OPINION | Kallie Kriel: AfriForum has interests of farmers at heart - unashamedly

2020-03-11 12:41

AfriForum respects Kriek’s right to believe that he and organised agriculture can prevent expropriation without compensation by attempting to win the ANC’s favour and pacifying them, writes Kallie Kriel.

Agri SA president Dan Kriek steps down

2019-12-06 16:53

Kriek cited "health and stress-related reasons", according to a statement.

Poor water management is risk to land reform, agriculture forum hears

2019-08-29 22:11

If South Africa's water resources are poorly managed, it will not only be commercial farmers who will suffer - new farmers will then end up suffering the most, says an expert.

Families evicted from Kraaifontein land move onto state-owned farm in Stellenbosch

2019-08-27 16:02

More than 250 people evicted from a Kraaifontein farm have spent their first night on a state-owned farm in Stellenbosch, despite receiving a cold welcome from local farmers.

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.


Dan Kriek: The 1913 Land Act, apartheid was devastating, now is the time for compassion

2020-02-23 07:00

If the agricultural sector ever bought into the polarising push-back by conservative Afrikaner organisations, the land debate and any possible productive, solution-driven conversations will become redundant, writes Dan Kriek.

Will govt choose flying over food? asks drought-stricken farmers

2019-11-12 14:07

As the drought across South Africa continues to threaten farmers, food security must remain the number one priority, with agricultural organisations appealing for relief.

Call to clamp down on water 'stealers'

2019-08-27 22:13

The verification and validation of the use of water in SA is urgently needed, says the CEO of the South African Association of Water User Associations.

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.

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