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e-Agri is the electronic newsletter of Agri SA. For comments and inquiries contact Thea or call 012-643 3400.

March 2014

 1

Grondhervorming

Restitusiewysigingswetsontwerp

Die Restitusiewysigingswetsontwerp, wat die stuk wetgewing is wat die grondeiseproses weer gaan heropen, is op 27 Februarie deur die Nasionale Vergadering in die Parlement aanvaar.  Die wetsontwerp moet nog goedgekeur word deur die Nasionale Raad op Provinsies.  Die Raad op Provinsies beoog om dit teen 26 Maart te finaliseer, waarna die President dit moet teken en ‘n inwerkingstredingsdatum moet bepaal.  Ingevolge die wetsontwerp sal eisers vanaf die datum van heropening tot 30 Junie 2019 weer kan eise instel.  Lees meer

 2

Land reform

The costs of reopening the restitution of land rights lodgement period

On the 19th of February 2014 the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform as well as the National Treasury reported to the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform on the expected costs of reopening the lodgement process. Both the Department and Treasury noted that additional funds will be needed not only for the new claims, but also to expand the Commission for the Restitution of Land Right’s capacity. Read more

 3

Natural resources

Public consultations on shale gas

Agri SA noted that the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) will conduct public consultations with communities as well as interested and affected parties on shale gas exploitation in the country’s semi-arid Karoo region. These public consultations stem from the Cabinet decision to approve the lifting of the moratorium on acceptance and processing of applications for shale gas exploration, which decision further directed the Minister of Mineral Resources to provide further details on the lifting of the moratorium to interested and effected parties. Read more

 4

Finances

Employment Tax Incentive Act

The Employment Tax Incentive Act came into operation on the 1st of January, 2014 and gives effect to the long anticipated youth wage subsidy. In effect, the Act allows a qualifying employer to realise a portion of the Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE) tax that employers are obliged to withhold from their employee’s remuneration and pay over to SARS on behalf of those employees that qualify.Read more

 5

Labour

Amendments to ESTA

The proposed amendments to the Extension of Security of Tenure Act (ESTA) are currently before NEDLAC.  Annelize Crosby and Theo Boshoff form part of the team negotiating for Business in NEDLAC.  The proposed amendments include the inclusion of certain new definitions, such as that of “family”, dependant” and “reside”. Provision is made in the Bill that occupiers will in future have the right not only to visit and maintain grave sites, but also to erect tombstones.Read more

 6

Ekonomie

Ekonomiese oorsig van die Suid-Afrikaanse landbou vir 2013

Die bruto-inkomste uit die verkoop van landbouprodukte vir die tydperk geëindig 31 Desember 2013 het nagenoeg R182 966 miljoen bedra wat ongeveer 9% of R14 482 miljoen meer as dié vorige jaar was. Die grootste toename in bruto-inkomste het by droëbone, sojabone, rooibostee en sybokhaar voorgekom en was onderskeidelik 45%, 54%, 34% en 44% hoër as in 2012. Lees meer

 7

Ramphulp

Goeie reën breek die greep van droogte ten dele

Goeie reën het die droogtetoestande in die Noordwes-provinsie gebreek en daar is groot dankbaarheid na al die maande se buitengewone aandag in die gedrukte media en radio om die tragedie wat in die provinsie afspeel onder die aandag van die publiek te bring. Skenkings van voer het van oral af gekom, per vragmotors en selfs per trein vanaf Suid en Wes-Kaap. Kosie van Zyl rapporteer ook oor die stand van sake met betrekking tot die droogte in ander dele van die land. Lees meer

8

Disaster assistance

Flood damage Western Cape

Reports of severe flood damage on 6 and 7 January 2014 were received, involving inter alia the districts Cape Wine lands, Central Karoo, Eden, Overberg, showing that according to assessment done by the Department of Water Affairs that it was no small event in comparison with the 1981 floods Very interesting, the calculation indicate that the flood in the Buffels River (at Floriskraal Dam) had a return period of between 1 in 100 and 1 in 200 years. Read more

7

Peste en plae

Kommandowurms

Die eerste berigte oor kommandowurmuitbrake is die afgelope naweek aangemeld vanuit die Noordwes en Limpopo Provinsies. Dit is te verwagte dat verdere uitbrake ook aangemeld sal word na gelang die weersomstandighede gunstig raak vir die eiers om uit te broei. Kommandowurms het verlede jaar in een van die grootste uitbrake in dertig jaar in Suid-Afrika voorgekom.Lees meer

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Media

Agri SA mediaverklarings / AGRI SA MEDIA RELEASES

Agri SA het die volgende mediaverklarings uitgereik.  Die volledige verklaring kan op Agri SA se webblad gelees word. Kliek hier

Agri SA issued the following media statements.  The full statement could be read on Agri SA’s webpage. click here

24 Februarie/February 2014

Eiendomsreg en veiligheid moet verhewe wees bo politieke dienstigheid

PROPERTY RIGHTS AND SAFETY MUST NOT BE SUBJECT TO POLITICAL EXPEDIENCY

10 Februarie/February 2014

Wat die landbousektor van die regering verwag

WHAT THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR EXPECTS FROM GOVERNMENT

7 Februarie/February 2014

Agri SA ondersteun die verkiesingsproses

AGRI SA IN SUPPORT OF THE ELECTION PROCESS

Media

RSG Landbou

Agri SA is verantwoordelik vir die Maandag-inset op die RSG Landbouprogram.  Hieronder is ‘n link waar daar na onderhoude wat gevoer is geluister kan word.  Die onderhoud(e) word in ‘n MP3-formaat aangebied.

• RSG Landbou 24 Februarie 2014: Dawie Maree – Dieselrabat logboek

• RSG Landbou 17 Februarie 2014: Annelize Crosby – Beleidsvergadering

• RSG Landbou 10 Februarie 2014: Boeta du Toit – Reën Noordwes

• RSG Landbou 3 Februarie: Elize van der Westhuyzen – Verkiesing

Langer onderhoude

• RSG Landbou 26 Februarie 2014: Dawie Maree – Diesel rabat logboek

• RSG Landbou 11 Februarie 2014: Boeta du Toit – Noordwes droogte

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e-Agri is the electronic newsletter of Agri SA. For comments and inquiries contact Thea or call 012-643 3400.

Maart 2014

 1

Grondhervorming

Restitusiewysigingswetsontwerp

Die Restitusiewysigingswetsontwerp, wat die stuk wetgewing is wat die grondeiseproses weer gaan heropen, is op 27 Februarie deur die Nasionale Vergadering in die Parlement aanvaar.  Die wetsontwerp moet nog goedgekeur word deur die Nasionale Raad op Provinsies.  Die Raad op Provinsies beoog om dit teen 26 Maart te finaliseer, waarna die President dit moet teken en ‘n inwerkingstredingsdatum moet bepaal.  Ingevolge die wetsontwerp sal eisers vanaf die datum van heropening tot 30 Junie 2019 weer kan eise instel.  Lees meer

 2

Land reform

The costs of reopening the restitution of land rights lodgement period

On the 19th of February 2014 the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform as well as the National Treasury reported to the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform on the expected costs of reopening the lodgement process. Both the Department and Treasury noted that additional funds will be needed not only for the new claims, but also to expand the Commission for the Restitution of Land Right’s capacity. Read more

 3

Natural resources

Public consultations on shale gas

Agri SA noted that the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) will conduct public consultations with communities as well as interested and affected parties on shale gas exploitation in the country’s semi-arid Karoo region. These public consultations stem from the Cabinet decision to approve the lifting of the moratorium on acceptance and processing of applications for shale gas exploration, which decision further directed the Minister of Mineral Resources to provide further details on the lifting of the moratorium to interested and effected parties. Read more

 4

Finances

Employment Tax Incentive Act

The Employment Tax Incentive Act came into operation on the 1st of January, 2014 and gives effect to the long anticipated youth wage subsidy. In effect, the Act allows a qualifying employer to realise a portion of the Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE) tax that employers are obliged to withhold from their employee’s remuneration and pay over to SARS on behalf of those employees that qualify.Read more

 5

Labour

Amendments to ESTA

The proposed amendments to the Extension of Security of Tenure Act (ESTA) are currently before NEDLAC.  Annelize Crosby and Theo Boshoff form part of the team negotiating for Business in NEDLAC.  The proposed amendments include the inclusion of certain new definitions, such as that of “family”, dependant” and “reside”. Provision is made in the Bill that occupiers will in future have the right not only to visit and maintain grave sites, but also to erect tombstones.Read more

 6

Ekonomie

Ekonomiese oorsig van die Suid-Afrikaanse landbou vir 2013

Die bruto-inkomste uit die verkoop van landbouprodukte vir die tydperk geëindig 31 Desember 2013 het nagenoeg R182 966 miljoen bedra wat ongeveer 9% of R14 482 miljoen meer as dié vorige jaar was. Die grootste toename in bruto-inkomste het by droëbone, sojabone, rooibostee en sybokhaar voorgekom en was onderskeidelik 45%, 54%, 34% en 44% hoër as in 2012. Lees meer

 7

Ramphulp

Goeie reën breek die greep van droogte ten dele

Goeie reën het die droogtetoestande in die Noordwes-provinsie gebreek en daar is groot dankbaarheid na al die maande se buitengewone aandag in die gedrukte media en radio om die tragedie wat in die provinsie afspeel onder die aandag van die publiek te bring. Skenkings van voer het van oral af gekom, per vragmotors en selfs per trein vanaf Suid en Wes-Kaap. Kosie van Zyl rapporteer ook oor die stand van sake met betrekking tot die droogte in ander dele van die land. Lees meer

8

Disaster assistance

Flood damage Western Cape

Reports of severe flood damage on 6 and 7 January 2014 were received, involving inter alia the districts Cape Wine lands, Central Karoo, Eden, Overberg, showing that according to assessment done by the Department of Water Affairs that it was no small event in comparison with the 1981 floods Very interesting, the calculation indicate that the flood in the Buffels River (at Floriskraal Dam) had a return period of between 1 in 100 and 1 in 200 years. Read more

7

Peste en plae

Kommandowurms

Die eerste berigte oor kommandowurmuitbrake is die afgelope naweek aangemeld vanuit die Noordwes en Limpopo Provinsies. Dit is te verwagte dat verdere uitbrake ook aangemeld sal word na gelang die weersomstandighede gunstig raak vir die eiers om uit te broei. Kommandowurms het verlede jaar in een van die grootste uitbrake in dertig jaar in Suid-Afrika voorgekom.Lees meer

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Media

Agri SA mediaverklarings / AGRI SA MEDIA RELEASES

Agri SA het die volgende mediaverklarings uitgereik.  Die volledige verklaring kan op Agri SA se webblad gelees word. Kliek hier

Agri SA issued the following media statements.  The full statement could be read on Agri SA’s webpage. click here

24 Februarie/February 2014

Eiendomsreg en veiligheid moet verhewe wees bo politieke dienstigheid

PROPERTY RIGHTS AND SAFETY MUST NOT BE SUBJECT TO POLITICAL EXPEDIENCY

10 Februarie/February 2014

Wat die landbousektor van die regering verwag

WHAT THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR EXPECTS FROM GOVERNMENT

7 Februarie/February 2014

Agri SA ondersteun die verkiesingsproses

AGRI SA IN SUPPORT OF THE ELECTION PROCESS

Media

RSG Landbou

Agri SA is verantwoordelik vir die Maandag-inset op die RSG Landbouprogram.  Hieronder is ‘n link waar daar na onderhoude wat gevoer is geluister kan word.  Die onderhoud(e) word in ‘n MP3-formaat aangebied.

• RSG Landbou 24 Februarie 2014: Dawie Maree – Dieselrabat logboek

• RSG Landbou 17 Februarie 2014: Annelize Crosby – Beleidsvergadering

• RSG Landbou 10 Februarie 2014: Boeta du Toit – Reën Noordwes

• RSG Landbou 3 Februarie: Elize van der Westhuyzen – Verkiesing

Langer onderhoude

• RSG Landbou 26 Februarie 2014: Dawie Maree – Diesel rabat logboek

• RSG Landbou 11 Februarie 2014: Boeta du Toit – Noordwes droogte

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