Opinion - From the land
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A bittersweet childhood memory turned into seven years of an inspiring and challenging journey.
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Lack of land

Human settlement and lack of accountability threaten the availability of land in Kgabalatsane.
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Do leaders care about SA citizens?

It took three deaths before a North West municipality prioritised an ongoing issue. It was solved in a day.
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Can the land issue be resolved?

Government has had 19 years to reverse the legacy of the Natives Land Act, but nothing has changed.
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The merits of a career in farming

Young people may not always regard farming as a glamorous career, but SA urgently needs these skills.
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Will Madiba’s principles live on?

South Africans should elect leaders who will follow Mandela’s footsteps and put people’s needs first.
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Our farmers deserve honour

Throughout the drought and challenges they faced during the year, our farmers kept ploughing on.
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Councils: where is the democracy?

Traditional councils will never change until the government actively urges communities to vote.
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Competing is vital for young farmers

Competitions are not only about prizes. They’re extremely useful as teaching tools for young farmers. We need more sponsorships to attract more entrants.
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Government head, fired for doing her job properly

A departmental head is sacked for excellence but no one is held accountable for R30,8 billion of wastage.
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This week's poll
Have you received any aid or assistance for drought relief?
Yes, it has been a saving grace.
I received some assistance, but not enough.
No, I don’t know how or where to apply.
I have not been affected by the drought.
Last week's poll
How do you guard against stock theft on your farm?
I am a member of a community watch group on WhatsApp. (29.08%)
Security guards patrol my farm day and night. (21.99%)
I have high fences and gates that are locked at all times. (33.33%)
There’s no need for preventative measures. I haven’t been targeted yet. (15.6%)
I am a member of a community watch group on WhatsApp. (29.08 %) Security guards patrol my farm day and night. (21.99 %) There’s no need for preventative measures. I haven’t been targeted yet. (15.60 %) I have high fences and gates that are locked at all times. (33.33 %) I am a member of a community watch group on WhatsApp. (29.08 %) Security guards patrol my farm day and night. (21.99 %) There’s no need for preventative measures. I haven’t been targeted yet. (15.60 %)
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