The ABC leadership was invited to a meeting between the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) and commercial farmers. After the meeting was opened, Minister Nkwinti presented the audience with his views on the various Land Reform models. He specified that assisting land reform beneficiaries and emerging farmers cannot be done by government alone, hence this important engagement.
The Minister emphasised the benefit of interacting with farmers and role players to enable government’s ability to achieve land reform targets. “Closing the gap through talking solves many problems”. The Minister urged for better communication, especially between beneficiaries and neighbouring commercial farmers. However, he depicted that the beneficiaries should ask for assistance. “Dit het niks te doen met kleur nie”, the Minster said, when he said black and white farmers should de-racialize the rural economy and stand together to speak with one voice, and defend with one voice their property and farming interests.
28.07.2011 / Media Releases
Johannesburg, South Africa; 20 July 2011: Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment research and communications group, today announced the shortlist for the 2011 Ai Agribusiness Awards, which reward organisations, companies and personalities driving transactions and improving the continent’s agribusiness investment climate.
The Ai Agribusiness Investment Awards will formally recognise the importance agribusiness investment has on economic development across the continent. The Awards reward achievements across the main agribusiness and finance sectors in Africa. Last year’s Award winners included: African Export-Import Bank; African Development Bank; Nestlé; Presidential Initiative for Banana Industrial Development (PIBID); Silk Invest and ABSA, amongst others.
21.07.2011 / Agbiz in the news
Boere gaan die eerste keer ’n sê hê in nuwe beleid oor grondkwessies. Hul betrokkenheid
daarby gaan hul oorlewing bepaal, het dr. Theo de Jager, ondervoorsitter van Agri SA, in
Pretoria gesê ná ’n werksessie met mnr. Gugile Nkwinti, Minister van Landelike
Ontwikkeling en Grondhervorming.
De Jager sê dié boodskap moet nou dringender as vantevore by boere tuisgebring word en
gesoute onderhandelaars gaan nodig wees.
08.07.2011 / Agbiz in the news
Die debat oor grondhervorming in Suid-Afrika het ’n nuwe vlak betree. Vir die eerste keer
is daar planne om kommersiële boere by besluitneming oor grondkwessies te betrek. Dit is
’n welcome verandering in die Regering se denke oor grondhervorming.
Die jongste ontwikkeling spruit voort uit ’n werksessie tussen mnr. Gugile Nkwinti, Minister
van Landelike Ontwikkeling en Grondhervorming, en die georganiseerde landbou. Nkwinti
het ná die werksessie gesê dit was die eerste stap van sy department se interaksie met
08.07.2011 / Agbiz in the news
Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti says he will sign off today on the long-awaited green paper on land reform which proposes radical changes to land ownership.
Nkwinti said he would submit the document to a cabinet committee next week, after which it would probably serve before the cabinet for approval.
He said there had been “no changes” to the green paper leaked to Independent Newspapers last year.
07.07.2011 / Agbiz in the news