OPINION | Dan Kriek: Farmers should be wary of AfriForum’s attempts to move in on agriculture, land

2020-03-08 07:23

In a move that surprised all and sundry, AfriForum recently brought an urgent application for an interdict in the Eastern Cape High Court in Makhanda against the sheep export company, Al Mawashi, from exporting 60 000 live sheep to Kuwait. Dan Kriek wonders why.

AfriForum makes its play in the battle for the hearts and minds of farmers

2019-03-03 06:22

A new agricultural organisation called the Southern African Agriculture Initiative has been launched, with an apparent attempt to counter AgriSA, the largest representative organisation for farmers in the country.

Land expropriation: 'We will leave no stone unturned in protecting the interests of farmers' - AgriSA

2018-12-05 13:35

Agri SA says it "will leave no stone unturned in protecting the interests of farmers" and the agricultural sector.

Farmers need security of land and assets - Patrice Motsepe

2018-10-09 12:34

Billionaire businessman and philanthropist Patrice Motsepe says South African farmers, both black and white, need to be safe in the knowledge that their right to land and assets are protected.

Land reform's Codesa moment

2018-08-28 07:32

The summit on land reform could very well turn out to be a turning point in the heated debate on expropriation of land, writes Max du Preez.

'Trump must really take his long hair and leave our people the hell alone' – SA farmers

2018-08-26 21:27

Farmers have demanded US President Donald Trump "leave us the hell alone" after the he criticised the country's land reform plans.

We don't need Trump to solve land reform in SA - farmers and agriculture roleplayers

2018-08-23 19:29

US President Donald Trump is not needed to solve land reform issues, farmers and other roleplayers in the South African agricultural sector have said, while slamming his comments about land expropriation.

Meeting with Ramaphosa was constructive - Agribiz

2018-08-22 19:16

A meeting with President Cyril Ramaphosa to discuss the agricultural sector and land question was constructive, says Agbiz president.

AgriSA to meet Ramaphosa in Cape Town, Mabuza in Joburg

2018-08-21 15:02

AgriSA president Dan Kriek met President Cyril Ramaphosa in Cape Town on Tuesday, while the organisation's CEO, Omri van Zyl, held talks with Deputy President David Mabuza in Johannesburg.

Police and AgriSA wrong about decline in farm murders - AfriForum

2018-06-28 17:04

While the police and agricultural body AgriSA have found that farm murders have decreased to their lowest level in 20 years, lobby group AfriForum's deputy CEO Ernst Roets maintains that there has been a significant increase this year.


This is why we pay such close attention to AgriSA's Dan Kriek

2019-03-13 09:23

AgriSA president Dan Kriek's proposal for land expropriation without compensation amounts to exempting mega-farms while the rest populate the front line of expropriation at sacrificial compensation, writes Gabriel Crouse.

Agri SA wants more clarity on new draft Expropriation Bill

2018-12-21 19:51

AgriSA wants more clarity on the latest incarnation of the Expropriation Bill, of which a draft has been gazetted.

AgriSA encouraged by SAPS commitment to make rural areas safer

2018-11-13 17:43

AgriSA says it is encouraged by police commissioner General Khehla Sitole’s commitment to assisting farmers and the farming community.

Not all land will be expropriated without compensation – ANC

2018-09-07 18:52

Land belonging to the state, speculative, underutilised and vandalised land will be looked at for expropriation without compensation, says the ANC.

Mabuza commends agriculture presidents' commitment on land reform plan

2018-08-27 19:51

In a move which Deputy President David Mabuza has hailed as a "watershed moment", four presidents of organised agriculture have signed a statement of intent to develop a national strategy focusing on the transformation of the sector.

Land: How black and white can make it work

2018-08-26 10:00

The farming sector needs an enabling environment for partnerships and the sharing of resources to tackle the land question, a summit has heard.

Deputy President steps in, puts SA farmers at ease after Trump's land expropriation comments

2018-08-23 13:11

As South Africa debates US President Donald Trump's baseless comments about land expropriation, Deputy President David Mabuza has taken the opportunity to quell farmers' fear and apprehension.

ANC commits to protect property rights in 'historic' meeting with AgriSA

2018-08-21 17:25

The ANC has assured commercial farmers’ representative AgriSA that “no land grabs” will be permitted and that the protection of property rights and “productive agrictultural land” will remain a priority for government, AgriSA has said in a statement.

ANC, AgriSA to meet over expropriation, economy

2018-08-20 09:22

The ANC and AgriSA, the country’s largest representative body of commercial farmers, will meet on Tuesday to discuss the heated issue of expropriation without compensation.

Farm murders lowest in 20 years, 'remoteness' the reason for brutality

2018-05-31 12:59

Farm murders have decreased to their lowest level in more than 20 years, a report by agricultural organisation AgriSA has found.

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