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Saai represents tobacco farmers in court

Saai represents tobacco farmers in court

Saai today represented the rights of tobacco farmers in the matter of British American Tobacco South Africa (BATSA) and nine others against the Minister of COGTA, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, and two others in the Western Cape High Court. The ban on the sale of tobacco...

Wine consumption and sales: Saai soon in court

Wine consumption and sales: Saai soon in court

The family farming organisation Saai will urgently approach the Northern Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on 18 August 2020 to have the ban on the sale and consumption of wine in restaurants set aside. The application comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa once again...

Fix the bucket!

Fix the bucket!

Whether you pour one litre of water into a bucket riddled with holes, or a thousand litres, the outcome will be the same: there will be no water left. The bottom line of Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s interim budget speech is that there is no longer enough water to...

Saai requests clarity on CADS Fund applications

Saai requests clarity on CADS Fund applications

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development on 6 April 2020 issued a call for applications in respect of a COVID-19 Agricultural Disaster Support Fund (CADS Fund). The Department stated that they had ring-fenced R1,2 billion to assist financially...

Saai wins exports case for bird farmers

Saai wins exports case for bird farmers

Saai, an organisation that represents the interests of family farmers, was today successful with its urgent court application in the Northern Gauteng High Count in Pretoria to allow for the export of birds to foreign markets. “Saai launched this application because...

Requirements for family farmers who travel during Level 4-lockdown

Requirements for family farmers who travel during Level 4-lockdown

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, announced on 29 April 2020 the regulations applicable to Level 4 restrictions that took effect on 1 May 2020 to help combat COVID-19. Section 16 of the amended Regulations (GG No....

Saai: CIPC registration a headache for family farmers

Saai: CIPC registration a headache for family farmers

This past week Saai, an organisation that represents the interests of family farmers, has been inundated with phone calls from frustrated family farmers who were prevented from travelling through roadblocks because they did not have Companies and Intellectual Property...

Hunting industry can help alleviate hunger during COVID-19 period

Hunting industry can help alleviate hunger during COVID-19 period

The EMS Foundation’s recent call on government departments to ban the slaughtering and consumption of game, as well as its export in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, is opportunistic and irresponsible in a time during which the game and hunting industry can play an...

Accessibility to CADS Fund a headache for small-scale farmers

Accessibility to CADS Fund a headache for small-scale farmers

Though government’s aid package of R1,2 billion for small-scale farmers has widely been welcomed, potential beneficiaries are struggling to access the application process. It enhances the suspicion that the money in the COVID-19 Agricultural Disaster Support Fund...

Online application platform for CADS Fund now available

Online application platform for CADS Fund now available

 Saai – an organisation that protects the interests of family farmers – has created an online platform to enable financially distressed small-scale farmers to apply for funds from the COVID-19 Agricultural Disaster Support Fund (CADS Fund). Applications for the fund...

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