Farm murders, ongoing violent atrocities being committed on a daily basis are largely being ignored by the mainstream media and denied by the ANC government: National protest on 29 April 2019, remember to wear black

On Monday 29 April 2019, Black Monday protests against farm murders will take place across South Africa. The Black Monday protest in Arcadia, Pretoria will start at 07:00 on Monday 29 April 2019, outside the US Embassy at 877 Pretorius Street and not at the IEC as previously reported.

These ongoing violent atrocities being committed on a daily basis are largely being ignored by the mainstream media and denied by the ANC government.

This is a planned peaceful protest to create awareness of the crisis.

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R200 mill of drought relief monies intended for KwaZulu Natal gone missing – South Africa’s farmers find themselves in a crisis and as a result, our country’s food security and economy are also in crisis

The FF Plus is shocked and disgusted by the news that nearly R220 million, which was earmarked for drought relief in KwaZulu Natal, went missing. It is unclear how the money went missing and the FF Plus demands an urgent investigation into the matter so that the guilty parties can be called to account.

The drought has already taken its toll on the agricultural sector with livestock deaths and poor harvests being at the order of the day. There have been enormous livestock losses in the Free State, Northern Cape and Eastern Cape in particular and some of these parts have not had any rain since November 2017.

The government must urgently prioritise drought relief for commercial as well as emerging farmers. The government must also ensure that the process is managed properly so that the money allocated to drought relief is not stolen, as is the case in KwaZulu Natal.

There are cases where service providers were appointed by means of a tender process
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KZN meat producers affected by panic over foot-and-mouth disease – Neighbouring countries have banned the import of SA’s red meat until they get proof the outbreak is contained

KwaZulu-Natal meat producers are concerned about the effect of the ban on the export of South African red meat after a strain of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) was discovered in Limpopo last week.

SA’s FMD-free status was suspended after the disease was confirmed by the FMD laboratory and the matter was reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, eSwatini and Mozambique have announced a complete ban on importing South African meat until they have proof that the disease has been contained.

Sandy le Marque, the CEO of the KwaZulu-Natal Agricultural Union (Kwanalu), told Business Day that farmers in the province are deeply affected by the ban and the ensuing panic about the disease. “The impact of a serious disease such as FMD is really serious for agriculture as a whole. What remains critical is for livestock producers in KwaZulu-Natal to tighten up their bio-security protocols, remain vigilant an
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