Farm size limit a negotiating tactic, says minister

2015-03-04 14:17

The government's proposal to limit farm size is a "negotiating tactic" as it tries to redistribute land to black farmers, says Minister of Agriculture Senzeni Zokwana.

Johann Rupert: Honesty in government under attack

2015-02-03 13:35

Rembrandt Group head Johann Rupert says the private sector and civil society need to work with government in solving its economic problems.

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.

Land grab catastrophe

2014-04-10 07:19

Is the state's farm plan a vote-catcher or the way to disaster, asks Leopold Scholtz.

Rains, debt drive Indian farmers to suicide

2014-03-24 12:27

Unseasonal rains and hailstorms which have driven millions of Indian farmers into debt have had a deadly effect.

Cosatu criticises farm workers' wages

2014-02-04 20:11

Cosatu says the minimum wage increase of 75 cents per hour needs to be seen as just another small step in the march towards an acceptable income for farm workers.

'Land grabs' push up prices in E Germany

2014-01-26 14:17

Land prices in eastern Germany are rising at dizzying rates and farmers feel they're being squeezed out by foreign investors in a trend known as "land grabbing".

SA farmers did not steal land - union

2013-09-19 20:41

Farmers in South Africa do not owe anyone an apology for owning land because it was legally obtained, says farmer union TAU-SA.

Farm output 'trumps transfer targets'

2013-08-13 09:28

Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti has reportedly said he considers productivity to be more important than meeting land transfer targets.

EU to cut payments to large farms

2013-06-25 19:16

The EU has agreed large farms will lose up to 30% of current subsidy payments in a major step towards consensus on reforms to the annual €50bn farm policy.


Foreigners with farms over 12 000ha must sell

2015-02-24 12:59

Foreigners who own land above the 12 000 hectares cap will need to sell any excess farmland, says Minister of Rural Development and Land Affairs Gugile Nkwinti.

Govt set to implement ANC land decisions

2014-09-04 14:11

Land reform resolutions adopted at the ANC's elective conference in Mangaung in 2012 will be implemented, says Minister Gugile Nkwinti.

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.

Cosatu backs 50% farm stake for workers

2014-04-09 05:30

A proposal pushing for workers to get a 50% stake in farms is a move in the right direction, says the Congress of SA Trade Unions.

India hit by farm suicides after storms

2014-03-19 13:34

A string of farmers have committed suicide in western India after freak hailstorms and rains destroyed winter crops worth millions of dollars.

Farm workers to get R12.41 per hour

2014-02-03 14:03

Farm workers' salaries will increase by 75 cents to an hourly rate of R12.41 in March, according to the labour department.

Lithuania urges push on EU farm reform

2013-09-23 18:30

Lithuania is urging for a final push on a major reform of the EU's generous farm subsidy programme that is held up in talks with lawmakers.

Farmers fret over worker share plan

2013-09-05 09:28

Commercial farmers are concerned over the possibility that farmers would be "encouraged" by the state to give farm shares to workers, according to a report.

Victory for North West farm workers

2013-08-02 07:15

Cosatu in North West has welcomed a Mmabatho High Court judgment in favour of farm workers and farm dwellers.

ConCourt quashes farmers' rates appeal

2013-06-06 12:10

The Constitutional Court has dismissed an appeal by Western Cape rural landowners against levies and rates the Bergrivier municipality imposed on them.

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