Eskom power cuts hit agriculture

2014-12-09 16:18

Agriculture, with a large component of seasonal workers, is suffering from inadequate electricity supply and load shedding.

AgriSA: Farmers prefer private security to Saps

2014-09-16 19:32

Farmers prefer using private security services because of their low level of trust in the SA Police Service, AgriSA has said.

Plan to share farms with workers on track

2014-06-22 07:36

Farmers, farm workers and trade unions, have until next year to respond to a policy proposals that could see farmers handing over 50% of their land to their workers.

IEC holds talks with farmer unions

2014-01-22 13:21

The IEC has held talks with farmer unions to ensure farm workers are able to register and vote in the 2014 elections.

AgriSA lauds Mandela's conciliatory attitude

2013-12-06 11:59

Former president Nelson Mandela's zeal for a free society and equal opportunities for all made him a highly respected global leader, AgriSA says.

Mineral rights fight not over - Agri SA

2013-04-18 19:08

Agri SA says it will continue fighting for the rights of mineral rights holders, even after its appeal to dismiss a mineral rights ruling was denied.

Cosatu threatens renewed farm strike

2013-01-24 21:42

Farmers in the Western Cape risk renewed strike action for allegedly firing workers who protested for a pay increase, says Cosatu.

Cosatu warns of renewed farm violence

2012-11-27 22:42

Failure to meet a deadline for a review of the sectoral determination for agriculture could result in a repeat of violent strikes, Cosatu says.

Communication issues threat to food security

2012-02-20 18:48

A lack of communication between farmers and government is threatening South Africa's food security, DA land affairs and rural development spokesperson Athol Trollip says.

AgriSA backs Motlanthe's land views

2011-11-10 20:33

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe's views that the law does not need to be changed to achieve land reform is a "breath of fresh air", AgriSA says.

AgriSA: Asmal made massive contribution

2011-06-24 12:20

Late politician Kader Asmal will always be remembered for his massive contribution to the agricultural industry, Agri SA president Johannes Moller says.

Vehicles boost for rural safety: AgriSA

2011-04-01 19:38

AgriSA says rural safety in Gauteng has received a massive boost by the 500 new vehicles the police have taken into service.

Too early to estimate flood crop damage

2011-01-18 13:01

AgriSA says it is still too early to speculate how much crop damage the floods have caused the agriculture industry.

Farm killings 'not political'

2010-03-08 12:46

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says farm and rural killings should not be seen as political or racist, and that all murders should be treated equally.

SA farmers in Libya land deal

2009-09-30 22:12

SA's largest farmers' union expects to conclude a multimillion hectare farmland deal with the Republic of Congo and agree on a smaller land lease with Libya, its deputy president says.


Over R500m worth of stock stolen - AgriSA

2014-09-16 21:38

About R516m worth of animals have been stolen on farms so far this year, AgriSA says.

Farmers prefer private security to SAPS

2014-09-16 18:22

Farmers prefer using private security services because of their low level of trust in the SA Police Service, according to AgriSA.

SA farmers in Congo 'not desperate'

2014-03-05 14:23

The Congo Farmers Association says the farmers who lease land at a farming project in Malolo are not in such a desperate situation that they cannot return to SA.

What will challenge SA agriculture in 2014

2014-01-05 12:37

Stakeholders in the agriculture industry should remain calm in the face of emotionally charged debates about land, warns an expert.

Citrus ban a ploy by EU farmers: AgriSA

2013-11-29 17:22

AgriSA says the European Union's ban on local citrus imports is an artificial trade barrier imposed at the behest of European farmers fighting for a bigger market share.

Farm minimum wage a double-edged sword

2013-02-04 22:40

Farm unions warn the new minimum wage of R105 per day for farmworkers could lead to job losses as farmers scramble to adjust to the increase.

Cosatu: Strike settlement up to AgriSA

2013-01-15 22:16

Cosatu says the farmworkers' strike may be suspended soon if an agreement can be reached with AgriSA, after farmers secured a deal with workers in Clanwilliam.

Alternatives to land issue needed - govt

2012-02-22 07:35

Farmers must work with the government and come up with alternatives to the willing-buyer, willing-seller policy, Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson says.

Manuel seeks re-think on land reform

2012-02-20 12:10

Government has "thrown too much money down the chute" on land reform, and needs to look at the issue very differently, Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel says.

Cele launches rural safety plan

2011-07-16 11:08

A national rural safety strategy which envisages farmers, rural communities and the police co-operating to stop crime has been unveiled by police chief General Bheki Cele.

AgriSA hold talks with Nkwinti

2011-04-20 16:38

AgriSA says it has started a series of discussions with Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti to find consensus on the future of commercial farming.

Lax borders a cost to SA: AgriSA

2011-03-17 14:26

Failure to secure its borders is costing SA in terms of exports and the movement into the country of diseases like foot-and-mouth.

New farm bill may dampen hiring

2010-12-28 08:53

Proposed changes to land tenure laws and the eviction of farm workers could make farmers think twice before employing workers, says an agricultural body.

'Crime kills rural development'

2009-11-09 18:06

The rise in crime in rural areas may derail the government's policy on rural development, AgriSA says.

'SA needs commercial farmers'

2009-06-18 14:12

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson says commercial farmers are needed for the country to become a net exporter of food, and they won't be driven off their land.

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