TLU SA noted the efforts made by Minister Tito Mboweni to project a spirit of turnaround during his first full budget speech. However, the dilemma is that there is not a turnaround yet. The big question is of course who exactly will be doing the turning in practice.
“From the standpoint of agriculture there is obviously concern over the increase in fuel levies,” says Louis Meintjies, the President of TLU SA. “This while a big number of crop farmers have been in the grip of drought and have little, if any, capacity to complete their production process.