Source: Glenneis Kriel, Farmer’s Weekly, 11 February 2022, photo credit: 123RF/viewapart
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA 2022), on Thursday, 10 February, has been met with mixed reactions from stakeholders in the local agriculture sector.
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA 2022), on Thursday, has been met with mixed reactions from stakeholders in the local agriculture sector.
“The question is whether government has the will and ability to implement the proposed actions and reforms,” Theo de Jager, executive director of the Southern African Agri Initiative (SAAI), told Farmer’s Weekly.
Responding to Ramaphosa’s statement that government was moving ahead with land reform, and was anticipating the finalisation of the Expropriation Bill during the course of the year, he said rhetoric about expropriation without compensation was negatively affecting the economy.
The South African Pork Producers’ Organisation (SAPPO) coordinates industry interventions and collaboratively manages risks in the value chain to enable the sustainability and profitability of pork producers in South Africa.