ARTICLES RELATING TO AGRI SA

Land reform and agriculture: What to expect in the next 5 years

2019-06-03 06:26

With the tough task of implementing government's land reform resting on her shoulders, Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Thoko Didiza has her work cut out.

Agri SA kicks off anti fracking court battle

2019-05-07 13:24

Agri SA has launched court proceedings against the granting of environmental authorisations and exploration rights for shale gas to Rhino Oil & Gas.

Agri SA submits minority report after refusing to sign advisory panel document

2019-04-19 10:32

Agri SA President Dan Kriek refused to sign the Presidential Expert Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture report.

Government needs to offer support to black farmers now - Agri SA board member

2018-12-05 17:51

Eastern Cape farmer and Agri SA board member Siphiwo 'SK' Makinana has criticised the government over the way it has handled the land issue.

Crime Stats: 'Culture of violence against farmers unacceptable' – Agri SA

2018-09-11 15:03

Murders and attacks on the farming community remain too high, says Agri SA in response to the announcement of the 2017/18 national crime statistics.

No truth to AfriForum list of farms named for expropriation - govt

2018-08-13 12:01

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform has denied the veracity of a list published by AfriForum of farms which it says will be expropriated without compensation.

Agri SA calls for 'cool heads' over land expropriation

2018-08-04 18:26

Land reform was one of the major talking points at Agri Eastern Cape’s 17th annual congress, following the ANC’s announcement earlier in the week that it supported the amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution.

Land redistribution shouldn't destroy food security - farmers

2018-03-28 21:00

Commercial farmers say land redistribution should not interfere with food security, calling for the process to be conducted in a controlled and legal manner.

Move towards land expropriation could have unintended results, warn farm bodies

2018-02-28 13:18

Tampering with property rights is sure to divert potential investment away from the agro-food sector and lead to food price hikes, say agricultural bodies.

Agri SA lambasts police for inaccurate reporting on farm worker murder

2018-01-09 15:57

Agri SA has lashed out at the police for reporting inaccurate details to the media around the brutal shooting of a farm worker in Krugersdorp, Johannesburg.

 

Farmers determined to fight against shale gas

2019-05-20 21:51

The Supreme Court of Appeal has heard arguments by Agri Eastern Cape, regarding the legality of technical regulations for fracking previously promulgated by the Minister of Mineral Resources.

Land reform panel recommends sweeping changes to current compensation model in draft report

2019-04-19 14:55

A draft report by the Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture has recommended that President Cyril Ramaphosa establish a "compensation policy" to guide how expropriation without compensation should be implemented.

IN FOCUS | AgriSA's Dan Kriek: 'We don't have time; we need results'

2018-10-09 09:02

My message to government and the president is clear: I don't agree with plans to amend the Constitution. Section 25 of the Constitution is not the problem, says Dan Kriek, president of AgriSA.

Land claims must still go through the courts - Agri SA tells land owners

2018-08-20 14:14

As land expropriation without compensation gains momentum, agricultural industry association Agri SA has taken it upon itself to alert land owners to the action they can take.

Agri SA to keep eye on ANC's plans around expropriation of 139 farms

2018-08-06 22:01

South Africa's largest organised farmers' body will keep an eye on the ANC's plans to target 139 farms in test cases for expropriation without compensation and will go to the Constitutional Court if necessary, it says.

Agri SA launches water desk to ensure farmers get fair share of precious resource

2018-05-04 11:32

Agricultural industry association Agri SA has launched a water desk that will be dedicated to helping farmers across the country get equitable access to water.

City of Cape Town betrayed farmers by surrendering Day Zero predictions

2018-03-13 12:28

The Day Zero scenario was used as a planning and communications tool and while it may have focused Capetonians’ attention on the drought, the Doomsday prediction was questioned by various water-sector role players, writes Janse Rabie.

The land grab question: property rights versus political gain

2018-01-17 16:21

It remains to be seen whether sacrificing existing and protected property rights for political expediency and gain is justifiable in an open democratic country, says Yolisa Mfaise.

From wine grapes to lambs squeezed as drought drags on

2017-12-24 15:42

While much of South Africa is enjoying good summer rains, its two western provinces have been hit by a persistent drought. In Cape Town taps are forecast to run dry as soon as March.

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