Woman survives brutal farm attack

While recuperating in hospital, a white farm attack victim Mariette Saaiman, 45, found comfort in the possibility that two of her three attackers had been apprehended.

However, police later confirmed the suspects arrested could not be positively linked to the … Read the rest

Ramaphosa calls for closer Asian ties

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa told delegates at the Asia-Africa Business Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia on Tuesday that Afro-Asian economic and cultural ties needed to be strengthened.

Ramaphosa said Asia and Africa could collaborate in a number of areas, such as … Read the rest

Another expensive black farming project tanks

President Jacob Zuma handed over 85 new tractors to the Masibuyele Emasimini project in Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal in June 2010 to encourage small-scale farming.

The The R500-million for the project is wasted it seems. The project was intended to help … Read the rest

Farms for sale in crisis-ridden Ukraine

Ukraine, known as Europe’s bread basket, has the eighth largest agricultural area in use globally and is the world’s third largest exporter of corn and sixth largest grain grower, potentially making it a prime target for foreign investment.

But the … Read the rest

Ukraine, known as Europe’s bread basket, has the eighth largest agricultural area in use globally and is the world’s third largest exporter of corn and sixth largest grain grower, potentially making it a prime target for foreign investment.

But the … Read the rest

Zim intensifies war against white farmers

Zimbabwe has intensified its war against white farmers. The land grab has already sparked severe food shortages and has contributed to massive inflation.

The country’s lands and resettlement minister Douglas Mombeshora wants at least 163 white commercial farmers in Mashonaland … Read the rest

Oligarchs, seed companies benefit from land redistribution

The federal government has admitted that national and international companies in Ukraine benefit from EU subsidies and loans. Fertile lands in Ukraine are being transferred to Ukrainian oligarchs and international seed companies, and in return the Kiev government receives international … Read the rest

Farmers struggle with new fuel taxes, no drought relief

Agriculture is being punished, farmers’ organisation TAU SA said on Wednesday. Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s 2015/16 budget increased fuel taxes and made no allocation towards drought relief.

“With the current severe drought, we would have liked that the minister [of … Read the rest

Communists play cat and mouse with South African farmers

Hundreds of South Africa’s commercial farmers have now gone home after TAU SA’s yearly congress in Pretoria. In the north of the country they wait for the summer rain: their soil is prepared, the seeds are planted and the days … Read the rest

German eurosceptics surge in two state elections

The eurosceptic ‘Alternative for Germany’ party got more than ten percent of the vote in the country’s regional elections on Sunday, making the right-wing a growing threat for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives.

According to Beatrix von Storch, a Euro MP … Read the rest

Another black farm found in a state of serious neglect

Another farm, owned by the state, has been found outside Hartbeesfontein in the North West in a state of serious neglect.

While the ANC regime is pursuing a policy of “land restitution”, black farmers seem to have little interest in … Read the rest

Another farm, owned by the state, has been found outside Hartbeesfontein in the North West in a state of serious neglect.

While the ANC regime is pursuing a policy of “land restitution”, black farmers seem to have little interest in … Read the rest

Mugabe wants to give few remaining whites the boot too

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe on Wednesday ratcheted up pressure against few hundred white remaining farmers saying they too must go adding whites would no longer be allowed to own land in Zimbabwe.

In an address filled with anti-western rhetoric at the … Read the rest

Shares in farms a smoke-screen for expropriation

plaasThe issue of proposed shares for farmworkers is a thinly disguised attempt by government to expropriate farms and could allow the uncertainty amongst South African farmers about their future to reach crisis levels, Mr. Pieter Groenewald, the Freedom Front Plus’ … Read the rest