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
Do you think there is a future for smallscale farming in SA?
Yes, smallscale farmers contribute to global food production.
No, economies of scale are vital for successful farming.
There is a place for both smallscale and commercial farming in SA.
Last week's poll
Minister Nkwinti's proposal to landowners to give 50% of their farms to farmworkers is...
Ridiculous, this will not resolve land issues. (13.68%)
Will benefit land reform. (41.84%)
Will threaten food security. (39.21%)
Mathematically impossible. (5.26%)
Will benefit land reform. (41.84 %) Ridiculous, this will not resolve land issues. (13.68 %) Mathematically impossible. (5.26 %) Will threaten food security. (39.21 %) Will benefit land reform. (41.84 %) Ridiculous, this will not resolve land issues. (13.68 %) Mathematically impossible. (5.26 %) Will threaten food security. (39.21 %)
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