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Card image 27 July 2020 Bizcommunity

Scaled-down budget undermines agriculture as a pivotal sector for growth

Agri SA is of the opinion that the department's salary bill should be cut instead of its programmes for food security, land reform, production aid, infrastructure development in the form of Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme and rural development...

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Been both furious and broken for the last 18 hours.

Ma Ntshangase was an absolute force in person, overflowing with warmth, good humour, and a burning desire to hold the Tendele coal mine for its innumerable injustices to her and her Somkhele community.

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Fikile Ntshangase opposed a mine extension. Last night she was murdered http://www.groundup.org.za/article/mining-activist-murdered-kzn/ @CentreEnvRights @EnvironmentMinister

Runaway fires burning since Sunday have destroyed embattled farming areas in Hertzogville, Hoopstad, Bulfontein and Dealesville in the Free State, and in the Frances Baard District near Warrenton in the Northern Cape.
https://citizen.co.za/multimedia/2373889/video-governments-silence-on-fs-nc-fires-failing-farmers-once-again-says-union/#.X5LAQTCP3J0.twitter via @TheCitizen_News

Land occupiers tear down ‘unoccupied’ shacks in overcrowded informal settlement “We have all invaded this land and no one has the right to destroy another invader’s shack,” https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2020-10-19-land-occupiers-tear-down-unoccupied-shacks-in-overcrowded-informal-settlement/ via @TimesLIVE

The government has been engaging with investors to clarify why land reform is needed, emphasized that there won’t be wholesale gazetting of land for seizure and designated the courts to be the final arbiters in any disputes, https://businesstech.co.za/news/government/442208/south-africa-moves-to-soothe-investor-fears-over-land-grabs/ via @businesstechSA

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