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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

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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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

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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

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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

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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