e-Agri June 2016

e-Agri June 2016

Agri Noord Kaap - e-Agri

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Agri Noord Kaap - Christo van der Rheede interacts on many levels
Networking

Christo van der Rheede interacts on many levels …

Christo van der Rheede recently did a presentation about the impact of the Drought on Food security in southern Africa and highlighted the concerns regarding maize shortages in South Africa as well as our neighbouring countries as well as rising food prices on the most vulnerable in society. In a letter written to Agri SA, the Chief of the South African army, Lieutenant General L. Yam lauded Agri SA for the excellent presentation. Read more

Agri Noord Kaap - Donasies aan die Agri SA Droogterampfonds vloei steeds in
Droogte

Donasies aan die Agri SA Droogterampfonds vloei steeds in

Meer as twee miljoen rand is die afgelope maand deur maatskappye soos Shell en Engen aan Agri SA se droogtefonds geskenk. Verder het SANSOR R50 000 geskenk. Kospakkies is ook deur Shoprite aan plaaswerkergemeenskappe in droogtegeteisterde gebiede in Jozini, KZN en Steinkopf in Namakwaland geskenk. Kommersiële- en opkomende landbouers in die Springbok-gebied het 2 400 sakke voerpille ontvang en in Noordwes is 300 vragte mieliereste by landbouers afgelewer. Lees meer

Agri Noord Kaap - Agri SA commits to greater momentum to eradicate rural crime
Rural safety

Agri SA commits to greater momentum to eradicate rural crime

The meeting between Agri SA and police management under the chairmanship of the acting National Commissioner, Lt. Gen Phahlane, gave further momentum to police initiatives to eradicate crime in rural farming areas. In a constructive meeting, the good working relationship between the two organisations, was the cornerstone for discussing practical suggestions on how to progress with various strategies to deal with crime issues and to ensure continuous collaboration and co-operation, reports Kobus Visser, Kobus Visser, Director: Corporate Liaison of Agri SA. Read more about the discussions in the press release following later in the newsletter.

Agri Noord Kaap - Roundtable discussion on farm killings
Rural safety

Roundtable discussion on farm killings

Agri SA attended the discussion hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries. The purpose of the meeting was to bring together the public, private sector and civil society to speak with one voice and to work together as a team to combat this act of brutality. In his address, the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries, Mr Zokwana said that in recent years, we have witness some brutal attacks against the farming community, both farm owners and farm workers. Read more

Agri Noord Kaap - Nog jongboer finaliste aangewys
Kompetisie

Nog jongboer finaliste aangewys

Die volgende jongboer finaliste vir die Toyota SA/Agri SA 2016 Jongboer van die Jaar kompetisie is pas aangewys. Die nasionale wenner sal later vanjaar aangewys word. Dit is die twaalfde jaar dat Toyota SA die kompetisie borg. Agri SA beskou die kompetisie as van groot waarde omdat jong rolmodelle geïdentifiseer word en noodsaaklik is vir nuwe toetreders en ook vir die toekoms van die bedryf. Die finaliste is die room van die jongboere van Suid-Afrika. Lees meer

Agri Noord Kaap - International Labour Organisation’s Conference 2016
Labour

International Labour Organisation’s Conference 2016

The annual conference of the International Labour Organisation was held from 30 May 2016 to 10 June 2016.  This year, the South African Minister of Labour, Ms Mildred Oliphant was chosen as the President of the Conference and chaired the conference. On the agenda, among others, were global supply chains, decent work for peace, security and disaster resillience.  Read more

Agri Noord Kaap - Fieldworkers to conduct health survey in households
Labour

International Labour Organisation’s Conference 2016

The annual conference of the International Labour Organisation was held from 30 May 2016 to 10 June 2016.  This year, the South African Minister of Labour, Ms Mildred Oliphant was chosen as the President of the Conference and chaired the conference. On the agenda, among others, were global supply chains, decent work for peace, security and disaster resillience.  Read more

Agri Noord Kaap - Strategiese vennootskappe
Agri SA/Agri Securitas

Strategiese vennootskappe

Agri SA en die Agri Securitas Trustfonds het strategiese vennootskappe met die privaatsektor gesluit tot voordeel van lede van die landbousektor. Dié ondernemings maak finansiële bydraes tot Agri SA en die Trustfonds se werksaamhede. Lees meer oor ons vennote

Agri Noord Kaap - Agri SA mediaverklarings/AGRI SA MEDIA RELEASES
Media

Agri SA mediaverklarings/AGRI SA MEDIA RELEASES

10 Junie/June 2016
Agri SA vra dat die land as ‘n nasionale rampgebied verklaar word
Agri SA calls for a National Disaster Declaration
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10 June 2016
Agri SA commits to greater momentum to eradicate rural crime
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24 Mei/May 2016
Agri SA reageer op jongste uitlatings van Minister Nkwinti oor grondplafonne
AGRI SA RESPONDS TO MINISTER NKWINTI’S LATEST STATEMENTS ON LAND CEILINGS
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23 Mei/May 2016
Agri SA elated over Eastern Cape High Court Judgement on provincial roads
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17 Mei/Mei 2016
Agri SA spreek sy kommer uit oor droogte in Limpopo
Agri SA expresses concern over drought in Limpopo
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13 Mei/Mei 2016
Agri SA reageer op Gekose Komitee se goedkeuring van die Onteieningswetsontwerp
Agri SA reacts to approval by select Committee of Expropriation Bill
Read more

5 May 2016
Agri SA on farm attacks and murders at the World Farmers Organisation
Read more
In die nuus…

As Suid-Afrikaners besef ons almal hoe ’n integrale deel landbou van ons ekonomie en bestaan is. Omri van Zyl sluit by ons aan om die ekonomiese impak van landbou kwessies te bekyk.
Kyk insetsel

Momentum bou teen landelike misdaad
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Water and Sanitation on Dam levels
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Droogte inset op Fokus
Kyk insetsel

Mike Mlengana to take over as director-general of DAFF
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Om vooruit te kan boer
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Droogte ruk die sak
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Onteieningswetsontwerp: ongrondwetlik of noodsaaklik?
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RSG Landbou 16 Junie 2016

Daar is ‘n hele paar sake wat mens mee rekening moet hou as jy ‘n boorgat wil sink. Albertus Lombard verduidelik meer daaroor. Daar is ook ‘n gesprek oor kommersiële Drakensbergers. Dan gesels Lise Roberts met die Wes-Kaapse Jongboer van die Jaar, Jaques Beukes. Jy sal agerkom dat hy baie passie het en selfs met ‘n suksesvolle transformasieprojek begin het.
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Agri SA – Mediaverklaring: BRICS should be part of planning following Brexit polity.org.za - Issued by Agri SA

Agri SA – Mediaverklaring: BRICS should be part of planning following Brexit polity.org.za - Issued by Agri SA

Agri Noord Kaap - Agri SA: BRICS should be part of planning following Brexit“South Africa having joined the BRIC-grouping (Brazil, Russia, India and China) was widely criticized at the time and has thus far not delivered the expected trade benefits especially in terms of value added products” says Johannes Möller, president of Agri SA. According to Möller, South Africa as the latest addition to this grouping is viewed as a catalyst and a gateway for development in Africa but we would obviously want our own trade dispensation to improve in addition to economic benefits that may arise by further involvement on the continent. “Besides having had to make a substantial contribution to the BRICS Development Bank, we would obviously want the bank to be able to leverage funds from international sources and supporting services in relation to the application of these funds to be of a high standard.”

According to Möller the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) will apparently in terms of the EU-treaty only become effective after a minimum period of two years, implying that the immediate impact on the local agricultural sector will be minimal in the short term, barring a possible appreciation of the Rand against the Pound. The recently concluded EU/SADC Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) will thus also remain in place for at least a similar period, allowing time to negotiate a new trade dispensation with the UK. Over one third of our wine exports to the EU gets consumed in the UK and more than 20% of many of our fruit exports, emphasizing the need to put a suitable replacement in place. “From an agricultural perspective we will have to be vigilant in the immediate future to at least secure the best possible dispensation for agricultural products in the UK market”, Möller said.

Möller also said that the withdrawal of the UK from the EU opened up a number of uncertainties that will require a rethink on various fronts. It is well known fact that the UK is still one of the financial power houses of the world and a major supplier and exporter of services. Linking up to the BRICS countries in a formalized way, even by joining the current grouping, can be mutually beneficial to all parties whilst specifically enhancing the aims of the BRICS-vision with respect to economic growth through trade, supporting the Development Bank and indirectly development on the African continent. “I trust that our government, in collaboration with other member countries, will explore options in this regard”, Möller added.

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