AFASA in the News

Expropriation to make more land available for black farmers

The African Farmers Association of South Africa (AFASA) understands government and black farmers’ frustrations over the slow progress of land reform, hence the organisation support the implementation of expropriation without compensation. This is according...

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Black Farmers’ Struggle For Land Is Just The Beginning

"The deposit that is required it is too high, and the land is expensive. The queues for government [aid] are too long." Maseli Letuka is a successful farmer growing maize, soya and wheat, as well as breeding cattle. He says it was a tough journey. The Free...

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Meet Two Successful Black Free State Farmers

Diyatalawa (named after a concentration camp in Sri Lanka at which the British interned Boer prisoners of war during the South African War of 1899-1902, aka the Second Anglo-Boer War) is a small farming district in what was once "independent" Qwa-Qwa, a...

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A working group btn AFASA/COGTA officials, headed by the DG would be formed to identify gaps between policy and implementation, as well as to come up with possible solutions. The focus will be on Local Economic Development; Traditional Land (use and access) and Disaster Mngment

AFASA delgtn, led by Dr V Mahlati (President), met Hon. Zweli Mkhize, COGTA Min on March 1, to bring to his attention, farmers’ experiences, esp challenges they endure during disasters, as well as the issues relating to local economic development, particularly on traditional land

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#RichardShouten Director of Fresh Produce Centre in Holland. The Centre epresents about 320 members ranging from growers to import&export entities as well as trading companies. #Organic #Fair #Ethical #Trade @EUinSA @DAFF_ZA

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AFASA calls for collaboration between DRDLR and DAFF

Media release 28 April 2016 AFASA calls for collaboration between DRDLR and DAFF The African Farmers Association of South Africa (AFASA) is calling for the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform Minister, Mr Gugile Nkwinti and Minister Senzeni...

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