By Their Fruits Part 2

In October 2015 Special Assignment broadcast a documentary titled By their Fruits, the first part of an ongoing investigation into the government’s land reform policies. We focused on Nirwanda - a De Doorns grape farm, nestled in the Western Cape’s Hex River Valley. The farm…

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Calls For Immediate Drought Relief For Farmers

The IFP in KZN calls on the Provincial Government to offer drought relief assistance to farmers immediately as the drought continues to persist. "We heard that the Department of Water and Sanitation has committed a further R96.62m to finance water tanks and additional drought intervention…

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By Their Fruits

FEW ISSUES in contemporary South Africa arouse as much emotion as "the land question". Given SA’s history, it is hardly surprising that land reform should generate so much political heat. Black South Africans were devastated by land dispossession and disparities in ownership. Today, land still…

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Regering se verwarrende uitsprake oor grond doen landbou groot skade aan

DIE ANC-regering se verwarrende uitsprake oor grond skep onsekerheid wat besig is om groot skade aan landbou in Suid-Afrika te veroorsaak, sê dr. Pieter Mulder, leier van die VF Plus. Dr. Mulder het vandag met 'n ledeverklaring in die parlement gesê aan die een kant…

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IFP: DEMANDS ANSWERS ABOUT TRACTORS DISTRIBUTED BY DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

The IFP in KZN Legislature has blasted the Provincial Legislature, accusing it of failing its mandate to hold the executive to account. "We have asked the following questions of the MEC for Agriculture, Dr Meshack Radebe last year:  How many tractors were purchased and supplied…

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9000 new employees in agricultural sector

According to Statistics SA, The number of employees in the formal non-agricultural sector of the South African economy increased from an estimated 8 498 000 employees in December 2013 to an estimated 8 507 000 employees in March 2014. Statistics South Africa released the results…

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