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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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Press Release: TLU SA awaits official statement over farm attacks from President Ramaphosa Wednesday | 12 June | 2019

TLU SA thankfully took note of media reports stating Pres. Ramaphosa wants to stay informed about farm attacks. “Unfortunately, his remarks are just something said in a private conversation between the president and an individual (Dan Kriek of AgriSA) and not an official statement,” says Mr. Bertus van der Westhuizen, chairperson of TLU SA Free

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Press Release: TLU SA declares no trust in land reform report Wednesday | 12 June | 2019

TLU SA noted the presidential advisory panel about land reform and agriculture handing over their report to Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa. “TLU SA is sceptical about this report and holds no positive hope regarding its contents,” says Mr. Henk van de Graaff, Chairperson of TLU SA’s Property Rights Committee. “TLU SA was given no opportunity to

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Press Release: TLU SA launches new image – Confirms plans and vision for future Monday | 10 June | 2019

‘Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their ideas, cannot change anything – George Bernard Shaw’. TLU SA today took the first step to a new, confirming approach to progress in the agricultural industry. The organisation has been a beacon for South Africa’s commercial farmers since September 1897. Since its inception the

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Press Release: TLU SA not impressed by President Ramaphosa’s plea to white young people Wednesday | 24 April | 2019

TLU SA is not at all impressed by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plea to white young people to stay in the country. Up until now, he’s only made election speeches adjusted to fit the audience he is delivering it to. The young farmers of TLU SA (Jongboere) are calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa to take note

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Press Release: TLU SA launches Financial Wellness Desk – Pressure Test determines financial wellness in minutes Wednesday | 24 April | 2019

TLU SA today launched the first national Financial Wellness Survey and Desk for farmers. As an organisation which genuinely takes the interests of farmers to heart, TLU SA is extremely concerned about the financial stability of its members, taking into account the perfect storm farmers have to face: Farm attacks; Drought and climate change; Land

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