Press Releases
Press Release: TLU SA calls for directive of cessation on farm murders – Notes Pres Ramaphosa’s denouncement of attacks Friday | 19 July | 2019

TLU SA appreciates President Cyril Ramaphosa’s denouncement of farm murders during his reply on the presidency’s budget debate in parliament, but still wants to hear him officially make a plea for it to stop. The denouncement came after the leader of the VF Plus, Dr Pieter Groenewald, again asked why he’s not officially made a

READ MORE

Press Release: Input suppliers work with TLU SA on risk distribution Thursday | 18 July | 2019

TLU SA this week heard suggestions from a diverse group of role-players in the value chain on how to spread the risk for agriculturists. Various of the role players agreed to work with TLU SA’s Economic Sustainability Committee on developing the suggestions into solutions which can be implemented and will already be gathering on 29

READ MORE

Press Release: Farm attacks rise with 86% this past decade – TLU SA presents bi-annual agriculture crime statistics Thursday | 11 July | 2019

TLU SA is extremely concerned over the rise in and brutality of farm attacks in South Africa, with an increase of 86% in the past decade. These statistics were announced today during the organisation’s presentation on farm attacks and murders today. According to TLU SA’s official Incidents Report updated since 1990, 1 125 farm attacks

READ MORE

Press Release: TLU SA stresses lessons from Zimbabwe to ANC Wednesday | 10 July | 2019

The ANC and its cohorts have beaten a path to Zimbabwe in the past to learn how to implement expropriation without compensation locally. It would be a good idea if they visited Zimbabwe again now to see first-hand the disastrous famine, caused by failed communist policies, that country is experiencing. “South African citizens can prepare

READ MORE

Media Invitation: TLU SA presents midyear farm attack trends – 11 July 2019 Monday | 01 July | 2019

The media and other interested parties are invited to the presentation of the midyear trends regarding farm attacks and murders on July 11th. President Ramaphosa has still not made any official statement about farm murders and crime on farms, despite there being various opportunity to shine the light on this situation. The reasonable person can

READ MORE

Media Invitation: TLU SA Economic Sustainability Summit – 16 July 2019 Wednesday | 26 June | 2019

The media and other interested parties are invited to the TLU SA Economic Sustainability Summit on 16 July 2019. Commercial farmers have these past few years been under tremendous financial pressure because of circumstances out of their control. This has led to farmers not having the necessary capacity to overcome a crisis on their own.

READ MORE

Press Release: TLU SA visits Israel – Gathers information about technology in agriculture Wednesday | 26 June | 2019

Amidst the Fourth Industrial Revolution speeding ahead and not waiting for anyone, TLU SA is this week attending a Conference on Technology in Agriculture in Israel. “The situation in Israel has caused this country to look at ways to optimally develop and use the local agricultural sources,” says Mr. Louis Meintjes, President of TLU SA.

READ MORE

Press Release: TLU SA supports Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa’s call to buy South African Friday | 21 June | 2019

TLU SA feels Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa’s call – during his second State of the Nation Address – for South Africans to buy local, could not have come at a better time. “We are truly excited by the thought of South Africans supporting proudly South African products,” says Mr. Louis Meintjes, President of TLU SA. “Especially

READ MORE

Press Release: TLU SA expects stereotypical rhetoric during SONA Wednesday | 19 June | 2019

On the eve of the annual State of the Nation Address (SONA) TLU SA does not expect President Cyril Ramaphosa to utter anything other than the usual rhetoric of a better life for all. “What is going to make this address different from any of the previous addresses the past few years?” asks Mr. Louis

READ MORE

Press Release: TLU SA stands up against ransacking of pensions by government Friday | 14 June | 2019

TLU SA is extremely concerned over opinions on public forums where government officials are advocating for South Africa’s pension capital to be invested in so-called fixed assets. It is a fact that South Africa’s reserves, as well as tax-paying residents’ capacity to fund the irresponsible and reckless wasting of money by government and municipalities, are

READ MORE