategy due to its apparent inability to reach a positive decision regarding requests for assistance. While the government drags its

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TLU SA creates petition to activate Farm Watch Tuesday | 21 April | 2020

TLU SA is urging the Minister of Police, Mr Bheki Cele and President Cyril Ramaphosa to activate the local Farm Watches. South Africans can support this action by signing a petition.   Patrolling by the crucially necessary watches are prohibited since the inception of the lockdown. Since then there has been a marked and concerning

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TLU SA committed to food supply despite limitations Monday | 20 April | 2020

TLU SA is still committed to ensuring food reaches every South African, despite the negative consequences of the period of lockdown.   The flow of food to communities are disrupted and even halted. Famine is the last thing South Africa can afford. No lockdown or safety measures will be able to stop hunger.   “During

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IN THE MEDIA

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JULIE 2019 DAFFnews
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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

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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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