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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 has launched court proceedings against the granting of environmental authorisations and exploration rights for shale gas to Rhino Oil & Gas.
Agri SA President Dan Kriek refused to sign the Presidential Expert Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture report.
Eastern Cape farmer and Agri SA board member Siphiwo 'SK' Makinana has criticised the government over the way it has handled the land issue.
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.
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.
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.
Commercial farmers say land redistribution should not interfere with food security, calling for the process to be conducted in a controlled and legal manner.
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.
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