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News archive - June-2015

SA landboubesigheidskamer oor die uitkoms van die Wêreld Agri-tegnologie Ekspo

In 'n onderhoud met RSG Geldsake sê Dr John Purchase dat toegang tot nuwe tegnologie belangrik is vir Suid-Afrika om kompeterend te bly. Hy het onlangs die Wêreld Agri-tegnologie Ekspo in Milan, Italië, besoek.

14.07.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Low ceilings lead to more farm land for redistribution

Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti has given an assurance that two studies informed the government’s intention to implement land ceilings.
- www.bdlive.co.za

13.07.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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The high cost of SA’s worst drought in 23 years

SA’s worst water shortages in 23 years have caused a decline in farming output that will lower its GDP and cause food-price increases.
- News24 

08.07.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Klagtes oor duur saad vir sojabone bekyk

ʼn Sojaboer se saadrekening kan tot amper ʼn kwart van sy veranderlike koste beloop as hy geen terughou-saad vanaf die vorige seisoen gebruik nie, wys berekeninge deur ekonome van Graan SA.
- Landbouweekblad 

07.07.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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SA landbou steier onder ergste droogte sedert 1992

Suid-Afrika se landbousektor kan vanjaar verliese van R10 miljard ly weens die ergste droogte sedert 1992. Veral boere wat mielies, sonneblomme en sojabone in KwaZulu-Natal, die Vrystaat, Limpopo, Noordwes en die Noord-Kaap verbou, gaan sukkel. 
- Netwerk24 

05.07.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Banks’ multi-billion rand agri rescue plan

The Banking Association of South Africa has committed itself to an ambitious 15-year financing plan for SA agriculture. Luyolo Mkentane spoke to the association’s GM, Pierre Venter, about the options and practicalities.
- Farmer's Weekly

05.07.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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New tariffs will support local wheat price

Customs duty on wheat has been increased from 46,lc/kg to 80,01c/kg and on wheaten flour from 69,2c/kg to 120,02c/kg.
- Farmer's Weekly 

03.07.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Making PPPs work

Public private partnerships (PPP) were crucial to ensuring that South Africa remained food-secure. Such partnerships needed to be well-balanced, include stakeholders in the agricultural value chain, and be sustainable, delegates said at the Vision 2030 Summit held in Johannesburg recently.
- Farmer's Weekly 

03.07.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Government to invest R2bn in agri-parks

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform has set aside R2 billion for the establishments of agri-parks. Of this, R626,3 million will be used for the acquisition of 185 OOOha of strategically-located land for smallholder farmers who produce within the agri-parks, while R362,8 million will be used for the recapitalisation and development of farms that form part of the agri-parks.
- Farmer's Weekly 

03.07.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Agriculture to benefit from boost in railway spending

Rail infrastructure is set to receive a major boost as government mqves ahead with the implementation the National Development Plan (NDP).
- Farmer's Weekly 

03.07.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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SA Hoender moet pad vind na Afrika, midde-ooste

Die Suid-Afrikaanse hoenderbedryf kan dit wat hy plaaslik weens Amerikaanse invoer gaan verloor, wen deur sy uitvoer uit te brei sê mnr. Tinashe Kapuya, bestuurder van internasionale handel en belegging by Agbiz.

03.07.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Groot grondeise kom in toekoms

“Nuwe grondeise kan Suid-Afrika van R129 miljard tot R179 miljard kos,” sê John Purchase, uitvoerende hoof van Agbiz, by die jaarvergadering en inligtingsdag van die Inmaakvrugte-produsentevereniging op Worcester.
- Landbouweekblad 

03.07.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Land reform: time to take the initiative in South Africa

Land reform is currently in the spotlight, and rightly so. The issue is not whether land reform should take place or not, but rather how it should be done to ensure a more equitable and fair pattern of land ownership. This process must not be allowed to put food security at risk. 
- Agri Portal

01.07.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Land reform: time to take the initiative

How will producers and agribusiness be affected if the agriculture sector cannot come up with a plan for land reform? In no way must food security be put at risk, says Agbiz CEO John Purchase.
- Farmer's Weekly

01.07.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Land reform: time to take the initiative

How will producers and agribusiness be affected if the agriculture sector cannot come up with a plan for land reform? In no way must food security be put at risk, says Agbiz CEO John Purchase.
- Farmer's Weekly 

30.06.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Farmers should not feel hopeless

While there was reason for concern about the way government seemed to take "a new idea out of thin air" and run with it as a policy proposal, farmers should not become hopeless about the future. These proposals had to go through many processes before they could be accepted as policy, Dr John Purchase, CEO of AgBiz, told delegates at the recent AGM of the Canning Fruit Producers' Association, held in Worcester.
- Farmer's Weekly 

26.06.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Sakevertroue daal

Agribesighede se sakevertroue was vanjaar in die eerste kwartaal 12% laer as ’n jaar gelede en 3% laer as in die vorige kwartaal. 
- Landbouweekblad

26.06.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Plan ‘verdeel landbou oor klas- en raslyne’

DIE voorgestelde verbod op buitelandse grondeienaarskap het die landbougemeenskap oor klas- en raslyne verdeel, het Gugile Nkwinti, minister van landelike ontwikkeling en grondhervorming, gesê.
- News24 

25.06.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Land Commission receives over 50,000 claims

A total of 55,973 land claims have been lodged to the Land Claims Commission, since government re-opened the restitution claims process last year, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister, Gugile Nkwinti, announced on Tuesday. "As of 15 April 2015, a total of 55,973 claims have been lodged with the Commission. This represents 70% of the 79,696 claims lodged over a period of four years in the previous window, confirming that reopening the Restitution process was indeed the right thing to do," he said.
- Agri Portal 

25.06.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Hokaai met kritiek op nuwe landbouwet

Landboukenners het vandeesweek wal gegooi oor nuusberigte dat die minister van landbou in die toekoms aan boere kan voorsê waarmee hulle moet boer.  Dit is na bewering een van die implikasies van die beoogde Wetsontwerp oor die Bewaring en Ontwikkeling van Landbougrond. Kommentaar oor die wetsontwerp word tans deur die departement van landbou, bosbou en visserye verkry.
- Netwerk24 

25.06.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Grond: ‘Beleid sal beleggers geensins vervreem’

Die voorgestelde verbod op buitelandse grond­eienaarskap het die landbou­gemeenskap oor klasse- en ­rasse-lyne heen verdeel, aldus Gugile Nkwinti, minister van landelike ontwikkeling en grondhervorming.
- Netwerk24 

24.06.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Minister firm on farm size limit, despite opposition

RDLR Minister Gugile Nkwinti rejected opposition to announcement that land ownership by foreign nationals would be prohibited. The Banking Association of South Africa, Agbiz and Agri-SA argued against the policy - Business Day 

24.06.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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