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
How do you guard against stock theft on your farm?
I am a member of a community watch group on WhatsApp.
Security guards patrol my farm day and night.
I have high fences and gates that are locked at all times.
There’s no need for preventative measures. I haven’t been targeted yet.
Last week's poll
Will you be attending #Nampo2016?
Yes, I’m looking forward to it. (15.22%)
No, I’m not interested. (71.56%)
I’m skipping it this year. Times are tough. (13.22%)
Yes, I’m looking forward to it.  (15.22 %) I’m skipping it this year. Times are tough. (13.22 %) No, I’m not interested.  (71.56 %) No, I’m not interested.  (71.56 %) Yes, I’m looking forward to it.  (15.22 %) I’m skipping it this year. Times are tough. (13.22 %) No, I’m not interested.  (71.56 %)
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