Misdaad skaad ontwikkeling
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.
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Dr György Polgár