Help our game farmers and #GoHunting!

The game farming industry in South Africa has suffered a serious setback owing to draconian restrictions on hunting under COVID-19 regulations. A significant part of the more than R16 billion the industry contributes to the economy every year depends on foreign trophy hunters, and last year they could not come. The situation this year is […]

Partnerships work in land reform

By dr. Theo de Jager The partnership-driven model for land reform (the “Karaan Plan”) has been the most successful plan to create a class of profitable black farmers since it was introduced in 2013 and it is also being applied widely elsewhere in Africa. It is the legacy of the late Prof. Mohammad Karaan, former […]

Saai launches digital farm nameboard project

A nameboard on a pole at the gate of a family farm will never be the same again. Saai recently launched its farm nameboard project in which the latest technology is used to protect farms. The ANC’s 2017 decision to amend the Constitution to allow for expropriation without compensation left farmers deeply concerned. Four years […]

There are cadres and the rest

By Dr Theo de Jager If the experience in Zimbabwe, disastrous downward credit ratings and damning court judgments on incompetence and corruption have not adequately discredited the ANC’s commitment to expropriation without compensation, then the flagrant announcement that farms are being donated to MK veterans will cause the world to realise just how dangerous the […]

Deadline for firearm amnesty fast approaching

A substantial number of farmers in South Africa will not hand in their firearms in time before 31 January as a result of the current amnesty conditions and COVID-19 related challenges, even if they wanted to. With the deadline for amnesty for firearm licences fast approaching, the pressure on firearm licencing offices was frequently unmanageable big […]

Ban on wine sales: Stop the absurdity

Much more than the frustration in the market place of wine lovers struggling to get their hands on a bottle wine or than guests visiting the Boland being disappointed because wine tasting at an expensive cellar restaurant is also prohibited, farmers, workers and towns are suffering as a result of a draconic measure prohibiting the […]

Saai highlights in 2020

In January 2020, Saai visited Hungary and Germany as part of our international campaign against farm murders and expropriation without compensation. During this visit Saai held various meetings with these countries’ ministers and members of parliament and we also gave them our Family Farmer Resolution Against Farm Murders for consideration.     In February, Saai […]

Saai welcomes the transfer of state farms to family farmers

The decision by Minister Thoko Didiza to transfer more than 700 000 ha of farm land that have been in state ownership since 1994 to beneficiaries of land reform is one of the wisest decisions that her department has ever made. The family farmers’ organisation  Saai welcomes this decision, which affects many of its black family […]