Mis­daad skaad on­twikke­l­ing

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Can the Ex­pro­pri­a­tion Bill be classed as ‘mis­daad’?

Mis­daad skaad on­twikke­l­ing

“Mis­plaaste eiegeregtigheid, gierigheid asook ‘n ge­brek aan re­spek vir lewe en eien­dom, is simp­tome van die morele ver­val wat Suid-afrika as on­twikke­lende ekonomie en demokrasie tans beleef en groot skade berokken. Dit skep ‘n persep­sie-prob­leem wat verdiep ter­wyl die breër glob­ale ekonomiese kli­maat dit reeds vir Suid-afrika moei­lik maak om hom in die in­ter­na­sion­ale be­leg­ging- en geld­mark te hand­haaf. Dit is egter hoof­saak­lik Suid-afrika se in­terne prob­leme, waar­van die misken­ning van die reg en mis­daad be­lan­grike el­e­mente is, wat die groot­ste beperk­ing op sy ekonomiese groei plaas, ook vol­gens die jong­ste bevin­d­ings van die Or­gan­isasie

vir Ekonomiese Samew­erk­ing en On­twikke­l­ing,” sê Jo­hannes Möller, pres­i­dent van Agri SA.

Ter­wyl dié moraliteit­sprob­leem al­ge­meen in die samelew­ing en op alle vlakke voorkom, be­treur Agri SA verskeie on­langse voor­valle waar boere wreed ver­moor en skade aan eien­dom en growwe in­breuk op eien­dom­sreg op ‘n plaas in Kwazulu-na­tal gemaak is. Die aan­val die afge­lope naweek op ń be­jaarde Vrys­taatse boer on­der­streep die erns van die prob­leem.

“Ons sim­patie en meegevoel gaan uit aan diegene wat naas­bestaan­des ver­loor of ver­liese gelei het,” sê Möller.

Vol­gens Möller kan on­deron­twikke­l­ing en ar­moede nie as regverdig­ing vir die misken­ning van die reg en vir mis­daad dien nie en lewer dit ook geen by­drae tot die oploss­ing daar­van nie. Hy sê dat die teen­deel eerder waar is en dat mis­dadige op­trede as so­danig beskou en hanteer moet word. Möller voel sterk daa­roor dat goeie regering op alle vlakke, wat die toepass­ing en hand­haw­ing van wet en orde in­sluit, die voorkeur op­sie moet wees wat met toewyd­ing uit­geleef word. Op dié wyse kan daar meer en gelyke geleen­thede vir Suid-afrika se mense ontsluit word.

Os­triches hit by bird flu

Re­ports have sur­faced of out­breaks of avian in­flu­ena in os­trich farms in the Graaf­fReinet district, with a num­ber of birds dead as a re­sult. The out­breaks oc­curred in the Camde­boo and Ik­wezi ar­eas, and have since been con­tained. The Camde­boo farm, where the mor­tal­i­ties oc­curred, was quar­an­tined and the out­break con­tained. On the other farm in Ik­wezi, no clin­i­cal signs or mor­tal­i­ties pre­sented, said Roaul Stry­dom, the district’s state vet­eri­nar­ian, who em­pha­sised the im­por­tance of main­tain­ing good move­ment con­trol and strin­gent biose­cu­rity.

Fur­ther cases have also been re­ported in Cal­itz­dorp, as well as the Hesse­qua and Kan­na­land re­gions of the Western Cape.

More fo­cus needed on Ex­pro­pri­a­tion Bill

While sig­nif­i­cant im­prove­ments have been made to the Land Ex­pro­pri­a­tion Bill, the draft law still needs to be more ex­plicit about prop­erty eval­u­a­tion to avoid rob­bing own­ers of the true value of their prop­erty.

As Par­lia­ment starts the process of turn­ing the Bill into law over the next few weeks, the Bill aims to, among other things, al­low for the ex­pro­pri­a­tion of land in the pub­lic in­ter­est. How­ever, the state’s abil­ity to ac­cu­rately value ex­pro­pri­ated prop­erty was ex­am­ined re­cently dur­ing pub­lic hear­ings into the Bill, which says an ex­pro­pri­at­ing au­thor­ity can au­tho­rise a valuer to de­ter­mine an ex­pro­pri­ated prop­erty’s value, with its pro­po­nents in­sist­ing that mar­ket value should only be con­sid­ered dur­ing com­pen­sa­tion it­self.

“Ex­pro­pri­a­tion should be used as a mea­sure of last re­sort where ne­go­ti­a­tions fail,” says An­neliese Crosby of Agri SA, who is call­ing for a trans­par­ent pro­fes­sional val­u­a­tion process. “It should be a fair pro­ce­dure with a clear pur­pose for ex­pro­pri­a­tion, and should never be de­pen­dent on the state’s abil­ity to pay.

Wel­come back Chris Schutte

As­tral has an­nounced that CEO Chris Schutte has re­turned to work af­ter a pe­riod of rest and re­cu­per­a­tion fol­low­ing a mild heart at­tack he ex­pe­ri­enced in June while on an of­fi­cial visit to Paris,

France where he formed part of a South African govern­ment and in­dus­try del­e­ga­tion en­gaged in talks around US poul­try im­ports and the AGOA re­newal.

Chris un­der­went med­i­cal treat­ment fol­low­ing the at­tack, and has been de­clared fit to re­sume his du­ties as As­tral’s CEO.

“It’s good to have Chris back and to know that he can con­tinue with his du­ties as CEO. I never had any doubts that this would not be the case,” said Dr The­uns Eloff, chair­man of the As­tral Board.

Hy­gienic poul­try grad­ing

Marel Stork has launched a new line of graders that of­fer the speed and ac­cu­racy of previous gen­er­a­tions of graders but with greatly en­hanced hy­giene and serviceability.

Avail­able in sin­gle and dual lane mod­els and com­pletely mod­u­lar in design, the Smart­line Grader han­dles ev­ery­thing from breast fil­lets to whole birds, with fast and ac­cu­rate grad­ing and batch­ing. Its open frame design en­sures easy clean­ing and ser­vic­ing, and the IP69K rat­ing pro­vides the high­est level of pro­tec­tion avail­able against high tem­per­a­tures, ingress of dust and high-pres­sure wa­ter.

Its min­i­mal use of hor­i­zon­tal sur­faces en­sures max­i­mum hy­giene dur­ing high-pres­sure wash down, and strip-down time for clean­ing has been vastly re­duced, re­sult­ing in min­i­mal down­time. The Smart­line is fast and highly ac­cu­rate, with a max­i­mum through­put of 250 pieces per minute, de­pend­ing on the size of plat­form.

The Smart­line’s In­nova Grad­ing is a com­pre­hen­sive, real-time re­port­ing func­tion that gives the op­er­a­tor a com­plete over­view of the pro­duc­tion process. Real-time data gen­er­ates re­ports on weight dis­tri­bu­tion, av­er­age weights, a pack­ing over­view and pack­ing list, as well as the stan­dard over­view and lists. This data can be viewed via dash­boards for op­ti­mis­ing grad­ing and batch­ing re­sults.

New head for Bayer SA

Bayer South Africa has an­nounced the ap­point­ment of Dr György Pol­gár as the Head of Bayer An­i­mal Health for South­ern Africa.

Pol­gár has been with Bayer for 26 years, and pre­vi­ously held the po­si­tion of Coun­try Di­vi­sion Head for An­i­mal Health in Turkey. He holds a Doc­tor­ate in Vet­eri­nary Sciences and a Masters De­gree in Agri­cul­tural Trade Ad­min­is­tra­tion from St Stephan’s Univer­sity in Bu­dapest, Hun­gary. This ap­point­ment is a re­flec­tion of the com­pany’s con­tin­ued com­mit­ment to en­sure sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment by in­vest­ing in bring­ing in­ter­na­tional knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence to sup­port the health of farm and com­pan­ion an­i­mals lo­cally.

“Given his ex­pe­ri­ence and ded­i­ca­tion, we have no doubt that in our lo­cal mar­ket Dr Pol­gár will con­tinue build­ing re­la­tion­ships to en­sure im­proved forms of ad­min­is­tra­tion for the ben­e­fit of the an­i­mals in our lives,

and ad­dress­ing key ar­eas by re­spond­ing to these de­mands with new in­no­va­tions that are guided to­wards im­prov­ing qual­ity of life through sci­ence,” says Klaus Eck­stein, CEO for Bayer South­ern Africa.

Nuwe ru-ve­sel bymid­dels bevorder plaas­diere se gesond­heid

Ad­d­con Africa Feed & Grain Ad­di­tives het die ver­sprei­d­ingsregte vir Suid-afrika verkry van die dierevo­er­afdel­ing van J. Ret­ten­maier & Söhne Gmbh & Co KG van Duit­s­land.

Die pro­dukte, Ar­bo­cel en Vi­ta­cel ru­veselkon­sen­trate, speel ’n toen­e­mende en be­lan­grike rol as ’n natu­ur­like vo­er­bymid­del vir lewende hawe. Dit is suk­sesvol en verseker dat gesonde en doel­tr­e­f­fende diere­groei gehand­haaf word.

Hierdie waarde­volle en funk­sionele dieëtvesels speel ’n be­lan­grike rol wêreld­wyd in moderne veeart­seny-verkose dierevoed­sel. Vooraanstaande veevo­erver­vaardi­gers wêreld­wyd ag die natu­ur­like ken­merke van die JRS vesels baie hoog. Dit is geskik vir alle dier­erasse, in­slui­tende pluimvee.

Con­nect­ing with ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties

Day­break Farms re­cently held a CSI ini­tia­tive in Mhlaba uya lin­gana in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Matome Maponya In­vest­ments and Af­gri in Kwazulu-na­tal.

“We are com­mit­ted to adding value and build­ing real and last­ing re­la­tion­ships with the com­mu­ni­ties where we op­er­ate,” says Kholofelo Maponya, CEO of Day­break Farms.

Day­break Farms is no stranger to CSI ini­tia­tives and con­nect­ing with com­mu­ni­ties where their busi­ness has a foot­print. The com­pany runs a num­ber of com­mu­nity health­based projects in the ar­eas sur­round­ing its lo­ca­tion in Sun­dra, Mpumalanga.

The han­dover at Lan­gelihle High School con­sisted of school uni­forms, sta­tion­ary packs and lunch boxes, all do­nated to 176 dis­ad­van­taged chil­dren that were iden­ti­fied by their re­spec­tive schools in the com­mu­nity.

18 Poul­try Pluimvee Bul­letin

Dr György Pol­gár

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