Land ownership should be limited to 12 000 hectares, says Mantashe

The ANC national chairperson says white farmers owning land more than 12 000 hectares would have to hand it over to the state. Land ownership should be limited to 12 000 hectares a farm, and the government should expropriate without compensation land in excess of that. This is according to ANC national chairperson Gwede Mantashe, who told News24 this would be implemented once section 25 of the Constitution has been amended to allow the state to expropriate land without compensation in the public interest. Mantashe told the publication that individuals should not…

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UPDATE: Cyril has 90 days to appoint new NDPP, Nxasana must pay back money

The court ruled that Shaun Abrahams must vacate his job as NPA boss and that Mxolisi Nxasana will not be returning to the position. The head of the NPA tried unsuccessfully to overturn a high court ruling that ordered him out of office on Monday morning at the Constitutional Court. Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga handed down the judgment, finding both the manner in which former NPA head Mxolisi Nxasana vacated office and the subsequent appointment of Shaun Abrahams unconstitutional and invalid. This is due to the R17.3-million “golden handshake” former president…

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Why farmers need to be marketeers

It’s your job to find unique ways of adding value to your products to drive up profits. The Bravocado is a pack of three avocados at different stages of ripeness: one ready to eat today, one ready in a day or two and another at the end of the week. Here we have packaging creativity from Chinese importer-distributor Shanghai Supafresh at its best. While the marketing brilliance comes from China, the technology to grade avocados into different stages of ripeness originates with the 125-year-old Lowveld farming business HL Hall &…

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Counting the cost of your farm

Farm input costs include items such as feed, labour and machinery. The following general cost input terms are useful in calculating precisely how much your farm costs you to run. Understanding these simple and general cost input terms will help you to calculate exactly how much your farming enterprise costs you to run. Input costs include items needed in your production process, such as labour, fertiliser and tractor fuel. Imputed charges (or costs) These represent the value of benefits enjoyed by the farm, or an enterprise on the farm, during…

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Literacy Shows On The Continental Sunrise Breakfast Show – 5 July 2017

Literacy Shows On The Continental Sunrise Breakfast Show on 5 July 2017. In today’s show we look into Understanding the subject of human life and how it ought to be lived and how government and other institutions come into play. We also look into broader issues of mentorship and broader issues of citizenship, as to what it means to be a citizen. What does it mean to be human? The Declaration was adopted unanimously by the Fifth Virginia Convention at Williamsburg, Virginia on June 12, 1776 as a separate document…

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