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’s white farmers face new land grabs

Most of Zimbabwe’s white farmers were stripped of their land in often violent evictions that started in 2000. Now the remaining white farmers are on edge because of threats of new evictions linked to the country’s long-running political turmoil.

Mandi … Read the rest

Privatize government’s land to get budget balanced: TAU SA

Land under the control of government is an unhealthy practice that causes only harm to the country and to agriculture.

Mr. Louis Meintjes, TAU SA’s president, responded to the news of horrific neglect on a farm near Nigel  that is … 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

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

South African government’s communist land policy: final proposals

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FINAL POLICY PROPOSALS ON “STRENGTHENING THE RELATIVE RIGHTS OF PEOPLE WORKING THE LAND”

STRENGTHENING RELATIVE RIGHTS OF PEOPLE WORKING THE LAND.
Policy Proposals: Final Draft. 21 February, 2014.

A. CONTEXT
The broad context for all rural development and land … 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

TAU SA sees risk of famine due to ‘communist-style land reform’

Louis Meintjes of TAU SA (left)
Louis Meintjes of TAU SA (left)

TAU SA called on the Minister of Agriculture, Tina Joemat-Pettersen, to express her opinion on her colleague of Rural Development and Land Reform’s ideological process which will deprive white landowners of their rightful property.… Read the rest

The drum beat on SA land grab quickens

by TAU Bulletin

During the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings in the late nineties, the  Commission declared in its findings that there were four different kinds of truth. The Commission “rejected the popular assumption” that there are only … Read the rest