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News archive - March-2013

Farmers need to rethink their business - Purchase

South African farmers will have to face the reality of reduced profitiability, or risk going out of business.Speaking at the recent Undercover Farming Expo in Pretoria,Dr John Purchase ,CEO of Agbiz, representative chamber of agribusinesses in South Africa. To download this article, click here.

Will tides of change affect agri-investment?

Confidence levels in the agricultural business sector increased in the fourth quater of 2012, and has been on an overall upward trend since hitting an all-time low in 2009. To download this article, click here.

Govt launches initiatives to speed up green policies

The biofule production incentive unweiled in finance minister Pravin Gordhan's latest budget is just one of a number of initistives aimed at speeding up SA's transition to a job-creating sustainable,low -carbon and green ecomony, as outlined in the National Development Plan. To download this article, click here.

State to determine value of land

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform is getting closer to establishing the Office of the Valuer-General as an autonomous statury body and final authority on land and property valuation. To download this article, click here.

Zuma's speech disappoints

Agricultural leaders are sceptical that the President Jacob Zuma's plans to speed up land re-open  land claims, in order  to accomodate pre-June 1913 claims by Khoi and San descendents, will get finacial backing from treasury. T o download this article, click here.

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