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2018-06-06 Press release Agri SA optimistic that growth rate will improve Agri SA remains optimistic on the agricultural sector’s contribution to the South African economy, despite a notable statistical decrease of 24,2% in the first quarter of 2018, following an increase of 37,5% in the fourth quarter of 2017. In the ...
2018-07-12 Press release Farmers curb crime with technology The Agri Securitas Trust Fund has recently allocated funding for the protection of farmers and their farm workers through specialised technology. The money from the Trust Fund and the plans of farmers help to protect themselves as well as their farm ...
2018-07-05 Press release Tobacco farmers threatened Agri SA calls on government to urgently respond to the shocking findings of the study into illicit tobacco trade that was released today. The Ipsos study finds that a significant percentage of cigarettes are sold illicitly – with no excise duty bei ...
2018-07-04 Press release Development funding for land reform “Development funding for land reform, not EWC." Agri SA today presented its solutions to the slow pace of land reform at a workshop hosted by the F.W. de Klerk Foundation in Johannesburg. The context to the debate is the motion of expropriation ...
2018-06-28 Press release Agri SA encouraged by public hearings Agri SA, with its various affiliates, has initiated its participation in the Constitutional Review Committee’s (CRC) public hearings on Land Expropriation without Compensation, which began in the Northern Cape and Limpopo this week. “Agri SA w ...
2018-06-15 Press release Agriculture D.G: "Productive agricultural land will not be taken" Agri SA take notice of comments made by Mr Mike Mlengana, the Director-General of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, that the government has no intention of expropriating productive agricultural land. Mlengana said this during a s ...
2018-01-09 Press release Inaccurate reporting damages farmers' image Inaccurate reporting to the media by the Gauteng and Tarlton police regarding the tragic shooting death of a farm worker in the Krugersdorp area has tarnished the image of farmers. Initial reports alleged that a farmer had shot and killed a tractor d ...
2018-01-31 Press release Land – not simply for the taking... Deputy Minister Mcebisi Skwatsha reportedly said yesterday during a meeting of the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform that the ANC would hold a conference in March to discuss expropriation without compensation and that the decis ...
2018-02-19 Press release Agri SA's expectations for the 2018 budget speech The tabling of the annual national budget speech has proven to be one of the most anticipated events in South Africa. Along with the positive changes that are currently taking place in the political landscape, the February 2018 budget speech is set t ...
2018-02-15 Press release Farmer of the year still positive after attack The well-known wine and cheese maker, Charles Back of Fairview estate in Paarl, was brutally attacked in his home on Tuesday morning while sleeping. He was also named Farmer of the Year for 2017. According to information provided, Back was attacke ...
2018-02-21 Press release Agri SA on the 2018 budget speech of the Minister of finance The 2018 national budget was tabled under very difficult economic circumstances. The Minister of Finance acknowledged that difficulty, but necessary trade-offs had to be made to formulate a budget that moderates spending, raises revenues whilst aimin ...
2018-02-14 Press release Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Northern Cape drought declared a national disaster The National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) on 13 February 2018 declared the ongoing drought in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Northern Cape Provinces a National Disaster. This means that, in terms of the National Disaster Management Act of 2 ...
2018-12-21 Press release Expropriation Bill: More clarity Agri SA seeks more clarity on the Expropriation Bill that was just released by the Minister of Public Works. The new Bill does provide more clarity on expropriation without compensation (EWC), but the reach and definitions must urgently be clarified. ...
2018-02-14 Press release Experts expect fall armyworm may spread throughout South Africa According to a recent media release, experts expect the fall armyworm (FAW) to spread across South Africa, with the possible exception of the Western Cape province. The report indicates that FAW infestations have been detected throughout Limpopo Prov ...
2018-02-17 Press release Emphasis on economic growth, attracting investments and job creation hits the right notes, but… The State of the Nation Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa was a frank admission of the challenges negatively impacting on the morale of South Africans and the drivers which are critical to take our nation forward. “Agri SA therefore wholehear ...
2018-03-05 Press release Benefactor pays with his life A well-known farmer, benefactor and community leader, Dirk Steenkamp, was murdered early Sunday morning on his farm in the Vredefort district. “Murders and other violent crime afflicting the farming community bear testimony to the serious shortcomi ...
2018-03-07 Press release Day Zero may be avoided in Cape Town Earlier today, DA leader Mmusi Maimane, announced at a press briefing that the predicted Day Zero scenario for the City of Cape Town may be avoided during the current year. The Day Zero scenario was used as a planning tool by the City of Cape Town a ...
2018-04-24 Press release Agri SA releases Transformation Report The Agri SA membership has spent R331 million on transformation in the 2016/17 financial year and reached an estimated 108 307 beneficiaries, of which includes 55 000 farmers. The 2018 Agri SA Transformation Report includes several projects which inc ...
2018-05-30 Press release Agri SA cautious over the National Minimum Wage Act Agri SA has noted with caution that the National Minimum Wage Act, together with the Labour Relations Amendment Act and Basic Conditions of Employment Act, was approved by Parliament yesterday. “The agricultural sector is very complex, conside ...
2018-05-04 Press release Agri SA launches Water Desk On 3 May 2018 Agri SA announced that that it had formally launched a dedicated Water Desk that will focus on the need to ensure equitable access to water for farmers across South Africa. This initiative is in response to a host of external challenges ...
2018-05-22 Press release Sober debate on land welcome, but uncertainty regarding compensation persists “Agri SA welcomes the in-depth and sober debate on the land issue that took place within ANC ranks during the weekend," said Ernest Pringle, chair of Agri SA’s Centre of Excellence on Land Affairs. The ANC leadership’s acknowledgement that a la ...
2018-05-07 Press release In remembrance: Schalk Pienaar It is with great sadness that Agri SA takes note of the demise of Schalk Pienaar. Schalk was a leading figure within agriculture and played a large role to expand and strengthen organised agriculture. Schalk served in various leadership roles within ...
2018-04-19 Press release Urgent action needed against farm attacks Agri SA is voicing its concerns over the shocking increase in farm attacks and is requesting an urgent meeting with the newly appointed Minister of Police and the National Commissioner to discuss this issue of national importance. Farm attacks have i ...
2018-07-24 Press release Decision on Karoo shale gas expected soon On 11 July 2018 the Department of Mineral Resources published a notice in the Eastern Cape Provincial Gazette calling on all parties to submit written representations thereon to the Petroleum Agency of South Africa (PASA). These parties refer to thos ...
2020-03-30 News State of reservoirs 30 March 2020 <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/VV4UY9fHfvDk9uf3if6TsUiIowiLlrlkO5N5ETyr.pdf" target="_blank">Stand van damme | State of reservoirs</a>
2020-01-20 News Rift Valley Fever (RVF) vaccination The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) would like to remind owners of cattle, sheep and goats to vaccinate their animals against Rift Valley Fever (RVF). The recent good rainfall in certain areas of the country will ...
2018-07-24 News Decision on Karoo shale gas expected soon On 11 July 2018 the Department of Mineral Resources published a notice in the Eastern Cape Provincial Gazette calling on all parties to submit written representations thereon to the Petroleum Agency of South Africa (PASA). These parties refer to thos ...
2018-07-05 News Tobacco farmers threatened by illicit cigarette trade Agri SA calls on government to urgently respond to the shocking findings of the study into illicit tobacco trade that was released today. The Ipsos study finds that a significant percentage of cigarettes are sold illicitly – with no excise duty bei ...
2020-06-29 News Fuel prices 1 July 2020 Price changes to be effected on Wednesday 1 July 2020 Click here for comprehensive information: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/ZIiyiTW7f0KoLAA5lLPyspJ0DuQkGAsqusi05aXJ.pdf" target="_blank">Brandstofpyse Julie | Fuel prices July 2020</ ...
2018-08-01 Press release SA needs more black farmers "expropriation won't achieve that" Agri SA notes the ANC President’s most recent announcement that the ANC intends to amend the constitution as it relates to agriculture land. “We are currently in a consultation process where South Africans are participating in a process of rev ...
2019-01-08 Press release Agri SA warns about outbreak of foot and mouth disease in northern Limpopo Agri SA is deeply concerned about the announcement by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) earlier today that South Africa’s Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD)-free status was temporarily suspended. DAFF suspended South Africa ...
2018-08-06 Press release Agri SA promises to go to the highest court to protect property rights Agri SA noted the statement by the ANC that 139 farms will be targeted for expropriation without compensation. The ANC said previously that they wanted to test the limits of section 25 of the Constitution regarding the compensation in the courts. ...
2020-06-05 News RSA Food Security Bulletin May 2020 <a href="ttps://www.agrisa.co.za/download/vi9N0c0pHvBGSOhdzseCt1X2fBwitcK4rvUzaCsE.pdf" target="_blank">RSA Food Security Bulletin May 2020</a>>
2018-08-08 News Tractor and combined harvesters sales for July 2018 Tractor and combined harvesters sales for July 2018 according to SAAMA <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/lHtPguXxzA7kLtUtUMBQF4yIRwjkVP7FgfPUiw4r.pdf" target="_blank">Tractor and combined harvester sales for July 2018</a>
2018-10-18 News Toyota SA and Agri SA Young Farmer of the Year appointed JP van den Berg from Agri North West, was crowned as the Toyota SA/Agri SA Young Farmer of the Year. He has been farming for the past nine years on the farm Buttermere in the Tosca/Vergeleë district. His farming operations include seed potatoes ...
2018-08-08 News Plain packaging for tobacco endangers over 8 000 agriculture jobs Agri SA is highly concerned by the legislative proposal to enforce so-called plain packaging regulations for cigarettes and other tobacco products. Agri SA has submitted its comments to the Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems ...
2018-08-08 News Plain packaging for tobacco endangers over 8 000 agriculture jobs Agri SA is highly concerned by the legislative proposal to enforce so-called plain packaging regulations for cigarettes and other tobacco products. Agri SA has submitted its comments to the Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems ...
2018-08-08 Press release Plain packaging for tobacco endangers over 8 000 agriculture jobs Plain packaging for tobacco endangers over 8 000 agriculture jobs Agri SA is highly concerned by the legislative proposal to enforce so-called plain packaging regulations for cigarettes and other tobacco products. Agri SA has submitted its comment ...
2018-08-09 News Agri SA's electronic newsletter for August 2018 Herewith a link to Agri SA's electronic newsletter for August 2018. <a href="http://start.mysmartmail.co.za/t/ViewEmail/j/BE002BCE84252D4D2540EF23F30FEDED" target="_blank">Nuusbrief Augustus | Newsletter August</a>
2018-08-15 News Agri SA fokus op eenheid, nie verdeeldheid <a href="https://www.netwerk24.com/Stemme/Menings/agri-sa-fokus-op-eenheid-nie-verdeeldheid-20180814" target="_blank">Agri SA fokus op eenheid, nie verdeeldheid</a>
2018-08-15 News Limitation of land ownership is an economic disaster Agri SA is deeply concerned by the recent comments made by the ANC Chairperson, Gwede Mantashe. Mantashe reportedly suggested that a limitation on land ownership should be implemented on white farmers owning more than 12 000-hectares. He further sugg ...
2018-08-13 Press release Agri SA questions validity of #farmlist – release is irresponsible Agri SA questions the status and content of the leaked list of farms said to be earmarked for expropriation without compensation (EWC). The list was published on the weekend and led to panic amongst landowners. This follows on an initial scare tactic ...
2018-09-02 News Economist vacancy Economist vacancy Agri SA is looking for an economist to join their team in the Economics and Trade Centre of Excellence (CoE). We’re looking for an economist with strong quantitative, writing and people skills. Working in the Economics & Trade ...
2019-10-01 News OBP product availability for October 2019 Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/zIXDx0Y5t1ZxQe9x7W5KEL7VIoRWllmM6IBYNx3D.pdf" target="_blank">OBP product availability October 2019</a></a>
2018-08-20 Press release Judicial notices of expropriation: the facts Agri SA urges South Africans to read reports on land expropriation with the necessary caution. “Agri SA wants to point out that this is not expropriation without compensation and there are legal remedies available to the landowner, which is appa ...
2018-08-20 Press release In remembrance: Henk van Wyk It is with great sadness that Agri SA takes note of the death of Henk van Wyk. Henk was a great man – in the agricultural sector and in the hearts of those who knew him. He was the president of Agri Northern Cape for the past seven years and was ...
2018-08-21 Press release Agri SA welcomes the ANC’s commitments on agriculture Agri SA is encouraged by today’s productive discussion with senior ANC officials regarding agrarian reform and agricultural property. It is highly appreciated that specific policy commitments where made, among others: • No land grabs will be a ...
2018-08-22 Press release Agri SA and Agbiz meet with President Ramaphosa and Min. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Agri SA and Agbiz meet with President Ramaphosa and Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Growth and Employment As part of a broader and comprehensive initiative, the agro-food value chain, as a major role player in the economy of South Africa, as w ...
2020-05-19 News April 2020 report on livestock disease trends Monthly report on livestock disease trends as informally reported by veterinarians belonging to the Ruminant Veterinary Association of South Africa (RuVASA), a group of the South African Veterinary Association. It is of great concern that all atte ...
2018-09-27 News The extent of farm attacks must be internationally recognized Agri SA is displeased with President Cyril Ramaphosa's statement that there is “no killings of farmers" in South Africa. He said this in an interview at the United Nations in New York in response to US President, Donald Trump's controversial tweet ...
2018-08-24 News Landbouweekblad/Agri SA Land Summit live streaming <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/https://youtu.be/JX7ql8ZRqyQ" target="_blank">Grondberaad | Land Summit live streaming</a>
2018-08-23 Press release Agri SA presents its view at the #LandSummit Agri SA today initiated the #LandSummit with a high-level assessment of the challenges and solutions to South Africa’s land question. The summit, held in cooperation with Landbouweekblad, is a two-day event aimed at finding solutions for agrarian t ...
2018-08-27 News Statement of intent: Agrarian transformation by ASUF presidents of organised agriculture We, the four presidents of AFASA, NAFU SA, Agri SA and TAU-SA, as the members of ASUF, hereby declare our intent to work together to develop a national development strategy for the agriculture sector from the perspective of organised agriculture. ...
2018-08-29 News SUMMER CROPS – AREA PLANTED AND SEVENTH PRODUCTION FORECAST: 2018 <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/1ixNbTS0sD5sb5vNP59Q1hs1ItJuqLp7h7o0aHvT.pdf" target="_blank">Somergewasse produksieskatting | Summer crops production forecast</a>
2018-08-30 News Agri SA discuss EWC and agrarian reform with major trading partners Agri SA has shared its view and concerns over the motion for expropriation without compensation (EWC) of property with South Africa’s most important trade and investment partners. Agri SA met with several ambassadors and diplomatic staff from 13 co ...
2018-09-03 Press release Farmers talk on their own behalf to Ambassadors Agri SA is continuously in discussion regarding the principles of a sustainable agricultural sector with the international community in an official and balanced manner. Affiliated farmers from Gauteng, the Free State and North West as well as industr ...
2018-09-04 News Landbouweekblad and Agri SA Land Summit presentations Videos and presentations of the various speakers who spoke at Bela-Bela at the Landbouweekblad and Agri SA's Land Summit are available here. <a href="https://www.netwerk24.com/landbou/Nuus/voorleggings-van-landbouweekblad-en-agri-sa-se-grondberaad ...
2018-09-05 News Diesel refund survey Diesel is an important input cost for many farmers. In terms of agriculture’s total expenditure on intermediate goods and services, fuel represented approximately 9% (R12 billion) in the 2016/17 financial year. Agri SA and South African Institut ...
2018-09-05 Press release Agri SA makes its case against EWC Agri SA delivered its oral presentation this morning to the Constitutional Review Committee at Parliament. In no uncertain terms Agri SA is opposed to any amendment to Section 25 of the Constitution. The following is a brief summary of the present ...
2018-09-06 News Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer The “Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer”, a new pest – please see infogram attached <a href="jkCyLDjF5FbFJGqBenjNYqaV4rT17R7NLH4lfBer.pdf" target="_blank">Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer</a>
2018-09-06 News South African Food Security Bulletin August 2018 Attached the South African Food Security Bulletin for the month of August 2018. <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/G7hVaMwN1kyB8kehF4NTwxavnACzjXgD9qafDUbE.pdf" target="_blank">South African Food Security Bulletin August 2018</a> <a href= ...
2018-09-07 Press release Joint Media Statement: Outcomes of productive engagements between the ANC and Agri SA The ANC and Agri SA and its members had a productive and fruitful discussion on various issues pertaining to the agricultural sector. More than 200 members, which included farmer representatives from Agri SA’s provincial, commodity and corporate ch ...
2018-09-11 Press release Culture of violence against farmers, unacceptable Agri SA strongly condemns the continued violence that the farming community and fellow South Africans face daily. The Minister of Police, Bheki Cele announced the latest national crime statistics in parliament this morning. It is worrying that 62 far ...
2018-09-12 News Nedbank calls for a clear and predictable legislative framework to address land reform <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/tW14TyZWoVIKoPqSNrpZjcG9G3BTTMykEKM3RWmb.pdf" target="_blank">Nedbank on land refrom</a>
2018-09-11 News South African Macadamia crop forecast September 2018 Read more <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/tXj4ugDuixBRTMJg8b74eXGQwdSBpTloSJKo9tLx.pdf" target="_blank">South African Macadamia crop forecast September 2018</a>
2018-09-20 News South African Garlic Growers Association Conference - 27 September 2018 <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/tI22oirA3hTO18akiOC3ZG9rzyxhaPHaM43yYMVV.pdf" target="_blank">SA Garlic Grower's Conference</a>
2018-09-26 News Monsanto and Obaro supports farm safety The Agri Securitas Trust Fund is grateful for the goodwill of two well-known agricultural companies to promote farm safety. Monsanto and Obaro joined forces this year by donating R1 million to the Trust Fund. Monsanto donated seed to the Trust Fund, ...
2018-09-09 News Ekurhuleni Mayor cannot expropriate without compensation (EWC) outside due process Agri SA wants to make the following clear: The Mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni cannot simply announce expropriation without compensation (EWC) of property without following the correct legal process. This applies to all spheres of government; municip ...
2018-09-28 News Ekurhuleni Mayor cannot expropriate without compensation (EWC) outside due process Agri SA wants to make the following clear: The Mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni cannot simply announce expropriation without compensation (EWC) of property without following the correct legal process. This applies to all spheres of government; municip ...
2018-10-02 News Agri SA Congress to discuss mandated position on EWC South African agriculture is an exceptional investment destination and would be the main driver of inclusive economic growth and job creation if security of tenure is ensured. Agri SA will be discussing the threat of expropriation without compensatio ...
2018-10-05 News Monthly Food Security Bulletin of SA: September 2018 <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/IJ0wX26CxHANnsS2EyMFRcC7s9QCpEujrigqikzr.pdf" target="_blank">Monthly Food Security Bulletin of SA: September 2018</a>
2019-12-05 News OBP product availability for December 2019 The following products are now available from OBP for Blue tongue, Lumpy Skin Disease and Rift Valley Fever. For inquiries contact ordersloc@obpvaccines.co.za or call 012 522 1684/5/7/8. <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/EgGOfQ2LSWIQg ...
2019-01-14 News DAFF on Foot-and-Mouth disease outbreak in the Vhembe district of Limpopo <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/I6JI3zjb8c23No58nocmLuWHFBeDnHH9MBT7j3z9.pdf" target="_blank">DAFF on Foot-and-Mouth disease outbreak in the Vhembe district of Limpopo</a> Maps of the outbreak: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/downloa ...
2018-10-09 News Census of commercial agriculture 2017 <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/ytQ9g2XeINEzxUZ1vu2676wboXs1vaiBP9wgVn0U.pdf" target="_blank">Census of commercial agriculture 2017</a>
2018-10-10 News Agri SA announces Board at the 2018 Congress Agri SA is proud to announce its Board who have been elected at the 2018 Congress today. The Board is representative of the entire agricultural value chain, including Agri SA’s Provincial affiliates, commodity organisations and corporate members. ...
2018-10-08 News Job Summit: Agri SA welcomes spirit of collaboration Agri SA welcomes the Job Summit initiative that focuses on collaboration to support job creation. Agri SA is a participant in the NEDLAC process, though its Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) membership. “Agri SA shares BUSA’s view that we ne ...
2018-09-27 Press release The extent of farm attacks must be internationally recognized Agri SA is displeased with President Cyril Ramaphosa's statement that there is “no killings of farmers" in South Africa. He said this in an interview at the United Nations in New York in response to US President, Donald Trump's controversial tweet ...
2018-10-17 News Agri SA Congress presentations Theme “Land – the link to shared prosperity in SA” Presidential address: Dan Kriek, President: Agri SA <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/I3bfoRp5QDcEIUPoEHAjUCIk56nJWozVAULohKMn.pdf" target="_blank">Presidentsrede | Presidential a ...
2018-10-10 Press release Agri SA announces Board at the 2018 Congress Media release 10 October 2018 Agri SA announces Board at the 2018 Congress Agri SA is proud to announce its Board who have been elected at the 2018 Congress today. The Board is representative of the entire agricultural value chain, including Agr ...
2018-10-16 News Census of commercial agriculture (farming, forestry and fisheries), 2017 Purpose of the survey The Census of commercial agriculture collects data on the nature (activities) and structure of the agricultural industry (farming, forestry and fisheries). The collected information is used by government for policy formulation ...
2018-10-23 Press release Agri SA asks for support and drought assistance in MTBPS Agri SA is looking forward to the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni’s maiden Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) in Parliament tomorrow. “We hope Minister Mboweni will make more funds available to boost agriculture’s competitiveness ...
2018-10-08 Press release Job Summit: Agri SA welcomes spirit of collaboration Agri SA welcomes the Job Summit initiative that focuses on collaboration to support job creation. Agri SA is a participant in the NEDLAC process, though its Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) membership. “Agri SA shares BUSA’s view that we ne ...
2018-10-02 Press release Agri SA Congress to discuss mandated position on EWC Agri SA Congress to discuss mandated position on EWC South African agriculture is an exceptional investment destination and would be the main driver of inclusive economic growth and job creation if security of tenure is ensured. Agri SA will be di ...
2018-09-28 Press release Ekurhuleni Mayor cannot expropriate without compensation (EWC) outside due process Agri SA wants to make the following clear: The Mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni cannot simply announce expropriation without compensation (EWC) of property without following the correct legal process. This applies to all spheres of government; municip ...
2018-09-27 Press release The extent of farm attacks must be internationally recognized Agri SA is displeased with President Cyril Ramaphosa's statement that there is “no killings of farmers" in South Africa. He said this in an interview at the United Nations in New York in response to US President, Donald Trump's controversial tweet ...
2019-03-08 Press release Farmers and Agri SA show muscle in watershed case on property values Agri SA is elated by the recent judgement of the Land Claims Court which confirms that the Minister of Rural Development and the Valuer-General cannot disregard the jurisdiction of the courts in matters of compensation. The judgement thwarts the bull ...
2018-10-23 News Stats SA's Census of Commercial Agriculture (CoCA) It’s all systems go as Statistician–General and head of Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), Mr Risenga Maluleke, led a delegation of Stats SA fieldworkers to collect data at a farm in Bapsfontein in the East Rand for the Census of Commercial Agri ...
2018-10-24 Press release MTBPS a tentative step in the right direction Agri SA congratulates the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, on his first Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) as it contains several promising policy indicators. “The successes cited in rebuilding investor confidence is certainly import ...
2018-10-25 Press release R4,4 billion Land Bank funding is the start of something big Agri SA is excited by yesterday’s announcement in the MTBPS of the R4,4 billion that will be allocated to the Land Bank to support emerging farmers. This is hopefully the start of a big turn-around for farming in South Africa. “The mention of ...
2018-10-25 News The intentions’ of producers to plant summer crops for 2019 Crop estimates committee - the intentions’ of producers to plant summer crops for 2019 is hereby released. <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/s3KFdFLEVMMmvtNZVhGz1gN9SiXcrRWzoahW5oZF.pdf" target="_blank">Oesskattingskomitee | Crop Estima ...
2018-10-29 Press release Western Cape court grants temporary relief in transfer of water use entitlements matter On Friday, 26 October 2018, the Western Cape High Court granted interim relief in favour of Wittewater Boerdery (Pty) Ltd in a matter concerning the temporary transfer of water use entitlements under section 25(1) of the National Water Act, 36 of 199 ...
2018-10-30 Press release Rural job creation is utmost priority Unemployed and job-creation projects in rural areas must be treated as a national priority. The national unemployment rate has increased by 30 basis points to 27.5% in the third quarter of 2018 and the expanded definition of unemployment, which inclu ...
2018-11-06 News Agri Northern Cape offers an opportunity for an Operating officer: Economy, trade and water issues Agri Northern Cape offers an opportunity for an Operating officer: Economy, trade and water issues Interested persons may apply by forwarding an application letter and a comprehensive CV with reference JANK before 12 November 2018 to recruitment@o ...
2018-12-07 News Monthly Food Security Bulletin of South Africa: November 2018 Issued: 7 December 2018 By DAFF: Directorate: Statistics and Economic Analysis <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/qsjm6HygaiZfS1t0BPHnvv8QOaPjeOK0poQjbzi7.pdf" target="_blank">Monthly Food Security Bulletin of South Africa: November 2018< ...
2018-11-09 Press release Government dismisses 39 Appeals against environmental authorisations for contentious oil and gas pro Government dismisses 39 Appeals against environmental authorisations for contentious oil and The acting Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mr Derek Hanekom earlier today dismissed the appeals by 39 individuals and organisations, including Agri SA, ...
2018-11-13 Press release Police wants to work with Agri SA Agri SA is encouraged by the national commissioner of police, General Khehla Sitole's commitment to helping farmers and farming communities. General Sitole attended the meeting of Agri SA's Rural Safety committee on Monday. Agri SA also welcomes t ...
2018-11-14 Press release Agri SA: “Put South Africa first” Agri SA confirms its position that expropriation without compensation (EWC) will have dire socio-economic impacts. The danger of EWC is especially pertinent as the constitutional review committee (CRC) is expected to finalise their recommendation on ...
2018-11-15 Press release Agri SA blasts recommendation to amend Constitution Agri SA will today roll out the next phase of its tactical plan against expropriation without compensation (EWC). The recommendation of the Constitutional Review Committee on the amendment of section 25 is diametrically opposed to the crucial goal ...
2018-11-16 Press release Drought aid still critically needed The drought conditions in many parts of South Africa is still having a severe impact on the sustainability of many farms. Farmers in the Northern Cape, Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Limpopo are still under threat by the continuous drought. Agri S ...
2018-11-28 Press release Agri Securitas helps hundreds of farmers and farm workers The Agri Securitas Trust Fund recently protected at least 500 farmers and nearly 3 000 farm workers against rural crime in Mpumalanga, North West, Northern Cape and Eastern Cape. The Trust Fund has made financial contributions to various farmers' ass ...
2018-11-30 Press release Soaring illicit tobacco trade costs SA billions Agri SA is concerned by the intensification of illicit tobacco trade as shown by the follow-up Ipsos retail audit. The tax evasion has escalated to such an extent that excise duty on nearly 1 in four cigarettes are not declared. In the three month ...
2018-12-03 News Eskom implements Stage 2 rotational loadshedding For Eskom customers, these schedules are available on the Eskom website (http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za).Eskom customers can also contact our customer contact centre at 0860 037 566. <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/BL7dmaON078AvqIxjf ...
2018-12-11 News Eskom matters Eskom media statement: Loadshedding is a means to protect the national electricity system <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/OCONEjXwwKUzrHHeFOYU086lCC6udj07bRU11PlS.pdf" target="_blank">Loadshedding is a means to protect the national elec ...
2018-12-13 News The probability of loadshedding remains low from today until 13 January 2019 Eskom media release Thursday, 13 December 2018 Eskom has not implemented loadshedding in four consecutive days. The probability of loadshedding remains low from today until Sunday13 January 2019. This is as a result of the expected decrease in dem ...
2018-12-04 Press release EWC is a nail in the economy’s coffin Agri SA will continue to pursue all credible avenues to protect the interests of farmers and farming communities, including challenging an amendment of section 25 in court. Yesterday’s decision by parliament is not the final step in the process, an ...
2019-01-18 News Economist vacancy Agri SA is looking for an Economist to join their team in the Economics and Trade Centre of Excellence (CoE). We’re looking for an Economist with strong quantitative, writing and people skills. Working in the Economics & Trade CoE means applying ...
2019-01-21 News Foot and Mouth Information day to be held on 23 January 2019 Attached hereto please find a combined media statement between the Animal Health Forum and RPO as well as an invitation to a Foot and Mouth Information day to be held on 23 January 2019. <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/4vd2hHMqWRwKLIbF ...
2019-01-25 News Drought survey: Severe crisis conditions in rural areas Food security is a hard-won privilege and can easily be lost due to the persistent drought. Agri SA will rally all stakeholders to support farmers and farm workers in drought afflicted areas. Rising food prices, malnutrition and food-inequality will ...
2020-08-27 News Crop Estimates Committee seventh production forecast for summer crops 2020 The area planted estimate and seventh production forecast for summer crops for 2020 is hereby released. <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/Kkf7qYDI9Z7FJsjJnS5bxLYJllD6SxaKul8EH10A.pdf" target="_blank">The area planted estimate and seventh ...
2019-07-01 Press release Agri SA welcomes new Agri Limpopo CEO Agri SA welcomes Deidre Carter, who has just been appointed as the new CEO of Agri Limpopo. The CEO is responsible for, among other things, liaising with farmer members, government officials and other decision-makers within the agricultural value cha ...
2019-01-30 News Janhi de Villiers, Agri SA's head: Labour and Developement part of National Minimum Wage Commission Minister Mildred Oliphant announces National Minimum Wage Commission Labour Minister, Mildred Oliphant announces NMW Commission to advice on the setting of minimum wage and sectoral determinations Labour Minister, Mildred Oliphant has after consul ...
2019-02-08 News Foot and Mouth Disease: Vhembe outbreak and surveillance update – 8 February 2019 <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/To1RoGbbRwnZtFLY4uvwEHEgCDEv1yMgOaiBWcBU.pdf" target="_blank">Foot and Mouth Disease: Vhembe outbreak and surveillance update - 8 February 2019</a>
2019-01-31 News A SNAPSHOT of South African Agriculture Agri SA participates in a variety of policy discussions that impact specific commodities, or the industry in broad. As part of our advocacy efforts, we collect and disseminate relevant information on the sector in order to contribute to policy di ...
2019-01-25 Press release Drought survey: Severe crisis conditions in rural areas Food security is a hard-won privilege and can easily be lost due to the persistent drought. Agri SA will rally all stakeholders to support farmers and farm workers in drought afflicted areas. Rising food prices, malnutrition and food-inequality will ...
2019-02-04 Press release Farmers need more support Agri SA wants to express its condolences to the relatives of Gezina Bruwer, after a farm attack. The farming community in the Molopo and North-West province is shocked by the brutal murder of Bruwer, early Friday morning, on their farm in the Mol ...
2019-02-05 Press release SONA 2019 Agriculture deserves the combined support of government Agri SA looks forward to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s second State of the Nation Address (SONA). The message from Agri SA is simple: agriculture requires the combined support of all government departments. Agriculture is the best placed sector to fo ...
2019-03-07 News NERSA’S DECISION ON ESKOM’S REGULATORY CLEARING ACCOUNT APPLICATION FOR YEAR 5 (2017/18) NERSA’S DECISION ON ESKOM’S REGULATORY CLEARING ACCOUNT APPLICATION FOR YEAR 5 (2017/18) OF THE THIRD MULTI-YEAR PRICE DETERMINATION AND ESKOM’S FOURTH MULTI-YEAR PRICE DETERMINATION FOR THE CONTROL PERIOD OF 2019/20 TO 2021/22 <a href="http ...
2019-02-06 News NELSPRUIT FARMERS DAY 14 February Improve your yields through early problem detection enabled by drone technology and artificial intelligence. TIME 10:00 LOCATION ARC - ITSC Recreational Hall, 1 River Road, Nelspruit 312-Jt Brought to you by Agri SA, Aerobotics, SAMAC and Mpum ...
2019-02-06 News Agri SA's Emerging Farmer Support Portal (EFSP) Agri SA launched the Emerging Farmer Support Portal (EFSP) on its website to have a streamlined channel for communication to respond to the large number of queries from individuals seeking support in agriculture in South Africa. The EFSP is another ...
2019-02-08 Press release SONA 2019 Action plan against corruption welcomed, but policy uncertainty over land and drought cris Agri SA welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address delivered Thursday evening. Agri SA emphasizes and commits itself to President Ramaphosa's assertion that it is every South African's responsibility to ensure progress. "The ...
2019-02-06 News South African Food Security Bulletin: January 2019 <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/yMBDRCvnpKR0ajEKYE990vqq13fKTKuRP3oMrLAe.pdf" target="_blank">South African Food Security Bulletin: January 2019</a>
2019-02-11 Press release Agri SA concerned by the negative impact of load shedding on agriculture Agri SA acknowledges Eskom’s efforts to keep the lights on, but we are concerned by the potential negative impact that load shedding can have on the agricultural sector and the broader value chain. Electricity is an important input cost for man ...
2019-02-15 Press release Agriculture has the solution to load shedding within a year Agri SA’s members has the potential to supply the electricity needed to prevent future load shedding through solar power generation. There are already 500 applications for solar generation plants, that have the potential to contribute 1 400 MW to r ...
2019-03-04 News Foot and Mouth Diseases: Vhembe outbreak and surveillance update 1 March 2019 <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/Wo0PtKLdLTcHIHGvWgfw1GPnrl7u4GipwthL0E9j.pdf" target="_blank">Foot and Mouth disease: Vhembe outbreak and surveillance update</a>
2019-02-19 Press release 2019 National Budget Speech – an opportunity to return to best practice Agri SA is looking forward to the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni’s first National Budget Speech. The balance between government income (tax revenue) and expenditure is at the heart of the government budget. Rating agencies and financial mark ...
2019-02-21 Press release 2019 National Budget: No lifeline for farmers Agri SA is disappointed in the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni’s maiden budget speech. Minister Mboweni’s 2019 Budget Speech referred to agriculture through metaphors, such as “it is time for us to sow the seed of renewal and growth”. Sadly ...
2019-02-25 News January 2019 report on livestock disease trends Monthly report on livestock disease trends as informally reported by veterinarians belonging to the Ruminant Veterinary Association of South Africa (RuVASA), a group of the South African Veterinary Association <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/dow ...
2019-02-22 News RPO Updated FMD report <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/vqC2fxESp0hvvu1VQWDxT2ZGTL6gXYeBvMv6qbiv.pdf" target="_blank">RPO Updated FMD report</a>
2019-03-08 Press release NERSA tariff decisions will hurt farmers Agri SA is concerned about the recent NERSA tariff decisions. Any electricity price increase will have a negative impact on agriculture, especially in the context of the prevailing drought conditions and limited economic growth. NERSA has approve ...
2019-03-14 Press release Joint media release: Agri SA / SAAFWUA join forces on water Agri SA and the South African Association of Water Users Associations (SAAFWUA) is on Wednesday, 13 March 2019, concluded a Memorandum of Understanding during the Agri SA’s Natural Resources Centre of Excellence committee meeting. The MoU re-aff ...
2019-03-15 Press release Agri SA demands immediate retraction of Northern Cape “expropriation list” Agri SA demands an immediate retraction of the ANC Northern Cape expropriation list. Agri SA will defend its members in the Northern Cape, as we have done in the Melmoth case in KwaZulu-Natal. President Cyril Ramaphosa and top officials of the ANC ha ...
2019-04-09 News DAFF - FMD update April 2019 Find attached the latest FMD Update from DAFF. <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/kgi6FeYlMPN1KwECuOej3bSkyftqOuFs6q4GixmA.pdf" target="_blank">FMD update April 2019</a>
2019-03-14 News Joint statement of the DAFF and the Livestock Industry On 07 January this year the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries confirmed and reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the high surveillance area of the foot and mouth disease free zone in Limpopo, adjacent to the protection zo ...
2019-03-18 Press release Agri SA informs US government about EWC and farm safety Agri SA has specific solutions for South African agriculture and will continue to consult with various international role players in order to promote the interests of farmers. Agri SA was invited on Friday, 14 March 2019, for a high-level discussion ...
2019-03-27 News Corporate Affairs and Communications Intern Agri SA is looking for a young and dynamic individual to join their team in the Corporate Affairs and Communications department. In this role, you will support the corporate chamber and Communications department for a period of twelve months. We are ...
2019-03-27 News The revised area planted estimate and second production forecast for summer crops for 2019 The size of the expected commercial maize crop has been set at 10,561 mill. tons, which is 0,48% or 50 690 tons more than the previous forecast of 10,510 mill. tons. The area estimate for maize was slightly adjusted downward by 1 300 ha to 2,301 mil ...
2020-08-18 News July 2020 report on livestock disease trends The Disease Report is brought to you by the Ruminant Veterinary Association of South Africa (RuVASA). Read the full report here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/3jCWHWhl5hKd4nrmAh5DZ61vBxmXOGTVdGuKBurU.pdf" target="_blank">Monthly re ...
2019-03-28 News Corporate Affairs and Communications Intern Due to the overwhelming number of responses, we have decided to move the deadline for applications for the intern (communications and corporate) to Friday 29 March at 12:00. Please email your CV to Moleboheng Sekonyela: moleboheng@agrisa.co.za ...
2019-03-28 News Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries gives update on foot and mouth disease TRADING IN SAFE COMMODITIES South Africa lost its foot-and-mouth disease free zone without vaccination status as granted by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) on 7 January 2019. This was after Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fi ...
2019-04-01 News Agri SA's Centers of Excellence Fact Sheet April 2019 Agri SA is primarily focused on policy work which is spread across five Centres of Excellence (CoE’s) being Natural Resources, Economics and Trade, Land, Rural Safety and Labour and Development. This policy document is a non-exhaustive summary of t ...
2019-06-04 News Monthly Food Security Bulletin of South Africa: May 2019 Read the full bulletin here: <a href="cnhryxQCdVk8woUHpEDfw9PQdcEGaZPfVEQgMFNH.pdf" target="_blank"> MONTHLY FOOD SECURITY BULLETIN OF SOUTH AFRICA: MAY 2019</a>
2019-04-08 News Supply and demand projections for grains and oilseeds NAMC: The South African supply and demand projections for grains and oilseeds for March 2019 Read the report here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/CZOS0tXoANjzhLB3V130nsRZgAM26HzTcribkoop.pdf" target="_blank">Supply and demand proje ...
2019-04-11 News North West ASF outbreak an isolated incident The African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak in the North West province that was confirmed this week is an isolated incident and it seems not to pose any risk to the South African commercial pig industry at this stage, says Johann Kotzé, CEO of the South ...
2019-04-18 Press release Santam gives hope to drought-stricken Sutherland community in collaboration with Agri SA Agri SA is sincerely grateful to Santam for its R300 000 donation to the Agri SA Drought Relief Fund. The ongoing drought in Sutherland in the Northern Cape has caused a devastating decline in the sheep breeding population and placed the town’s ...
2019-04-17 News Joint statement by the Department Of Agriculture, Forestry And Fisheries and the livestock industry It has been 14 weeks since the first case of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in the high surveillance area of South Africa’s FMD free zone was detected. South Africa lost its World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) recognised FMD-free ...
2019-04-19 Press release MINORITY REPORT: Land Panel report not supported by full panel In September 2018, President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed a ten-member Panel to advise him on the way forward with regards to land reform and expropriation without compensation (EWC). The official Panel report is scheduled to be handed to the President ...
2019-04-23 Press release Partnership between Agri SA and Fidelity ADT to reduce farm violence and agricultural crime Agri SA has partnered with Fidelity ADT, a subsidiary of the Fidelity Services Group, to offer a range of services and products to its members and the rural community in an attempt to curb the unacceptably high number of farm attacks and related agri ...
2019-04-24 Press release Agri SA survey confirms structural shift in research spend Agri SA today released its 2019 survey which shows the agriculture sector has undergone a discernible structural shift in research spend. The survey indicates that the spend is moved away from the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) and towards a var ...
2019-05-02 News Vakante pos: Uitvoerende Bestuurder – Limpopo Landbou Limpopo Landbou bied ‘n geleentheid vir ‘n Uitvoerende Bestuurder wat verantwoordelik sal wees vir die doeltreffende organisatoriese bediening en die bevordering van georganiseerde landbou in Limpopo Landbou se bedieningsgebied, asook die stabili ...
2019-04-25 News Planted estimate and third production forecast for summer crops for 2019 The area planted estimate and third production forecast for summer crops for 2019 is hereby released. Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/qM9LL3YveptWzdajziqd6mV11CDOu6E6A6OhqZrv.pdf" target="_blank">Oesskattingskomitee | Crop Es ...
2019-05-14 Press release Agri SA and Aerobotics partner to offer free service for all South African farmers Agri SA and Aerobotics have today announced a partnership to provide South African farmers with access to free satellite farming data and the latest Aeroview In-Field Scouting Application. The partnership aims to accelerate access to analytical infor ...
2019-05-12 Press release Congratulations to the IEC and South Africa Agri SA wishes to congratulate the Electoral Commission (IEC) on the successful 2019 National and Provincial Election. It is no small task to manage a fundamental democratic task on such a large scale. Agri SA also wishes to thank every South African ...
2019-05-13 Press release Agri SA Commodity Chamber and DAFF cooperate to lift ban on wool and animal exports to China Agri SA would like to congratulate the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) on coordinating South Africa’s response to the ban on export of wool and animal skins to China. South Africa exports billions of rands’ worth of wool ...
2019-05-03 News CCMA and BUSA webtool The CCMA and BUSA webtool is an incredibly useful resource, making the legislative and management challenges around employing people much more accessible for small businesses. The webtool has valuable information and downloadable content that will h ...
2019-05-06 Press release Agri SA launches shale gas court proceedings Agri SA can announce today that we launched court proceedings in the Pretoria High Court against the granting of environmental authorisations and exploration rights for shale gas to Rhino Oil & Gas on 16 April 2019. This is after Agri SA received con ...
2019-05-06 Press release Agri SA pressures NERSA to register SSEG projects Agri SA is concerned by NERSA’s reluctance to register SSEG projects. Agri SA’s members has the potential to supply the electricity needed to prevent future load shedding through small-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) installations (less than 1 MW), ...
2019-05-15 Press release Policy uncertainty worsens South African agriculture unemployment crisis The increase in unemployment levels, especially in agriculture is of great concern and deserves President Cyril Ramaphosa’s attention in his new term of office. The recent Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) results from Statistics SA shows the ag ...
2019-05-05 News Monthly food security bulletin of South Africa: April 2019 Click here for the report: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/pJh3VTkf6cjj06JFeC9eL4TtLqHObzYX6fH2Dxhr.pdf" target="_blank">MONTHLY FOOD SECURITY BULLETIN OF SOUTH AFRICA: APRIL 2019</a>
2019-05-09 News Final calculated production figures of winter cereals for 2018 At a meeting held on 9 May 2019, the Crop Estimates Liaison Committee (CELC) oversaw the process for the finalisation of the crop production figures of commercial wheat, malting barley and canola for 2018. <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/downl ...
2019-05-20 Press release Farmers show their determination against shale gas in Supreme Court of Appeal ...
2020-09-14 News State of reservoirs 14 September 2020 <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/niUyYgRzgxywF1yHwBPa3sCHAGQLJ0mzdn1BX8rX.pdf" target="_blank">State of reservoirs 14 September 2020</a> <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/W7lAtfoEdHkLHEbVqtaZYMqeS9H0nn55zSuTBiuY.pdf" target="_bl ...
2019-05-22 News Foot and Mouth Diseases: Vhembe district. End of outbreak Herewith the most recent FMD Update from DAFF. Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/a2PE2tyXKdYoeA63mcC9N6FWTgvuiZDxdtbKgl4G.pdf" target="_blank">Foot and Mouth Diseases: Vhembe district. End of outbreak </a>
2019-05-23 Press release Agri SA Executive Director to head up WFO working group ...
2019-05-29 News DAFF Foot-and-mouth disease outbreak officially over Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/5Gtm5LjSYyZsjorNh9fgephiZaX1yAtfO1gcGcy2.pdf" target="_blank">Foot-and-mouth disease outbreak officially over </a> <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/yugsoNR8ceofZwpifGaLWUAhBreVjWckCX ...
2019-05-29 News RPO National: Outbreak of Anthrax All farmers are requested to urgently vaccinate their animals against anthrax. This includes cattle, sheep and goats. Anthrax also occurs within game and under no circumstances must venison of infected game, be consumed. Read the full statement ...
2019-05-30 Press release Cabinet 2019: Streamlining welcome, but the real work starts now Agri SA welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s smaller, more streamlined cabinet, but now we need engagement with the new officials about policy issues that farmers face on a daily basis. Agri SA liaises continuously with ministers and senior governm ...
2019-06-04 Press release Farm safety: the first national priority Farm safety: the first national priority Agri SA, with Agri Western Cape, want to strongly condemn the recent murder of Stefan Smit, a farmer from Stellenbosch. Agri SA would also like to convey its condolences to the Smit family. He will be reme ...
2019-06-06 News Corteva Agriscience listed on the NYSE as Leading, Independent, Global Pure-Play Agriculture Company Corteva Agriscience Completes Separation from DowDuPont to Form Leading, Independent, Global Pure-Play Agriculture Company • New company is global leader in two large, attractive markets – seed and crop protection – underpinned by expanding ...
2019-06-10 News May 2019: Tractor and combine harvester sales Read the SAAMA media statement here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/34IWGEEAu29vNHbg5WWcIft4giU753gJdu64opKk.pdf" target="_blank">SAAMA Mei | May 2019</a>
2019-06-11 News Corteva Agriscience and John Deere invest in technology solutions and tools to help farmers improve Pretoria, South Africa., June. 11, 2019 - Corteva Agriscience™ and John Deere, the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier of equipment, today kicked off a three-day marketing collaboration where they presented their technology solutions and to ...
2019-04-25 News Agri SA Commodity and Corporate Conference Agri SA's Commodity and Corporate Conference was hosted on 24 - 25 April 2019 at Future Africa with the theme Research for Development. Find the presentations here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/Xo30E2NjGbxRqE1YVHwBFJDBiImSs8PeinOwb ...
2019-08-27 News Statement on Eskom issued by Ministry of Public Enterprises Eskom is a key institution in the energy sector and a critical component of the South African economy. The country’s economic performance is reliant on Eskom providing reliable and sustainable supply of electricity. The lesson is clear: for growth, ...
2019-04-24 News Agri SA survey confirms structural shift in research spend Agri SA today released its 2019 survey which shows the agriculture sector has undergone a discernible structural shift in research spend. The survey indicates that the spend is moved away from the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) and towards a var ...
2019-06-19 Press release SONA #2 2019: watershed or shipwreck Agri SA would like to urge President Cyril Ramaphosa to use the forthcoming State of the Nation Address (SONA) to announce what the vast majority of South Africans have been waiting for: a shift to sustainable and reliable government policies. The ...
2019-06-21 Press release SONA #2 2019: Last opportunity to capitalise on public trust Agri SA is optimistic about the State of the Nation Address (SONA), but this is the last opportunity for government to capitalise on the remaining public trust and deliver on its promises. The SONA delivered by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday n ...
2019-07-01 News African Swine Fever Awareness Following the outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) reported in the North West, Gauteng, Free State and Mpumalanga Provinces, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) will be embarking on roadshows and awareness camp ...
2019-07-03 Press release The yearly Agri Gauteng Ekspo, in proud partnership with Agri SA The yearly Agri Gauteng Ekspo, in proud partnership with Agri SA Home of the professional farmer Agri Gauteng, in collaboration with Agri SA, will be presenting the 2nd Agri Gauteng Ekspo this year. The Ekspo is committed to showcase a vibrant i ...
2019-07-04 Press release Agriculture scores a hit against fracking Agri SA is ecstatic about the decision by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in favour of Agri Eastern Cape and other stakeholders, that no fracking shall be allowed for the time being. The SCA found that the current regulations regarding shale ga ...
2019-08-01 News Monthly Food Security Bulletin of South Africa: July 2019 Read the full bulletin here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/enEQ1uWIW3KaBjtV30E7irIk1Y8zsj3hR2zRVl0D.pdf" target="_blank">Monthly Food Security Bulletin of South Africa: July 2019</a>
2019-08-06 News Census of Commercial Agriculture 2017 (CoCA) Since Stats SA officers are currently out on farm visits, please find the following: The schedule for farm visits. <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/j2ZKpPC7BlmMRbLf8WUqOlk1nSQF3X5WYo3NUhSD.pdf" target="_blank">CoCA skedule | CoCA schedule ...
2020-06-22 News State of reservoirs on 22 June 2020 Balancing Dams Unlike a storage dam where the primary purpose is the long term storage of water, a balancing dam is designed to act as a multi-purpose facility. Commonly it would serve as a distribution point from where water is diverted into pipe ...
2020-07-03 News NAMC South African supply and demand estimates for grains and oil seeds June 2020 The South African supply and demand projections for grains and oilseeds for June 2020 are as follows: WHITE MAIZE (2020/21 New Season) Supply: The total supply of white maize is projected at 9 349 583 tons for the 2020/21 marketing season. This ...
2020-04-29 DAFF COVID-19 Way forward upon closure of intervention application process The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza, MP is pleased to announce that by the closing date of applications for the COVID-19 intervention, 42 444 application forms were received against the number of 34 612 fo ...
2020-04-06 News State of reservoirs 6 April 2020 <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/IUcLn3NTff8ZDcauMKemXsHnmP75M1HPLQqZsqDB.pdf" target="_blank">Stand van damme 6 April 2020 | State of reservoirs 6 April 2020</a>
2019-08-16 News DAFF: African swine fever outbreak and surveillance report August Read the report here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/606hmOg9cPYysZDpBPWjb8QoOv3leESJXMZKvVBF.pdf" target="_blank">African swine fever outbreak ans surveillance report August</a>
2019-07-16 Press release Agri SA welcomes Minister’s intention to work with organised agriculture Agri SA is heartened by the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza's budget speech delivered at Parliament today. President of Agri SA, Dan Kriek, who attended the speech welcomed the focus on partnerships, agric ...
2019-07-23 News Intern: Labour and Land Centres of Excellence Agri SA is looking for a young and dynamic individual to fulfill a joint role between the Labour and Land Centres of Excellence. Such a person will be providing support to both the heads of the respective Labour and Land Centres of Excellence, in bo ...
2019-07-25 News Intern: Disaster Management Agri SA is looking for a young and dynamic individual to join the team as a disaster management intern. Such a person will be providing support to Agri SA risk desk. We are looking for someone with solid research and writing capability, advanced com ...
2019-07-28 Press release Panel report raises red flags for agriculture Agri SA is extremely concerned about several aspects of the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform’s report and particularly the controversial recommendations which include amending the Constitution and land ceilings. Agri SA does not support a ...
2019-07-29 News Land reform reports Find the report of the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/ogHIBBLYNklYA6Qhm88fDuFEpAMIODs6e3Ju41Av.pdf" target="_blank">Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform report </a> Find the alter ...
2019-07-31 Press release Agriculture can save South Africa from its unemployment crisis Agri SA is concerned about the rising unemployment rate and wishes to remind the government that investor confidence, especially in agriculture, is imperative to get job creation on track. The increase in South Africa’s unemployment levels to a rec ...
2019-08-13 News Post office accepts debit, credit cards The SA Post Office (Sapo) now accepts debit and credit cards as a payment method for the renewal of motor vehicle licences at its branches that offer the service. The service is available at selected post offices in all provinces except Mpumalang ...
2019-08-16 News Invitation to comment: Statutory measures Dear affected groups in the grains and oilseeds industries Please see the attached press release for your attention. The NAMC received a request for the continuation of statutory measures related to registration, records and returns, and in parti ...
2019-08-19 Press release Farming community’s safety is a priority “The safety of the farming community in South Africa is a priority for the Agri Securitas Trust Fund; therefore, it has recently again allocated more than R1,5 million to approximately 420 farmers and 15 500 farm workers across South Africa via 12 ...
2019-08-21 News July 2019 livestock disease trends Monthly report on livestock disease trends as informally reported by veterinarians belonging to the Ruminant Veterinary Association of South Africa (RuVASA), a group of the South African Veterinary Association. This month the focus falls on BIOSEC ...
2019-08-27 News Call for comments: Towards an Economic Strategy for South Africa The Minister of Finance, Mr Tito Mboweni, is calling on members of the public to make comments on a paper published today, titled: Economic transformation, inclusive growth, and competitiveness: Towards an Economic Strategy for South Africa. The p ...
2019-08-29 Press release Economic debate welcomed but implementation remains the Achilles heel Agri SA welcomes the latest National Treasury document[2] in principle as it addresses several policy challenges and structural issues, giving specific solutions that are otherwise absent in many policy proposals. Agriculture is well-positioned to gi ...
2019-09-01 News NAMC: The Farm-to-Retail-Price-Spread The farm value share is the value of the farm product’s equivalent in the final food product purchased by the consumers. The Farm-to-Retail-Price-Spread (FTRPS) is the difference between what the consumer pays for the food product at retail level a ...
2019-11-05 News Eskom power alert on 5 November 2019 Eskom Power Alert 1: The electricity system is severely constrained, but the probability of loadshedding is low Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/Ch3kfjZpTS0zhXDP8ktjBHkzsiSrkGRNhLtxGfdG.pdf" target="_blank">Eskom power alert</ ...
2019-09-04 Press release Violence: Urgent plan of action needed Agri SA strongly condemns the violence taking place across the country. The degree of media coverage shows South Africa and the world that the country has an enormous crime problem. It cannot be wished away or not spoken about; a clear plan of action ...
2019-09-04 News South African Food Security Bulletin: August 2019 <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/yGZLvqPbL9ql8wOM6MSasGjN7iDWX1XtQWhwVvps.pdf" target="_blank">Read the latest South African Food Security Bulletin for the month of August 2019</a>
2019-09-10 News NAMC Market Intelligence Report Read the report here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/esOSYheYfCtuepvxXvx7hGr5MiJCvGWQAa3PBSvc.pdf" target="_blank">NAMC Market Intelligence Report</a>
2019-09-12 Press release Agricultural sector and academia join hands Agri SA and Stellenbosch University’s (SU) Faculty of AgriSciences hosted a colloquium to facilitate important discussions among agricultural role players, academics and research institutions. More than 70 agriculture-leaders and researchers took p ...
2019-09-12 Press release 47 Farm murders a tragic loss Agri SA is concerned about the number of farm murders that was announced by the South African Police Service (SAPS) today. Although this figure is a decrease from the 62 farm murders in the previous financial year, it remains enormous and amounts to ...
2019-09-17 News Smallholder Market Access Tracker (SMAT) Baseline Report by the NAMC Please find the Smallholder Market Access Tracker (SMAT) Baseline Report produced under Markets and Economic Research Centre of NAMC here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/MYXJRczK9VfCXhu5KAoG39mxwlhtZB9UxlgjXLCo.pdf" target="_blank">Smallh ...
2020-10-14 News NAMC Market Intelligence Report week 41 From the report - Grains and Oil Seeds Global Perspectives According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), global oilseed production estimates for 2020/21 declined by 1 million tons in August to 609 million tons in September 2020 ...
2019-09-20 Press release Outcome in Melmoth-case huge success Agri SA is elated about the outcome of the Melmoth case in favour of the landowners this week. The outcome brings some comfort to concerned landowners regarding the manner in which experts will deal with the concept of just and equitable compensation ...
2020-10-15 News NAMC Urban food basket September 2020 - August 2020 Highlights: • During August 2020, the nominal cost of the NAMC’s 28-item urban foodbasket amounted to R946.23 compared to the R957.45 reported during July 2020, resulting in a monthly percentage decrease of 1.2%. When compared to August 2019, an ...
2020-07-23 Stats SA Wholesale trade sales (Preliminary) May 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown regulations since 27 March 2020 have had an extensive impact on economic activity. Measured in real terms (constant 2015 prices), wholesale trade sales decreased by 20,7% in May 2020 compared with May 2019. Seaso ...
2019-09-25 News Labour and Development Centre of Excellence Newsletter This is a short summary of the different Nedlac and other engagements that the Agri SA Labour and Development Centre of Excellence was involved in from August to mid-September 2019. <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/3ipUSsQVdAZMqSH86TRFU ...
2020-03-16 News State of reservoirs 16 March 2020 <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/KdIGzWBfR0itNsKMw98mcFaUtRsx3h8j2RGVavH4.pdf" target="_blank">Stand van damme | State of reservoirs 16 March 2020</a>
2019-04-10 Press release Ministers address farmers Agri SA looks forward to welcoming members representative of the entire value chain at its annual congress next week. The theme of this year’s congress is The shaping of the South African agricultural landscape in the age of the Fourth Industrial R ...
2019-10-03 Press release Ministers address farmers Agri SA looks forward to welcoming members representative of the entire value chain at its annual congress next week. The theme of this year’s congress is The shaping of the South African agricultural landscape in the age of the Fourth Industrial R ...
2019-10-03 News Vacancy: Communications Officer Agri SA seeks a go-getter with a background in journalism or communication to promote Agri SA and agriculture within South Africa. If you meet the requirements and would like to apply, please forward your CV to Marieke Oberholzer: marieke@agrisa. ...
2019-10-11 Press release Agri SA announces Board at the 2019 Congress Agri SA congratulates its Board who have been elected at the 2019 Congress today. The Board is representative of the entire agricultural value chain, including Agri SA’s provincial affiliates, commodity organisations and corporate members. “I ...
2019-10-11 Press release Agri SA supports the revised Rural Safety Strategy Agri SA supports the South African Police Service’s (SAPS) revised Rural Safety Strategy that was launched today in Louis Trichardt. The strategy highlights once again the urgent need to curb crime in rural and farming areas. If the strategy is imp ...
2019-10-14 News Agri SA congress: Presidential address Dan Kriek delivered his presidential address on Thursday 10 October 2019 at Agri SA's congress. Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/5U4tFbpuf28kDeGm1okJXkVHUv067RBmTUIABB8b.pdf" target="_blank">Presidential address</a>
2019-10-15 News Agri SA congress presentations Agri SA's Congress was hosted on 10 – 11 October 2019 at the Maslow Sun Times Square, with the theme: Shaping the South African agricultural landscape in the age of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Find the presentations here: <a href="https:// ...
2019-10-18 Press release Load shedding: South Africa needs urgent implementation of electricity sector reforms Agri SA is deeply concerned by the negative impact that load shedding can have on the primary agricultural sector, the food value chain and the South African economy. “Eskom has implemented Stage 2 load shedding from Wednesday, catching the South ...
2019-10-23 News Integrated Resource Plan (IRP2019) The IRP is an electricity infrastructure development plan based on least-cost electricity supply and demand balance, taking into account security of supply and the environment (minimize negative emissions and water usage). Read more here: <a href ...
2020-01-31 News Eskom Stage 2 loadshedding on Friday, 31 January 2020 Friday, 31 January 2020: Eskom stopped stage 2 loadshedding at 6:00 this morning and will continue with stage 2 from 9:00 today (Friday) until 6:00 on Monday. This is due to a shortage of generation capacity and depleted emergency resources, which ...
2019-10-25 News OPB: Availablility of Pulpy Kidney Alum vaccine Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/QVpEXp1O6nVhMEebN6lc0s3bOjvlfGKw1I8xUWnr.pdf" target="_blank"> Die beskikbaarheid van Bloednier-entstof | Availability of Pulpy Kidney Alum vaccine</a>
2020-07-23 News June 2020 report on livestock disease trends The June disease report and maps as compiled from reports received from 133 veterinary practices, State veterinarians, consultants and laboratories all over South Africa. This report is distributed to you with the compliment of the Rural Veterinar ...
2019-10-28 Press release Agri SA’s expectations: Medium-term Budget Policy Statement 2019 Agri SA expects the Medium-term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) to make adequate resources available to boost agriculture’s competitiveness and to support farmers, especially in the drought affected areas. Minister Tito Mboweni will table the Me ...
2019-10-29 News A tribute to Johannes Frederik van Zyl Oom Kosie, as he was commonly known, was a person whose posture and stature were in direct contrast. A small man with great knowledge and insight, especially about agricultural affairs, he was fearless and a colossus in this field. His career was d ...
2019-10-30 Press release MTBPS 2019: Agriculture left high and dry Agri SA is disappointed with the Medium-term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) that was delivered by the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni in Parliament today. “Whilst the MTBPS does not include detailed spending plans or tax proposals[1], the Mi ...
2019-10-31 Press release Farmers are not facing the drought alone Agri SA stands with every farmer, farm worker and farming community that is suffering as a result of the devastating drought in South Africa. During the past four years, thousands of tons of feed, as well as cash and humanitarian aid, had been provid ...
2019-11-01 News News flash: High Court to decide on crucial water rights matters High Court to decide on crucial water rights matters Janse Rabie, Head of Natural Resources, Agri SA On 30 and 31 October 2019 the Pretoria High Court heard three matters that are crucial to the way in which water use rights in the agricultural s ...
2019-01-01 News News flash: High Court to decide on crucial water rights matters High Court to decide on crucial water rights matters - Janse Rabie (Head of Natural Resources, Agri SA) On 30 and 31 October 2019 the Pretoria High Court heard three matters that are crucial to the way in which water use rights in the agricultura ...
2019-11-06 News Eskom power alert on 6 November 2019 The system remains very constrained today Wednesday, 06 November 2019: The power system remains severely constrained this morning with unplanned breakdowns above 12 000 MW. Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/yWmnI6u4tySb0L ...
2019-11-06 News NAMC Market Intelligence Report: Week 44 of 2019 Please find the Week 44 of 2019 Market Intelligence Report produced under Markets and Economic Research Centre of NAMC. This link also takes you to the soft copy of the publication - https://www.namc.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/NAMC-Market-In ...
2019-11-07 Press release Agri SA cautions Ad Hoc Committee on amending section 25 of the Constitution On 6 November 2019, Agri SA attended a constitutional dialogue on land ownership hosted by the Ad Hoc Committee in Parliament tasked with initiating legislation to amend the property clause. Agri SA and several other organisations and experts were i ...
2019-11-08 News Eskom power alert 8 November 2019 The system remains tight and vulnerable with a high risk of loadshedding for later today. Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/downloadImage/IX1RXj67gA4ZqfnDQ3aylZI7uHJPcu8I6bSSx2vm.png" target="_blank">Eskom power alert 8 November 2019</a ...
2019-11-08 Press release Agri SA is proud of its Young Farmer of the Year Agri SA congratulated Johan van der Schyff who last night was named Toyota SA/Agri SA’s Young Farmer of the Year for 2019. An egg producer from the Plettenberg Bay area, Johan produces approximately 1 million dozen eggs per month, also for exportin ...
2019-11-12 News Agri SA's Agriculture Drought Report 2019/2020 Today, Agri SA hosted a press briefing on the severe drought experienced throughout South Africa. The panel included members from various sectors presenting agriculture, namely, Gerhard Schutte - Red Meat Producers, Jannie de Villiers - Grain SA, Wie ...
2019-11-19 News Joint statement on Foot and Mouth Disease Joint statement of the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development and the National Animal Health Forum on Foot and Mouth Disease Read the full statement here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/FeLhhUTodsqOdVvJbENYMGzJ ...
2019-11-22 News Constructive cooperation between Government and the Red Meat Industry “The conversation with the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development on the Red Meat Industry and the foot and mouth diseases (FMD) situation which took place yesterday was very constructive”, says Koos van der Ryst, chairman of ...
2019-11-22 Press release Grave concern over FMD outbreaks Agri SA expresses its concern over the national banning of livestock auctions as a result of the latest cases of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Limpopo. “This will have an adverse economic impact on the agricultural sector,” cautioned Omri va ...
2019-11-25 News Agri SA Congress 2019: Podcast series Agri SA hosted its 2019 congress in Pretoria. It was an exciting two days with the theme "Shaping the South African agricultural landscape in the age of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Listen to the presentations in a Podcast series here: Presi ...
2019-11-27 News NAMC Market Intelligence Report: Week 47 of 2019 Please find the Week 44 of 2019 Market Intelligence Report produced under Markets and Economic Research Centre of NAMC. This link also takes you to the soft copy of the publication - https://www.namc.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Market-Intelli ...
2020-02-13 News Final area planted and crop production figures of commercial maize, sunflower seed, soybeans, ground At a meeting held on 13 February 2020, the Crop Estimates Liaison Committee (CELC) oversaw the process for the finalisation of the crop production figures of commercial white and yellow maize, sunflower seed, soybeans, groundnuts and sorghum for 20 ...
2019-11-29 Press release Agri SA ready to engage on Water Master Plan On 28 November 2019 the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, Lindiwe Sisulu, launched the much anticipated National Water and Sanitation Master Plan (NW&SMP) in Pretoria. The NW&SMP outlines the short, medium, and long-term strategy t ...
2019-11-29 News DAFF: African swine fever outbreak and surveillance update report November 2019 Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/7k9LHlgkWWdxXMXnNutttXvnavrxZCB1enZDkUCH.pdf" target="_blank">DAFF: African swine fever outbreak and surveillance update report</a>
2019-11-27 News DAFF: FMD Molemole outbreak follow-up report In November 2019, an outbreak of foot ans Mouth disease (FMD) was confirmed on a farm in the Capricorn district of Limpopo province, which is in the suspended FMD free zone. Read more<a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/4CXcLyw33hYzrc0Ll59Zm ...
2019-12-03 Press release Be more alert and prepared during festive season Agri SA and TLU SA, in a joint statement issued today, said it was difficult to urge their members to remain calm and refrain from acting irresponsibly while farm attacks and crime against the farming community continue unabated. The 53 murders r ...
2019-12-01 News URGENT NOTICE: BAN ON LIVESTOCK AUCTIONS Please take note of the attached Government Gazette Vol 654 dated 4 December 2019 No 42883 indicating a national ban on any activities for which live cloven-hoofed animals are physically brought onto a piece of land or property from two or more place ...
2019-12-04 News Joint statement of the Department Of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development and the FMD Tech Progress has been reported consistently over the past four weeks since the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Molemole. To date, 11 commercial properties have been found to be infected and confirmed positive: Seven in Capricorn, two in Vhemb ...
2020-10-06 News Fuel prices 7 October 2020 Price changes to be effected on Wednesday 7 October 2020 Click here for comprehensive information: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/94aeEYmbG58a58p3Sg7Cy4OkGgTOxWWXvffUCuhq.pdf" target="_blank">Fuel prices October 2020</a>
2019-12-05 Press release Overhasty public consultation on section 25 amendment slammed Agri SA is disappointed in the decision by the Ad Hoc Committee, tasked with the amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution, to not allow for proper consultation and public participation. The Ad Hoc Committee discussed the draft Bill to amend the pr ...
2019-12-06 News Temporary ban of auctions as interim prevention measures for spreading of foot and mouth disease "The Red Meat Producers' Organisation (RPO) supports the extremely drastic measures to place a temporary ban on, among other things, auctions and shows of cloven-hoofed animals as announced in the Government Gazette of 4 December 2019," said Mr Koos ...
2019-12-06 News Stage 2 loadshedding will continue today from 09:00 until 06:00 on Saturday 7 December 2019 Friday, 6 December 2019: Eskom terminated Stage 2 loadshedding at 05:00 today, after having to loadshed from 16:00 on Thursday evening. As the generating plant continues to perform at low levels of reliability, our technical teams were unable to re ...
2019-12-06 Press release Dan Kriek resigns after 25 years of involvement in organised agriculture It is with sadness that Agri SA’s Board received Dan Kriek’s notice of resignation as President of Agri SA. After long and thorough consideration, Kriek decided to step down from this position with effect from 31 December 2019, due to health and ...
2019-12-10 News Eskom’s 2018/19 Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) application Invitation for public comments on Eskom’s 2018/19 Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) application and indicative timelines for the determination process. Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/EQ1fvit4FdtMfvqoSCSdEcLXgHIrodXL8uklHu ...
2019-12-01 News Eskom power alert 10 December 2019 Eskom is currently implementing Stage 4 rotational loadshedding until 23:00 tonight Tuesday, 10 December 2019: As communicated in the power alert issued last night, Eskom is implementing Stage 4 rotational loadshedding until 23:00 tonight as a resul ...
2019-12-10 News Eskom power alert on 10 December 2019 Eskom is currently implementing Stage 4 rotational loadshedding until 23:00 tonight Tuesday, 10 December 2019: As communicated in the power alert issued last night, Eskom is implementing Stage 4 rotational loadshedding until 23:00 tonight as a resul ...
2019-12-12 Press release Load shedding: Looming crisis in agriculture “Eskom has implemented stage 6 load shedding from 18:00 to 22:00 on Monday evening, catching the South African economy off guard,” says Nicol Jansen, Agri SA’s chair of the Centre of Excellence: Economics and Trade. “The latest round of load ...
2019-12-12 News Eskom: Fake news alert Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/ehSPMJhuEKGsIChMW7ZfUz46MCIw0F8ksbL304Bb.pdf" target="_blank">Eskom fake news</a>
2019-12-11 News Joint statement on the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak Limpopo No further cases of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) were reported in the past week, but livestock owners and the general public should remain vigilant for clinical signs of FMD in their animals. Read more:<a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/k3 ...
2019-12-12 News Eskom Fake News Alert: Zim connecting illegally Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/WftDqQn0tlrBtMTwWgBdvsfzvUqpIuLjyXJpnKQE.pdf" target="_blank">Eskom Fake News Alert: Zim connecting illegally</a>
2020-01-07 News Joint statement on fake news: Foot-and-mouth disease outbreak Limpopo Joint statement of the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development and the FMD Technical Task Team on the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak Limpopo A message has been distributed widely on social media stating that the Vhembe Distri ...
2020-01-09 News Eskom Stage 2 loadshedding to continue until 06:00 on Friday Thursday, 09 January 2020: The system remains severely constrained and unpredictable, and as such loadshedding stage 2 will unfortunately have to continue from 08:00 this morning until 06:00 tomorrow morning (Friday). Read more: <a href="https:/ ...
2020-01-14 News Progress on Foot and Mouth Disease Outbreak in Molemole District After a recent meeting held through the FMD Technical Task Team decision was, as in the previous outbreak, to keep the public updated on the progress made during the outbreak. See here the recent media release: See here the Basic Biosecurity Guide ...
2020-01-16 News Monthly food security bulletin of South Africa: December 2019 South African Food Security Bulletin for the month of December 2019 as prepared by the Directorate: Statistics and Economic Analysis of DAFF. Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/FmJsDoZ8dL40elB89xNwrtWUByQtMbNkZBg9jiyx.pdf" ta ...
2020-01-17 News Agri SA strengthens disaster management centre Agri SA has appointed Andrea Campher as manager of its disaster management centre on 13 January 2020. Campher holds a master’s degree in environmental law and governance, which focused on climate adaptation in the agricultural sector. Before s ...
2020-01-22 Press release Implosion of the Land Bank and Moody’s downgrade, a major setback for growth and transformation of t Agri SA questions the state of corporate governance at the Land Bank. Moody’s downgrade of the Land Bank is evident of an unhealthy state of affairs at governance and management level within the bank. And it is a setback for growth and transformati ...
2020-01-23 Press release Day of Prayer Agri SA calls on every South African to join hands and to pray for the future of our country, specifically for the much-needed agricultural sector. “Agriculture is one of the primary sectors of the country that can play a role in stimulating ec ...
2020-02-27 News FMD Molemole follow-up report 27 February 2020 Read more on the most recent update on the Progress on Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak in Molemole District. <a <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/HYk0U6DTKGeZBY1hwGYaveNPVaHd4iHu4khmlw7u.pdf" target="_blank">FMD Molemole follow-up report ...
2020-03-04 Agri SA responds to the national state of disaster declaration Agri SA acknowledges the announcement by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma to declare a national state of disaster in South Africa. The rationale behind this national disaster declaration remai ...
2020-01-27 News Request for inputs: Draft Policy Brucellosis document Letter from the Director Animal Health (DAFF) requesting inputs to the “Draft document - Bovine Brucellosis Control Policy, South Africa”. A kind reminder to send inputs on the brucellosis policy by 13 Feb 2020. Read more: <a href="https://ww ...
2020-02-10 News Call for comment on the amendment of section 25 of the Constitution <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/downloadImage/clrjufa96ZPBzUJvuy0mo4BIjWpf258eRaY6HrkP.jpeg" target="_blank">EWC - call for comments</a>
2020-02-03 News Eskom Stage 2 loadshedding from Monday until Thursday at 06:00 Monday, 3 February 2020: Stage 2 loadshedding was terminated at 06:00 this morning and will resume at 09:00 today until Thursday at 06:00. While rotational loadshedding is necessary due to a shortage of capacity, in an effort to minimise the impac ...
2020-02-03 News Agricultural Leadership Development Programme The Agricultural Leadership Development Programme provides you with an exclusive training opportunity to develop your managerial, analytical and creative decision-making competencies in the agricultural sector by honing team-building, negotiation, pr ...
2020-01-31 News Seasonal Climate Watch: February to June 2020 1. Overview The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is currently in a borderline weak El Niño state and the forecast indicates that it will most likely remain at the border between the weak El Niño and neutral states for the rest of the summer se ...
2020-02-05 News NAMC reports on Market Intelligence and Input Cost Monitoring Find the Market Intelligence Report: Week 05 of 2020 produced under Markets and Economic Research Centre of NAMC. Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/nMYbvtFVfgbWmfypD35uaI9SoheobmXvsN1ccdB2.pdf" target="_blank">Market Intelligen ...
2020-02-06 News Santam & Sanlam donate R3m to alleviate impact of drought on farming communities Cape Town, 6 February 2020 – Santam, South Africa’s largest short-term insurer, and Sanlam, Africa’s largest non-banking financial services business, have collectively donated R3 million towards aid relief for farming communities. The donation ...
2020-02-05 News Minister Didiza reassures parliament that foot and mouth diseases situation in Limpopo is under cont MINISTER DIDIZA REASSURES PARLIAMENT THAT FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASES SITUATION IN LIMPOPO IS UNDER CONTROL AND THE BAN ON GATHERINGS OF CLOVEN HOOFED ANIMALS REMAINS IN PLACE. Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister, Ms Thoko Didiza, ...
2020-02-05 News Monthly Food Security Bulletin of South Africa: January 2020 Read more<a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/SRJlSenGWYSR5EZCVL5tlTT1heKgGD1rZacVxQbb.pdf" target="_blank">Monthly Food Security Bulletin of South Africa: January 2020</a>
2020-02-10 News Dianke Nel, Agri SA's new Communications Manager Agri SA has appointed Dianke Nel as its new Communications Manager. Nel holds an honours degree in Communication which she obtained from the North-West University’s Potchefstroom campus. Before joining Agri SA she was a radio journalist and cont ...
2020-02-13 Press release South Africans are sick and tired of empty promises! President Cyril Ramaphosa’s 2019 State of the Nation address held great promises for the country and all its people. A review to determine the extent of these promises and whether he and his government have upheld them, indicates that our country i ...
2020-02-07 News NERSA public hearings on Eskom’s revenue application for 2018/19 The National Electricity Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) is inviting the public and stakeholders to attend the public hearings on the application Eskom submitted. Please find attached the schedule for the hearings in the provinces for your atten ...
2020-02-14 Press release Job creation in agricultural sector welcomed, but policy uncertainty over land and drought crisis re President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address does indeed have potential. Now the president must live up to the promises he made and step up to the plate. There is also great appreciation for the need expressed by the President to bring a ...
2020-02-14 News Jaco Minnaar, Agri SA's newly elected deputy president Jaco Minnaar, chairperson of Grain South Africa and board member of Agri SA, was at the recent Agri SA board meeting, elected as deputy president of Agri SA. Agri SA congratulates Jaco and is looking forward to the contribution he will make in th ...
2020-02-17 News Minister Didiza updates the public on the unbanning of auctions Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza, MP has today 17 February 2020, announced that the blanket ban on gatherings animals is now lifted, since the outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth three months ago in the Molemole District in ...
2020-02-18 Press release Agricultural sector’s answer to power supply Agri SA welcomes the attention President Cyril Ramaphosa gave to the Eskom crisis in his state of the nation address. It was heartening to see that Agri SA’s prior discussions with Minister Pravin Gordhan concerning the energy crises and agricultur ...
2020-02-19 Press release National minimum wage increase Agri SA takes note of the increase of 3.8% to the national minimum wage which will come into effect on 1 March 2020. The increase is exactly in line with the recommendation made to the Minister of Employment and Labour by the National Minimum Wage Co ...
2020-02-20 Press release Cannabis products in agriculture Cannabis products in agriculture Agri SA notes the government's plan to open up and regulate the commercial use of hemp products, providing opportunities for small-scale farmers and formulate policy on the use of cannabis products for medicinal pu ...
2020-02-20 Press release Agri SA welcomes Western Cape Court decision on Philippi Horticultural Area development Agri SA welcomes the Western Cape High Court’s ruling earlier the week in a matter concerning the Philippi Horticultural Area and the impact of a proposed residential development on one of Cape Town’s crucial underground aquifers. On 17 Februa ...
2020-02-21 Press release 2020 National Budget Speech – time for decisive action The Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, faces a tough challenge in presenting the National Budget Speech on the 26th of February. He will have to show a commitment to fiscal consolidation in the context of a constrained environment plagued by low econ ...
2020-02-26 Press release 2020 National Budget Speech – Sensible choices in a challenging environment The Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, made sensible choices to manage the government budget and support the economy. The budget highlights a renewed focus on the importance of boosting economic growth. The stance of limiting tax increases is welc ...
2020-02-27 News Public hearings on the proposed amendment to Section 25 of the Constitution Find details for the final programme here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/yQzt4Nj74B6ibbDLFEYA4ZR8Vnozc2TIzuaReBWu.pdf" target="_blank">Section 25 public hearing schedule</a>
2020-03-05 Corona crisis threatens agricultural trade globally The unexpected and alarming spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has sparked fears of a global economic slowdown. South African agriculture exports approximately 25 commodities amounting to a value of more than $10 billion annually. “The current ...
2020-03-06 News International Snapshot February 2020 The agricultural sector remains the pride of South Africa with its increased export value to the alternative markets as well as traditional markets. Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/NQLgfJZml3vmz8xdrIp1v348OdO7Bk0RDFF0l2oP.pd ...
2020-02-28 News Umlindi, Issue 2020-02 February 2020 This magazine by the ARC gives an overview of: 1. Drought conditions after the January 2020 rainfall 2. Standard precipitation index 3. Rainfall decreases 4. Vegetation conditions 5. Fires 6. Water surface resources Read the magazine here: ...
2020-03-06 News No loadshedding is currently expected for the weekend Friday, 06 March 2020: Even though the generation system remains constrained, Eskom does not expect to implement loadshedding this weekend although unplanned breakdowns remain above the 10 500MW mark. We remind South Africans, however, that the gener ...
2020-03-09 News GDP Quarter 4 2019 South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by 1,4% in the fourth quarter of 2019. The only contributors to growth in the fourth quarter were mining, finance and personal services. The biggest losers were agriculture, forestry and fishin ...
2020-04-01 Agri SA's tips for safe workplaces during COVID-19 (Various languages) Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/aB8loHq9r06RwbGhGWPlCUuyxnzB3edH4mVmNWZS.pdf" target="_blank"> Agri SA's tips for safe workplaces during COVID-19</a> <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/R6TgAzMKJ5fotPY9Hgoi8XWiyzB3Rqr ...
2020-01-16 Press release Agri SA calls on agricultural sector to adhere to COVID-19 precautionary measures Agri SA welcomes the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa to declare the COVID-19 outbreak as a national state of disaster. This pandemic not only impacts on the day to day business of all sectors, but it poses a serious health hazard to all Sou ...
2020-03-16 Agri SA calls on agricultural sector to adhere to COVID-19 precautionary measures Agri SA welcomes the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa to declare the COVID-19 outbreak as a national state of disaster. This pandemic not only impacts on the day to day business of all sectors, but it poses a serious health hazard to all Sou ...
2020-03-19 COVID-19: Tough times ahead for SA economy Examples of COVID-19’s shorter-term economic consequences include falling demand for airline and tourism services, disruptions to supply chains and global food systems. South Africa’s economic challenges include amongst others, high and rising le ...
2020-03-19 Stats SA fieldwork suspension Stats SA staff will suspend data collection on farms due to the COVID-19. This means that Stats SA staff are not expected to be visiting farms as of today until 31 March 2020 Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/ZpDownQUX8vZ0LrNc ...
2020-03-23 South Africa is food secure and consumers are urged to stop panic buying amid COVID-19 The increase in COVID-19 cases in South Africa is a major concern for everyone. The steps taken by the government to combat the further spread of the virus should be supported by all. However, drastic measures are envisaged if the virus spreads fu ...
2020-03-24 Drastic times call for drastic measures in South Africa Agri SA welcomes the drastic measures President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced to the nation regarding the mitigation activities related to COVID-19 and the spread of the disease in South Africa. As of today, there are 402 confirmed cases of COVID-19 ...
2020-03-22 Eskom COVID-19 preparedness Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/WHdq3qgHnsoq5ddlKe0VxKYRT8EygaBnWqokNOop.pdf" target="_blank">Eskom stakeholder communication </a> <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/5vd6l6W0Tq1NU5xDTK8gjVYUyciLZ7YS0UsRm26v" target=" ...
2020-03-24 Press release Results of agricultural census released at a crucial time Agri SA welcomes the release of results for the latest[1] Census of Commercial Agriculture (CoCA). We realise that good decision-making on the spectrum of matters that affect agriculture should be based on accurate and reliable information. This ...
2020-03-25 Agriculture, a strategic sector, must now be safe! Joint media statement by Agri SA and TLU SA Both Agri SA and TLU SA calls on their members to be more alert, and on the police to maintain visibility in rural areas during this time. As agricultural organisations, we realise that the police are cu ...
2020-03-26 Directives on COVID-19 Pandemic Directive to Municipalities, Provinces and others on COVID-19 Pandemic Government Gazette: No. 11063 Directions issued by the Minister of Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs with respect to the response to Covid-19 ...
2020-03-26 Final lock down regulations COVID-19 Pandemic Disaster Management Act 2002: Amendment of regulations issued in terms of Section 27(2) Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/Gp03FzRj2qTW1gVuSVAvJe1o5GtbRFUI0dDysw1T.pdf" target="_blank">Final lock down regulations</a>
2020-03-27 Amended regulations relating to harvesting and storage of agricultural products Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Amendment of Regulations issued in Terms of Section 27 (2) Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/qyOWFt4nXGZ5Am1ccxZFKpAleGJDcymV3ivVU94S.pdf" target="_blank">Disaster Management Act 2002 Amendme ...
2020-03-25 Eskom postponement of contact stakeholder engagements The Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on measures to combat the Coronavirus (COVID19) has reference. The World Health Organisation has declared the Coronavirus outbreak as a global pandemic and South Africa has declared a national state of di ...
2020-03-27 Water Research Commission's fact sheet on water and COVID-19 For information on water quality, sanitation and hygiene management in light of Covid-19 please read the article below and also visit the WRC's website http://www.wrc.org.za/corona-virus/ Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/Ksl4 ...
2020-04-20 What to do if you suspect a case of COVID-19 in your workplace Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/Dikmp5Bysc5ncWmBB8DgU4mWsutzySae9eG1caCn.pdf" target="_blank">What to do if you suspect a case of COVID-19 in your workplace</a>
2020-03-26 News Update Report on the HPAI H5N8 outbreak and surveillance On 19 June 2017, a case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenzas (HPAI) was confirmed on a chicken farm in Mpumalanga Province, this was the first outbreak ever of HPAI in chickens in South Africa. Since the index case, a number of other poultry and os ...
2020-03-28 Press release No time for politics now, save the economy and our country! Moody’s downgrade of South Africa’s sovereign credit rating to ‘Ba1’ from ‘Baa3’ is not unexpected. A perfect storm has been in the making for some time due to policy uncertainty, weak economic growth, rising debt levels, a decline in inc ...
2020-03-24 BFAP COVID-19 How SA spend food budgets One of the key features of any economy experiencing the scale and magnitude of the current COVID-19 outbreak is to assess the ability of people to get access to food. Although South Africa’s rural population depends on some form of own household fo ...
2020-03-31 COVID-19 lockdown: Implications for transport in agriculture Download the information here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/9Am4FhgOBUGdkHJgMAZM88vEiXRoD2jflt2doGO3.pdf" target="_blank">• COVID-19 Lockdown: Implications for transport in agriculture</a>
2020-04-01 News Eskom doubles maintenance as demand drops With the COVID-19 national lockdown in full effect, Eskom has experienced a significant reduction in demand for electricity. Electricity usage has dropped by between 7 500MW and 9 000MW since the lockdown came into effect last week. This has allowed ...
2020-03-31 COVID-19 lockdown: Agri SA Employment letter - SAMPLE Contact the provincial or commodity organisation where you hold membership to obtain the information and forms. https://www.agrisa.co.za/members <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/fgcE1TixB7wMtvvQc1MtRO0wbNB3V4Ch29Evu080.pdf" target="_blan ...
2020-03-31 COVID-19 lockdown: Frequently Asked Questions This document is a guideline of best practices and a living document. <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/uSzlHeUSMksEEdjhTIRuCwwvUGvLYq5ygGHPGyE4.pdf" target="_blank">Agri SA COVID-19 FAQ</a>
2020-03-31 Easy - AID guide for employers The COVID-19 Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) Guide has guidelines for employers who must claim from the Unemployment Insurance Fund during the restriction <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/RLyao0gWcUZRx7RPtSyry7fZT3LigqpiYg6twNm9.pdf" t ...
2020-03-31 Directions issued by the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environmen Directions issued by the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment in terms of regulation 10(8) of the regulations issued in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (act no. 57 of 2002): Measures to address, prevent and ...
2020-03-31 Transnet Cautionary notice of potential force majuere As Transnet, our primary concern continues to be the health and safety of our employees and the local communities in which we live and work. In this regard and in direct response to the Presidents call and declaration, Transnet has taken a decision t ...
2020-03-31 Agri SA Summary of regulations for agriculture during COVID-19 On 15 March 2020 President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation and declared the outbreak of the Covid-19 as a national state of disaster in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2020. This came after the World Health Organisast ...
2020-03-31 Agri SA War room strategy Find essential information here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/72txtkNn6SN5Uc8VCQakHUN2dvk1t2Y9p1U6F2Z6.pdf" target="_blank">Agri SA war room strategy </a>
2020-03-31 COVID-19 TERS BENEFITS EASY AID The COVID19 TERS Easy Aid is a guide on assistance available to employers and employees. Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/egY5AHnJ8nlCZRklALjgwZ2DN05b8w7FYHhhGPnV.pdf" target="_blank">COVID 19 TERS EASY AID</a>
2020-04-01 News Thank you Farmers and Farm workers! Stay positive and continue to feed our people! South Africa and the world need farmers and farm workers more than ever. Together we shall overcome! <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/3s8cpMj0QUPHCbAfN7FEYdX9g71OfpPNL5G9kb6Z.pdf" target=" ...
2020-03-31 Government Gazette: Disaster benefit directive The BCEA directive provides clarity on how payment and leave should be made to employees. Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/alQLFfP68KoeOtSEtsyBJcTpNzT8rrvlXhe6e3JS.pdf" target="_blank">Disaster benefit directive</a>
2020-04-01 Thank you Farmers and Farm workers! Stay positive and continue to feed our people! South Africa and the world need farmers and farm workers more than ever. Together we shall overcome! <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/3s8cpMj0QUPHCbAfN7FEYdX9g71OfpPNL5G9kb6Z.pdf" target=" ...
2020-03-31 Tax measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic Read the media statement by the Minister of Finance here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/AnoWMqJ4uVCWDZXTNjQkPC1MZptpR4vqvoGnKoWa.pdf" target="_blank">Media statement Tax measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic</a> Find some explana ...
2020-04-02 News What to do if you suspect a case of COVID-19 in your workplace Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/Dikmp5Bysc5ncWmBB8DgU4mWsutzySae9eG1caCn.pdf" target="_blank">What to do if you suspect a case of COVID-19 in your workplace</a>
2020-04-02 Press release COVID-19: Understanding, consideration and cooperation in Agri value chains imperative Agri SA calls for understanding and considerate conduct in agricultural value chains during the COVID-19 lockdown period. The agricultural sector has a massive responsibility to ensure food security during the lockdown period, but also in the trying ...
2020-04-02 COVID-19: Understanding, consideration and cooperation in Agri value chains imperative Agri SA calls for understanding and considerate conduct in agricultural value chains during the COVID-19 lockdown period. The agricultural sector has a massive responsibility to ensure food security during the lockdown period, but also in the trying ...
2020-03-26 SAVA guidelines during COVID-19 lockdown The South African Veterinary Association (SAVA) would like to inform veterinarians of suggested practice guidelines in this period until the COVID-19 virus subsides to a point where it no longer poses a threat to public and personal health. Rea ...
2020-03-26 SAVA guideline on practice services during COVID-19 lockdown The South African Veterinary Association guideline Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/N0UCwAzRqbjZbkLeoPS57spEKnov9NYUDK3UUEly.pdf" target="_blank">SAVA guidelines on Practice Services during COVID-19 lockdown</a>
2020-03-31 Transnet Notice of the declaration of force majeure due to the COVID-19 outbreak Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/mKlrWNq64rI0b4oUrI8B36RVHlosNRIWcKyWnqw7.pdf" target="_blank">Notice of the declaration of force majeure due to the COVID-19 outbreak</a>
2020-03-26 Transnet Application of the COVID-19 lockdown proactive measures Application of the COVID-19 lockdown proactive measures to ensure throughput of essential services 26 March - 16 April 2020 <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/zDDBoHCwun7wN7uLetxvwSBi6kP9tjhxWRCoHZcP.pdf" target="_blank">Transnet applicati ...
2020-04-03 Agri SA Rural Safety suggestions for members Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/YpIgqvIxDJQln1rejPOvPMtnPYDTDuxnKCyY0uid.pdf" target="_blank">Agri SA Rural Safety suggestions for members</a>
2020-04-02 Agri SA Summary of regulations for agriculture during COVID-19 COVID-19 related regulations and directives affecting agriculture and the supply chain updated 2 April 2020 Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/e49vkNU0fQiQInETDxW6kRSe5gZoThBINatWNY4m.pdf" target="_blank">Summary of regulations ...
2020-03-31 Agri SA COVID-19 Tax measures notes Find some explanatory notes on COVID-19 tax measures here: Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/8KZFjAjP1espFsuOhfegoJfZaARq9jInhM6LmCN0.pdf " target="_blank">Agri SA COVID 19 Tax measures notes</a>
2020-03-16 BUSA documents on COVID-19 Find various BUSA (Business Unity South Africa) documents here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/cvlqFf1EX7XorC2ZpNltw62lJuVDm6RiUqiNmcIH.pdf" target="_blank">BUSA Travel advise</a> <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/9w5lsimt ...
2020-04-03 Press release Water supply now centralised On 2 April 2020 water and sanitation minister, Lindiwe Sisulu announced the centralisation of water distribution through a Johannesburg-based command centre for the duration of the COVID-19 lockdown. “We have taken all our water and put it unde ...
2020-04-03 Water supply now centralised On 2 April 2020 water and sanitation minister, Lindiwe Sisulu announced the centralisation of water distribution through a Johannesburg-based command centre for the duration of the COVID-19 lockdown. “We have taken all our water and put it unde ...
2020-04-03 BFAP Impact of COVID-19: Clarifying and managing essential goods and services Over the past few days, the complex nature of South Africa’s food supply chains has come under the spotlight. These supply chains are a web of formal and informal interactions between agricultural inputs, logistics, farmers, spazas, bakkie traders, ...
2020-04-06 News Eskom Tariffs & Charges Booklet 2020/2021 On 9 March 2020, the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) approved Eskom’s allowable revenue from standard tariff customers to be 8.76%. This percentage is inclusive of the MYPD3 year 2 to year 5 Regulatory Clearing Account revenue amo ...
2020-04-01 Agri SA Vervoer-regulasies: COVID-19 Pandemie The Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, issued regulations in terms of the Disaster Management Act on the 25th of March 2020 to prevent the spread of covid-19 in public transport services. Read more:<a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/Qn ...
2020-04-06 Transnet COVID-19 customer update: Amendment of COGTA regulations Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/EyQEPejaB7XrpOL42TwpE2tsdIFoWspFdxnRIrqw.pdf" target="_blank"> Transnet COVID-19 customer update: Amendment of COGTA regulations</a>
2020-04-05 ITAC communication to stakeholders In accordance with the President’s announcement of a nation-wide lockdown (lockdown) from midnight, Thursday 26 March 2020 until midnight on Thursday 16 April 2020, ITAC wishes to communicate the following to all stakeholders: Read more: <a href ...
2020-04-06 BUSA Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) under Rebate Item 412.11 for Business importing Critical Supplies during the National State of Disaster Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/OEURYIjrdhACCcfENyoMSWBNdNFwMoCzDyvFrqIx.pdf" target= ...
2020-04-06 DAFF media statement: Interventions to assist the agricultural sector during COVID-19 The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza, MP is pleased to announce the department’s interventions to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19. Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/io4y6DqKNf96s ...
2020-04-06 DAFF COVID-19 Agric disaster support fund The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza, MP is pleased to announce the department’s interventions to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19. The department has ring-fenced R1.2 billion for assistance to mainly ...
2020-04-06 DAFF COVID-19 Application form: Agricultural Disaster Support Fund APPLICATION FORM COVID-19 Agricultural Disaster Support Fund for smallholder and communal farmers Download the form here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/ROqQ633usbT1xDX1tXeaDp0pRo5PqRIE3ekcx03z.pdf" target="_blank">DAFF COVID-19 Fun ...
2020-04-07 COVID-19 lockdown: Frequently Asked Questions This document is a guideline of best practices and a living document. t must be noted that regulations are amended and new regulations are still being promulgated, therefore this information is subject to change. Read more: <a href="https://www ...
2020-04-06 APAC COVID-19 Llivestock auctions Agricultural Produce Agents Council (APAC) The Minister in her media briefing on 24 March 2020 confirmed that the agriculture and food supply sector is one of the essential systems for livelihood and therefore will remain uncompromised and operati ...
2020-04-07 COVID-19 lockdown: Implications for transport in agriculture Download the Agri SA inforgram here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/ZvaXQZLx2FcLo7fL5v5X7xmiO9NXz9l8EK1VIQiG.pdf" target="_blank">COVID-19 lockdown: Implications for transport in agriculture</a>
2020-04-07 COVID-19 lockdown: Tax support measures Download the Agri SA inforgram here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/9fzxlGqHxxJF8b1vjWjeeNINctdUi1sMUIzXubK7.pdf" target="_blank">COVID-19 lockdown: Tax support measures</a>
2020-04-05 COGTA Permits for informal traders during COVID-19 Read more and download the permit here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/czSC7QwlQiNbskA0JcYkLHa9Jy66CDL6O5FRxr3C.pdf" target="_blank">Permits for informal traders</a>
2020-03-31 DoL COVID-19 guidelines for assessment of claims Department of Employment and Labour guidelines for assessment of claims during COVID-19 Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/adM4YyaTZU6z4KJHCsBP5Clhaml2UoGUAQwsqPNL.pdf" target="_blank">DoL COVID-19 guidelines for assessment of c ...
2020-03-31 UIF Temporary employer/employee relief scheme - EASY AID Temporary employer/employee relief scheme (TERS) Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/37gsILOFsNHDUMdLTRTFGgaCcFsSbMfH8aeAKOiy.pdf " target="_blank">UIF Temporary employer/employee relief scheme - EASY AID</a>
2020-04-06 TERS benefit relief to employers and employees during COVID-19 C-19 TERS BENEFIT: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW One of the measures that is designed to provide relief to employers and employees is the C-19 TERS benefit. On 3 April 2020, the Minister of Employment and Labour issued a revised Directive under the Disaster ...
2020-04-09 BASA COVID-19 relief measures for customers South African banks have moved quickly to implement wide-ranging debt-relief measures to, wherever possible, assist customers who are experiencing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic and national lockdown. Read more: <a href="htt ...
2020-04-02 NEDBANK COVID-19 Relief measures Herewith an comprehensive document on Nedbank's COVID-19 relief measures. Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/zEPpszrIOy4awJhJEd7QvpPtb8ZK8Yc8fZZSl2nx.pdf" target="_blank">NEDBANK COVID-19 Relief measures </a>
2020-04-20 COVID-19 Quick guide to regulations This guide is a summery of regulations made during COVID-19 updated on 20 April 2020 Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/pXWW58e2B6ut1KjBAsmsUfuLvsWcZo1HlyvbWS20.pdf" target="_blank">Blitsgids tot reguslaties | Quick guide to re ...
2020-04-08 NEDBANK guide to the economy The global economy faces a contraction deeper than that recorded in 2009. The spread of the coronavirus is hurting economic activity throughout the world as countries impose restrictions on the movement of people and goods. The recovery, once the pan ...
2020-04-10 Agri SA Summary of regulations for agriculture during COVID-19 COVID-19 related regulations and directives affecting agriculture and the supply chain updated 9 April 2020 Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/yAGnOvbOa6ZsjlycuSrTLuYtTQB0HHc3dHGIIhrP.pdf" target="_blank">Summary of regulations ...
2020-04-07 BFAP Food price outlook for Quarter 2 2020 and beyond The crystal ball has just become more opaque than ever: as with every other aspect of social and economic life in the time of COVID-19, food inflation projections for the second quarter of 2020 and beyond have just become much more difficult. Re ...
2020-04-10 President Ramaphosa on the extension of Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on 9 April 2020 to announce an extension of the lockdown period until the end of April as well as various other steps taken by government during this time. Read the full speech here: <a href="https:// ...
2020-04-13 SA’s COVID-19 epidemic: Trends & Next steps Presentation by Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize on 13 April 2020 Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/2zeWgcqtuW5jDCTqBW7KJZs3WW3BJ5lcYFFZ4B1K.pdf" target="_blank">SA’s COVID-19 epidemic: Trends & Next steps</a>
2020-04-09 IDC special edition COVID-19 newsletter Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/ofvF3ZoKQXjg2pYDuEA34xFyeqn16cgUUltKHpnZ.pdf" target="_blank">IDC special edition COVID-19 newsletter</a>
2020-06-10 News NAMC Market Intelligence Report: Week 23 of 2020 Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/xRLtEyea2MF5HbSHiWHZP01LPxlRwH3O7E8OkfJF.pdf" target="_blank">NAMC Market intelligence Report Week 23</a>
2020-04-03 News NAMC Input cost monitor: Trends in selected agricultural input prices March 2020 Download the report here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/ohaeDJKLAikDa4pjDjfL9lh2fFZr2RQ0KSo8vmAU.pdf" target="_blank">Input cost monitor: Trends in selected agricultural input prices March 2020</a>
2020-04-09 COVID-19 Recommended guidelines for fabric facial masks A ‘fabric’ face mask for the general public is only part of a broader solution to curb the spread of COVID-19 and it must always be used in combination with other hygienic methods of prevention. Such masks are not a replacement for other recommen ...
2020-04-14 Minister of Finance speaking notes 14 April 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the greatest challenges that has ever faced our nation. It is three simultaneous shocks. It is a health shock, which will stretch the resources of our health care system to its limit. It is a global economic shock, ...
2020-04-04 HSBC Global Research on South African Banks The key uncertainty: It is impossible to predict how long the significant curtailment of activities (the shutdown) in South Africa will last. The country took strong action early on which has kept COVID-19 figures low. The key number to watch is da ...
2020-04-10 Portfolio Committee on Health: COVID-19 Public Health Response Download the presentation here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/bHJ7FYLFcL8GJFqoljUHsO9PyScqT547Lu8bdd0F.pdf" target="_blank">Portfolio Committee on Health: COVID 19 Public Health Response</a>
2020-04-15 News Eskom on Chief Operating Officer Senior Counsel clears Eskom Chief Operating Officer of corruption, dishonesty, abuse of power Wednesday, 15 April 2020: After a series of allegations of corruption, dishonesty, conflict of interest and abuse of power were levelled by an employee a ...
2020-04-16 COGTA COVID-19 Amendment of regulations Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, designated under section 3 of the disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002), having declared a national state of disaster, published in Government Gazett ...
2020-04-17 GCIS on economic relief measures Information shared in the document include: * Description of the relief measure * Who qualify for the relief measure * How can people access the relief measures * Contact details (tel, and email) Download the document here: <a href="h ...
2020-04-17 News Agri SA calls on the agricultural sector and government to donate surplus food to poor communities Agri SA will receive 500 packages of fruit and vegetables tomorrow morning (18 April) as part of the Agri SA Surplus Food Assistance Campaign. It will be delivered to the Mamre Soup Kitchen which supplies food to Darling, Mamre, and Atlantis in the W ...
2020-04-16 African CDC COVID-19 Pandemic update Download the presentation here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/Sx175DjilN1XyGk60ikT4h4hjerZq7GVYBgajGA7.pdf" target="_blank">Africa CDC Epidemiological update </a>
2020-04-15 IFR COVID-19 Pandemic putting South Africa into global perspective This analysis is an example of one of the services that theIFR offers; clients commission us to scan emerging trends, change drivers in an industry, or an issue of concern and compile it into a document, hoping to assist decision makers in their sens ...
2020-04-15 BFAP The use of agricultural inputs in South Africa COVID-19 has caused widespread turmoil and volatility since the start of 2020 and the measures implemented to contain it have sent shockwaves throughout the global economy. Investor appetite for risk has declined drastically, resulting in a major sel ...
2020-04-19 COGTA COVID-19 Amendment of regulations on 19 April 2020 Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, designated under section 3 of the disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002), having declared a national state of disaster, published in Government Gazette ...
2020-04-17 COVID-19 Financial Support Schemes for SMMEs operating in the agricultural sector The purpose of this booklet is to collate information that could assist the SMMEs that operate within the agricultural sector. However, the information contained here might not only be specific to the agricultural sector, but could also be applicable ...
2020-04-21 DAFF COVID-19 Request for expression of interest (rei) to supply farmers with production inputs Interested wholesalers/ distributors/ agribusiness outlets should express interest by completing the vendor form, which is available on the department’s website: www.dalrrd.gov.za. The due date for submission of the vendor forms is 23 April 2020 ...
2020-04-21 AMT price outlook AMT is a South African based company specialising in the analysis and forecasting of national as well as regional agricultural industry and market information. The purpose of our services is to enhance production, management and marketing efficiency ...
2020-04-20 NEDBANK South African Prospects COVID-19: A world gone mad This presentation was made by Nicky Weimar to Agri SA's Corporate and Commodity Chamber. <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/Dcz4zvU0EmELBI0fTzU6nY2wP4fUJp68DMdOn5T5.pdf" target="_blank">NEDBANK South African Prospects COVID-19: A world gon ...
2020-04-15 TRANSNET COVID-19 Cargo agents granted access to vessels Kindly note that in the second phase of the lockdown, TNPA has revised the security protocols within the South African Port system, to allow Cargo Agents to board the vessels. All other measures proclaimed in the first stakeholder circular will rema ...
2020-04-21 Agri SA Summary of regulations for agriculture during COVID-19 COVID-19 related regulations and directives affecting agriculture and the supply chain updated 21 April 2020 Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/MQ2w2MYC6tY1r0hh2qz0V6k1n041MIFTjgmvpIdK.pdf" target="_blank">Summary of regulation ...
2020-04-21 Agri SA COVID-19 Impact of the lockdown on production The aim of this questionnaire was to indicate the impact of the lockdown on production (across industries), in collaboration with Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) and Business Unity South Africa (BUSA). Agri SA’s members were asked to ...
2020-04-21 Press release Land Bank’s default risks financial contagion and devastation for agriculture Land Bank has warned debt holders of R50 billion that it is in danger of defaulting. The repayments in question are for its revolving credit facility, Land Bank cited a current “liquidity shortfall” as the problem. This follows on the Moody’s c ...
2020-04-22 Statement by President Ramaphosa on further economic and social measures Read the full statement here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/2R6tiZT2LLX0QPX2Pu7gdGam0NpOx00oXzioBHSf.pdf " target="_blank">Statement by President Ramaphosa 21 April 2020</a>
2020-04-22 News ESKOM LANDRATE / RURAFLEX Tariff Comparison and Benefits Find the document here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/COITtK8NO4rfsNfU5vVEsabAXfGQEa2k2bd4T1qV.pdf" target="_blank">ESKOM LANDRATE / RURAFLEX Tariff Comparison and Benefits</a>
2020-04-21 COVID-19: Economics & Agriculture - Research Directory This directory provides a non-exhaustive listing of the various external research publications relating to implications of COVID-19 for the economy and agriculture. Find the document here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/IJzQuKkQYQqEhp1 ...
2020-04-16 DoT review of lockdown measures Following the President’s proclamation of a national lockdown a number of measures aimed at giving practical effect to the lockdown were introduced in the form of Regulations and Directions. We had indicated at the commencement of the lockdown t ...
2020-04-22 Remarks by African Union Chairperson on 22 April 2020 Remarks by African Union Chairperson President Cyril Ramaphosa at the virtual meeting of the AU Bureau of Heads of State and Government meeting with African Business Leaders Allow me to begin by welcoming all the members of the AU Bureau of the A ...
2020-04-23 DAFF COVID-19 Agriculture as an essential service Find the letter here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/tpA8j2cKShJJ2CAbgCbPKX4cSnsru9JPS32rSytY.pdf" target="_blank">DAFF agriculture as essential service</a>
2020-04-24 Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 23 April 2020 Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on South Africa's response to the coronavirus pandemic, Union Buildings, Tshwane My Fellow South Africans, It has been exactly seven weeks since the first case of the coronavirus was confirmed in our count ...
2020-04-23 National Treasury: Further tax measures to combat COVID-19 Government recognises that the far-reaching lockdown measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus are having a significant impact on our economy. Most households and businesses have suffered a significant loss in their income, as they comply wit ...
2020-04-23 Stats SA speeds up the monitoring of consumer prices When the COVID-19 lockdown went into effect on 27 March, the range of products available to households for purchase was restricted to a set of defined essential goods and services. Since the beginning of the lockdown, Stats SA has been measuring pric ...
2020-04-23 Laboratory testing-invitation for comments on laboratory tests/services during COVID-19 During a meeting of the NAHF and DALLRD Veterinary Services on 22 April 2020 the question of laboratory testing was raised and discussed. A decision was made to invite stakeholders to send comments to the NAHF (admin@nahf.co.za) on laboratory tests/s ...
2020-04-24 COVID-19 Infograms on easing of lockdown <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/CFiwg3h9GBqQ9QZVEkzBYGXyXxHhBBaszoOHYAlC.pdf" target="_blank">COVID-19 Summary of alert levels</a> <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/downloadImage/HeumqKCy5snBc9Blx5xB1xsK8W6QeFT18clPVjB2.png" target="_bl ...
2020-04-24 COVID-19 Guaranteed loan scheme for small and medium enterprises COVID-19 GUARANTEED LOAN SCHEME FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES As announced by the President, National Treasury, the South African Reserve Bank and commercial banks have jointly created a guaranteed loan scheme. The purpose of this scheme is to h ...
2020-04-24 Remarks by Minister of Finance, Mr Mboweni to outline R500bn economic support package We are, as a nation, facing extraordinary times and enormous economic challenges. We have, however, got the human and other resources, and the resilience as a nation to overcome this challenge. Led by the President, and together with my cluster ...
2020-04-25 Ministers of COGTA and Dti on classification of industries on 25 April 2020 Notes on a media briefing on 25 April 2020 by Ministers of COGTA and Dti on classification of industries as part of the COVID-19 risk-adjusted strategy on reopening of the economy Find the document here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/ ...
2020-04-23 Peritum Agri Institute COVID CONQUEROR comic series The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented human and health crisis. The measures necessary to contain the virus have triggered an economic downturn. At this point, there is great uncertainty about its severity and length. Organizations are con ...
2020-04-28 TIPS Reopening the economy: Obstacles, opportunities and risks The aim of this report was to indicate the impact of the lockdown on production (across industries), in collaboration with Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) and Business Unity South Africa (BUSA). Agri SA’s members were asked to complet ...
2020-04-29 COVID-19 Occupational Health and Safety Measures in Workplaces GOVERNMENT NOTICE ______________________________________________________________________ DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND LABOUR COVID-19 Occupational Health and Safety Measures in Workplaces Covid-19 (C19 Ohs), 2020 No. R. 2020 DIRECTIVE B ...
2020-04-29 COGTA COVID-19 Regulations on risk-adjusted strategy on 29 April 2020 Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, designated under section 3 of the disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002), having declared a national state of disaster, published in Government Gazette ...
2020-04-28 Agri SA Summary of regulations for agriculture during COVID-19 COVID-19 related regulations and directives affecting agriculture and the supply chain updated 28 April 2020 Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/irDiOr8nHEyjLA0N9UcxmZqzHs3EU5t0FRBkU47k.pdf" target="_blank">Summary of regulation ...
2020-04-29 SANews All sectors of agriculture to operate All agricultural sectors will be allowed to operate - however, under strict conditions - under Level 4 of the nationwide lockdown aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19. Addressing a media briefing on Wednesday in Pretoria, Minister of Agricul ...
2020-04-29 SANews SA's level 4: The new normal While some will now breathe a sigh of relief that their lives will slowly return to normalcy, the road ahead is still steeped with sacrifices and curfews that need to be obeyed. The country may be moving to less harsh lockdown restrictions, but go ...
2020-04-29 COVID-19 Infograms on Level 4 of lockdown <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/downloadImage/QKJvHijTcSsn00KNL7qBynQy8bO61O9KxkQpvCVZ.jpeg" target="_blank">COVID-19 Summary of alert levels</a> <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/downloadImage/2tW2kHXyCsDvwLBNcOcD1g8CxI3WtA6WXmIiMGbU.jpeg" targ ...
2020-04-30 News South African Weather Service: Seasonal Climate Watch May-September 2020 The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is currently in a borderline weak El Niño state and the forecast indicates that it will most likely remain at the border between the weak El Niño and neutral states during early- and mid-winter. The influenc ...
2020-04-17 ILO COVID-19 and the impact on agriculture and food security As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread across the world, it is essential to address its existing and potential impacts on the agri-food sector, from the perspective of both food supply and food demand. Ensuring the continued functioning of glob ...
2020-04-22 IFR COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa Putting South Africa into an African perspective This analysis is an example of one of the services that theIFR offers; clients commission us to scan emerging trends, change drivers in an industry, or an issue of concern and compile it into a document, hoping to assist decision makers in their sens ...
2020-04-25 HSRC Responds to the COVID-19 Outbreak The HSRC launched the project “Street talk-Asikulume” at the end of March 2020 to gather crucial behavioural data to provide insights into the social dynamics of the South African population’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The HSRC’s ...
2020-05-01 News Agri SA and its members give agriculture a massive boost! The announcement on Wednesday evening by the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development that the entire agricultural value chain would be exempt from any restrictions, except for alcohol and tobacco, is indeed a feather in the cap for ...
2020-05-01 COGTA COVID-19 Regulations on 30 April 2020 Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, designated under section 3 of the disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002), having declared a national state of disaster, published in Government Gazette ...
2020-05-01 Agri SA COVID-19 Ensuring a safe return to work This document was developed by Business for SA as a guideline in explanation of the OHS directive as issued on 29 April 2020. As the lockdown is eased and businesses start to re-open, ensuring the health and safety of employees and members of the ...
2020-04-30 SANews Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on directions of once off movement of persons during Coronavi Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on directions of once off movement of persons during Coronavirus COVID-19 alert level 4 30 Apr 2020 The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has in terms of ...
2020-05-04 Minister’s report on COVID-19 and normal UIF relief plan progress The purpose of the report is to provide feedback to the Minister on the progress made for COVID19 Disaster Benefit and normal UIF relief plan since the President announced the start of Lockdown in order to derail a further infection in the country. ...
2020-05-04 COGTA COVID-19 South African Revenue Service / Suid-Afrikaanse Inkomstediens Direction by the Minister of Finance in terms of the regulations issued by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in terms of Section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (ACT NO. 57 OF 2002) Read more: <a href="htt ...
2020-05-05 News Dankie vir deelname aan CoCA 2017 Stats SA bedank boere vir hulle deelname aan die sensus van Kommersiële Landbou CoCA 2017 <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/downloadImage/AuRT7QvceCk8dhY0gzLsynAH8c8ptNNKhtuX3g5A.jpeg" target="_blank">Stats SA Dankie CoCA 2017</a>
2020-05-06 Agri SA Summary of regulations for agriculture during COVID-19 COVID-19 related regulations and directives affecting agriculture and the supply chain updated 30 April 2020 Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/YuaSLSpJpiApgzRel50F6GlHuEidFytygpw9OwwR.pdf" target="_blank">Summary of regulations ...
2020-05-06 COVID-19 Quick guide to regulations This guide is a summary of regulations made during COVID-19 updated on 5 May 2020 Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/Y9UVwNMSBTGjnINOfh7iVZdbfAm2iCQJJ8giIkld.pdf" target="_blank">Blitsgids tot reguslaties | Quick guide to regula ...
2020-05-01 COVID-19 lockdown Level 4: Agri SA permit - SAMPLE Agri SA's travelling permit to be used when rendering essential services or delivering essential goods in the agricultural sector during Level 4 Lockdown. Contact the provincial or commodity organisation where you hold membership to obtain the inf ...
2020-05-13 Impact assessment of COVID-19 on the South African Wildlife Ranching Industry WRSA is acknowledged by government and stakeholders as an organisation representing the national and international interests of the wildlife ranching industry. This relates to the sustainable breeding, conservation, production and marketing of wildli ...
2020-04-30 National Treasury on financial implications of COVID-19 on both the economy and budget Presentation by National Treasury on financial implications of COVID-19 on both the economy and budget made to the Joint Standing Committee and Select Committee on Finance and Appropriations Download the presentation here: <a href="https://www.agr ...
2020-05-05 B4SA The obligations on businesses operating during COVID-19 alert level 4 Regulation 16(6)(b) of the Regulations in terms of the Disaster Management Act issued on 29 April 2020 places four obligations on each business, industry and entity in both the public and private sector which are permitted to operate during Alert Lev ...
2020-05-01 Minister of Transport regulation on 1 May 2020 I, Fikile Mbalula, MP, Minister of Transport, in terms of regulation 4(7) of the Regulations issued in terms of the Disaster Management Act. 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002) hereby issue the directions to address, prevent and combat the spread of the COVID ...
2020-05-02 Acting Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Regulations on 2 May 2020 DIRECTIONS ON THE RISK -ADJUSTED STRATEGY FOR THE COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES SECTOR ISSUED UNDER REGULATION 4(10) OF THE DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT, 2002 (ACT NO. 57 of 2002) I, Jackson Mthembu, Acting Minister of Communications and Digi ...
2020-04-16 Minister of Employment and Labour Regulation on 16 April 2020 AMENDMENT OF DIRECTIVE BY THE MINISTER OF EMPLOYMENT AND LABOUR IN TERMS OF REGULATION 10 (8) OF THE REGULATIONS ISSUED BY THE MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS IN TERMS OF SECTION 27 (2) OF THE DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT, 2002 ...
2020-05-04 Minister of Transport regulation on the validity period of various licences 4 May 2020 DIRECTIONS ISSUED IN TERMS OF REGULATION 4(7) OF THE REGULATIONS MADE UNDER SECTION 27(2) OF THE DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT, 2002 (ACT NO. 57 OF 2002): MEASURES TO ADDRESS, PREVENT AND COMBAT THE SPREAD OF COVID-I9 DETERMINATION OF EXTENSION FOR THE VAL ...
2020-05-04 Minister of Transport regulations for public transport services on 4 May 2020 DIRECTIONS ISSUED IN TERMS OF REGULATION 4(7), 20 (1) and (2) OF THE REGULATIONS MADE UNDER SECTION 27(2) OF THE DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT, 2002 (ACT NO. 57 OF 2002): MEASURES TO PREVENT AND COMBAT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICE ...
2020-05-04 Minister of Transport regulation on inter provincial travel during curfew times on 4 May 2020 AMENDMENT OF THE DIRECTIONS ISSUED IN TERMS OF REGULATION 4(7) (b) OF THE REGULATIONS MADE IN UNDER SECTION 27(2) OF THE DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT, 2002 (ACT NO. 57 OF 2002): MEASURES TO PREVENT AND COMBAT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT ...
2020-05-04 Minister of Transport Regulation on sea ports 4 May 2020 DIRECTIONS ISSUED IN TERMS OF REGULATION 4(7) READ WITH 22(2) OF THE REGULATIONS MADE IN UNDER SECTION 27(2) OF THE DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT, 2002 (ACT NO 57 OF 2002): MEASURES TO ADDRESS, PREVENT AND COMBAT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN THE SEA PORTS ...
2020-05-06 Tax, customs, excise and carbon tax proposals Find various documents pertaining to tax, customs, excise and carbon tax proposals below: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/WTolUucInKlQJsWcZfSFiQtfKIf66ZNUM3KYgtHm.pdf" target="_blank">Rule amendments under the Customs and Excise Act 196 ...
2020-05-07 Press release Agri SA says no to centralisation of food relief for the needy! Agri SA objects to the centralisation and hijacking of food relief by any government entity and the allocation of humanitarian and financial aid based on race. The lockdown imposed by the government in terms of the Disaster Management Act has caused ...
2020-05-08 Safe workplace guideline May 2020 Download the document here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/rL83B3i5lP8CNA2TIE14S9E640HUUebB1xiWPgbZ.pdf" target="_blank">Safe workplace guideline May 2020</a>
2020-05-11 News Water quality: Status quo, impact, planning and way forward The degradation of water quality is a severely limiting factor. A country’s economy is heavily dependent on the availability of water at the appropriate quantity and quality (varying with use), and for this reason, it is vital that addressing the d ...
2020-05-11 Times of Crises COVID-19 has significantly changed our current context and the broader economic outlook. Whilst the situation has and will change the world, pandemics such as this have come before. When looking at descriptions1 of the Antonine Plague of 165 CE, you ...
2020-05-10 News Minister Didiza announces the outbreak of African Swine Fever in the Eastern Cape province The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms. Thoko Didiza, MP would like to announce the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) at Amathole District Municipality in Eastern Cape. This announcement follows investigations and a p ...
2020-05-12 News SAPPO on the ASF outbreak in the Eastern Cape Johann Kotzé, the CEO of the South African Pork Producers’ Organisation (SAPPO) was part of a delegation that met with the department of agriculture, land reform and rural development (DALRRD) yesterday about the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak ...
2020-05-12 Press release Outbreak of African Swine Fever in Eastern Cape Agri SA and its affiliated members, Agri Eastern Cape and the South African Pork Producers Organisation (SAPPO) have committed to working with government to ensure the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the Amathole District Municipality in th ...
2020-05-13 Press release Agri SA says food production and hunger relief must now be prioritised It seems as if the department of agriculture and land reform and the department of rural development have now finally merged. The new structure was presented to the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development on 5 May 2020. ...
2020-05-12 News Update on the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in Limpopo The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development would like to report on the good progress that has been made in the investigation of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in the Molemole Municipality of Limpopo Province. Read ...
2020-05-12 News Eskom intensifies efforts to distribute free basic electricity to indigent households In order to help alleviate the impact of the COVID-19 national lockdown on indigent households, Eskom today launched its communication campaign aimed at raising awareness of the longstanding Free Basic Electricity (FBE) programme, which is targeted a ...
2020-05-13 Summary of regulations and directives 13 May 2020 COVID-19 related regulations and directives affecting agriculture and the supply chain updated 13 May 2020 Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/ufLwG7KdiSj1iKBZWmNHhPrE8jXDf1Xjuck5LSnl.pdf" target="_blank">Summary of regulations a ...
2020-05-11 Quick guide to regulations This guide is a summary of regulations made during COVID-19 updated on 11 May 2020 Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/e0v0bow3fVP15h4yD0AM5JjsKAnKGZHHrx7Rxfwy.pdf" target="_blank">Blitsgids tot regulasies | Quick guide to regula ...
2020-05-14 News Key agricultural economic intelligence 2018 compared to 2019 The purpose of these indicators is to determine a broad overview of the financial position of the agricultural sector mainly for 2019 in comparison with the previous year. Basic statistics were provided by the Directorate Statistics and Economic Anal ...
2020-05-05 COVID-19: Economics & Agriculture - Research Directory This directory provides a non-exhaustive listing of the various external research publications relating to implications of COVID-19 for the economy and agriculture on 5 May 2020. Find the directory here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/ ...
2020-05-13 COVA Research Development Tax Incentives 2020 Covid-19 will have devastating economic consequences for many South African companies. Fortunately there are several government programmes available to support enterprises who will be investing in scientific or technological Research and Development ...
2020-05-13 CCMA Provincial DEL inspectors contact details Employers who employ more than 500 employees are required to send their risk assessment and health and safety policies through to their Provincial Inspector. Find the details here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/downloadImage/hAXpDygDBOEBDQyDIB ...
2020-05-12 Minister for Small Business Development regulations for micro and small businesses trading I, Ms Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, the Minister of Small Business Development, hereby, in terms of regulation 4(9) of the Regulations made under section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002), and published in Government Gazette No. ...
2020-04-29 Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition directive on the sale of cars and emergency automobile r I, Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, after consultation with the Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs and the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, hereby issue the Directions set out in the S ...
2020-05-14 Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 13 May 2020 My Fellow South Africans, This week, our country reached a sad moment in the progression of the coronavirus pandemic, as we recorded our 219th death from the disease. Every life lost is a tragedy. These 219 people who passed away had families, ...
2020-05-14 Press release Engen and Agri SA team up to bring relief to SA’s farmers Joint press release by Engen and Agri SA As farming communities around South Africa continue to be severely affected by severe drought, Engen has partnered with Agri SA to help drive contributions to their Drought Aid Fund, which ensures that farm ...
2020-05-13 COGTA regulation relating to the movement of persons and goods on 13 May 2020 I, Dr Nkosazana Diamini Zuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs. hereby, in terms of section 27(2)(f) of the Disaster Management Act. 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002), after consultation with the Ministers of Police and Transport, i ...
2020-05-14 Gauteng Provincial Command Council Weekly Media Update on COVID-19 on 14 May 2020 Find the presentation here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/9pKuUKX8hNuTi4EfQfDzXpyw0vsFrG160SaUjYfk.pdf" target="_blank">Gauteng Provincial Command Council Presentation</a>
2020-05-14 Stats SA Business impact survey of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa In response to the COVID-19 pandemic that has caused such widespread disruption to economies and societies across the globe, Statistics South Africa has conducted two surveys on the impact of the pandemic on South African business. The first survey c ...
2020-05-15 Stats SA COVID-19 Deflation of essential product prices during Level 5 lockdown The prices of essential products decreased by 0,5% during the COVID-19 Level 5 lockdown in April. The index increased in the first week of April but then dropped in each of the three successive weeks. The change in the week 23‒30 April was -0,7%. ...
2020-04-17 Minister Thoko Didiza: Outcome of the Coronavirus Covid-19 Agricultural Disaster Fund application pr The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza announced today the outcome of the Covid-19 Agricultural Disaster Fund application process. The fund intervention of R1,2 billion aims to address the effects of the Coron ...
2020-05-17 Minister Didiza: Outcome of the Covid-19 Agricultural Disaster Fund application process The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza announced today the outcome of the Covid-19 Agricultural Disaster Fund application process. The fund intervention of R1,2 billion aims to address the effects of the Coron ...
2020-05-18 News African swine fever and swine flu are not the same There is still confusion about the names, African swine fever (ASF) (Afrika varkpes in Afrikaans), and swine flu/influenza (varkgriep in Afrikaans). Some media reports referred to the ASF outbreak in the Eastern Cape two weeks ago incorrectly as ...
2016-05-18 Press release Agri SA successfully negotiates to keep water affordable for agriculture Agri SA welcomes the reduced increases in the proposed raw water charges for the irrigation sector for the 2020/21 financial year. The raw water tariffs for the 2020/21 financial year were officially published by the Department of Water and Sanitatio ...
2020-05-18 Press release Agri SA successfully negotiates to keep water affordable for agriculture Agri SA welcomes the reduced increases in the proposed raw water charges for the irrigation sector for the 2020/21 financial year. The raw water tariffs for the 2020/21 financial year were officially published by the Department of Water and Sanitatio ...
2020-05-19 News Water quality - What is the role of organised agriculture? Agriculture as a sector is the largest water user in South Africa, responsible for around 60% of the country’s raw (untreated) water use. Although agriculture is the largest user it’s also the most reliant on the resource. Production is inextrica ...
2020-05-15 News NERSA’s decision on Eskom’s regulatory clearing account application for the 2018/19 financial year The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) announced today that based on the information at its disposal and the analysis of Eskom’s Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) application for the 2018/19 financial year, it has approved as follows ...
2020-05-19 IDC special edition COVID-19 newsletter Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/t7H1TEo5ralQZUIExxjBxko37NCUVzCbaXt9gYSR.pdf" target="_blank">IDC special edition COVID-19 newsletter</a>
2020-05-14 BSA Return to work during COVID-19 This document has been developed by Business 4 South Africa (BSA) in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. This document is intended to provide a brief overview of the Regulatory Framework pertaining to the COVID-19 in South Africa in so far as w ...
2020-05-13 COVID-19: Economics & Agriculture - Research Directory This directory provides a non-exhaustive listing of the various external research publications relating to the implications of COVID-19 for the economy and agriculture. Find the document here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/iMEUCmsKo3M ...
2020-05-15 WRSA COVID-19 Wildlife culling operations on private wildlife ranches These WRSA guidelines are guided by the Directions (clause 4.2 below) as published by the Minister of Environmental Affairs on 14 May 2020 which provided clarity on the implementation of some activities as included in the Regulations (refer to item 4 ...
2020-05-18 WRSA Summary of directions issued on 14 May 2020 In WRSA’s submission to the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) dated 26 April 2020, we proposed that the trade of wildlife must follow the regulations of other agricultural commodities and that it must include activi ...
2020-05-08 DSBD: Food and Household Manufactured Essential Products 1.1 Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s declaration of Covid-19 pandemic as a National State of Disaster; the Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) has identified SMMEs and Cooperatives as essential contributing partners in assisting th ...
2020-05-17 Department of Health: Use of cloth face-masks by members of the general public There has been much debate globally and locally about whether members of the general public should be advised to wear face-masks during the Covid-19 pandemic. As the epidemic unfolds, support for the wide use of cloth face-masks, including for people ...
2020-05-19 Summary of regulations and directives published for Alert level 4 lockdown On 29 April 2020 Dr. Dlamini-Zuma addressed the nation on the regulations which are published in relation to the phasing out of the lockdown. The lockdown will be phased out in 5 phases after which phase 4 commenced on 1 May 2020. Below is a summary ...
2020-03-31 Department of Health: National IPC Strategic Framework These implementation strategies should be read in conjunction with the National Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Strategic Framework (2019) to support an IPC programme at health facility level towards reducing healthcare-associated infections ( ...
2020-05-21 Press release Rising electricity tariffs are a major constraint for agriculture and the overall economy NERSA has announced its decision regarding Eskom’s Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) application for the 2018/19 financial year. NERSA approved an RCA balance of R13,3 billion in Eskom’s favour. Eskom’s application was for R27.323 billion. Agri ...
2020-05-20 Stats SA Results from Wave 2 survey on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment and income The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact worldwide. The pandemic reached South Africa later than most of the world, but despite the delay, it has still had a wide-reaching impact on all South Africans. President Ramaphosa declared a state of n ...
2020-05-15 News NAMC Food basket price comment on 15 May 2020 Important to note is that the computation methods for the essential products (EP-CPI) and the official CPI are not precisely the same and these results should not be seen as a forecast of the April 2020 CPI results. Statistics South Africa (Stats ...
2020-05-21 News Eskom has seen good progress in the five key elements of its turnaround plan Eskom has provided details of the company’s operational performance and the system outlook for the winter period during the status of the power system briefing earlier today. Eskom Group Chief Executive, André de Ruyter revealed that despite fa ...
2020-05-24 Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 24 May 2020 Fellow compatriots, Ri perile, Dumelang, Sanibonani, Molweni, Ndi madekwana, Gooie naand, Good evening. It is exactly 10 weeks since we declared a national state of disaster in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Since then, we have implem ...
2020-05-25 COVID-19 Infograms on Level 3 of lockdown <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/downloadImage/LEcOCCmqDRu6loFcJUekUWvFqaDmEettRNOZJE37.png" target="_blank">Alert levels summary </a> <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/downloadImage/7Vf7pM0O2l2OHg8pg2x1YMCDkyAJ3CnhazYd8Rtg.jpeg" target="_blank"> ...
2020-05-25 Press release Agri SA appeals to government to investigate and act on illegal trade of tobacco products The illegal trade of tobacco products has gained irrefutable momentum during the past few weeks. The broader public takes notice and is being informed by the media of the illegal trading of tobacco products on an unprecedented scale. According to ...
2020-07-01 News Office space to rent in Centurion Contact: Marnu de Wet I 012 643 3400 I 060 968 2220 I marnu@agrisa.co.za Find more information here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/downloadImage/QRHW1DmmFEUcvRpLVpYDuZnMIb8ZMxafPmniEZDs.jpeg " target="_blank">Kantoor spasie | Office space</a>
2020-05-26 News SAPIA on inadequate stock of diesel in the country The South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA) can confirm that there is currently inadequate stock of diesel in the country. Since the easing of lockdown restrictions and the transition from Alert Level 5 to Alert Level 4, the opening o ...
2020-05-26 UIF Covid-19 TERS benefit disbursements update and guarantee of sustainability of funds ​On 16 April 2020 the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) paid the first batch of Covid-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) benefits to employers on behalf of workers. The Covid-19 TERS benefits were necessitated by the global brea ...
2020-05-27 The Water Research Commission's report on SARS-CoV-2 and Wastewater The Water Research Commission has compiled a review on the state of knowledge of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, responsible for COVID-19, as it pertains to wastewater management. The following is a summary of key findings. Find the report here: <a hr ...
2020-05-26 Minister of Health Progress on COVID-19: South Africa’s Public Health Response on 26 May 2020 Summary ▪ Swift, phased easing of the lockdown with the resumption of economic activity under conditions that provide simultaneous mitigation of risk ▪ Implementation of intensive measures in hotspots to reduce the risk of repeated closures of ...
2020-05-26 CoE Economics and Trade: Fuel prices Dr. Requier Wait, Agri SA's Head of Economics and Trade, reports on changes and the evolution of fuel prices in South Africa. Download the presentation here; <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/lbb5ptUZbKVghkW7ljRYdyPB1Gfzdy5lrViYFLlo.pdf" ...
2020-05-26 COVID-19: Economics & Agriculture - Research Directory This directory provides a non-exhaustive listing of the various external research publications relating to the implications of COVID-19 for the economy and agriculture on 26 May 2020. Find the directory here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/down ...
2020-05-26 Agri SA Summary of regulations for agriculture during COVID-19 COVID-19 related regulations and directives affecting agriculture and the supply chain updated 26 May 2020 Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/rdvhN4hD8Gt8Fpehb9mf1vltVit2NHP5CgjXANB3.pdf" target="_blank">Summary of regulations a ...
2020-05-27 COVID-19 Directions relating to nurseries to be amended The South African Nursery Association (SANA) is a commodity organisation affiliated to Agri SA. Through our provincial structures, Agri SA represents several ornamental and horticultural plant growers (farmers). The cultivation of and trade in ma ...
2020-05-27 News Crop Estimates Committee summer crops 2020 The area planted estimate and fourth production forecast for summer crops for 2020 is hereby released. <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/uYLsWuGGHATfSsfEoWptxs4GehhBCc2kaOWNCauQ.pdf" target="_blank">Oppervlakte- en vierde produksieskattin ...
2020-05-28 Press release Agri SA and YARA join hands for food security The COVID-19 pandemic has seriously disrupted the South African economy, with unemployment and hunger having become an ever-increasing reality in many communities. Yara Africa Fertilizer has, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, made a generous donation of ...
2020-06-15 News State of reservoirs on 15 June 2020 After the good rain, Cape Town’s main storage dams are 40,2% full, compared to the same time last year (35,7%). The snow also has to melt, which will make dams even fuller. Other Western Cape dam levels: Clanwilliam (13,6%), Voëlvlei (54,2%), Berg ...
2020-06-03 News South African Weather Service: Seasonal Climate Watch June to October 2020 The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is currently in a borderline weak El Niño state and the forecast indicates that it will most likely remain at the border between the weak El Niño and neutral states during mid- and late-winter. The influence ...
2020-05-28 COGTA COVID-19 Regulations on 28 May 2020 I, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, designated under section 3 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002). having declared a national state of disaster, published in Government Gaze ...
2020-05-29 News NAMC Input cost monitor: Trends in selected agricultural input prices May 2020 Download the report here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/iMODHIRt8tKK4t333WvN5iEYyoClPUhkeZkGXZtA.pdf" target="_blank">Input cost monitor: Trends in selected agricultural input prices May 2020</a>
2020-05-29 News SAPIA statement on diesel The South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA) can confirm that there is currently inadequate stock of diesel in the country. Since the easing of lockdown restrictions, the opening of the economy has resulted in a more rapid recovery tha ...
2020-05-28 BSA Agricultural Value Chain: Summary of Insights and Implications • This document has been developed as part of the Business for South Africa’s (BSA’s) Economic Impact working group and is a draft working paper on the South African agricultural value chain • The objective of this document is to outline the ...
2020-06-02 News ESKOM Statement on discussions at parliament’s appropriations committee on the R5 billion question During a joint presentation to Parliament’s Appropriations Committee on 27 May 2020, in the questions from the honourable members of parliament an impression was created that Eskom had erroneously overpaid an unnamed contractor to the tune of R5 bi ...
2020-06-01 Directions guiding the biodiversity, forestry, waste management and fisheries sectors Hunting, self-drive visits to private or public game reserves and national parks, as well as recreational fishing are among the activities the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has included in the directions under the Covid-19 lockdow ...
2020-06-02 COVID-19: Economics & Agriculture - Research Directory This directory provides a non-exhaustive listing of the various external research publications relating to the implications of COVID-19 for the economy and agriculture on 2 June 2020. <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/szesqEuDz2ihBSSl3K0J ...
2020-06-02 COVID-19 Quick guide to regulations This guide is a summary of regulations made during COVID-19 updated on 2 June 2020 <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/7yI7tmTXzNhceJTOlLM3kFaTGSVTp7JvnLK8B6jm.pdf" target="_blank">Blitsgids tot regulasies | Quick guide to regulations</a>
2020-05-28 ITAC of South Africa notice of expiration of rebate certificates INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADMINISTRATION COMMISSION OF SOUTH AFRICA NOTICE OF EXPIRATION OF REBATE CERTIFICATES ISSUED UNDER REBATE ITEM 412.11/00.00/01.00 OF THE FOURTH SCHEDULE TO THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE ACT, 91 OF 1964 This notice serves to remind in ...
2020-06-03 SAPIA statement on diesel The South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA) can confirm that the two Durban refineries are back online, and production has normalized. This follows a week of stock rationing to manage the demand for supply, which was implemented at th ...
2020-05-01 Agri SA Summary of regulations for agriculture during COVID-19 COVID-19 related regulations and directives affecting agriculture and the supply chain updated 1 June 2020 <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/WXocV6hPoISKUpiLdrSEtxgp37qeJQMLYnzdgPPg.pdf" target="_blank">Summary of regulations and directiv ...
2020-06-01 Agri SA COVID-19 Level 3 Permit to perform essential or permitted service - SAMPLE Contact the provincial or commodity organisation where you hold membership to obtain the information and forms. https://www.agrisa.co.za/members <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/26RLZJZEbJbQxElx1N6ZfGALaXlSRN5OuNy30lCH.pdf" target="_blan ...
2020-06-03 Judgement delivered by the Gauteng Division of the High Court on 2 June 2020 Government has taken note of the judgement delivered by the Gauteng Division of the High Court on 2 June 2020, declaring the Alert Level 4 and Alert Level 3 Lockdown regulations unconstitutional and invalid. The court suspended the declaration of in ...
2020-06-05 Wêreld Omgewingsdag 2020 Biodiversiteitsverlies en Covid-19 Die COVID 19 pandemie herinner ons dat menslike gesondheid gekoppel is aan ons natuurlike omgewing se gesondheid. Coronavirusse is soönoties – met ander woorde hulle word oorgedra tussen diere en mense. Die wete ...
2020-06-03 Minister of Employment and Labour regulations on 3 June 2020 I, Thembelanï Waltermade Nxesi, the Minister of Employment and Labour, acting in terms of Regulation 4(10) of the Regulations made by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in terms of section 27 (2) of the Disaster Managemen ...
2020-06-05 Press release Drought relief extension welcomed, but urgent assistance is now needed Agri SA welcomed the announcement by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr. Dlamini-Zuma, that the proclamation of drought relief would be extended by a further month. Agri SA made this request earlier to the minister an ...
2020-06-05 Deployment of CPF community patrollers and neighbourhood watches during COVID-19 under level 3 The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma) made Regulations under alert level 3 on the 28th May 2020. These Regulations allow businesses and other institutions to operate except those set out in Tab ...
2020-06-09 News Climate advisory for the 2020 winter season Drought conditions persist in the western parts of the country. On the contrary, the majority of summer rainfall areas reported reasonable conditions to good crops, veld and livestock as a result of good rains received during the 2019/20 summer. The ...
2020-06-10 Press release Increase in crime poses threat to agriculture “The high crime levels, especially farm attacks, which leave the farming community vulnerable, have further escalated over the past weeks after relaxation of the lockdown measures. This has once again sent shock waves through the farming community. ...
2020-06-10 COVID-19: Economics & Agriculture - Research Directory This directory provides a non-exhaustive listing of the various external research publications relating to the implications of COVID-19 for the economy and agriculture on 10 June 2020. <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/afNUHNjTHzQJlRXGbdb ...
2020-06-10 Agri SA Summary of regulations for agriculture during COVID-19 COVID-19 related regulations and directives affecting agriculture and the supply chain updated 10 June 2020 <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/KwG9UJjSxkMM6Tk2UHBOsOot8hRuNIPY8WYy3P86.pdf" target="_blank">Summary of regulations and directi ...
2020-06-10 Minister of Employment and Labour regulations on 3 June 2020 I, Thembelanï Waltermade Nxesi, the Minister of Employment and Labour, acting in terms of Regulation 4(10) of the Regulations made by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in terms of section 27 (2) of the Disaster Managemen ...
2020-06-04 BSA Level 3 health and safety directive introduces changes The Minister of Employment and Labour has introduced an amended Direction on Health and Safety in the Workplace which sets out additional obligations in respect of the opening and continuing operation of a workplace. This note should be read with ...
2020-06-03 BSA COVID-19 Loan guarantee scheme: What you need to know The COVID-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme is aimed at supporting small and medium businesses who have lost significant income as a result of the steps taken by the South African government to curb the spread of COVID-19. Announced by President Cyril Ramapho ...
2020-06-15 News National Planning Commission is releasing this Position Paper for public comment The National Planning Commission has published a Position Paper for comment on the performance of SOEs and their contribution to achieving the NDP’s Vision 2030. The NPC study focuses on the following: Three case studies of critical infrastruct ...
2020-06-11 News ESKOM Residential space heating options During the winter months, when parts of South Africa get very cold, Eskom would like to share these simple tips to help keep your home warm and cosy. Even in the absence of loadshedding, every household has a duty to choose a heating option that w ...
2020-06-12 News SAPIA diesel and petrol stock availability is improving The South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA) can confirm that diesel and petrol stock availability is improving. SAPIA members are building stock since the lowering of the Lockdown Alert Levels for COVID-19 and the recent price changes ...
2020-06-15 News Etienne van der Vyver joins the Agri SA team It is with great excitement that we welcome Etienne van der Vyver to Agri SA. Etienne joins Agri SA in the position of: Financial Manager and will replace Willie Jacobs who will be retiring on 31 August 2020. Etienne has 13 years of experience in the ...
2020-06-18 Statement by President Ramaphosa on South Africa’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic Compatriots, It is now just over 100 days since the first case of coronavirus was identified in South Africa. For 100 days we have been living in the shadow of one of the greatest threats to global health in over 100 years. The disease, and ...
2020-06-10 News NAMC Farm-to-Retail-Price-Spread May 2020 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The farm value share is the value of the farm product’s equivalent in the final food product purchased by the consumers. The Farm-to-Retail-Price-Spread (FTRPS) is the difference between what the consumer pays for the food produc ...
2020-09-01 News NAMC Food price monitor August 2020 Executive summary: During July 2020, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) indicated that the headline CPI and the food and non-alcoholic beverage price indices reached 3.2% and 4.3%, respectively. The same i ...
2020-06-18 News Eskom Winter is here …don’t overindulge! Winter is here and the need to stay warm is the focus for everyone at this time. Make sure you keep your home and yourself warm without breaking the bank. Given the current economic environment, we want to assist you with being electricity smart a ...
2020-06-19 News DWS is committed to fast track Water Use Licensing Processes within 90 days In his State of the Nation Address on 23 February 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa made a declaration that water use licenses should be finalised within 90 days, with effect from 01 April 2020. Since this declaration, the Department of Water and Sanit ...
2020-06-23 Press release Minister Mboweni’s Special Adjustment Budget The Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, faces a tough challenge in presenting the special adjustment budget on the 24th of June. This comes in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has undone the assumptions used in the February budget. For example ...
2020-06-23 News Eskom requests the public to reduce electricity usage as system is severely constrained Eskom appeals to the public to reduce electricity consumption as the generation system is severely constrained. We have unexpectedly lost four large units to unplanned breakdowns, while the return to service of another two generation units have been ...
2020-06-24 News Temporary closure of Tshwane Market Notice is hereby given to all staff members and members of the public that Tshwane Market will be temporarily closed for 48 hours with effect from the date of publication of this notice due to a reported positive COVID-19 case. Tshwane Market will be ...
2020-06-24 The Minister of Finance: Supplementary Budget Speech Madam Speaker, We are in the midst of a fast‐evolving pandemic. In South Africa and around the world, we have made the decision to protect each other. We have quickly adapted. We all now wear masks. We wash our hands more often. We maintain ...
2020-06-25 Press release Agri SA calls for urgent investigation into problems with diesel supply Agri SA is calling on government to launch an urgent inquiry into the continuous shortage of diesel to various industries. One of the key reasons is the continuous vandalism and theft of diesel by well-organised syndicates from the diesel supply line ...
2020-06-25 Press release Minister Mboweni’s Special Adjustment Budget: Greater crisis is looming? Minister Mboweni’s special adjustment budget highlighted the need for action to avoid an impending sovereign debt crisis, i.e. when a country can no longer pay back the interest or principal on its borrowings. With higher government spending and lo ...
2020-06-09 Press release Pretoria High Court rules against sale of water rights The Pretoria High Court has ruled against the sale or trading of water rights. In three separate matters argued in October 2019 before the court on behalf of the South African Association of Water Users Associations (SAAFWUA), the Doornkraal Besighei ...
2020-06-29 Press release Pretoria High Court rules against sale of water rights The Pretoria High Court has ruled against the sale or trading of water rights. In three separate matters argued in October 2019 before the court on behalf of the South African Association of Water Users Associations (SAAFWUA), the Doornkraal Besighei ...
2020-06-30 Press release Farmers nerves are on a knife’s edge over rural safety “The brutal and senseless farm attacks during the past month have deeply affected our rural communities. During June alone, there have been 27 attacks on farms and smallholdings, which is approximately one every day. During some of these attacks, v ...
2020-07-03 News Monthly food security bulletin of South Africa: June 2020 Highlights: * The ENSO Outlook has been raised to La Niña WATCH. This means while the El Niño-Southern Oscillation is currently neutral, the chance of a La Niña forming during the southern hemisphere spring has increased to around 50% - twice the ...
2020-07-03 News Seasonal Climate Watch July to November 2020 The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is currently in a Neutral state and the forecast indicates that it will most likely move towards weak La Nina state during spring. The influence of ENSO during the winter months on South African rainfall and t ...
2020-07-03 News SARS Returns to be Submitted by a Person: Income Tax In terms of section 25 of the Tax Administration Act, 2011, the Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service, hereby require that the persons specified in the attached Schedule must submit returns for the 2020 year of assessment, within the per ...
2020-07-01 News Audit outcomes for local government for the period 2018-19 Auditor-General released on 1 July 2020 the audit outcomes for local government for the period 2018-19. He titled this report Not much to go around, yet not the right hands at the till, to reflect the state of financial management in local government ...
2020-07-03 News SAAMA: Tractor and combine harvester sales of June 2020 June tractor sales of 414 units were significantly (11%) more than the 373 units sold in June last year. On a year-to-date basis tractor sales are now 6% down on the same period last year. June combine harvester sales of 17 units were three units les ...
2020-07-08 News BFAP: Monthly Food Affordability Tracker Official food inflation data in South Africa has traditionally been released with a 3-week lag, based on food price data in the preceding month. he Level 5 COVID-19 lockdown in April 2020 has however increased this lag period and as a result, officia ...
2020-07-09 News Possibility of loadshedding during evening peak is high, Eskom urges the public to reduce electricit While Eskom is working hard to return generating units to service, the possibility of loadshedding during the peak demand hours is high. We request the public to reduce electricity usage as the power generation system is severely constrained. One ...
2020-07-10 News Eskom to implement Stage 2 loadshedding starting at 12:00 as breakdowns increase Due to the increase in generation unit breakdowns, Eskom regrets to inform the country that it will implement Stage 2 loadshedding starting at 12:00. This will continue until 22:00. This loadshedding has been caused by an increase in plant breakdowns ...
2020-07-12 Statement by President Ramaphosa 12 July 2020 My fellow South Africans, This evening, as I stand here before you, our nation is confronted by the gravest crisis in the history of our democracy. For more than 120 days, we have succeeded in delaying the spread of a virus that is causing deva ...
2020-07-12 COGTA COVID-19 Regulations on 12 July 202 I, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, designated under section 3 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002). having declared a national state of disaster, published in Government Gaze ...
2020-07-13 Press release Increasing imports could jeopardise the local agricultural economy Agri SA calls on government to be vigilant around produce trade. Globally, the decline in demand for agricultural produce has resulted in stock surpluses and over-capacitated storage facilities. Consequently, this has led to increased export volum ...
2020-07-13 Press release The answer is intelligent management rather than draconic banning of alcohol sales The fact that the government opts for draconic measures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on people’s lives every time it is driven into a corner, is testimony to its incompetence and bias against certain economic sectors. This bias finds manif ...
2020-07-14 News Eskom will implement Stage 1 loadshedding from 09:00 until 22:00 tomorrow Eskom will implement Stage 1 loadshedding from 09:00 until 22:00 tomorrow ​ Today Eskom teams have successfully returned a generation unit each at the Medupi and Majuba power stations to service. In addition, unit 2 at Koeberg was synchronised i ...
2020-08-15 Agri SA COVID-19 Level 3 Permit to perform essential or permitted service - SAMPLE Contact the provincial or commodity organisation where you hold membership to obtain the information and forms. https://www.agrisa.co.za/members <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/9YqYBKgzBorFK7mgN53BD3Gv9JBcSXQbhySQLSx4.pdf" target="_blan ...
2020-07-10 COGTA Further extension of a national state of disaster I, the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, as designated under Section 3 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002) ( "the Act "), in terms of section 27(5)(c) of the Act, hereby further extends the national sta ...
2020-07-14 TIPS: The economy and the pandemic 29 June – 12 July 2020 KEY FINDINGS On the pandemic * Daily growth in reported new cases has exceeded 7% a day in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the North West, and was at 5% in the Eastern Cape. Total reported cases more than doubled over the past two weeks to reach 264 000 ...
2020-06-07 TIPS: The economy and the pandemic 1 June – 7 June 202 KEY FINDINGS FOR THE WEEK On the pandemic * The country moved into Level 3 this week, bringing a heightened risk of contagion as around five million people returned to work and church services reopened. From the past week, however, the pandemic acc ...
2020-07-17 Press release Repeal of the classification of drought as a national disaster! Agri SA has noted the Government Notice published by Dr Mmaphaka Tau (Deputy Director-General) of the National Disaster Management Centre on 16 July 2020. This notice repeals the classification of drought as a national disaster. This type of ill-c ...
2020-10-12 News State of reservoirs 12 October 2020 Balancing Dams Unlike a storage dam where the primary purpose is the long term storage of water, a balancing dam is designed to act as a multi-purpose facility. Commonly it would serve as a distribution point from where water is diverted into pipe ...
2020-07-30 Minister of Tourism on tourism related activities under COVID-19 Risk Adjusted Level 3 Since the country entered level 3 of the Risk-Adjusted Strategy, the tourism sector also began its march towards full operation. The reality of the COVID-19 pandemic and the fluctuating risk of the virus spread has dictated that we pace ourselves in ...
2020-07-21 Press release Organised agriculture’s position on live export of sheep The Red Meat Producers Organisation (RPO), together with Agri SA, Agri Northern Cape and Agri Eastern Cape, supports the trade of livestock by ship if it's ethically done without animal abuse. These shipments should be done within the OIE standards, ...
2020-07-17 Reduction in the isolation period for patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection Tonight we wish to inform South Africans that the recommended isolation period for patients with confirmed Covid-19 infection is reduced from 14 to 10 days. This recommendation is based on evidence that most patients with a mild Covid-19 infection ...
2020-07-22 Press release Scaled-down budget undermines agriculture as pivotal sector for growth! Scaling down of the budgets of core state departments responsible for recovery of the economy, such as the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, and the channelling of funds towards interventions to combat the pandemic, hold s ...
2020-07-21 Employment and Labour Ministry announced extension of COVID-19 relief payments The Employment and Labour Ministry today announced an extension to the COVID-19 TERS relief payments that it has provided to ordinary workers in this country to shield them from the worst effects of the pandemic and to ensure that their families are ...
2020-07-23 Press release Agri SA R1 billion food aid drive It is with great excitement that Agri SA calls upon the government and the private sector to contribute to the R1 billion food drive initiative in a collective effort to feed food insecure communities throughout South Africa. With the winter upon ...
2020-07-24 News SAWS Seasonal climate watch August to December 2020 Overview The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is currently in a Neutral state and the forecast indicates that it will most likely move towards weak La Nina state during spring. The likelihood of a La Nina phase during the coming summer months ha ...
2020-07-16 OECD–FAO Agricultural Outlook 2020–2029 executive summary The Agricultural Outlook 2020-2029 is a collaborative effort of the OECD and FAO, prepared with input from the experts of their member governments and from specialist commodity organisations. It provides a consensus assessment of the ten-year prospec ...
2020-06-30 Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act: Directive: Compensation for workplace acqui Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/RnvuVSRCCSa0ljv7A6EszjCp8uthRGxf4BmElIz2.pdf" target="_blank">Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act:Directive: Compensation for workplace acquired Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 dise ...
2020-07-27 National Treasury: IMF Executive Board Approves US$4.3 Billion Financial Support to SA The IMF Executive Board has approved South Africa’s request for emergency financial support under the Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI) for an amount of US$4.3 billion to help the country mitigate the adverse social and economic impact of the Covid- ...
2020-07-28 SANews Easier access to COVID-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme The COVID-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme has been reviewed to make it easier for businesses to access, National Treasury said. The COVID-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme was set up to help ease some pressure off qualifying businesses, which are negatively affec ...
2020-07-26 TIPS: The economy and the pandemic 13 July 2020 - 26 July 2020 KEY FINDINGS On the pandemic • The number of diagnosed new cases levelled out in Gauteng and Eastern Cape in the past 10 days and continued to decline gradually in the Western Cape. As a result, the number of active cases reported declined in the ...
2020-07-29 Press release Suspending cross provincial hunting not the answer Agri SA notes with concern the suspension of travelling across provincial borders and the prohibition on staying over on game farms for hunting. Hunting is a seasonal activity ending in August – and key to the financial survival of many farmers. ...
2020-07-31 Press release Crime statistics not a reflection of what people feel “The crime statistics announced by the Minister of Police do not reflect the sense of insecurity experienced by the farming community. The spate of farm attacks and murders, and especially the recent murders in the Vaalharts area, as well as the hi ...
2020-07-27 Agri SA Summary of regulations for agriculture during COVID-19 COVID-19 related regulations and directives affecting agriculture and the supply chain updated 27 July 2020 Download the document here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/vdVp3UHJzqyqRg7SrO9rQBAl5ZwqYhALTfT04Y27.pdf" target="_blank">Summar ...
2020-07-08 National Treasury COVID-19 response Division of Revenue Amendment Bill, 2020 This presentation covers: 1. Timeline of Division of Revenue responses to COVID-19 2. Impact of COVID-19 on provinces and municipalities and the Division of Revenue response 3. Changes to provincial conditional grants 4. Changes to local governme ...
2020-07-21 Employment and Labour Ministry announced extension of COVID-19 relief payments until August 15 in Bu The Employment and Labour Ministry today announced an extension to the COVID-19 TERS relief payments that it has provided to ordinary workers in this country to shield them from the worst effects of the pandemic and to ensure that their families are ...
2020-06-09 Agri SA Summary of regulations for agriculture during COVID-19 COVID-19 related regulations and directives affecting agriculture and the supply chain updated9 June 2020 Download the document here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/AVU8phWBbde3JHiVrJHticVg2oCTMS4hGg96AwMm.pdf" target="_blank">Summary ...
2020-05-26 COGTA Disaster management act, 2002: (Act no. 57 of 2002) Determination of Alert Levels and Hotspots Download the regulation here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/dL790EMA3U2r5SIDRyaWZUrA1eQBVUxAzFSpIgnk.pdf" target="_blank">• Disaster management act, 2002: Amendment of Regulations issued in terms of Section 27(2)</a>
2020-07-31 COGTA COVID-19 Regulations on 31 July 2020 I, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, designated under section 3 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002). having declared a national state of disaster, published in Government Gaze ...
2020-06-30 Department of Labour and Employment Directive on compensation for workplace acquired novel corona vi Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act: Directive: Compensation for workplace acquired Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 disease Download the directive here; <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/N29RCNwxRoR4ouleCBHLhkHlxyBJ5fA7sFR6 ...
2020-08-02 News BFAP: Monthly Food Affordability Tracker Food Affordability Trends – month on month comparison On 1 June, South Africa moved from Level 4 lockdown to Level 3 lockdown. This allowed for relaxing several restrictions that impacted the food and beverage industry in South Africa. The most ...
2020-08-03 News Fuel prices 5 August 2020 Price changes to be effected on Wednesday 5 August 2020 Click here for comprehensive information: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/fTbAnyw1Vp6Sw7OGqgBjOLPvstUGohAmpi1z0AXU.pdf" target="_blank">Fuel prices August 2020</a>
2020-08-06 Press release The ban on alcohol sales is creating corporate carnage Agri SA is gravely concerned about the impact of the current alcohol ban on the entire alcohol value chain stretching from wine, barley, hops, fruit and maize farmers to glass manufacturers and processors. The South African Breweries (SAB) is the ...
2020-08-05 Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Directions on 5 August 2020 Find the directions here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/yos8lwN3Fabyu5g5yiSdMYGZgtvg1my7mLufEcvR.pdf" target="_blank">Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Directions on 5 August 2020</a>
2020-08-04 Minister of Tourism Directions for tourism facilities, services and products Download the directions here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/HA20C0ERPTEFXoXrmtKcuYdaVvyNHCSgd4XerucB.pdf" target="_blank">Minister of Tourism Directions for tourism facilities, services and products </a>
2020-08-07 Press release Joint media statement: SAPS and Agri SA The South African Police Service led by Divisional Commissioner of Visible Policing, Lieutenant General MD Sempe, on 28 July 2020 met with the leadership of Agri SA, to strengthen the working relations between the organisations and also to address th ...
2020-08-06 Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries directions on 6 August 2020 Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Amendment of directions regarding measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of Covid-19 relating to the Biodiversity Sector. Download the directions here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/cKp ...
2020-08-13 Press release Agri SA supports its members’ actions against crime Agri SA remains outspoken regarding the ongoing attacks on members of the farming community, as well as the rising incidence of crime terrorising our fellow South Africans daily. Today the focus is on these crimes, with communities now taking a stand ...
2020-08-18 News Eskom loadshedding stage 2 on 18-19 August 2020 Due to the severe constraints in the power generation system, Eskom regrets to inform the public that Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented from 16:00 until 22:00. Stage 2 loadshedding will again be implemented starting at 09:00 until 22:00 tomorr ...
2020-08-09 TIPS The economy and the pandemic 27 July 2020 - 9 August 2020 KEY FINDINGS On the pandemic • South Africa appears to have succeeded in cutting the transmission of COVID-19 sharply over the past month, although reported new cases per 100 000 are still far higher than in early June. Known active cases decline ...
2020-08-13 Minister Didiza further extends the validity period of COVID-19 Disaster Agricultural Support Fund V The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, MP is further extending the validity period of COVID-19 Disaster Agricultural Support Fund Voucher to 30 September 2020. Initially the vouchers had a validity period of ...
2020-08-15 COGTA Extension of a national state of disaster COVID-19 I, the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, as designated under section 3 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002) ( "the Act "), in terms of section 27(5)(c) of the Act, hereby further extends the national sta ...
2020-08-15 Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on progress in the national effort to contain the COVID-19 pa STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA ON PROGRESS IN THE NATIONAL EFFORT TO CONTAIN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC UNION BUILDINGS, TSHWANE 15 AUGUST 2020 My fellow South Africans, It has been five months since we declared a national state of disas ...
2020-08-15 Alert level 2 infograms <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/downloadImage/gAf4Ys0ZgGaVJC0X5WcPGMT06Ia4IeMOjpNZIKEE.jpeg" target="_blank">Alcohol, cigarettes and gyms</a> <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/downloadImage/SRDMQiFDGZOwCktqsdbwA2cG506kIp9uFcEUoRQn.jpeg" target=" ...
2020-08-16 COGTA determination of alert level on 16 August 2020 Find the Goverment Gazette here: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/yXjiiApGIcfE1ocPuhEW43VGdJ7fYWGXgowS8rNX.pdf" target="_blank">COGTA determination of alert level on 16 August 2020</a>
2020-08-18 News DALRRD Update on the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in Limpopo The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development is pleased to announce that quarantine has been lifted on 9 locations, with 10 properties remaining under quarantine. Our veterinary Services are continuously working with the affected ...
2020-08-21 Press release Agri SA welcomes reduced increases in raw water charges for the irrigation sector Agri SA welcomes the reduced raw water price increases as proposed by the Department of Water and Sanitation for the irrigation sector for the 2021/2022 financial year. The Department presented its proposed raw water tariff increases to national stak ...
2020-08-23 TIPS The economy and the pandemic 9 August 2020 - 23 August 2020 KEY FINDINGS On the pandemic • The number of reported new cases fell to an average of 3 350 a day in the week to 23 August, from a peak of over 12 000 in mid-July. In response, government relaxed restrictions to Level 2 from Tuesday, 18 August. ...
2020-08-24 News DALRRD Update on the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in Limpopo 24 August 2020 An outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in the previous FMD free zone was detected on 1 November 2019. In total, 19 positive locations were identified, mainly through traceback and trace-forward exercises. The last positive location was reported ...
2020-08-25 Minister of Transport Alert Level 2 directions Following the pronouncement by President Ramaphosa that the country would move to Alert Level 2 effective from 18 August 2020, allowing for more economic activity it was imperative that we revise our Directions in line with this determination. We ...
2020-08-18 BUSINESS FOR SA: Guidance note on Alert Level 2 On 18 August 2020, South Africa moved to Alert Level (AL) 2 of the national state of disaster under amended regulations promulgated in terms of the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002 (the AL2 Regulations). AL2 sees a further reopening of the econo ...
2020-08-31 News Fuel prices 2 September 2020 Price changes to be effected on Wednesday 2 September 2020 Click here for comprehensive information: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/3vcyIS9H9ON7zthfAxHRjp0xBYHjL8Cr9ry8FylO.pdf" target="_blank">Brandstofpyse | Fuel prices September 202 ...
2020-09-02 Auditor-general Special report on the financial management of governments COVID-19 initiative Auditor-general (AG), Kimi Makwetu, today reported that the relief package redirected by government as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic, “landed in a weak control environment”. After the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in South Africa, t ...
2020-09-03 Press release Farm attacks receive high-level attention The incidence of farm attacks and the murder of farmers and farm workers recently received considerable attention at government level and during a debate in Parliament in the past week. “Agri SA welcomes the condemnation of this serious crime by va ...
2020-09-04 News SAWS Seasonal climate watch September 2020 to January 202 1. Overview The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is currently in a Neutral state and the forecast indicates that it will most likely move towards weak La Niña state during spring and early summer. The likelihood of a La Niña phase during the c ...
2020-09-06 TIPS The economy and the pandemic 24 August - 6 September 2020 KEY FINDINGS On the pandemic • The number of new diagnoses of COVID-19, which started to decline rapidly in mid-July, levelled out at an average of just over 2 000 a day in the week to 6 September. In contrast to the move to Levels 4 and 3, howe ...
2020-08-25 Minister of Transport: Level 2 transport directions Following the pronouncement by President Ramaphosa that the country would move to Alert Level 2 effective from 18 August 2020, allowing for more economic activity it was imperative that we revise our Directions in line with this determination. We ...
2020-09-08 Press release GDP numbers emphasises agriculture as the backbone of the economy The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) numbers released by Stats SA today, indicates a decline of 51% in the second quarter of 2020. This fourth consecutive quarter decline since the second quarter of 2019, catapulted South Africa’s economy into a recess ...
2020-09-10 News NAMC Macroeconomic Digest-Volume II-Econ Growth: September 2020 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY • Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Growth Rates South Africa’ s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) declined by a massive 51.0% in the second quarter (April to June) of 2020 when compared to the first quarter (January to March ...
2020-09-15 News Temporary N3 road closure for the dismantling and removal of a decommissioned High-Voltage transmiss Temporary N3 road closure for the dismantling and removal of a decommissioned High-Voltage transmission overhead powerline Tuesday, 15 September 2020: Eskom would like to inform road users and stakeholders that SANRAL has granted it permission for t ...
2020-09-16 Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on progress in the national effort to contain the Covid-19 pa My fellow South Africans, Exactly half a year has passed since we declared a national state of disaster in response to the coronavirus pandemic. In that time, more than 15,000 South Africans have lost their lives to the disease and more than 65 ...
2020-09-16 Alert Level 1 Inforgrams <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/downloadImage/QWquxDkZQGZDR0v31xuG4lu3gJFbN9FgGbl6YE2l.jpeg" target="_blank"> Level 1Curfew time | sale of alcohol | on-site consumption</a> <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/downloadImage/ndw52vceVFkD57riNWyalZu2 ...
2020-09-18 Press release Agri SA launches new commercial company In 2015 Agri SA delegated the authority to the Agri SA Executive Management under the leadership of Mr Omri van Zyl to incubate a new company called Agri SA Enterprises (Pty) Ltd. Services are focussed on the food value chain and provided to a spe ...
2020-09-17 Press release Ban on wine sales over weekends a punch in the gut! Agri SA welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that the national Covid-19 lockdown will move from Level 2 to Level 1 next week. The reopening of all economic sectors will contribute to much-needed economic growth. For this reason, the ba ...
2020-09-17 COGTA COVID-19 Regulations on 17 September 2020 DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT, 2002: AMENDMENT OF REGULATIONS ISSUED IN TERMS OF SECTION 27(2) I, Dr Nkosazana Diamini Zuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, designated under section 3 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (A ...
2020-09-16 News Umlindi, Issue 2020-09 September 2020 This magazine by the ARC gives an overview of: 1. Rainfall 2. Standardized Precipitation Index 3. Rainfall Deciles 4. Vegetation Conditions 5. Vegetation Condition Index 6. Vegetation Conditions & Rainfall 7. Fire Watch 8. Surface ...
2020-09-22 Press release Comment by Minister Bheki Cele inappropriate! The remark ‘Who do you think you are?’ by Minister Bheki Cele, Minister of Police, to Roland Collyer, a farmer from Normandien in KwaZulu-Natal, is derogatory and inappropriate. There is no justification for such outbursts of anger or derogatory ...
2020-10-01 Press release Announcement of release of state land for land reform purposes Agri SA welcomed the announcement by Minister Thoko Didiza that 700 000 ha of state land will be made available for agricultural purposes. The organisation also welcomed the proposed inquiry into state land already occupied. Willem de Chavonnes Vr ...
2020-09-25 News SAWS Seasonal Climate Watch October 2020 to February 2021 Overview The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is currently in a weak La Niña state and the forecast indicates that it will most likely remain and strengthen towards a moderate La Niña state during early- and midsummer. With this strong likel ...
2020-10-05 Press release Police and farming sector work closely together to ensure rural safety Joint media statement issued by the office of the National Commissioner of Police, Agri SA , TLU SA and AfriForum Police and farming sector work closely together to ensure rural safety Pretoria : 5 October 2020 - The National Commissioner of th ...
2020-10-09 Press release Engen brings much needed relief to the agricultural sector In response to severe drought across vast tracts of South Africa and the associated hardships experienced by many farmers, Engen partnered with Agri SA earlier this year to help support the agricultural sector by driving contributions to their Drough ...
2020-10-10 Press release Agri SA announces Board at the 2020 Congress Agri SA congratulates the members of its Board who have been elected at the 2020 Congress. The Board is representative of the entire agricultural value chain, including Agri SA’s provincial affiliates, commodity organisations and corporate members ...
2020-10-10 Press release Rural safety: Managing emotions is now critical Farmers, farm workers and rural communities are increasingly the victims of criminals. Brutal attacks lead to murder, and crime affects not only producers but also households and the broader community. It threatens rural stability, discourages invest ...
2020-10-12 Press release Agri SA welcomes President Ramaphosa’s statement on rural crime “Agri SA welcomes the condolences expressed by President Ramaphosa to the family of the late Brendin Horner and all other victims of crime. We also welcome the President’s acknowledgement that crime is tearing our country apart and poses a seriou ...
2020-10-13 Press release Agri SA mourns the death of an authentic and passionate agricultural leader, Dr Vuyo Mahlati Agri SA notes the sad passing of Dr Vuyo Mahlati, the President of the African Farmers Association of South Africa (AFASA). Dr Mahlati was an inspirational and visionary advocate for agricultural development. As a farmer, from the Eastern Cape, s ...
2020-10-15 Press release President’s Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan thin on key details The President’s Economic Recovery Plan comes at a peculiar time as the Covid-19 pandemic is continuing to cripple many economies. South Africa’s already ailing economy is not spared from the bruising and battering too. Over 2 million jobs were lo ...
2020-10-13 News Agri SA congress presentations Agri SA's Congress was hosted on 7 – 8 October 2020 as a virtual event, with the theme: “Agriculture: Integral part of the economic value chain, adapting and building a new future” Find the presentations and/or video presentation here: <h ...
2020-10-06 News Message from Agri SA President, Pierre Vercueil Agri SA President, Pierre Vercueil, calls for calm ahead of the Senekal court proceedings. " ... let us not light a fire that we can't control". <a href="https://youtu.be/ELLlPkt2q1k" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELLlPkt2q1k</a ...
2020-10-05 TIPS The economy and the pandemic 21 September 2020 - 4 October 2020 KEY FINDINGS On the pandemic • The rate of transmission of COVID-19 has continued on a secular upward trend, but the increase has been both slow and unpredictable. The long holiday weekend around Heritage Day on 24 September appears to have fue ...
2020-10-01 Minister of Transport Alert Level 1: Cross border road transport service Measures to address, prevent and combat spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 for Alert Level 1: Cross border road transport services. Read more: <a href="file: https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/FOUDeYTfHDFmbIQ0bMiKQZKkmCUCjfrJcLTUPvFe.pdf" target="_blan ...
2020-10-01 Minister of Transport Alert Level 1: Air services Directions: Measures to address, prevent and combat spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 for Alert Level 1: Air services Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/pwAkI68JZoo75zPyV612pMaTzglCbgMgfZZT7tGD.pdf" target="_blank">Minister of Tran ...
2020-10-02 Minister of COGTA: Amendments of regulations issued in terms of section 27(2) Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/HXuXshwMEbywyzrSuFaseBvtXVEMCXGK8LrDgiti.pdf" target="_blank">Minister of COGTA: Amendments of regulations issued in terms of section 27(2)</a>
2020-10-03 Minister of COGTA: Norms and standards for religious gatherings Directions: Measures to address, prevent and combat spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 for Alert Level 1: Norms and standards for religious gatherings Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/UNkvh88Do9KkHNECgMlQ55V7zs0zA59dm9NjMjYh.pdf" ...
2020-10-02 Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology: Public Higher Education Institutions framework Directions for a National Framework for tuition and accommodation fees for academic years 2020 in the Public Higher Education Institutions Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/QnnjV2xJZXB0eMNL7j36xFFrM6z89GvkGebltZ3u.pdf" target=" ...
2020-10-03 Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture: Measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19: Sport, A Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/THBnXHV60aokbDDZlSVjRW8MOGkXim2378h6Y4cx.pdf" target="_blank">Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture: Measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19: Sport, Arts and Culture</a>
2020-10-07 Minister of Social Development: Regulations to combat the spread of COVID-19 Directions: Measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 in social development Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/DfG4nbVw7HCgZW5zAQDosWg722Qq7aYi36Fe2j1i.pdf" target="_blank">Minister of Social Dev ...
2020-10-02 Minister Creecy: Regulations on Biodiversity Auctions Directions regarding measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 relating to Biodiversity Auctions Read more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/WDjyoEb4jLQn1fn1ocZwlLs9YvMGRNAuxtLg2MzG.pdf" target="_blank">Minister Cree ...
2020-10-15 COGTA Extension of a National State of Disaster (Covid-19) Reda more: <a href="https://www.agrisa.co.za/download/s5Pfc9hMEZ8za1hjXZe5oS9RebT3k66gegZzoxbX.pdf" target="_blank">COGTA Extension of a National State of Disaster (Covid-19)</a>