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Saai welcomes Rakgase ruling

The Southern African Agri Initiative (Saai) welcomes the ruling by the Gauteng High Court, which compels the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform to sell the state farm to David Rakgase, a beneficiary of land reform in Limpopo. Rakgase has been farming on...

Agriculture offers best hopes for economic growth in South Africa 

The Southern Africa Agri Initiative (Saai) welcomes the national treasury’s discussion document on economic policy that was released on 27 August 2019. This 62-page document focuses on five themes that will put a stop to weak economic growth and rising unemployment in...

Saai requests reinstatement of SADC tribunal

The Southern African Agri Initiative (Saai) plans on providing greater momentum to growing legal pressure on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to reinstate the SADC tribunal.  SADC leaders dissolved the tribunal in 2011 after a number of rulings...

Saai: Presidential report on land reform is disappointing

The Southern Africa Agri-Initiative (Saai) is disappointed with the report presented by the so-called advisory panel of land reform experts to cabinet, and at this stage wants to put forward an opposite view on key aspects of the report. The report is obviously flawed...

Saai joins as interested party against KNP coal mine

Following an application by Manzolwandle Investments to mine coal in an area of about 18 000 ha close to Komatipoort and the Kruger National Park, the agricultural interest group Saai – the representative of family farms – joined as interested party to oppose this...

Saai staan boere by met grondeiseproses

Die Suider-Afrika Agri Inisiatief (Saai), ’n landbounetwerk vir familieboere, het saam met ervare regslui prosedures ontwikkel om eienaars wie se eiendomme deur die grondeisekommissaris in die Staatskoerant gelys is, by te staan om op die lysting te reageer en hulle...

Saai asks for amalgamation of departments

“Due to the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform’s inability, ideological attachment to socialistic models, extensive corruption and nepotism – as pointed out by both the Kgalema Motlanthe report and the special investigating unit – this Department can in...

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