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

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

ANC approves land expropriation bill

The government moved closer to passing a law that would allow the state to expropriate white-owned land and assets on Thursday.

The cabinet approved the draft land expropriation bill and will now wait for parliament to approve it.

The bill … Read the rest

The math that predicted revolutions

food2It’s happening in Ukraine, Venezuela, Thailand, Bosnia, Syria, and beyond. Revolutions, unrest, and riots are sweeping the globe. The near-simultaneous eruption of violent protest can seem random and chaotic; inevitable symptoms of an unstable world. But there’s at least one … Read the rest

Planting the seeds of poverty

Kevin_Kingby Kevin King

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We have a serious crisis in this country. With many millions of South Africans affected by poverty and unemployment, many millions more are expected to be affected. With high food prices already … Read the rest

African invader could threaten food, jobs

Africa Cup of Nations visitors could introduce an unwanted and potentially economically crippling visitor – the African invader fly.

Issuing an urgent alert, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries yesterday announced steps it was taking to ensure visitors would … Read the rest

Zuma proposes new land reform plan

President Jacob Zuma proposed a new land reform plan in Pretoria on Monday evening.

“This is an innovative proposal that needs to be tested,” he told the first annual general meeting of the African Farmers’ Association of SA (Afasa).

The … Read the rest