|Compulsory farm cession will starve SA
|It must be said that the Land Act of 1913 and the subsequent rule of apartheid, an abomination, denied the majority of South Africans a stake in the agricultural sector. It denied them their dignity and the right to own land, which deepened the poverty that prevails today.
|North West Premier pledges state-owned farms to community, youth cooperatives
|North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo’s pledge to allocate all state-owned farms in the province to community and youth cooperatives has been greeted favourably, but details on how this will be implemented are sketchy.
|Frackonomics: game-changer or just unfounded hype?
|In his State of the Nation Address, President Jacob Zuma spoke of shale gas in the context of the path to energy security. He echoed what many in the country have been claiming: shale gas is a game changer for the economy.
|Claims on trout do not hold water
|A SURPRISING outcry from the trout sector arose after the Department of Environmental Affairs’ publication of draft regulations under the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act to control a wide variety of alien and invasive species. This was in particular from the Federation of South African Flyfishers (Fosaf) and the newly formed Trout SA.
|Constitutionality of farm expropriation questioned
|THE radical idea that farm workers have paid for the right to part ownership of the farms they work on is core to a policy proposal on land reform — and will likely raise strong questions about its constitutionality.
|Neltropica droog die boer se verliese uit.
|Die massas onverkoopte groente en vrugte wat boere op die markte verloor weens bederf, laat maar altyd ’n wrang smaak in die mond en ’n gat in die boer se sak wat gevul kon gewees het. Neltropica is ’n maatskappy wat met ’n vindingryke plan vorendag gekom het om dié groente en vrugte te droog, wat ’n uitstekende oplossing vir die morsige probleem bied
|Zuma signs land bill into law
|President Jacob Zuma has signed the restitution of land rights amendment bill into law, his office said on Monday.
The legislation notably re-opens the restitution claims process that closed at the end of 1998 and gives claimants five years – to 30 June 2019 – to lodge land claims.
|Trade deficit narrows to R6.57bn
|Johannesburg – Trade deficit narrowed more than expected to R6.57bn in May, from a R13.03bn shortfall in April, data from the South African Revenue Service showed on Monday.
|Chicken producers want anti-dumping tariffs
|Johannesburg – The possible imposition of anti-dumping tariffs on certain chicken cuts is unnecessary, the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters (Amie) said on Monday.
|Approach to climate needs crisp change
|If the world is to solve the climate-change crisis, we will need a new approach. Currently, the major powers view climate change as a negotiation over who will reduce their CO2 emissions (mainly from the use of coal, oil, and gas).