Minimum wage not solution - Agri SA

2014-12-10 06:47

A national minimum wage will lead to job losses and it will be short-sighted not to acknowledge the desperate situation of many South Africans, says Agri SA.

Bad pricing costs maize farmers 'millions'

2014-07-29 11:14

Maize farmers in South Africa are losing millions of rands by not carefully making use of pricing opportunities available to the sector, says FNB.

SA can no longer blame others

2014-06-02 20:46

The current economic deterioration can no longer be attributed largely to the international situation, warns an agriculture expert.

Land reform a major issue

2014-05-06 21:28

Land reform, a major campaign issue in the lead-up to the general election, cannot be separated from economic matters, Agri SA says.

Reopening of land claims 'blow' to farmers

2014-03-02 12:23

AgriSA has deemed the re-opening of land claims for the next five years as a "crushing blow" for commercial farmers.

Clampdown on undocumented farmworkers - Pandor

2013-10-10 21:33

Minister Naledi Pandor has told an Agri SA summit that the home affairs department will visit farming communities across South Africa to inspect the immigration status of workers.

Land grabs: Farmers back ruthless stance

2013-07-26 14:14

The government's position of no tolerance towards threats of seizing land illegally has been welcomed by a body representing farmers across the country.

ConCourt dismisses mineral rights appeal

2013-04-18 12:36

The Constitutional Court has denied an appeal by Agri SA to have a Supreme Court of Appeal ruling on mineral rights dismissed.

Wide acclaim for reduced Eskom hike

2013-02-28 18:32

While the National Energy Regulator of SA's decision to limit Eskom's electricity rise to 8% has been widely welcomed, the power utility still has recourse.

Farm job cuts could grow to 200 000

2013-02-10 14:04

Job losses could reach 200 000 by the end of 2013 as the minimum wage for farmworkers almost doubles in the wake of violent protests, a report states.

179 violent protests in Western Cape in 2012

2013-01-31 14:13

There were 179 violent strikes and protests in the Western Cape in the past year, provincial police say.

Farmworker strike not over - union

2013-01-17 10:54

The Western Cape farmworkers' strike has not been suspended and workers who go back do so at a huge risk, the Black Association of the Wine and Spirit Industry says.

Farmworkers' strike suspended - Cosatu

2013-01-16 17:34

The Congress of SA trade Unions says that the Western Cape farmworkers' strike has been suspended for a week, with immediate effect, a report says.

Farming under the spotlight at Mangaung

2012-12-19 16:51

President Jacob Zuma briefly touched on rural development issues and a lack of support to farmers at Agri SA's stall in Mangaung, says the farming body.

AWB man charged in Western Cape

2012-12-06 18:00

An AWB member has appeared in the Worcester Magistrate's Court for alleged possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition.

Cape braces for second wave of farm strikes

2012-12-03 22:11

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has called for peaceful protests during a farmworkers' pay strike which resumes after a two week suspension.

Agri SA: Let farmers deal with workers

2012-11-16 11:26

Farmers whose workers are on an illegal strike across the Western Cape should be allowed to decide on the most appropriate action against them, says Agri SA.

Farm protests political, says Agri SA

2012-11-14 17:06

Protests by farmworkers in the Western Cape are not only about wages, Agri SA says, claiming political involvement.

Prepare to pay more for food

2012-10-09 14:23

The truck drivers' strike is causing losses for fresh produce suppliers which in turn is driving up prices, Agri SA says.

Farmers could become extinct: Agri SA

2012-09-03 22:23

Commercial farmers could become extinct in the near future, says Agri SA deputy president Theo de Jager.

Agri SA: Land ideas needed

2012-08-01 22:17

A successful South Africa requires proposals from commercial farmers on land reform, Agri SA president Johannes Möller says.

Agri SA welcomes agriculture DG's suspension

2012-06-26 20:07

Farmer union Agri SA has welcomed the suspension of the director general of the department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries.

Agri SA: Old, new farmers must co-operate

2012-06-08 14:21

A symbiotic relationship between established and new commercial farmers and small-scale farmers was essential for a successful land reform model, says Agri SA president Johannes Möller.

Mining threatening Mpuma farms

2012-03-22 08:48

Mpumalanga farmers say the country faces a national food crisis if water pollution from mining in the province is not brought under control.

Don't allow land grabs, Agri SA urges

2011-10-21 16:01

Government should not allow land reform to be undermined by statements encouraging the unlawful occupation of land, Agri SA says.


No Zim-style land reforms for SA, says Nkwinti

2014-10-16 16:21

The law will not allow SA to embark on a land redistribution process similar to that in Zimbabwe, says Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti.

Agri SA rejects land proposals

2014-06-24 17:56

A new land reform proposal that involves giving 50% of land to farmworkers is ill-considered and unacceptable, Agri SA says.

Land expropriation plan is reckless - Agri SA

2014-05-07 11:44

It is simply ill-considered and reckless to propagate the expropriation and transfer of land without fair compensation, says Agri SA.

Politicians must not 'use agriculture for votes'

2014-04-04 16:16

Political parties and politicians must refrain from making statements that unnecessarily tarnish agriculture’s image, warns an industry body.

Agriculture trying to save electricity

2013-11-22 16:42

The agriculture industry's ability to save electricity is limited given the sector’s uniqueness, says an industry body in the light of Eskom's energy crunch.

Agri SA: Govt needs disaster to wake up

2013-07-31 11:04

Agri SA believes South Africa needs a disaster, such as a drought, to force the government to reflect on mining and food security.

North West farmers battling drought

2013-06-06 10:18

Farmers in the central part of the North West have suffered losses amounting to almost R2bn due to the prevailing drought conditions.

ConCourt to rule on mineral rights

2013-04-17 08:03

The Constitutional Court is set to hand down judgment on Agri SA's claim for damages over alleged expropriation of mineral rights.

Gordhan faced balancing act: Agri SA

2013-02-27 20:28

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan faced a problem in balancing limited income with the needs of South Africans in the 2013 Budget, Agri SA says.

Farmers fail to apply for wage relief

2013-02-06 22:30

The labour department says struggling farmers have not responded to the wage reprieve it is offering, but a labour expert says the process is unrealistic.

Farmworkers to hand over 'peace policy'

2013-01-18 11:10

Farmworkers are “trying a new strategy” and are set to march in De Doorns to hand over a “peaceful strike policy”, the Food and Allied Workers’ Union says.

More arrests in farmworker protests

2013-01-16 18:23

A total of 26 people have been arrested overnight in connection with farmworkers' protests for higher wages, Western Cape police say.

AgriSA in the dark about Cosatu wage deal

2013-01-16 11:31

Employer body AgriSA says it has not been contacted by Cosatu about a plan to extend a wage deal brokered between farmers and their workers in Clanwilliam.

'Mangaung a watershed event'

2012-12-12 14:18

The upcoming ANC elective conference in Mangaung will require exceptional leadership skills to address the country's problems, Agri SA says.

Farm protests: No major incidents

2012-12-04 13:03

There have been no reports of major violence linked to farmworkers' protests in the Western Cape, Agri Wes-Cape says.

SA farmers looking north

2012-11-20 08:51

Land claims and running costs, in particular for power and labour, are forcing local farmers to seek for opportunities elsewhere in Africa, says Agri SA.

Farmworkers force govt's hand on wages

2012-11-14 22:19

Western Cape farmworkers have forced the government's hand by agreeing to suspend their protests on the condition that their R70 a day minimum wage be renegotiated.

ConCourt to hear Agri SA argument

2012-11-07 20:16

The Constitutional Court will hear argument on Thursday on Agri SA's claim for damages over alleged expropriation of mineral rights.

KZN plane crash victims identified

2012-09-14 21:00

The three people killed in a light aircraft crash near Nagle Dam in KwaZulu-Natal have been identified by Agri SA as members of the KwaZulu-Natal Agricultural Union.

Agri SA, Cosatu find common ground

2012-08-07 22:39

Agri SA and the Congress of SA Trade Unions have met to discuss problems ranging from land policy to farm schools.

Transfer tribal land - Agri SA

2012-07-25 18:36

Transferring land ownership from tribal authorities to the people who live there could help create wealth, Agri SA deputy president Theo de Jager says.

Mpuma farmers warn of food crisis

2012-03-22 11:37

Mpumalanga farmers say the country faces a national food crisis if water pollution from mining in the province is not brought under control.

Farmer bust for illegal watering

2012-03-06 12:00

A Deneysville farmer faces criminal charges after he was caught illegally irrigating his maize crop with water from the Vaal Dam.

Farmers reach out to Duduza

2011-10-05 12:41

Farmers in the area have donated food to the Duduza community after a tornado ripped through the settlement at the weekend, Agri SA says.

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