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FOKUS • FOCUS • Voer en voeraanvullings, saad/Feed and feed additives, seed • Besproeiing/Irrigation


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Ramphulp moet nuut bekyk word

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ie afgelope droogte (wat gelukkig nou in meeste dele van die land iets van die verlede is) het boere ‘n paar belangrike lesse geleer. Die belangrikste is waarskynlik dat die regering nie sommer uit die blokke gaan kom met substansiële hulp nie. Indien daar wel fondse beskikbaar gestel word, vat dit te lank om boere in nood te bereik. Dis nie net kommersiële boere wat hieroor kla nie, maar ook ontwikkelende boere, waarvan baie nie die onlangse ernstige droogte oorleef het nie. Boere sal in die toekoms (soos tydens die afgelope droogte) self moet planne maak. Daar is vars denke oor ramphulp nodig, het Johannes Möller, president van Agri SA, by die organisasie se onlangse bedryfskonferensie in Somerset-Wes in die Wes-Kaap gesê. Tydens ‘n voorlegging by die konferensie het hy Agri SA se gedagtes oor ‘n “vennootskap-benadering” tot ramphulp bespreek. Die voorlegging is op Agri SA se webwerf (www.agrisa.co.za) beskik­ baar. Boere moet diep hieroor nadink en laat weet wat hulle gedagtes hieroor is. Die saak sal indringend op Agri SA se jaarkongres later vanjaar bespreek word. Derick van der Walt

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Boekresensies/ Book Reviews

Take note of these recent court judgements

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Busa makes a difference

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NUUS/NEWS

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Nasionale minimumloon uiteindelik aangekondig

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President Zuma contradicts the good work done

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Plaasaanvalle: Volgehoue aanslag teen boere

KOMPETISIE/COMPETITION

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Wen groot met Capstone Seeds en Agri

FOKUS/FOCUS

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Voer en voeraanvullings, saad/ Feed and feed additives, seed

Pannar Seed founder says goodbye

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Besproeiing/Irrigation

Vervoer van plaaswerkers: Wat sê die wet?

GEREELD/REGULAR

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Toegewyde reserviste bevorder plattelandse veiligheid

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Aktuele sake onder soeklig by Agri SA se bedryfskonferensie

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Create an uninhibiting environment

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Water Wyn/Wine Uit ‘n ander hoek

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agri Agri (waarby ingelyf Die Boer/The Farmer), word vyf keer per jaar versprei aan lede van Agri SA en ander intekenare. Agri (under which Die Boer/The Farmer is incorporated) is distributed five times a year to Agri SA members and subscribers. Redaksionele komitee/ Editorial committee Omri van Zyl, Johan Pienaar, Christo van der Rheede, Theo Boshoff, Nic Opperman, Kobus Visser, Elize van der Westhuizen, Annelize Crosby, Derick van der Walt & Livhuwani Ngwekhulu Personeel/Staff Uitvoerende redakteur/Executive editor: Derick van der Walt 082 770 5111 derick@greenpepper.biz Advertensiebestuurder/ Advertising manager Mabel Schmahl 082 563 4427 or (012) 997 3407/12 Mabel@agrisa.co.za Senior sales executive Riaan Schmahl 074 170 6403 riaan@mesconsultants.co.za Kantooradministrateur en intekenare/ Office administrator and subscribers Thea Liebenberg Medewerkers/Contributors Dr Gerhard Verdoorn, Cassie du Plessis, Dr Gerhard Backeberg & Lehman Lindeque Uitleg/Layout Fréda van Wyk Adres/Address Agri, Privaatsak/Private Bag X180, Centurion, 0046 Blok/Block A, Inkwazi Gebou/Building, Embankmentstraat/Street, Zwartkop, Uitbreiding/Extension 7 Tel: (012) 643 3400 Faks/Fax: (012) 663 3178 E-pos/Email: derick@greenpepper.biz Reproduksie en drukwerk/ Reproduction and printing Business Print Centre: (012) 843 7600 Agri SA aanvaar geen verantwoordelikheid vir aansprake wat in advertensies ge­maak word nie en die menings en aan­bevelings van individue of enige ander liggaam of organisasie wat in artikels in Agri verskyn nie. Kopiereg word voorbehou en inhoud mag slegs met die toestemming van die direkteur: Korporatiewe Skakeling gereproduseer word./ Agri SA accepts no responsibility for claims made in advertisements or for opinions and recommendations expressed by individuals or any other body or organisation in articles published in Agri. Copyright is reserved and the content may only be reproduced with the consent of the Director: Corporate Services.

Indien u op Agri wil inteken, skakel/ If you wish to subscribe to Agri contact Thea Liebenberg Tel: (012) 643 3400 Faks/Fax: (012) 663 3178 www.agrisa.co.za Artikels in Agri is ook op aanvraag in ‘n alternatiewe taal beskikbaar/Articles in Agri are also available in an alternative language on request. Sirkulasie/Circulation

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Boekresensies Book Reviews ‘n Boek verniet Agri gee ‘n eksemplaar weg van elk van die boeke wat op bladsy 5 bespreek word. Stuur ‘n e-pos met jou naam, posadres en telefoonnommer na agricompetitions@gmail.com. Sê ook watter boek jy wil hê (slegs een boek per e-pos, asseblief). Remarkable Trees of South Africa Neels Esterhuyse, Jutta von Breitenbach, Hermien Söhnge, Izak van der Merwe (Briza Publications) Remarkable Trees of South Africa journeys into the fascinating world of trees. Written in an easy, anecdotal style, the authors relate, in text and photographs, the historical, cultural and economical significance of South Africa’s trees. Also included are accounts of the major tree families, as well as an overview of trees as monuments and in botanical gardens, parks and arboreta. Now in its second edition, the text has been updated with additional information on Champion Trees and the authors’ selection of the Big Five Trees of South Africa. Enquiries: Tel no (012) 329-3896, fax (012) 329-4525, e-mail: books@briza.co.za, website: www.briza.co.za Uitgerys Mareli Visser (Human & Rousseau) Mareli (Koekedoor-wenner) deel haar beste suurdeeg­ gebak-resepte. Daar is resepte vir basiese brode; brood vir ontbyt; bolletjies, rolletjies en stokkies; brood vir braai; platbrode; gevulde brode; soetbrode en brode wat pronk. Selfs vir oorskietbrood het sy wonderlike planne. Sy verduidelik ook hoe om jou eie gisplantjie te kweek, asook om die basiese prosesse van gisting, knie, rys, vorming en bak onder die knie te kry. Navrae: nb@nb.co.za Toor met hoender Karen Hart (Human & Rousseau) Hierdie boek sal jou hoender-opsies dramaties uitbrei. Selfs as jy nie al 114 resepte bemeester nie, sal almal aan jou tafel nogtans baie dankbaar wees. Daar is slaaie, soppe, bredies, pastas, hoender in die oond en hoender op die kole. Daar is hoender vir elke dag en hoender vir uithaal en wys. Daar is hoender van reg oor die wêreld, van Mediterreense roosterhoender en hoenderkorma tot die baie gewilde coq au vin. Die resepte is nie moeilik nie en die bestanddele is nie eksoties nie, maar die resultate is ongelooflik. Navrae: nb@nb.co.za

40 dae tot hoop Ronell Bezuidenhout (Lux Verbi) Hierdie boek fokus op ’n metaforiese pelgrimsreis wat by “ashoop” begin en 40 dae later by “hoop” eindig. Drie spesifieke geloofsgewoontes was deur die eeue heen verbind met hierdie tyd: vas, gebed en die gee van aalmoese. Dié boek vertaal die drie gewoontes as moderne “reisgenote” op die hartsreis tussen Ashoop en Hoop. ’n Boek wat jou help om ’n deurdagte pelgrim te wees. Navrae: nb@nb.co.za Die tuiskoms van Mina Afrika Zuretha Roos (Tafelberg) Ná jare van ontbering vind Mina Afrika geluk in ‘n gaste­huis op die rotse naby Visbaai. In haar moderne kombuis leef sy haar ten volle uit as sjef. Sy raak al hoe meer betrokke by interessante mense. Tot ‘n doodgewone aankondiging oor middagete alles verander. Skielik word dit weer nag vir Mina. En vir die mense naaste aan haar. Navrae: nb@nb.co.za Storiemuis: Boek 4 Human & Rousseau Leon Rousseau, Karen Ahlschläger en Marjorie van Heerden (illustrasies) Hierdie splinternuwe reeks bevat pragtige volkleurillustrasies en wemel van stories, ryme, liedjies en leersame elemente. Die boek word vergesel deur ‘n oudio-CD. Agri het vyf boeke, asook ‘n Storiemuisdrasak en -boekmerk om aan vyf gelukkige lesers weg te gee. Laat hoor van jou. Navrae: nb@nb.co.za

Boekwenners vorige uitgawe: Tuistafel, Marilize Snyders, Ellisras; Natuurlewe van Suider-Afrika, Sanli Brink, Robertson; Snakes and Snakebites, Gerrit van der Merwe, Citrusdal; 101 Kruger Tales, Liesie Marais, Merrivale; Freshwater Life, Leana Scholtz, Kiepersol; Guide to birds of the National Park, Roelf Foord, Humansdorp; Pathfinder: Illustrated for Nature Enthusiasts, Laura Hulley, Sezela. agri FEB • MAART/MARCH ‘17 bladsy/page

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agri Stille waters

Stille waters Gedra op die woestynpad Julle het in die woestyn ondervind hoe die Here julle God julle die hele pad waarlangs julle tot hier toe gekom het, gedra het soos ’n man sy seun dra (1:31). GESELSVRAAG: Wat was die swaarste tyd in jou lewe tot dusver?

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ere, waar was U toe dit so moeilik met my gegaan het? Ek sien dan net een ry spore in plaas van twee,” kla iemand wat gedroom het hy loop saam met die Here en toe hy omkyk, sien hy plek-plek net een ry spore. “Dit was die tye toe Ek jou gedra het,” kom die Here se antwoord.

Moses herinner die volk aan wat alles oor hul pad gekom het. Op een tydstip was hulle op die rand van die beloofde land, maar hulle moes terugdraai omdat hulle ongehoorsaam was. Het hulle dan vergeet van die tye wat dit goed gegaan het, toe hulle nog gehoorsaam was? Ons het seker al almal so ’n woestynervaring gehad. Dit was moeilike tye en ons het amper moed opgegee. Tog het die Here ons daardeur gelei, en ons het veilig anderkant uitgekom. Dit is sulke ervarings wat ’n mens se geloof sterk maak. Dink net wie almal in die Bybel so ’n woestynpad moes loop

voordat hulle gereed was vir hul eintlike werk. Ons hoef dus nie bang te wees vir enige uitdagings wat vanjaar op ons wag nie, solank ons op die Here alleen vertrou. Hy sal ons lei. GEBED: Baie dankie dat ek saam met U hierdie nuwe jaar kan begin, Vader. Dra my waar ek swak is en bring my veilig by u huis. Lees vanaand in Deuteronomium 1:32-46 hoe gevaarlik dit is om nie elke dag na die Here se opdrag te luister nie.

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agri Viewpoint

A tribute to South Africa OMRI VAN ZYL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: AGRI SA

Joost died, and a country mourned – for the loss of an extraordinary sportsman, ambassador and father. Although I didn’t know him, I have watched him score some outstanding tries for the Springboks, watch him pass the ball to Joel Stransky to convert the drop goal that won us the rugby world cup in 1995.

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I’ve watched him triumph, fall, get up and get sick, and fight back until God came and took Joost away from us. And the tragedy and condolences made me wonder whether this was just about an individual sportsman, or whether this represented something bigger and more meaningful as well. For many of us – 1994 and ’95 were two of the biggest years in our lives. In 1994 Nelson Mandela became President, embracing a nation deeply divided by its inescapable past. In 1995 we hosted a World Cup after years of sanctions, and we managed to unite a nation through players like Joost. Thinking back, those days were filled with raw optimism, with dreams of a rainbow nation that could make it. We were on the brink of something great. South Africa would become one of the few African success stories, we would prove the world wrong and three seconds after Joel’s drop goal we were strides closer to realising this dream. Twenty-three years later I’m getting requests from journalists about the State of the Nation Address, and this makes me reflect on all the issues in the mix. Somewhere our nation got something similar to Motor Neuron Disease (MND), we started to lose our muscle tone, we are battling to walk, just escaped an

international downgrade, losing the battle against self-enrichment and corruption, symptoms of a disease that crippled almost all African countries. By and large most of these countries have gone through the cycle of de-colonialism, monopolising power, emptying their countries’ coffers, juntas, and bail-outs from the International Monetary Fund or the World Bank, democracy and perpetual poverty. It sounds bleak, I know – but that is how Africa expressed itself and as we say in Latin – res ipsa loquitur (the facts speak for themselves). Our sport reflects the same dichotomies that we face in South Africa. The answers are not easy nor straight forward – they are complex. By analogy we are currently ranked number one in World Sevens and as an ODI cricket team. On the rugby front we just dropped like a rock under Alistair Coetzee, moving from number two three years ago, to number six! Recently I attended a meeting in Rome, and I must admit the mocking jeers of my international colleagues about our Springbok team’s performance bothered me. What got to me was that a powerhouse of global rugby, a centre of excellence, was reduced to a mediocre team. And all our family and friends that have emigrated nod heads as their initial fears of our country

going down the sewer are seemingly confirmed. Why is all this important? Let me explain it this way. The world is spun by knowledge economies – meaning that the smarter and better educated people are, the better the chances of success as a nation are. The education system, primary, secondary and tertiary, drives this engine. This creates world class centers of excellence, i.e. Singapore, Hyderabad, New York, to name a few. This creates nations where people think and evolve and become almost self-regulating. In South Africa, we were fortunate enough to create several of these centres; our medical facilities and doctors are of the best in the world. To illustrate this point visà-vis Africa – South Africa accounts for 37% of southeastern Africa’s population yet it has 80% of its surgeons. We have great tertiary education, and banking systems the best in Africa by far. >>> page 9

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‘n Huldeblyk aan Suid-Afrika OMRI VAN ZYL, UITVOERENDE DIREKTEUR: AGRI SA

Joost is oorlede, en die land is in rou – oor die verlies van ‘n buitengewone sportman, ambassadeur en pa. Ek het hom nie geken nie, maar ek het hom verskeie briljante drieë vir die Springbokke sien druk. Ek het gesien hoe hy die bal vir Joel Stransky aangee vir ‘n skepdoel wat ons die rugby-wêreldbeker in 1995 besorg het.

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k het hom sien wen, sien val, opstaan en siek word; ek het hom sien terugveg totdat God vir Joost kom haal het. Die tragedie en roubeklag het my laat wonder of die emosie net oor ‘n individuele sportman gaan, en of dit nie ook iets veel groter en verreikender verteenwoordig nie. Vir baie van ons was 1994 en ’95 van die grootste jare van ons lewens. Nelson Mandela het in 1994 president geword en het ‘n nasie omhels wat deur ‘n onontkombare verlede verskeurd was. In die daaropvolgende jaar het ons, ná jare se sanksies, ‘n Wêreldbeker aangebied en met spelers soos Joost daarin geslaag om ‘n nasie te verenig. Terugskouend was daardie dae gevul met ongetemperde optimisme, en met drome van ‘n reënboognasie wat die pyp sou rook. Ons was op die drumpel van iets groots. Suid-Afrika sou een van die min Afrikasuksesverhale word; ons sou die wêreld verkeerd bewys, en drie sekondes ná Joel se skepdoel het dit gelyk asof die verwesenliking van hierdie droom binne ons bereik was. Drie en twintig jaar later word ek deur joernaliste oor die Staatsrede uitgevra, en dit laat my oor al hierdie dinge nadink. Iewers het ons nasie aan iets soos Motorneuronsiekte (MNS) begin ly. Ons het begin om spiertonus te verloor, ons loop moeilik, ons het pas ‘n internasionale afgradering afgeweer en die stryd teen selfverryking en korrupsie verloor, alles simptome van ‘n siekte wat die meeste ander Afrika-lande afgetakel het. Die meeste van hierdie lande is deur ‘n siklus van dekolonialisme, die monopolisering van mag, die lediging van hulle staatskoffers, juntas en hulpverlening deur die Internasionale Monetêre Fonds of Wêreldbank, pogings tot demokrasie en nimmereindigende armoede.

Dit klink uitsigloos, ek weet – maar dit is die wêreld se prentjie van Afrika, en soos daar in Latyn gesê word – res ipsa loquitur (die feite spreek vanself). Ons sport is basies ‘n weerspieëling van die digotomie wat ons in Suid-Afrika sien. Die antwoorde is nie eenvoudig of voor die hand liggend nie – dit is kompleks. Deur analogie, ons is tans boaan die rangleer in Sewes Rugby en as ‘n EDI-krieketspan. Maar op die rugbyfront het ons onder afrigter Alistair Coetzee soos ‘n baksteen geval; waar ons drie jaar gelede nommer twee was, lê ons nou sesde! Ek het onlangs ‘n vergadering in Rome bygewoon, en ek moet erken, my internasionale kollegas se smalende opmerkings oor ons Springbokspan se prestasie het my gepla. Wat my gevang het, was dat ‘n toonbeeld van wêreldrugby, ‘n sentrum van uitnemendheid, vandag ‘n middelmatige span is. En ons familie en vriende wat geëmigreer het, sit kopknikkend en toekyk, opnuut oortuig van hulle vrese dat ons land op ondergang afstuur. Waarom is hierdie dinge belangrik? Kom ek verduidelik dit so. Die wêreld word deur kennis-ekonomieë beheer – menende dat hoe slimmer en beter opgelei mense is, hoe groter is hulle kans op sukses as ‘n nasie. Die onderwysstelsel – primêr, sekondêr en tersiêr – is die aandrywer van hierdie enjin, en skep wêreldklassentrums van uitnemendheid, bv. Singapoer, Hyderabad, New York, om maar net ‘n paar te noem. Dit skep nasies waar mense dink en ontwikkel en amper selfregulerend word. In Suid-Afrika was ons gelukkig genoem om daarin te kon slaag om verskeie van hierdie sentrums te skep, ons mediese fasiliteite en dokters is onder die bestes ter

wêreld. Om hierdie punt ten opsigte van Afrika te illustreer – Suid-Afrika huisves 37% van Suidoos-Afrika se bevolking, maar spog met 80% van sy chirurge. Ons het wonderlike tersiêre onderwys- en bankstelsels – verreweg die beste in Afrika. Ons landbousektor – waar ons die kennisekonomie en kundigheid het – is verreweg die mees gesofistikeerde in Afrika. Baie lande sal oorlog maak om te kry wat ons hier in Suid-Afrika het. Toegegee, ons het ons uitdagings; die onlangse Staatsredesirkus spreek daarvan. Maar terug by Joost. Kom ons kyk vir ‘n oomblik na sy spel om insig uit sy karakter en vermoëns te put: 1. Vasberadenheid – moenie gaan lê nie, maak nie saak hoe sleg dit gaan nie. Ons is ‘n vindingryke en vasberade nasie – ons het die swaarste droogte in ‘n honderd jaar deurstaan, met amper geen regeringshulp nie. 2. Spoed – ‘n vinnige wegspring is belangrik en ons beleef tans snelle vooruitgang wat tegnologie, innovering en differensiasie in die landbou-arena betref. 3. Om ‘n gaping raak te sien en te benut – ons word so maklik deur politiek, misdaad en korrupsie ontwrig. As ‘n sektor moet ons bedag wees op die verskeie geleenthede en “gapings” wat ons kant toe kom – ons moet ons vaardighede slyp, die gapings benut en groter waarde vir ons sektor en boere skep. Wanneer ons oor hierdie mengelmoes van kwessies nadink, is daar steeds baie waarop ons kan trots wees – en ons landbousektor is een daarvan. Kom ons leer by Joost en neem inspirasie uit sy lewe – ons kan dit doen!

<<< page 8 Our agricultural sector is by far the most sophisticated in Africa – where we have the knowledge economy, where we have the expertise. Many countries will go to war to get what we have here in South Africa. We have our challenges yes, the recent SONA circus was telling of this statement. But thinking of Joost we need to look at his game to gain some insight from his character and abilities:

1. Determination – never say die – no matter how bad things are. We are a resourceful and determined nation – we managed to overcome the worst drought in a hundred years with almost zero assistance from government. 2. Speed – speed off the mark is important and we are moving at lightning pace on technology, innovation and differentiation in the agriculture space. 3. Seeing a gap and taking it – we can

so easily become unstuck because of politics, crime and corruption. As a sector, many opportunities and “gaps” appear – we need to hone our skills, take these gaps, and create more value for our sector and farmers. Looking at the mix of issues, there are still many things we should be proud of – and our agriculture sector is one of these. Let’s learn from Joost and take inspiration from his life – we can do this! agri FEB • MAART/MARCH ‘17 bladsy/page

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Nasionale minimumloon uiteindelik aangekondig Adjunkpresident Cyril Ramaphosa se aankondiging oor die langverwagte nasionale minimumloon volg ná twee jaar van onderhandelinge wat op verskeie vlakke plaasgevind het.

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it bring sekerheid vir die land­ bou oor wat ons volgende jaar aan vergoeding sal moet betaal,” sê Neil Hamman, voorsitter van Agri SA se Beleidskomitee oor Arbeid. Die nasionale minimumloon, wat op 1 Mei 2018 in werking tree, is gebaseer op ‘n uurlikse tarief van R20. Die landbousektor sal aanvanklik 90% van die loon moet betaal, dus R18 per uur. “Die landbou sal reeds van Maart van­ jaar R15.39 per uur moet betaal nadat die minister van arbeid die minimumloon vir land­bou met 8% verhoog het. Dit bring landbou reeds nader aan die nasionale minimum­loon. Agri SA ag die arbeidsmag in die landbou­sektor van onskatbare waarde. Die sektor word tans nog in baie dele van die land deur die droogte beïnvloed en verskeie boere moet nog herstel van die impak

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hiervan. Die sektor herstel ook nog van die groot verhoging in vergoedingsvlakke wat in 2013 ingestel is,” sê Hamman. “Boere wat nie in ‘n posisie gaan wees om die verhoging te bekostig nie, kan steeds aansoek doen vir artikel 50-variasie,” sê hy. Daar sal geleentheid wees om voor

die inwerkingtreding van die nasionale minimumloon in 2018 aansoek te doen vir dié variasie. Dit word slegs vir ‘n jaar toegestaan. In die tabel word die loonstrukture van toepassing op landbou van 2016 tot 2020 aangedui.

President Zuma contradicts the good work done in Operation Phakisa with confusing political rhetoric The launch of Operation Phakisa on 24 February by president Zuma and the ministers of DAFF and the DRDLR is the net result of wide consultation and extensive engagement over a period of six months between organised agriculture, government officials, agriculture experts, labour unions, non-governmental organisations, state entities and various other stakeholders with vested interests in agriculture, said Agri SA in a media release.

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even working groups were established and they came up with 27 implementable and pragmatic initiatives aimed at growing and transforming the agricultural sector. This process took place under the auspices of the presidency and a range of specialists ensured that every initiative is practically feasible, sustainable and commercially viable. “These initiatives are based on partner­ ships with the private sector and will help realise the outcomes as outlined in APAP as well as Chapter six of the National Develop­ ment Plan. Operation Phakisa provides a window of opportunity for all stakeholders in agriculture to take the sector to new levels of growth, stability, inclusiveness,

competitiveness and profitability. “Agri SA therefore appeals to president Zuma and the ministers responsible for agriculture and land reform to optimise all resources to ensure that Operation Phakisa is successfully implemented. For too long issues such as land reform and transformation in the agricultural sector have been used as a political football and thus no real progress has been achieved. Operation Phakisa therefore purposefully embarked on a scientific and commercial methodology to translate political statements and rhetoric with no substance into practical programmes that will ensure the achievement of tangible and measurable results. “Agri SA is committed to the Phakisa

process, but will not allow it to be hijacked for sectarian and narrow politically charged agendas either by president Zuma himself or any other politician. Neither will we allow it to be derailed by irresponsible political statements that are unconstitutional or any attempt to sneak laws in that will have a detrimental impact on agriculture through the back door of Phakisa. We will see the president in court if any such attempts are made. “Now is the time for the agricultural sector to stand firm and demand that the presidency step up implementation and hold all state agencies accountable for nonimplementation,” according to the media release.

Pannar Seed founder says goodbye Brian Corbishley, founder of Pannar Seed, recently died after a long illness. “He was so many things to so many people and so many relied on his vision and business acumen – yet he was a man of simple needs and pleasures,” Pannar said in a media statement.

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he company, originally known as Pioneer Seed Company, was officially registered on 27 May 1958. The company grew steadily over the next 20 years, continually expanding and adding to its processing, research, production and marketing facilities across the grain-producing regions of the country. During the 1980s, the Pioneer Seed Company stepped up its activities in other southern African countries and expanded its footprint across many borders. agri FEB • MAART/MARCH ‘17 bladsy/page

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Vervoer van plaaswerkers: Wat sê die wet? Jy het sekere verantwoordelikhede as jy werkers vervoer. Ken jou regte en pligte.

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Voertuie ngevolge die Padverkeerswet (1996) moet die voertuig padwaardig wees en nie oorlaai word nie. Persone mag onder sekere omstandighede op vragmotors vervoer word. Sulke voertuie moet bedek wees tot ‘n minimumhoogte van 350 mm bokant waar mense sit of 900 mm indien ‘n persoon staan. Geen persoon mag in dieselfde kompartement as gereedskap of goedere vervoer word nie, tensy ‘n afskorting aangebring is. Geen persone mag in kratte op voertuie vervoer word nie. Die bestuurder Die bestuurder moet ‘n wettige rybewys hê, sowel as ‘n professionele bestuurderspermit (PrDP). Dit geld indien die voertuig ‘n bus is (ontwerp om 32 of meer mense te vervoer) of ‘n voertuig (insluitend ‘n minibus) met ‘n bruto voertuigmassa van meer as 3 500 kg, of wat ontwerp of aangepas is om 12 of meer mense, insluitend die bestuurder, te vervoer. Wanneer ‘n voertuig gebruik word om mense teen ‘n fooi te vervoer en die bestuurder die houer is van ‘n pad­ gebaseerde openbare vervoer­ rybewys, moet die bestuurder ‘n PrDP hê. Vergoeding Waar mense teen ‘n fooi vervoer word, moet die operateur wat sodanige vervoer verskaf, die nodige lisensie ingevolge artikel 50(1) van die Nasionale Wet op Landvervoer (Wet 5 van 2009) hê. Ingevolge ‘n wysiging van die regulasies op padvervoer, mag kinders van Mei 2017 glad nie teen vergoeding op ‘n bakkie of vragmotor vervoer word nie, selfs al beskik die operateur oor sodanige lisensie. Ingevolge artikel 53(1)(c) van hierdie wet is ‘n boer wat sy werkers in sy eie voertuig vervoer, vrygestel van dié vereiste. Wanneer die boer nie self die voertuig bestuur nie, maar dit wel sy/haar voertuig is wat gebruik word om die werkers te vervoer, of waar

IN ‘N NEUTEDOP Produsente moet bewus wees van hulle regsposisie ten opsigte van die vervoer van plaaswerkers. Daar is ‘n komplekse stel reëls met oorvleuelende wette en sommige uitsonderings word binne die wetgewing geskep. Die Wet op Vergoeding vir Beroepsbeserings en -siektes bied aan die werkgewer beskerming wanneer werkers in diens of gratis van en na hul werkplek deur die eienaar, of iemand deur die eienaar vir hierdie doel aangestel, vervoer word. Selfs in so ‘n geval is kriminele vervolging moontlik waar die bepalings van die Padverkeerswet nie nagekom word nie. In gevalle waar mense buite werkskonteks vervoer word, is die risiko van aanspreeklikheid veel groter vir die eienaar of bestuurder van die voertuig. iemand anders gekontrakteer is om dit te doen, word dit ingevolge die wet beskou as ‘n “personeeldiens”. Hierdie reëling mag in die toekoms verander en produsente word aangeraai om aan die veilige kant te wees en so ‘n permit vir die betrokke klas voertuig by hulle provinsiale regulatoriese owerheid of munisipaliteit (indien so gedelegeer deur die Nasionale Openbare Vervoer­ regulator) te bekom. Die sanksie vir nienakoming kan die skut van jou voertuig insluit (kyk artikel 87). Dit kan ook ingevolge artikel 90 as ‘n kriminele oortreding beskou word. Let daarop dat hierdie ‘n ander vereiste is as die vereiste om ‘n professionele bestuurderspermit te besit, soos deur die Nasionale Padverkeerswet vereis.

Ongelukke Indien ‘n voertuig waarin werkers vervoer word, in ‘n ongeluk betrokke is terwyl werkers aan diens was of op pad van of na hul werkplek, mag die werkers wat beseer is, of die afhanklikes van diegene wat gesterf het, ‘n eis indien ingevolge die Wet op Vergoeding vir Beroepsbeserings en -siektes. Waar gratis vervoer aan werknemers

verskaf word van en na hul werkplek deur die werknemer of iemand spesifiek vir hierdie doel aangestel, sal eise beskou word as gedek deur die Wet op Vergoeding vir Beroepsbeserings en -siektes. Die Wet dek ook seisoenale werkers. Benewens die eis teen die Vergoedings­ kommissaris, kan sodanige werker ook eis teen die Padongeluksfonds, maar enige bedrag wat ontvang word van die Vergoedingskommissaris, sal afgetrek word van die vergoeding betaalbaar ingevolge die Padongeluksfonds. Let egter daarop dat ‘n werknemer wat in ‘n ongeluk betrokke is nie mag eis onder die Padongeluksfondwet indien die skuldige sy of haar werkgewer is nie. Die Padongelukswet bepaal dat ‘n persoon wat in ‘n voertuigongeluk beseer word, of die afhanklikes van ‘n persoon wat in die ongeluk gesterf het, ‘n eis mag indien ingevolge die Wet. Vir doeleindes van die wet, word ‘n sleepwa of ‘n plaasimplement (ook ‘n trekker) as ‘n voertuig beskou. Dit is belangrik dat produsente wat mense buite werkskonteks vervoer seker maak dat hulle behoorlik teen sulke eise verseker is. Dit is ook belangrik om te verseker dat sodanige dekking kommersieel is eerder as slegs persoonlike versekering. Kriminele vervolging is moontlik waar die bestuurder of eienaar van die voertuig nalatig was. Oortredings ingevolge die Padverkeers­ wet, soos nalatige bestuur, bestuur onder die invloed van alkohol, ‘n onpadwaardige voertuig, en bestuur van ‘n voertuig sonder ‘n lisensie, is alles oortredings waarvoor die voertuigbestuurder of -eienaar vervolg kan word. agri FEB • MAART/MARCH ‘17 bladsy/page

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Plaasaanvalle: Volgehoue aanslag teen boere Daar was meer as 8 500 plaasaanvalle en 930 moorde die afgelope 14 jaar, en meer as 30 plaasaanvalle net sedert die begin van 2017. Dié moordsyfer wat die hoogte in geskiet het, spreek boekdele oor die volgehoue misdaadaanslag op boere en plaaswerkers, sê Kobus Breytenbach, voorsitter van Agri SA se Beleidskomitee oor Landelike Veiligheid.

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ie situasie bevorder nie Suid-Afrika se strewe na volgehoue voedselsekerheid, die ontwikkeling van landelike gebiede en nasiebou nie,” sê hy. “Die erns van die veiligheidsbedreiging teenoor die primêre landbou kan nie onderskat word nie, en so ook nie die lewens van mense wat konstruktief ‘n bydrae wil maak tot die ontwikkeling van ’n demokratiese en vooruitstrewende land nie. “Dit is kommerwekkend dat Statistieke SA juis nou bevind het dat SuidAfrikaners se vertroue in die polisie en howe aan die afneem is, dit in ’n tyd wat die landbougemeenskap op dié instansies moet kan staatmaak. Die opname toon ook dat huisrowe die mees algemene en mees gevreesde misdaad is. Boerderygemeenskappe is juis die meeste hieraan blootgestel tydens ’n plaasaanval.” Volgens Breytenbach is dit moeilik om aan diegene wat direk blootgestel is of was aan misdaad te verduidelik dat Agri SA alles moontlik in werking stel om die situasie te verbeter. Dit sluit die implementering van ’n landelike veiligheidstrategie in, pogings om die reservistebedeling op spoor te kry, en gereelde interaksie met die bevelstruktuur

van die polisie. Dit sluit skakeling tussen Agri SA se provinsiale organisasies met die polisie op verskeie vlakke in. “Deur die Agri Securitas Trustfonds word ook op ’n tasbare wyse bydraes aan boerderygemeenskappe gemaak om hulle veiligheid en plaaslike strukture te verbeter. “Die wyse waarop familielede in Balfour, Mpumalanga, onlangs vermoor is (almal in die kop geskiet), plaas weer die vergrootglas op die motief vir plaasaanvalle,” sê Breytenbach.

Hy sê dat dit onafwendbaar en in lewens­ belang is dat die landbou­gemeenskap met mekaar en die polisie binne die raamwerk van Landelike Beveiliging­strategie moet saamwerk om pro-aktief te beplan om misdade te help voorkom. “Ons moet die omvang van die probleem besef. Met deeglike kennis, en binne die reg, moet die landbougemeenskap aandring op die nodige beskerming deur middel van die strukture wat die strafregstelsel vir alle landsburgers bied,” sê Breytenbach.

Toegewyde reserviste bevorder plattelandse veiligheid JÝ KAN ‘N BYDRAE MAAK KOBUS VISSER, DIREKTEUR: KORPORATIEWE SKAKELING, AGRI SA

Agri SA was oor tyd aktief betrokke by die ontwikkeling en hersiening van die nuwe beleid oor reserviste. Dit was ook die organisasie se standpunt dat die beleid so spoedig moontlik nasionaal geïmplementeer moes word, nadat die aanvanklike evalueringsfase in vier provinsies afgehandel is.

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ie polisie het gedurende 2016 aangekondig dat daar voortgegaan word met ‘n nasionale werwingsveldtog van geskikte reserviste vir die 2016/2017- finansiële jaar. Die besluit sal die polisie se “back-to-basics”-program aanvul om ‘n veiliger toekoms te skep. Dit is ook in ooreenstemming met die Nasionale Ontwikkelingsplan. Agri SA ag hierdie stap in ‘n positiewe lig omdat reserviste ‘n belangrike rol speel om die Landelike Beveiligingstrategie te implementeer en só landelike veiligheid te bevorder. Plattelandse veiligheid is teen die

agtergrond van Suid-Afrika se onhoudbare hoë plaasmisdaadsyfer een van die land en Agri SA se grootste prioriteite. Hoewel plattelandse misdaad vanselfsprekend nie tot die boerderygemeenskap beperk is nie, jaag misdaad op plase die statistieke hemelhoog. Polisiereserviste kan ‘n belangrike rol speel in ‘n poging om misdaad in toom te hou, veral weens die lugleegte wat ontstaan het nadat die doeltreffende kommandostelsel in 2003 en die “d-kategorie”-reservistestelsel wat spesifiek vir landelike gebiede ingestel is, uitgefaseer is. Dié reservisdiens is in 2014 aangekondig as een van die komponente van Suid-Afrika

se nuwe veiligheidsplan. Die SA Polisiediens nooi gemeenskaps­ lede uit wat “energiek, intelligent, fisies en geestelik fiks en toegewyd is” om op ‘n vrywillige grondslag en sonder enige vergoeding in die stryd teen misdaad betrokke te raak. ‘n Reservis moet maande­liks ‘n minimum van 16 uur diens verrig. Algemene diens op stasievlak is van die kernfunksies wat reserviste sal vervul. Dit sluit die voorkoming, bestryding en ondersoek van misdaad in, die handhaaf van openbare orde, die beskerming van landsburgers en hul eiendom, en die handhawing en afdwing van die wet. agri FEB • MAART/MARCH ‘17 bladsy/page

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is nie, aangesien boere hulle selfone kan gebruik om van enige plek met ‘n 2G-netwerk af hulle hekke oop te maak. “Die GSM-module het uitsette wat aan ’n hekmotor gekoppel kan word,” verduidelik Lessing “en die gebruiker kan dan met ’n gratis ‘missed call’ of SMS-boodskap sy hek oopmaak. Hy hoef nie naby aan die hek te wees om die motor te aktiveer nie.” Bo en behalwe hekmotors, is daar menige ander toestelle wat deur middel van GSMtegnologie beheer – en gemonitor – kan word, insluitend boorgatpompe, alarmstelsels, koelkaste en beligting. GSMinterkomstelsels soos CENTURION se G-SPEAK Classic+ ondervang dan ook die behoefte om kabel te lê tussen huis en hek deur jou selfoon in die interkomhandstuk te omskep, en op dié manier bespaar ’n mens op materiaal- en arbeidskostes. So ’n stelsel het ook die bykomende sekuriteitsvoordeel dat die boer sy interkom vanaf enige plek kan beantwoord en sodoende die indruk skep dat hy altyd tuis is, al is dit nie noodwendig die geval nie. Lessing beklemtoon ook dat dit belangrik is dat mens se toegangsbeheerstelsel kan aanhou werk selfs al sou daar ’n kragonderbreking wees. “Kabeldiefstal en kragonderbrekings bly ‘n reuse-probleem, so maak seker dat jy ’n hekmotor aanskaf wat batteryrugsteun bied sodat jou sekuriteit nie in die gedrang gebring word sou krag afgesny word nie.” CENTURION se hekmotors is batteryaangedrewe en hou aan werk selfs tydens langdurige kragonderbrekings.

Dié maatskappy se reeks hekbedieners – wat betroubare oplossings vir residensiële, industriële en kommersiële toepassings insluit – is ook geskik vir gebruik met sonkrag, ideaal vir plase waar daar geen hoofleiding by die hek is nie. CENTURION het takke in ses provinsies, en die maatskappy se hek-outomatisering- en toegangs­ beheerprodukte is by alle vooraan­ staande sekuriteitswinkels en verspreiders beskikbaar. Vir meer inligting, besoek www.centsys.com of skakel 011 699 2400. agri FEB • MAART/MARCH ‘17 bladsy/page

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Aktuele sake onder soeklig by Agri SA se bedryfskonferensie Agri SA se jaarlikse bedryfskonferensie het op 27 en 28 Februarie 2017 op Somerset-Wes plaasgevind. Terug­ voer oor die aktuele sake wat by die kongres bespreek is, het in Agri SA se Maart-elektroniese nuusbrief verskyn. Besoek www.agrisa.co.za as jy die nuusbrief misgeloop het. Die meegaande foto’s is by die konferensie geneem.

Anette Steyn (DA se skaduminister van landbou) en Wiehahn Victor (Inmaakvrugte-produsente-vereniging)

Daneel Rossouw (Nedbank) en Johan van Stade (Land Bank)

Dr Antonie Geyer (UOVS) en Harry Prinsloo (voorsitter van Agri SA se Bedryfskamer)

Johannes Möller (president, Agri SA) en Doug Stern (Agri Oos-Kaap)

Adri Kitshoff-Botha (Wildlife Ranching SA) en Ernst Janovsky (ABSA AgriBusiness)

Pierre Venter (Basa) en Louise Swart (Nedbank)

Gerhard Schutte en Koos van der Ryst (RPO)

Leon Barnard (Agri Limpopo) en Hanlie Kroese (Santam Landbou)

Jaco Minnaar (Graan SA) en Martina Benadé en Christo van der Rheede (Agri SA)

Mike Gladsby (Santam Landbou), Gerhard Diedericks (Santam Landbou) en Dappie Smit (DTD)

Aubrey Dladla (OBP) en Preline Swart (Graan SA)

Willem van Jaarsveld (Agri Limpopo) en dr Pieter Prinsloo (RPO)

Caryn-Leigh Lombard (MASDT), Parusha Pillay (Monsanto) en Lynette Bezuidenhout (MASDT)

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Whether you are planning to farm more hectares or want to increase your marketing flexibility, use our expertise to design a system to meet your specific grain facility needs with the utmost efficiency. 124 Ridge Road, Laser Park, Honeydew, Ext 15, Gauteng PO Box 4012, Honeydew, 2040, Republic of South Africa Phone: +27 (011) 794 4455, Ext 214 | Fax: +27 (011) 794 4515 Email: sales@gsiafrica.co.za | Website: http://www.gsiafrica.co.za/

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Create an uninhibiting environment CHRISTO VAN DER RHEEDE, DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AGRI SA

Retributive model of radical socio-economic transformation will cost South Africa dearly.

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conomic crises erupt when a country has two problems at once: financial weakness and political weakness. Consequently, the model of retributive radical socioeconomic transformation, as envisioned by the governing party, will because of these problems and the lack of political will to solve it, cost South Africa dearly. Rather than dealing with fundamental issues such as an underperforming economy, the constraints that inhibit growth, job losses, corruption, institutional weaknesses, limited accountability, as well as parliament’s failure to perform its oversight function, shifting blame and populist rhetoric have now become the norm. To spew all kinds of rhetoric about radical socio-economic transformation is one thing; translating it into pragmatic and innovative plans is something else! In this respect, very good state driven development plans were developed, but sadly though the follow-through, which is so critical, is in most instances not there. According to a report by the IJR titled “Breaking the mould, prospects for radical socio-economic transformation”, radical socio-economic transformation in the South African context supposedly implies “an end to the iniquities of the past, a substantial eradication of poverty, a lifting of education standards, a dramatic increase in productive and decent work at elevated income levels, a

major expansion and change in appearance of urban centres for the better, an overall improvement in living standards, a productive rather than wasteful state machinery, a lessening of the ‘us-and-them’ mind-set, and an improvement in general well-being.“ Needless to say, these outcomes are all captured in our state driven development plans, but it struggles to realise these outcomes due to sheer incompetence, corruption and lack of accountability especially at implementation level. The intended radical socio-economic transformation will therefore be of very little help, not only due to fragmented state intervention strategies, policy uncertainty and corruption, but more so it singles out law-abiding, tax paying and innovative entrepreneurs based on ethnicity as the culprits. Such narrow-mindedness seeking to penalise those who are still prepared to invest money, build businesses and create jobs as opposed to incentivising them, will only lead to greater capital flight and the most talented leaving South Africa for greener pastures somewhere else. Instead of our government encouraging and incentivising the most talented regardless of whether they are black or white to come up with innovative ideas and promote economic growth through innovation, all kinds of legislative constraints are dreamt up, which in turn drive racial polarisation instead of social cohesion. Ideas and more so innovative ideas matter in today’s highly advanced, globalised and competitive economic world. Retribution in the form of taking away from those who drive economic activity and enriching the politically connected few, will create even greater economic hardship in South Africa. Nothing

drives poverty as much as unemployment. Driving out innovative entrepreneurs will Christo consequently van der Rheede exacerbate unemployment and the many socials ills permeating all levels of society. Why not aggressively reaching out to our current crop of entrepreneurs and international investors regardless of whether they’re black or white and lay the basis for win-win partnerships between them and new entrepreneurs? Driving a wedge between fellow South Africans based on race and populist rhetoric, will only result in a win-lose scenario and take South Africa backwards. Where is the master plan to bring about an innovation-driven, network and partnership oriented, value added and globally competitive economy? This will enhance ownership, management and control of economic activities. Radical economic transformation that only focuses on retribution instead of creating wealth will take us on a slippery slope of economic stagnation and decline! Albert Einstein once said that the only justifiable purpose for the existence of political institutions is to ensure the unhindered development of all people in society. This in essence should be the sole goal of our government. Put all of our people first regardless of ethnicity and connect them all to the benefits of economic growth. This is now more important than ever! In the absence of such growth, disillusion and hopelessness set in and the poorest of the poor are the first to suffer! For the poor and unemployed it really doesn’t matter whether the proverbial cat that catches the mouse is white or black. As long as it catches it all of South Africa stands to benefit. Our current state of economic and political weakness will be further weakened as a result of poor and race-based policy interventions. True radical socio-economic transformation, though, deals with these weaknesses first whilst simultaneously opening up the economy for everyone. Fresh and innovative business ideas that flourish in an uninhibiting environment, are what we now need. Not more state intervention and more bureaucratisation of the business environment! agri FEB • MAART/MARCH ‘17 bladsy/page

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DIE OOIE SE KONDISIETELLINGS IS MOOI IN STAND GEHOU, ONS KAN UITSIEN NA GESONDE LAMMERS! Elite Block is gerieflik om uit te sit as onderhoudslek en weens die aanvulling met gehalte deurvloeiproteïen en energie dra dit by om die produksie en die ooie se kondisie in stand te hou.

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ELITE BLOCK Elite Block verskaf voldoende kwaliteit deurvloeiproteïen en energie tydens die piek voedingsbehoeftetydperk van die ooi, wat volwasse liggaamsmassa en kondisietelling bevorder. Dit dra by tot verhoogde melkproduksie en melkvloei. Die lammers is lewenskragtig, groei vinnig en bereik gouer optimale speenmassas. Dit help ook om massaverlies onder die ooie te voorkom en konsepsie- en speenpersentasies te verhoog.

Sukses is in die sak EPOL & MOLATEK

Vir meer inligting oor Molatek kontak: RCL FOODS: www.rclfoods.com EPOL: +27(0)31 242-8600 | www.epol.co.za MOLATEK: +27(0)13 791-1036 | www.molatek.co.za

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Pannar Seed introduces new white maize hybrids Producers can count on PANNAR to keep bringing them the best internationally available seed technologies, uniquely packaged for local success.

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he company provides a multi-crop portfolio to suit farmers’ crop mix and farming practices. PANNAR partners with farmers to ensure their continued success. The PANNAR white hybrid package displays good performance, adaptability and stability across regions for good risk management. One of the most important management decisions that farmers make each year is the selection of the package of hybrids to plant. The following characteristics all play a role in hybrid choice: maturity, yield potential and stability (consistency), standability, disease and insect resistance, prolificacy, ear and kernel qualities, seed size and quality, hybrid response to management inputs and the specific end uses for the crop.

PAN 3A-157 This is PANNAR’s first ultra early white hybrid. It is particularly well suited to irrigation and can fit in well in a doublecropping production system. PAN 3A-157 is recommended under irrigation for all production areas at high plant populations of 60 000 to 80 000 plants per hectare. The hybrid exhibits the typical characteristics of ultra early plant types and tends to produce a single cob and very few tillers. Its disease tolerance is generally good. In areas where Northern Corn Leaf Blight is encountered, the YIELDBOOST® fungicide spray programme is recommended to curb the disease.

PAN 4R-711BR glass. Under dryland they are an excellent choice for all the eastern production areas including the north eastern Free State. They also deliver excellent performance in the mist belt areas. These two hybrids are good accompani­ ments for PAN 4A-111 and PAN 4B-311B, which is currently PANNAR’s most popular series in the eastern production region. These hybrids are well suited to an irrigated or supplementary irrigation single-cropping system. They have good general disease tolerance, standability, grain quality and hectolitre mass. Where leaf diseases are normally anticipated, the YIELDBOOST® fungicide spray programme provides effective control and optimises production.

PAN 5B-485B and PAN 5R-785BR These hybrids have the MON 89034 stalk borer resistance trait and fit into the popular medium early growth class. The hybrids are characterised by good stability and

PAN 4R-511R and PAN 4R-711BR These two hybrids fit into the early growth

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PAN 5R-785BR prolificacy. They are especially well adapted to the western dryland production regions (north western Free State, north eastern Free State and North West) as part of the main planting. This package is also well adapted to the temperate eastern production regions. BG 5685R and PAN 5R-591R are suitable as refuge for PAN 5R-785BR. These hybrids have an attractive plant type with good agronomic balance and exhibit good tolerance to cob and tassel smut and northern corn leaf blight.

PAN 5A-291, PAN 5R-591R and PAN 5R-791BR This group of medium early hybrids is highly prolific. They are well adapted to the western production regions (north western Free State, north eastern Free State and North West) and are recommended as part of the main package. PAN 6B-465B and PAN 6Q-865BR These hybrids have the MON 89034 stalk borer resistance trait. Both fit into the medium growth class. PAN 6B-465B is similar to PAN 6Q-445B and PAN 6Q-345CB, while PAN 6Q-865BR is similar to PAN 6R-845CBGT. They are particularly well suited to dryland production and are well adapted to all maize production areas. Late plantings in the cooler eastern parts should be avoided. These hybrids can be planted where only a single crop of maize is grown under irrigation or supplementary irrigation. The genetic background of these hybrids provides good tolerance to diplodia ear rot, grey leaf spot (GLS) and cob and tassel smut. They exhibit good standability and reasonably good aluminium tolerance. For more information please contact us at infoserve@pannar.co.za agri FEB • MAART/MARCH ‘17 bladsy/page

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As jy nie VOERMOL PREMIX 450

voer nie... ...kan dinge agter uitgaan Indien u dus ernstig is om hierdie winter net die beste te behaal in: • liggaamsmassa en algehele kondisie van u kudde • dragtigheid en speenpersentasies is daar net een keuse...

VOERMOL PREMIX 450 Aanbevole inname: 400 - 600 g per bees per dag

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McCosker en Winks (1994) van Australië beveel aan dat proteïen saam met fosfor, in die vorm van 'n Oorgangslek, in die laat groeiseisoen van natuurlike grasveld gevoer moet word. Die oorbrugging van die groen na droë seisoen met 'n Oorgangslek bevorder produksie en reproduksie omdat dit massa- en kondisieverlies beperk weens die voorsiening van ekstra proteïen. VOORDELE • Bewerkstellig 'n geleidelike oorgang van fosforaanvulling in die somer na ureumbevattende winterlekke. • Bevat minder ureum as winterlekke wat die gevaar van ureumvergiftiging verminder wanneer diere na winterlekke (hoog in ureum) oorgeskakel word omdat hulle dan reeds ten volle op ureum aangepas is. • Verseker dat diere hulle nie aan die hoë ureumbevattende winterlekke oorvreet nie omdat hulle geleidelik daarop aangepas is. • Voorsien minstens 50 tot 80 g proteïen en 6 tot 9 g fosfor per bees per dag gedurende die stadium wanneer die voedingswaarde van die veld begin daal. • Beperk massa- en kondisieverlies by beeste ('n matige groei is dikwels moontlik) waardeur produksie en reproduksie bevorder word. WANNEER? • Sodra drastiese styging in fosfaatlekinnames plaasvind en/of sodra gras volwassenheid bereik deur saad te begin vorm. • In die hoër reënvalgebiede begin beeste alreeds op proteïenaanvulling reageer terwyl die weiding nog in 'n mate groen is. OORGANGSLEKKE VIR VLEISBEESTE In die soeter grasveldgebiede word Voermol Superfos (V17422) of 'n Super 18-gebaseerde Oorgangslek [80 kg Voermol Super 18 (V355) + 50 kg Rumevite 12P (V11994) + 50 kg sout] met groot welslae gebruik. In gevalle waar dit nodig is om meer proteïen te voorsien, veral op swakker en suurder grasveld, kan een van die volgende Oorgangslekke selfgemeng word.

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Voermol Premix 450 Reg. Nr. V4676 (Wet 36/1947) Registrasiehouer: Voermol Voere (Edms) Bpk. Posbus 13, Maidstone 4380.

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“Voermol het uitstekende winterlekke - 'n mens kan dit in jou vee sien”

Gerrit van Zyl

As jy nie VOERMOL PREMIX 450 voer nie... ...kan dinge agter uitgaan Indien u dus ernstig is om hierdie winter net die beste te behaal in:

2011 Nasionale Beesboer van die Jaar

• liggaamsmassa en algehele kondisie van u kudde • dragtigheid en speenpersentasies is daar net een keuse...

VOERMOL PREMIX 450 Aanbevole inname: 400 - 600 g per bees per dag

www.voermol.co.za Voermol Premix 450, Regnr. V4676, (Wet 36/1947). Registrasiehouer: Voermol Voere (Edms) Bpk., Posbus 13, Maidstone, 4380.

Vir meer inligting skakel 083 456 3636 of stuur 'n e-pos aan info@voermol.co.za.

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NUUT Geelmielies DKC71-44B DKC71-42 DKC74-74BR DKC74-26R DKC68-56R DKC68-58BR DKC64-54BR DKC65-52BR

... saam vorm jul ’n vennootskap van kennis wat sal sorg vir die regte kultivarkeuse sodat jy kan uitsien na ’n suksesvolle oes. Met DEKALB®-saad as deel van jou boerdery, gerugsteun deur Monsanto se navorsing, tegnologie en professionele advies, word jou verwagtinge keer op keer oortref. Monsanto se uitstekende wit- en geelmieliebasters is aangepas ooreenkomstig jou unieke behoeftes en omgewing en dra so by tot volgehoue sukses en ’n hoër opbrengs.

Kontak ons gerus by: 011 790-8200 of customercare.sa@monsanto.com www.monsanto.com www.facebook.com/MonsantoCo www.twitter.com/MonsantoCo

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DEKALB® en Monsanto is geregistreerde handelsname van Monsanto Technology LLC. Monsanto Suid-Afrika (Edms) Bpk, Posbus 69933, Bryanston, 2021.

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PhosPro 17 – meer as net fosfaat Fosfaat is tradisioneel die enigste someraanvulling wat in Suid-Afrika gebruik word, maar dit gebeur dikwels dat net fosfaat gedurende die somer en laatsomer, nie altyd voldoende is vir die optimale produksie van plaasdiere nie.

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edurende swakker jare, asook tydens mid- tot laatsomer wanneer proteïene onvoldoende is of begin daal, is die aanvulling van ‘n klein hoeveelheid proteïene (stikstof) in die vorm van ureum voordelig om optimale diereproduksie te verseker. Ongepubliseerde proewe het getoon dat die daaglikse aanvulling van 50 tot 80 g proteïene diereproduksie bevorder en onnodige massaverliese voorkom. Om die probleem van ’n proteïentekort gedurende die somermaande aan te spreek, het Yara Animal Nutrition ‘n produk met die naam PhosPro 17 ontwikkel. PhosPro 17 bevat 6% fosfaat en 17% proteïene in die vorm van ureum, vir maksimale vertering en inname van weiding. PhosPro 17 is nie net ‘n fosfaat- en proteïenaanvulling nie, maar is ook uniek omdat dit weerbestand is. PhosPro 17 is verryk met ‘n melasse-byproduk en wanneer dit natreën, vorm dit ‘n harde lagie bo-op die produk. Diere leer vinnig om ná die reën die lagie te breek en verder te vreet aan die droë lek daaronder. Minder lek hoef dus weggegooi te word as gevolg van reënskade. PhosPro 17 bevat verder ook al die belangrikste spoorminerale in die regte verhouding tot fosfaat om ‘n grereeld daaglikse inname van spoorminerale te verseker vir optimale gesondheid, produksie en reproduksie.

Samestelling van PhosPro 17

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Gebruiksaanwysings PhosPro 17 is ‘n klaargemengde produk en kan sonder enige verdere vermenging gedurende die somer of herfs aan beeste, skape en bokke gevoer word.

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Gee u diere wat hulle nodig het, gee hulle PhosPro 17!

Vir verdere inligting kontak Alina Taute by 082 322 0333.

Yara Animal Nutrition South Africa is ‘n leier in die vervaardiging van anorganiese voerfosfate in Suid Afrika en as deel van Yara word ons internasionaal erken as leiers in die voerfosfaat- en voedingsondernemings.

Samewerking wat ‘n verskil maak in die lewens van mense en diere.

Yara Animal Nutrition South Africa se produkte voldoen aan die hoogste, internasionale standaarde en ons streef daarna om te voldoen aan die Suid Afrikaanse Dierevoedingsindustrie se visie van die produksie van VEILIGE voer vir VEILIGE voedsel. Met verbeterde produkinnovasie, tegniese ondersteuning en uitstekende navorsings- en ontwikkelingshulpbronne, bied ons, ons kliënte voerfosfate van uitstaande kwaliteit. Sluit by ons aan om ‘n verskil te maak. Tel: +27 31 910 5100 Web: www.yara.com/animal-nutrition E-pos: animal.nutrition.sa@yara.com Ons spesialiseer in die volgende produkte:

Kynofos 21 – Reg. Nr. V2851 | Kynofos 18 Grandé – Reg. Nr. V3255 | Voergraad Ureum – Reg. Nr. V15681 | Kimtrafos 6 Grandé – Reg. Nr. V23311 | Kimtrafos 12 Grandé – Reg. Nr. V18670 | PhosSure 12 – Reg. Nr. V12858 | PhosSure 6 – Reg. Nr. V11350 | PhosPro 17 – Reg. Nr. V24441 | Kalori 3000 – Reg. Nr. V2809 | Voergraad Swael – Reg. Nr. V16738 | Granulêre Ureum – Reg. Nr. K9175. Alle produkte is geregistreer onder Wet 36 van 1947.

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3 redes om AVICTA® COMPLETE te kies: beskerming teen knopwortelaalwurm vanaf dag een breëspektrum beheer van insekte- en siektepatogene gerieflik reeds toegedien op saad

AVICTA® COMPLETE, wees saad slim.

LEES DIE ETIKET VIR VOLLE BESONDERHEDE AVICTA® COMPLETE bestaan uit AVICTA®, CELEST® XL en CRUISER® AVICTA® bevat abamektien (Wet nr. 36 van 1947, Reg. nr. L8496). GIFTIG CELEST® XL bevat fludioksonil en mefenoxam (Wet nr. 36 van 1947, Reg. nr. L6353). CRUISER® bevat tiametoksam (Wet nr. 36 van 1947, Reg. nr. L7546). VERSIGTIG AVICTA®, CELEST® XL en CRUISER® is geregistreerde handelsmerke van ‘n Syngenta Groep Maatskappy. Syngenta Suid-Afrika (Edms) Beperk, Privaatsak 60, Halfway House, 1685. Tel: (011) 541 4000. www.syngenta.co.za © Syngenta Ag, 2000. Kopiereg van die dokument is voorbehou. Alle ongemagtigde vermeerdering word verbied.

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Drotsky Engineering CC Drotsky Engineering CC specialises in the design and manufacturing of pelleting solutions, blenders, screw conveyors, sifters, bucket, chain and belt conveyors, small scale bins and dust suppression, to name a few. Design of equipment and general engineering are also services we provide. Farmers generally tackle small manufacturing jobs themselves but may not have the required equipment. Our customers are welcome to provide ideas for the design and manufacturing of custom equipment and components.

Drotsky Aktief Pty. Ltd. The most cost effective mixer for the most effective mix The P-Range feed mixer design which incorporates the advantages of auger- and paddle mixers produce a homogeneous mixed ration combined with a low cycle time. Total feed movement eliminates dead spots where unmixed feed accumulates irrespective of how the raw material are fed into the machine.

Serrated knifes in the hull of the mixer with knifes mounted on the top auger can cut fibrous feed at a much higher rate. The heavy-duty chain drive and effective 10 mm hull ensure a long service life.

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Acceleron® saadbehandelingspakket. Voordelig vanaf dag een.

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Kontak gerus ons kliëntediens by: 011 790-8200 of customercare.sa@monsanto.com

Monsanto, DEKALB en Acceleron is geregistreerde handelsname van Monsanto Technology LLC. Monsanto Suid-Afrika (Edms) Bpk, Posbus 69933, Bryanston, 2021. ®

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WEN GROOT met Capstone Seeds en Agri Capstone Seeds gaan vier advertensiestroke – soos die een hieronder – in toekomstige uitgawes van Agri plaas. Hou al vier en plaas daarna jou naam en e-posadres op ons webwerf om in aanmerking te kom vir jou aandeel in die wenprys van R20 000.

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Ons tegnologie tot jou voordeel!

Insek- en onkruidbeheer is twee kritiese aspekte van mielieproduksie. Dit is hier waar Monsanto se tegnologie kan help om jou mielies te beskerm en om die lewe vir jou as bedrywige boer so bietjie makliker te maak.

Kombineer die voordele en plant ’n stapelgeenbaster. Ons tegnologie maak ’n verskil!

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YieldGard II bied uitstekende beheer teen Busseola fusca (Afrika-mieliestronkboorder) en Chilo partellus (die sorghum-stronkboorder of gevlekte mieliestronkboorder). ®

Oes die voordele van YieldGard® II-tegnologie!

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Kontak gerus ons kliëntediens by 011 790-8200 of customercare.sa monsanto.com Monsanto, Roundup Ready®, YieldGard® Maize II en Roundup Ready® Maize 2 is geregistreerde handelsname van Monsanto Technology LLC. Monsanto Suid-Afrika (Edms) Bpk, Posbus 69933, Bryanston, 2021.

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Ons gebruik as standaardtoerusting, die duurder sprinkelpakket op al ons spilpunte. Hierdie sprinkelaars “sny” die water in presiese druppelgroottes, wat die minimum verlies aan verdamping tot gevolg het. Boonop is die waterverspreiding perfek eweredig onder elke spuit, wat beter inltrasie in die grond verseker, sonder onnodige aoop. Onafhanklike professionele waterskeduleringskundiges het bewys dat, deur hierdie sprinkelaars te gebruik, jy meer water in die grond kry as met die meeste ander spilpuntsprinkelpakkette tans beskikbaar. Dit bespaar jou direk geld deur die maksimum van die duur gepompte water, met die minimum verdampingsverliese of aoop, suksesvol in die grond te kry. Hierdie sprinkelaars funksioneer die beste tussen 0,42 bar en 1 bar druk, wat jou direk geld bespaar! Senter 360 is die ontwerpers van ’n wêreld-eerste patent wat die laaste spuite op jou Senter 360 spilpunt gedurende die besproeiingsiklus skoon hou. Die resultaat is dat jy nie meer die buitenste hektare wat ten duurste geplant, besproei en bemes is verloor (soos so algemeen deur produsente wêreldwyd as normaal aanvaar word) as gevolg van verstopping gedurende die besproeiingsiklus nie. Die uitsonderlike sterk en gebalanseerde pypstruktuur is taaier, uiters windbestand en hou langer, veral deur daardie onverwagte verrassings wat die natuur soms op ons pad stuur. Die standaard, intelligente, millimeter-verstelbare toedieningsbeheer, verseker dat die regte toediening elke keer akkuraat neergesit word, sonder om oor of onder te besproei. Ook beskikbaar by Senter 360 is die akkurate multivlak grondvogmetingsapparaat wat jou in staat stel om ingeligte skeduleringsbesluite te neem en keer op keer die regte toediening te verseker. Dit is ook onafhanklik bewys, dat met dié toerusting nie net water bespaar word nie, maar ook kunsmis in die grond minder geloog word, terwyl opbrengste verhoog!

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Jooste celebrating 50 years

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On 10 February 2017 Jooste Cylinder & Pump Co. (Pty) Ltd celebrated 50 years of doing business with a cocktail party at its premises. It was well attended by various role players associated with the company, including the founder member Christie Jooste.

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anaging director Conleth Costigan has big plans for the company’s future. These include: • Cautiously expanding the Jooste brand and footprint further in Africa and abroad; • To enlarge the product range to include a solar driven Jooste pump; Christie Jooste blowing out the 50 candles • To redevelop a new generation hand pump for rural communities; and • To upgrade, refine and renew existing Jooste products with new, lighter, stronger and rust free polymers and synthetic materials. It is the company’s mission to promote a more sustainable and greener environment with the use of the wind and solar driven Jooste Products. Cheers to the next 50 years!

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Infinite control “PumpMeter complies with all standard food industry regulations applicable for Vitachrom and Vitacast. It offers total transparency that extends the service life of pumps and helps users identify efficiency potential,” says Hendrik Enslin, KSB Pump and Valves application manager.

“It measures the suction and discharge pressures of your pump and establishes the pump’s operating point based on the differential pressure. It measures whether KSB Pumps and Valves introduced PumpMeter for smart control and status the pump is reporting on its range of hygienic pumps operating in the low-flow or bearings.” overload range. Information can then be He says that an additional benefit is the used to optimise the efficiency of pumps. direct connection to the process control The display offers information on all system, which allows users to have central relevant measured variables and operating access to all relevant data. “Only at the data, operating point and load profile. best efficiency point is your pump handling “It will tell you if you can save energy the fluid as gently as possible and with by using a variable speed system. It also minimum shear force and this is best helps you to extend the service life and achieved with the use of PumpMeter.” increase the reliability of all shaft seals and

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Drupbesproeiing het vele voordele Tydens drupbesproeiing word water, waarin plantvoedingstowwe opgelos is, deur ‘n netwerk van plastiekpype direk aan die wortelsone toegedien.

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ing werk nie korsvorming in die hand nie, en is nie struktuur­vernietigend nie; • Drupbesproeiing verhoed horisontale sowel as vertikale erosie; • Drupbesproeiing maak plaagbeheer meer doeltreffend en goedkoper; • Die mees gewenste groeitoestande in die grond kan geskep word, wat weer aanleiding gee tot goeie wortelgroei en geiler lootgroei, met ander woorde, dit stel ‘n groter blaaroppervlakte beskikbaar. Sitrus en ander landbougewasse kan maksimale opbrengs lewer slegs wanneer grondvog, grondlug en plantvoedsel in ‘n optimale balans is, dit staan bekend as die mees gewenste groeitoestande. Hierdie onderlinge balans hang hoofsaaklik af van die voginhoud van die grond wat deur middel van ons Vered-drup­besproeiing­stelsel noukeurig beheer kan word, terwyl daar terselfdertyd plant­voedings­elemente met die besproeiings­water vermeng kan word, deur ons ITC-kunsmis­pompe. Die hart van drupbesproei­ing is die drupper, in hierdie geval die Vered-drupper wat die volgende tegniese eienskappe besit: • Dis ‘n platdrukregulerende drupper met

oewel die water gelokaliseerd toegedien word, versprei dit in die grond as gevolg van kapillêre kragte. Die grootte en vorm van die nat “ui” is ‘n funksie van die tempo van toediening, die duur van die toediening en sekere grondfisiese faktore. Die feit dat water gelokaliseerd in die wortelsone toegedien word, bied die volgende voordele: • Meer doeltreffende waterbenutting (waterbesparing); • Geen vervoer­ verliese, byvoor­ beeld oopwater­ ver­ damping soos wanneer mikro­ spuite gebruik word nie; • Drup­ besproei­

unieke regulerende labirint; • Die drupper bevat ‘n unieke druk­ regulerende meganisme wat die regulerende labirint met selfspoelwerking aan die begin en die einde van elke besproeiingsiklus toerus; • Die platdrukregulerende drupper het die grootste inlaatfilter wat verstopping voorkom; • Die druppervloeitempo is beskikbaar in 1.2, 1.6, 2.1, 3.5 liter per uur. Die Vere-drupperpyp is beskikbaar in wanddiktes van 0.6 mm en 0.9 mm. Agriplas is die enigste plaaslike vervaardiger met beide die plat- en silindriese drup, onder meer ook LIN, ADI, IDIT en MINILIN. Kontak ons tegniese adviseurs vir meer inligting, besoek ons webtuiste by www.agriplas. co.za vir meer besonderhede, of kontak ons hoofkantoor by tel no (021) 917-7177.

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In this series of articles, Agri is in discussion with Dr Gerhard Backeberg, executive manager: water utilisation in agriculture of the WRC, in order to obtain information on water use and what the WRC is doing for investment of funds in water research.

Many irrigation farmers in South Africa pay an annual research levy to the Water Research Fund (WRF) in respect of water, which is used for irrigation on scheduled land. This fund is dedicated to financing the activities of the Water Research Commission (WRC) to support and undertake research on the use of water for agricultural, industrial and domestic purposes. The levy on irrigation water is, however, not the only source of income for the fund: Levies on water use for urban, industrial and domestic purposes makes by far the biggest contribution.

Agri: It is widely accepted that climate change is a reality. Is knowledge available on the expected impacts and how farming enterprises can adapt to these projected climate changes? Backeberg: During 2016 the WRC finalised a seven year research project on modelling the impacts of climate change on farming systems. The project was led by Dr Peter Johnston at the University of Cape Town, with contributions by team members from Stellenbosch University and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. In the summary of the final report it is stated that South Africa experiences a high risk climatic environment, with a highly variable and spatially uneven rainfall distribution, as well as climate-related extremes. Any change in rainfall attributes could have wide-ranging implications for commercial and subsistence food production, as well as for the gross domestic product, employment and foreign exchange earnings. In order to determine possible impacts of projected future climates on the financial vulnerability of selected farming systems, a case study methodology was applied. The integrated modelling framework consists of

four modules, viz: climate change impact modelling, dynamic linear programming (DLP) modelling, modelling interphases and financial vulnerability assessment modelling. Both irrigated and rain-fed farming systems in the western and eastern parts of South Africa were studied. The modelling results for the case study in the Blyde River irrigated area were as follows: Empirically downscaled climate values of five global climate models (GCMs) were applied in the critical crop climate threshold (CCCT) model. Although only one out of five GCMs projects a decrease in yield for citrus, all models project a negative impact on quality. For mangoes the models project a negative impact on both yield and quality. An 8% average annual increase in irrigation requirements is projected for both citrus and mangoes for intermediate future climates in order to obtain the same yield as with present climates. The projection of the Blydepoort Dam level was done by applying the ACRU model. All indications are that the availability of irrigation water for the Blyde River WUA area (in terms of

irrigation allocation consistency) will not be negatively affected by the projected climate scenarios. The CCCT modelling results indicate that intermediate climate scenarios from different GCMs pose a threat to the financial vulnerability of farming systems in the Blyde River mango and citrus producing area. The impact of intermediate climate scenarios on financial vulnerability will be more severe on farming systems that are highly geared (with high debt levels). An adaptation strategy to counter the impact of climate change on financial vulnerability is to install shade nets over mango and citrus production areas. The installation of shade nets proves to lessen the impact of climate change on financial vulnerability to a certain extent and seems worthwhile to investigate further. The modelling results for the Carolina dry-land farming case study were as follows: Climate information from four >>> page 42

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agri Promosie/Promotional <<< page 41 GCMs were applied in the APSIM crop modelling to project intermediate future yields for maize. One model projects an average decrease of 25%, while three models project an increase in average yield of approximately 10%. Information from five GCMs was used in CCCT modelling. All five models project an average increase in yield of approximately 10%. These results correlate to a large extent with the APSIM crop modelling results, where three out of four models projected similar increases in average yield. Both climate change financial modelling techniques (APSIM crop modelling and the CCCT modelling technique) indicate that intermediate climate scenarios from five different GCMs pose no threat to the financial vulnerability of farming systems in the Carolina summer rainfall dry-land area. However, it should be noted that abnormal climate events like storms, hail, etc. are not included in the climate modelling. Adaptation strategies to counter the impact of climate change on financial vulnerability were included in the model. These strategies include adaptation of cropping systems and production practices. These adaptation strategies not only counter the impact of climate change, but also positively impact on profitability. This study clearly illustrates that, without the capacity to implement adaptation strategies, the farming systems of the selected case studies will be financially vulnerable to climate change (as indicated by reduction in internal rate of return, higher debt ratios and decreasing cash flow ratios). The published WRC report number 1882/1/16 on “Modelling impacts of climate change on selected South African farming systems”, is obtainable at the addresses on page 41.

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Take note of these recent court judgements ANNALIZE CROSBY, AGRI SA’S ADVISOR FOR LEGAL AND LAND AFFAIRS

There are three recent judgements dealing with land reform that should be noted.

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n the matter of Mwelase and others v the director-general of rural development and land reform and the minister of rural development and land reform, the Land Claims Court delivered a ruling on 8 December 2016 in a matter dealing with labour tenancy and the failure of the department of rural development and land reform to deal with labour tenant applications. The cut-off date for lodging labour tenant claims was in 2001. The Act requires the director-general of the department to forthwith issue notices of labour tenant claims to the affected land owners and publish a notice in the Gazette. Then a process for settling the claim is supposed to kick off. However, after 15 years, an estimated 10 914 claims remain outstanding. The director-general admitted that labour tenancy claims had not been pro-actively managed for years. The applicants requested that the court appoint a special master to supervise the department’s implementation of the Labour Tenants Act. The court granted this request and appointed a special master who will be an independent person who will be an agent of the court. Apparently, the use of such special masters is widespread in the USA and India. Such a person is likely to be a senior advocate or retired judge. The parties will now nominate persons for the position of special master, the court will appoint a special master and such person must prepare an implementation plan for dealing with outstanding labour tenant claims. In another matter, that of the Amaquamu community and the minister of rural development and land reform, the Land Claims Court delivered judgement on 17 November 2016. The judges were very critical of the performance of the Land Claims Commission. The court, through Judge Bertelsmann, said, amongst other things: “The inefficiency of the commission and its inability to meet its challenges of finalising what are highly emotive and emotional land claims, have been repeatedly bewailed by this court.” The case focused mainly on the question whether the Land Claims Court could entertain new claims and what the status of new claims were following the judgement by the Constitutional Court, which declared the

Restitution Amendment Act invalid. The Land Claims Court ruled that it could not consider any new claims. Although these claims were preserved by the Constitutional Court judgement, they may not be processed in any way by the commission and the court could not deal with claims without the assistance of the commission. The new claimants also did not have any right to directly approach the court to deal with their claims. The only avenue open to new claimants was to contest the validity of old claims where they could prove that they had an interest in such claims. Lastly, the Supreme Court of Appeal made a ruling in the matter of the Salem party club and others v The Salem Community, the Government of South Africa and others. This ruling was handed down on 13 December 2016. The affected landowners appealed a decision by the Land Claims Court regarding some land close to Grahamstown. The claimants comprise a community of 152 persons, claiming to be descendants and beneficiaries of Xhosa speaking people, who it is alleged occupied the land, but lost their rights to this land when they were dispossessed. The claimants claimed full ownership of the land, although they did not have ownership rights in the past. The land was used as commonage by the whole community. The community lost their rights over a very long period stretching from 1947 until the 1980s. The landowners did extensive research on the settlement of the land since 1820 and submitted this to the Court. When the 1820 settlers arrived on the land, there was no one living there. In time the settlers started employing people and allowed these people to occupy small portions of the land and to graze some cattle there. The landowners submitted that the people who lived on the land and their descendants did not form a community. The Supreme Court held, amongst other things, that the Restitution Act requires that

all the evidence on record – the independent documentary evidence, expert evidence, hearsay evidence and ordinary oral evidence – should be considered holistically. The independent evidence showed conclusively that, during this period, African people lived on the commonage according to traditional customs, which constituted their system of shared rules for accessing land for various aspects of their lives. They were therefore a community. There was a minority judgement that held that the claimant had not acquired any rights in the land, that they did not constitute a community and that they did not lose their rights because of a racially discriminatory law or practice. The majority of judges, however, decided in favour of the applicants and rejected the appeal by the landowners with costs. They held that the independent evidence contained in the archival records and the aerial photographs shows that over the seven decades, starting from the 1870s, indigenous people occupied the Salem commonage until the 1940s, when it was subdivided and the subdivided portions were allocated to the white farmers of Salem, the effect of which was racially discriminatory. The majority also found that the Act does not prescribe proof of a specific personality as a requirement for a community. It requires a group of person whose rights in land are derived from shared rules determining access to land held in common by such group, and includes part of any such group. The court therefore found that the inhabitants of the commonage did constitute a community that had rights in land, which they lost as a result of racially discriminatory practices. agri FEB • MAART/MARCH ‘17 bladsy/page

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agri Wyn/Wine Kniediep in die nuwe jaar in, hou ek by my voorneme om ernstig uit te kyk vir bekostigbare wyne wat karakter en waarde gee en daar het dan ook al heerlike ontdekkings oor my pad gekom. Vat nou maar toe ek en my vrou met ‘n kuiertjie by die see ‘n tjoppie vir middagete oor die kole trek. Dit het gevra vir rooiwyn eerder as die gebruiklike witwyn met middagete, maar mens wou ook nie ‘n hele bottel oopmaak nie.

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oe kondig Maryna aan dat daar nog onder in die yskas, tussen die blaarslaai, tamaties en komkommer, ‘n bietjie rooiwyn in ‘n magnumbottel oor was – ‘n Du Preez Privaatkelder Polla’s Red S/C, lekker koud en geurig so op die warm somersdag. Toe onthou ek dat ek hom al verlede jaar in ‘n drankwinkel in die Paarl raakgeloop het teen ’n verstommende “special” van R50 vir dié indrukwekkende 1,5 liter-nommer, wat sou neerkom op R25 per gewone bottel. Ja, ons het lankal in die gewoonte gekom om wyn wat ons nie klaar drink nie se prop terug te druk en hom weer yskas toe te jaag. Ek kan jou verseker hy oksi­deer dan nie en wil sommer nog beter raak ná ‘n dag of 30. Onthou, Frankryk, waarvan­ daan ons wynkultuur grootliks kom, se kamertemperatuur kom nie naby die 30°C plus wat ons nou hier in die Boland kry nie. Jy moet in elk geval maar verkoel of selfs ys gooi, want dis lawwigheid om lou­warm rooiwyn te drink. Wyle tant Polla du Preez – eggenoot van Hendrik Lodewyk du Preez, die eerste Du Preez-eienaar van die landgoed – het die oorspronklike rooi versnit in 1998 inspireer. Dit het nou presies voldoen aan die beskrywing op die rug-etiket, naamlik dat dit nie-oesjaarwyn is, wat “harmonieus Imbuko se wenversnit saamsmelt met geure van koffie en van R25 per bottel.

spesery”. Dit bestaan uit Pinotage, Shiraz, Merlot en Petit Verdot, wat nog lank kan verouder. My gedagtes het onwillekeurig gedwaal na die Rawsonville se Du Preez-familie wat einde 2014 geruk is deur die moord op Anthea du Preez, eienaar Hennie du Preez se vrou, wat sekerlik die besigheid ‘n knou sou gegee het. Dis egter duidelik dat die lewe daar aangaan – veral in die bekostigbare departement, want ek het hulle ook raakgeloop op die lys van 15 toekennings in Getaway-tydskrif se Best Value Wine Guide 17, wat pas bekend gemaak is vir wyne wat minder as R80 per bottel kos. Ja, daar’s sommer nog baie sulke bargains wat volgens ‘n streng beoordelingsproses al 14 jaar in hierdie kompetisie beoordeel word. Dit is veral Wellington en ook ander laerprofielwyngebiede wat hier hul kleim afsteek tussen die 250 beoordeelde wyne. Nog ‘n wynmakery wat sy kwota ongeluk gehad het deur die aaklige veldbrande wat onlangs van sy nuwer wingerde verwoes het, is Imbuko Wyne van Wellington, wat aangewys is as die Beste Waarde-produsent. Om hierdie goeie saak te steun, lys ek die volle lys van Beste Waarde-toekennings, met die kelderpryse. Ek glo jy sal van hulle in drankwinkels regoor die land raakloop, seker so ‘n bietjie duurder as kelderpryse, maar steeds billik: • Beste produsent – Imbuko • Sauvignon Blanc – Ken Forrester Petit Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (4.5 sterre), R45. • Chenin Blanc – Wellington Wyne Chenin Blanc 2016 (4.5 sterre), R36. • Dessertwyn – Montagu Rooi Muskadel

2016 (4.5 sterre), R49. • Chardonnay – Slanghoek Private Selection Chardonnay (4 sterre), prys R43. • Shiraz – Aan De Doorns Shiraz 2015 (4 sterre), R45. • Pinotage – Imbuko Van Zijl Coffee Pinotage, 2015 (3,5 sterre), R50. • Rooi versnit – Imbuko Shortwood Entry Red Wine NV (3 sterre), R25. • Niche-rooi – Balance Winemakers Selection Pinot Noir 2015 (3 sterre), R50. • Wit versnit – Aan De Doorns R43 Crisp White 2016 (2.5 sterre), R28. • Merlot – Imbuko Merlot 2014 (2.5 sterre), R38. • Vonkel – Meander Moscato Pink NV (2 sterre), R 45. • Rosé – Mount Vernon Unbelievable Sweet Rosé (2 sterre), R25. • Niche-wit – Aan De Doorns R43 Fruity White 2016 (1 ster), R28. • Cabernet sauvignon – Du Preez Rockfield Cab Sauv 2015 (1 ster), R34. Intussen staan daar ook drie leë bottels op >>> bladsy 47 agri FEB • MAART/MARCH ‘17 bladsy/page

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Busa makes a difference Agri SA’s Elize van der Westhuizen interviewed Tanya Cohen, CEO of Business Unity South Africa (Busa). Who is Tanya Cohen when you are not at work? Mother of Benjamin, 16, and Daniel, 13. I like to spend my free time close to nature: running, reading or spending time with my family. What was your dream job as a kid and why? I was never really sure what I wanted to do as I had many different interests. At times, I thought of being a homeopath, a landscaper, and even a doctor. My mother was always insistent that we had to have a career and that we had to be able to support ourselves. That’s how I ended up studying law. You were recently appointed as the new CEO of Busa. What is most important to you and Busa – mission, vision, or core values? Busa is the glue that holds organised business together. I firmly believe that the vision, mission and values of the organisation are equally important. Busa has a critical role to play in influencing the environment, so that it is conducive for inclusive growth and employment. <<< bladsy 45 my lessenaar, want ek het hulle uitgehou as voorbeelde van besondere waarde wat ek toevallig in die jongste tyd ervaar het: • Bonnievale CCC 2015, ‘n rooi versnit van Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsaut en Cabernet Franc wat ek op ‘n snikhete dag op soek na ‘n koue bier in die Ou Hotel-drankwinkel in McGregor

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What will be the biggest challenge for the generation of women behind you? Building their sense of self, recognising and realising their inherent value and capabilities.

What is the best and worst decision you’ve ever made? Best – to have children Worst – not to listen to my gut What do you think is the most significant barrier to female leadership? As women, we are really hard on ourselves. We are often our own harshest critics. We need to value our contribution as individuals and consciously recognise the value that female capabilities bring to the workplace. What woman inspires you and why? Michelle Obama – ethical, intelligent and committed to making a contribution to society and the environment. raakgeloop het teen R38 – vrugtig, sappig en sag. • Boland Talent & Terroir Cinsaut Rosé – in ‘n supermark gevind vir R52.50 terwyl ek verveeld gewag het vir my vrou se shopping – fris, karaktervol en droog. • Simonsvlei Cabernet Sauvignon Premier Collection 2015 – saam met kos geniet in die Eat@simonsvlei-restaurant, waar

What’s an accomplish­ ment that you are proudest of? In the work arena, I led the world employer delegation at the International Labour Organisation conference in the committee considering the impact of demographic change in the world of work in 2013. It was the most remarkable experience that enabled me to draw on a multitude of capabilities and experience and gain international recognition. It also highlighted the unique contribution that South Africans can make in the global arena, given the challenges that we deal with on a daily basis. I get a great sense of achievement when South Africans stand out and reflect the diverse talents that we have as individuals and a country. mens kon kies tussen hom, Merlot, Pinotage en Shiraz teen R38 per bottel. Maar ek het onthou dat Simonsvlei – net buite die Paarl – onder die leisels van die legendariese wynmaker oom Sarel Rossouw, op sy dag die top koöp-Cabprodusent was. Die heerlike balans en vlugtigheid doen die oom se grondwerk nog goed gestand.

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Geen boer sal ooit op sy plaas verdwaal nie. Selfs nie op ’n donkermaannag nie. Maar as die plaas eens, soos so baie ander plase van weleer, dorp en later stad geword het, raak dit maklik ’n perd van ’n ander kleur.

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riend Dries het die môre pad geskraap Pretoria toe. Toe beland hy in Tshwane. Die nagmerrie het hom begin ry die oomblik dat hy nie die ou bekende hoofweg gekies het nie, maar op gevoel af kortpad ingeslaan het. Kort voor lank het hy nie mooi gewis waar hy was nie. Die feit dat hy eens Pretoria soos die palm van sy hand geken het, het met al die geboue en omgewing wat in Tshwane verander het net mooi niks gehelp nie. Die verkeer het opgedam. Dries kon klaar voel hy gaan laat wees vir sy oogtoets-afspraak. Eintlik kon hy dit al sien aankom. Ongeduldige motoriste het toeters geblaas. Taxi’s het hot en haar deur die verkeersbane gevleg. Mense het soos waggelende ganse deur die verkeerstrome gevleg. Waar Dries gemeen het hy moet regs draai kon hy nie want dit was nou ’n eenrigtingstraat. Straatname uit nuwe tye het hom net verder verwar. Hy kon net geen vat meer aan die stad kry nie. Uiteindelik kry hy ’n straat waar hy regs kan draai – net om te

besef hy moes eerder links afgeslaan het. Dis toe dat hy, soos die Engelse lief is om te sê, panic stations strike. Herwaarts en derwaarts sukkel hy deur klein agterstraatjies tot weer in ’n groot straat waar ’n bus hom agter ’n dubbelgeparkeerde taxi vasdruk, terwyl die horlosie die tyd afmeet asof hy betaal word. Toe sien hy ’n reddingsboei – Parkade. Rondomtalie met die wentelpad omhoog totdat hy uiteindelik ’n stilhou­plekkie vind. Onder op straat vra hy soos ’n vreemdeling in Jerusalem pad na die oogdokter toe. Telkemale hoor hy “Sorry, we are not from here.” Uiteindelik is dit ’n stokou straatsmous wat nog van die ou straatname onthou wat hom op koers plaas. ’n Kilometer het twee geword en dit was kort voor drie kilometer toe hy uiteindelik voetslepend en uitasem laat by sy bestemming instrompel. Die oogtoets agter die rug probeer hy om weer op sy voetspore terug te loop. Nie lank nie of hy weet nie meer mooi of sy motor vorentoe of agtertoe of links of regs in die stad geparkeer staan nie. Die parkade wat hy vroeër so maklik ontdek het, was nou in geen land of weë te vind nie. Twee uur se sweet later in die warm sonskyn het hy nie meer geweet waar hy al gesoek en nog nie gesoek het nie. Jy kon hom al die pad na enige plek in die middestad vra behalwe die parkade waar sy motor gestaan het. Dis toe dat hy vir vroulief bel om hom maar te kom red. Die nag het Dries op die rekenaar huiswerk gedoen en het hy ’n lys van elke

parkade in Pretoria gehad. By watter een sy motor gestaan het, kon Google hom egter nie vertel nie. Douvoordag, voordat daar baie verkeer is, was die twee al uit op die parkadejag. Maklik was dit nie. Want eenrigtingstrate hierdie kant toe en daardie kant toe het die soektog iets soos ’n naald in ’n hooimied van aard gemaak. Toe maar stilhou en weer voetslaan. Elke hoek wat Dries om stap, lyk naderhands soos die hoek wat hy onthou het hy om gekom het toe hy die parkade die vorige dag gewaar het. Dis toe dat die geluksgodin byspring en Dries op die skouer klop en sê dat hy moet omkyk. Daar sien hy dit – die groot uithangbord – Parkade. Omdat dit ’n eenrigtingstraat was waarin hy en vroulief teen die verkeer opgestap het, was die uithangbord net van die verkeersrigtingkant af gemerk en sou hulle eenvoudig net verbygestap het as hulle nie teruggekyk het nie. Om vloer ná vloer vir die motor te soek totdat hulle Eureka! kon uitroep was die minste van die ontberinge. Ironies om te sê dat Dries ná hierdie ervaring uit ’n ander hoek na ’n slimfoon gekyk het wat jou presies kan bring waar jy wil wees en ook sonder om te kwiek of te kwak of op ’n streep mieliepitte kan onthou waar jy jou motor geparkeer het. Mens moet maar net kan byhou by tegnologiese vooruitgang, dan brand daar altyd ’n lig voor in die wapad! “Elementêr, my liewe Watson,” sou Sherlock Holmes gesê het. “Elementêr.”

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