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Saai lays charges after excessive GEPF transaction

Saai lays charges after excessive GEPF transaction

Saai – an organisation that protects the interests of family farmers – laid charges on behalf of one of its members at the Brooklyn Police Station today after the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) paid R586,5 million for a 60% share in a 1 028 hectare portion...

Saai submits commentary on amendments to the Constitution

Saai submits commentary on amendments to the Constitution

Saai – an organisation that protects the interests of family farmers – submitted commentary on the amendment to the Constitution that would allow for expropriation without compensation. Saai is planning a strong international awareness campaign for 2020 on...

Saai submits commentary on UK trophy hunting ban

Saai submits commentary on UK trophy hunting ban

Saai, an organisation that protects the interests of family farmers, which also includes game farmers, recently submitted commentary on the UK government’s consultation on whether to ban the import and export of hunting trophies to and from the UK. The call for...

Foot-and-mouth disease: Saai to add traceability function to app

Foot-and-mouth disease: Saai to add traceability function to app

The agricultural network for family farmers, Saai, today announced that it would soon be augmenting its livestock theft app, STIC, to prioritise the traceability of the movement of livestock. This follows the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’...

Saai to present resolution for protection of family farmers to UN

Saai to present resolution for protection of family farmers to UN

Saai announced today that the agricultural interests network will draw up a family farmer resolution that will be presented to the United Nations (UN) in 2020. This forms part of a larger campaign to continuously place crimes against family farmers on the...

Saai takes on creditors to keep family farmers on their farms

Saai takes on creditors to keep family farmers on their farms

A dramatic increase in suicide among framers – whose lives have become unbearable during the drought as a result of high debt, unsympathetic banks and other financial service providers, and exploiting lawyers – has the agricultural community worried. Although the ANC...

Saai welcomes Rakgase ruling

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 

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

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...

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