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Card image 17 January 2020 Mail & Guardian

Courts to guide land expropriation

Two legislative changes are required to allow a court to decide how much will be paid for expropriated land.

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The land bill is a curate’s egg and, right now, it’s a bit scrambled

Have your say: The Draft Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill has been published by the Ad Hoc Committee to Initiate and Introduce Legislation Amending Section 25 of the Constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation. The committee has called for comments on the bill by the end of January 2020.

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Card image 16 January 2020 News 24

Far too little, far too late – Agri-EC on government’s drought assistance

Any desperate farmer on his or her knees will gratefully accept any assistance from the government, but the assistance being rolled out to the Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform is far too little, far too late, says Agri-Eastern Cape.

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No talks with South African banks on how land expropriation will impact bonds and loans

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development says it has had no negotiations with the country’s banks about being compensated for any loans against a property that is expropriated.

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Card image 16 January 2020 Times Live

249 animals die at experimental farming facilities in Eastern Cape

Revelations that nearly 250 animals had died at the Eastern Cape government’s six experimental farming facilities have raised serious concerns around care and possible neglect at these facilities.

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Card image 16 January 2020 GroundUp

Woodstock pensioner fights her eviction

Landlord pushed up rent by 37%

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Card image 15 January 2020 The Citizen

Drought-stricken Northern Cape declared a disaster area

Premier Zamani Saul announced that 80% of the Northern Cape was affected by drought, while 60% was declared severe drought areas.

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Card image 15 January 2020 Eurofruit

Drought battle goes on

South African stonefruit industry continues to combat prolonged drought, although optimism is high over future volumes

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Card image 16 January 2020 Farmer's Weekly

Low investment in research hampers agri growth

Dr Sifiso Ntombela, a trade economist at the National Agricultural Marketing Council, writes that as technological advances are being achieved at an ever-faster rate, countries that fail to invest sufficient resources in research and development risk falling behind and becoming uncompetitive.

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Card image 16 January 2020 Cape Business News

Poultry sector masterplan launch promises increased production, job creation

The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters (AMIE) has welcomed the introduction of a new poultry sector masterplan which was devised by the DTI, brokered by Trade and Industry Minister, Ebrahim Patel and Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza. The masterplan process included AMIE, the South African Poultry Association (SAPA), several government …

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Hull: "It is ineptitude, mismanagement, maladministration, greed and corruption that are at the heart of the slow pace and, in some cases, failure of land reform" https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-01-16-the-land-bill-is-a-curates-egg-and-right-now-its-a-bit-scrambled/

Far too little, far too late - Agri-EC on governments drought assistance https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/far-too-little-far-too-late-agri-ec-on-governments-drought-assistance-20200116 via @News24

OP-ED: The land bill is a curate’s egg and, right now, it’s a bit scrambled https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-01-16-the-land-bill-is-a-curates-egg-and-right-now-its-a-bit-scrambled/

Privately funded AGDA established as a non profit led by a board constituted of an equal number of representatives from government and the private sector. Opportunity for membership. https://www.farmersweekly.co.za/agri-news/south-africa/new-agriculture-development-agency-to-be-launched/

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