ARTICLES RELATING TO AGRI SA

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.

 

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.

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