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News archive - May-2011

Nkwinti betrek boere

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

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Nuwe denke 'verfrissend'

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

kommersiële landbouers.

08.07.2011 / Agbiz in the news

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Land reform minister Nkwinti set to sign long-awaited green paper today

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

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LBK ook teen nasionalisering

Die Landboubesigheidskamer het in sy elektroniese nuusbrief gesê hoewel hy met kommer kennis geneem het van uitlatings oor die nasionalisering van plase, banke en myne, dit belangrik is om te beklemtoon dat 'n opemark-ekonomie steeds die amptelike beleid van die regering van die dag is. Die regerende party het dit die afgelope week weer bevestig.

27.06.2011 / Agbiz in the news

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Regering steun steeds vrye mark

Die nasionalisering van plase is nié die amptelike standpunt van die Suid-Afrikaanse Regering nie en mnr. Julius Malema se uitsprake moet binne dié konteks gesien word.

Die Landboubesigheidskamer (LBK) het dié punt oorgedra in sy weeklikse nuusbrief.

Skokgolwe

Malema het tydens die ANC-jeugliga se onlangse kongres aangedring dat plase, banke en myne genasionaliseer moet word. Dié kommentaar het skokgolwe deur die sakewêreld gestuur.

23.06.2011 / Agbiz in the news

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Kredietwet kan landbou knou

Die herfinasiering van  ‘n een-mansaak(soo  ‘n boerdery) wat  ‘n  rampspoedige jaar beleef het, is onwetting ingevolge die Nasionale Kredietwet(Wet 34 van 2005).Dit kom neer op roeke-lose lenery.

13.06.2011 / Agbiz in the news

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ABC hosts high level US delegation

The Agricultural Business Chamber (ABC) was pleased to host a high-level delegation from

the United States (US) on 7 June 2011. The US delegation was led by Mr Jose Fernandez,

Assistant Secretary of State, Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs; US Department of State;

and consisted of Mr Jack Bobo, Foreign Affairs Officer; Mr Ross Kreamer, Minister-Counselor

of US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Services (FAS), and a number of

other US Officials from the US Embassy in Pretoria. The ABC was represented by Mr Schalk

Pienaar, Chairman of the ABC and MD of Suidwes Landbou, Ms Elaine Alexander, CEO of

South African Table Grape Industry (SATGI), Mr Ronald Ramabulana, CEO of the National

Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC), Mr William Malan, Deputy Head of Absa

Agribusiness (all ABC Board members), and Prof Vaughan Hattingh of Citrus Research

International, together with ABC officials.

07.06.2011 / Media Releases

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Farmers don't bank on Land Bank

Cape Town  - Commercial banks currently contribute 75% towards agricultural financing in South Africa,  while the Land Bank’s 30% share in 2000 has fallen to 8%.

These figures on agricultural financing came to light in a debate on the subject initiated by the Agricultural Business Chamber (ABC).

The debate follows Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s request for a further urgent look into agricultural financing, and especially development finance.

06.06.2011 / Agbiz in the news

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