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A bittersweet childhood memory turned into seven years of an inspiring and challenging journey.

Lack of land

Human settlement and lack of accountability threaten the availability of land in Kgabalatsane.

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.

Can the land issue be resolved?

Government has had 19 years to reverse the legacy of the Natives Land Act, but nothing has changed.

The merits of a career in farming

Young people may not always regard farming as a glamorous career, but SA urgently needs these skills.

Will Madiba’s principles live on?

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

Our farmers deserve honour

Throughout the drought and challenges they faced during the year, our farmers kept ploughing on.

Councils: where is the democracy?

Traditional councils will never change until the government actively urges communities to vote.

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.

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.

The media is not the culprit, govt is

President Zuma’s positive reporting plea is a good idea, but not at the expense of the poor.

Settling more than land claims

Re-opening the land claims process could lead to much strife among community members.

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