n Farmer’s Weekly - South Africa's leadership out of touch with reality : by invitation

Volume 2016, Issue 16028
  • ISSN : 0041-848X



The most important thing a government can do is to sustain its economy, its agriculture and its food security. And yet it was recently revealed in The Times newspaper that we as a country are going in the opposite direction due to poor policies. This is as a result of a leadership structure that is not cognisant of, nor cares about, the consequences of its actions. No government can control certain aspects of a farmer's livelihood such as meat price fluctuations, drought, livestock diseases, or even changing consumer tastes and preferences. But what governments everywhere do control is the legislation that is enacted to administer these processes. Right now, we face a very negative environment in South Africa, of which the Expropriation Bill is just the latest example.

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