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National budget a blow to agri-industry

Finance minister, Tito Mboweni, shared the 2021 national budget with South Africans on 24 February. Subsequently, many agricultural organisations raised their concerns....

State is going to give expropriated land to MK veterans

“This is nothing more than a repetition of Zimbabwean land policy.” This was the reaction of Free State Agriculture (FSA) after the...

Mixed responses from agri industry following Sona

For the agricultural industry, there were mixed responses to the State of the Nation Address (Sona). Organised agriculture responded with both positive...

New minimum wage threatens agri industry

The Department of Employment and Labour published the annual adjustment to the national minimum wage in the Government Gazette on 8 February....

Electricity price increases threaten farming sustainability

The ever-increasing electricity price threatens the sustainability of affordable food production. This was the warning Free State Agriculture (FSA) gave the National...

FSA disappointment in NERSA’s approval of Eskom price increases

Free State Agriculture (FSA) is disappointed that NERSA has allowed Eskom to claw back R13,3 billion from paying consumers of the R27,3...