2024

Media Releases 2024

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06/10 2024
Eskom’s Payment Plan Will Only Worsen Its Problems

Eskom’s Payment Plan Will Only Worsen Its Problems

publish on June 10, 2024

The agricultural sector has warned Eskom several times that its plans will result in it losing the agricultural sector as

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06/05 2024
Coalition talks: Create a favorable environment for agriculture to grow

Coalition talks: Create a favorable environment for agriculture to grow

publish on June 5, 2024

The latest national election delivered a lot of surprises as well as disappointments. The outcome gives a clear voice to

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04/19 2024
16 additional private investigators to combat livestock theft

16 additional private investigators to combat livestock theft

publish on April 19, 2024

Free State Agriculture, in collaboration with the private security company LGV, has trained 16 additional Psira registered private investigators on

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04/12 2024
Free State farmers at a loss over increasing maize theft

Free State farmers at a loss over increasing maize theft

publish on April 12, 2024

Farmers in the Free State are at a loss with the increasing theft of maize that occurs in various parts

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03/06 2024
Analysis of crimes & livestock theft in the Free State – 3rd quarter (2023-2024)

Analysis of crimes & livestock theft in the Free State – 3rd quarter (2023-2024)

publish on March 6, 2024

The Minister of Police recently released crime statistics for the third quarter of the financial year, from 1 October to

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03/05 2024
FSA launches livestock traceability and safety system

FSA launches livestock traceability and safety system

publish on March 5, 2024

"In the wake of the 1st outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease in the Free State, Free State Agriculture (FSA)

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03/01 2024
FSA pushes for task teams to investigate roads challenges in the province

FSA pushes for task teams to investigate roads challenges in the province

publish on March 1, 2024

“Frustration levels of farmers continue to rise as they don’t see any of the promised improvements in the rural roads

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02/27 2024
Eskom exempts critical irrigation area in Free State from load shedding

Eskom exempts critical irrigation area in Free State from load shedding

publish on February 27, 2024

In the past years the higher instances of load shedding have affected food production negatively. Typically, irrigation farmers have been

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02/15 2024
FS irrigation crops negatively impacted by stage 6 load shedding

FS irrigation crops negatively impacted by stage 6 load shedding

publish on February 15, 2024

The current heatwave condition, together with phase 6 load shedding, is putting tremendous stress on especially maize and soybean crops

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02/12 2024
Agri SA – progress of the Expropriation Bill before the NCOP

Agri SA – progress of the Expropriation Bill before the NCOP

publish on February 12, 2024

On 7 February 2024, the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) Select Committee on Public Service and Administration, Public Works and

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02/05 2024
Minimum Wage – Government’s understanding of economic realities questioned

Minimum Wage – Government’s understanding of economic realities questioned

publish on February 5, 2024

"The 8.5% adjustment of the National Minimum Wage, as it was published in the Government Gazette on February 2, 2024,

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02/02 2024
Centralized control room for Bloemfontein area discussed during safety workshop, Nov 2023

Centralized control room for Bloemfontein area discussed during safety workshop, Nov 2023

publish on February 2, 2024

On 18 November 2023, a safety workshop was held between the farming communities surrounding Bloemfontein, private security companies, neighborhood guards

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