Land Reform To Promote Economic Growth, Transformation – 03 August 2018

While the land debate continues throughout the country, government has maintained that the expropriation of land without compensation will ensure land is equitably distributed according to need, boost agricultural production and food security while promoting economic transformation. Land ownership will be an economic asset for the millions of South Africans who were previously dispossessed of…

Dti Lends Support To Companies In 4th Industrial Revolution – 30 August 2018

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) will over the next few years focus on supporting companies that are actively participating in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Speaking at the 20th anniversary celebration of the Workplace Challenge programme hosted by the dti and Productivity South Africa in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga, Deputy Director-General of Special Economic Zones and…

False Information Meant To Derail Land Reform: Sisulu – 28 August 2018

South Africa on Monday maintained that US President Donald Trump’s tweet last week, about the land redistribution programme, was based on false information. This information, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said, was from lobbying by certain South African groups that seek to derail and frustrate the land redistribution programme. Last Thursday, Trump took…

Agricultural Organisations Commit To Work With Government – 28 August 2018

Agricultural organisations have signed a declaration of intent on land reform that will help government to transform the sector. The African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (AFASA), National African Farmers’ Union (NAFU), Transvaal Agricultural Union (TAU) and Agri SA signed the declaration of intent “as living proof” of their commitment to work together with government…

Female Farmers Must Benefit From Land Expropriation – 27 August 2018

In a keynote address at the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ (DAFF) Female Farmer of the Year awards, Minister Senzeni Zokwana said women must benefit from land expropriation without compensation. Minister Zokwana said that the awards, through Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme grant fund- will be increasingly oriented towards capacity building, mentorships and hand-holding exercise…