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02 March 2020 Food for Mzansi

Farmer waiting to hear his fate after land reform bungle

Petros Sithole (64), the farmer whose fate currently hangs in the balance after an alleged land reform blunder cost him his land, only started farming relatively late in his life. He was 40 years old when he retired as an extension officer for the provincial DAFF. That was when the opportunity...

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Land Bank troubles are another cloud over reform of

The case for a dedicated fund becomes more pressing because it would be a low-cost way of stimulating productive farming, writes Johann Kirsten

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Western Cape chief director of land reform suspended for alleged corruption

It was supposed to be a model of land reform success. Instead a farm in the Western Cape has become a symbol of the programme's failures. The province's chie...

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07 February 2020 Food for Mzansi

Seasoned farmer risks losing farm in land reform blunder

Award-winning farmer Petros Sithole spent 11 years of his retirement rebuilding a rundown farm in Mpumalanga. But now he stands to lose everything due to an alleged administrative blunder in the land reform disposal plan of the Richtershoek farm by provincial authorities. Sithole, who was named...

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BEE, land, business: ANC lekgotla promises more interventions to boost economy

The ANC lekgotla has agreed to wide-ranging efforts they hope will steer the country out one of the worst economic periods on record.

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74% of state-owned land reform farms in Limpopo lie dormant – DA

The vast majority of state-owned farms in the province have not yet been leased out.

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Well-connected men the biggest beneficiaries of land reform so far – report

A new report claims that wealthy men with political connections have been the predominant beneficiaries of land reform.

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Card image 21 November 2019 Daily Maverick

Farmers are doing it for themselves – finding common ground in contested terrain

Farmers from across SA gathered recently near Ceres to showcase successful partnerships between commercial and emerging black farmers. In light of the failure of land reform, identified in the 2017 Motlanthe report, farmers have collectively sought innovative solutions on their own.

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Bright idea to make agriculture dreams come true

From a tiny plot to a thriving farm — this is what Aviwe Gxotiwe aspires to achieve for people living in the rural Eastern Cape who are unable to get loans to see their farming dreams come to fruition. Gxotiwe, a livestock and crop farmer in Somerset East, hopes to launch a financial services business that offers loans while also using traditional stokvels.

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Finding solutions on land reform

Keynote speakers at the Bridge Building Land Summit addressed issues of ownership, skills development and market penetration.

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Coronavirus lockdown hampers SA’s farming activities

.@Laurel_Oettle AFRA Director, writes about how the confinement measures to contain the spread of #Covid-19 has created enormous food security risks for already vulnerable households.… @LandNnes @TAmakhaya @ILCAfrique

Business as usual in Umsinga town centre as Covid-19 cases rise in SA

Lancewood cuts milk price paid to producers by 45c per litre. AgriSA: "It remains imperative to keep farmers in business to ensure the viability of the whole food system.” via @foodformzansi

OUR BURNING PLANET: Killing the Holy Ghost: Inside the R145bn plan that would destroy the Limpopo River

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