The ANC and AgriSA, the largest representative of commercial farmers in the country, meet on Tuesday to discuss the heated problem of expropriation without compensation.
This follows months of uncertainty in the agricultural sector and the wider economy following the initial decision of the ANC to implement a policy of expropriation without compensation and the subsequent announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that the ANC will recommend to amend the constitution.
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The meeting was organized after Vice President David Mabuza contacted AgriSA President Dan Kriek.
He gets company from high ANC officials, including Paul Mashatile, the treasurer general of the party. It is clear that senior ANC officials have tried to encourage dialogue with AgriSA, which represents around 29 000 farmers, as well as a number of industry-specific agencies in the agricultural sector.
Some of the issues that will be discussed at the Johannesburg meeting include the impact of the debate on the expropriation of the economy and investor confidence and the role of the sector in the commodity value chain.
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The agricultural representatives are also expected to recognize the moral and historical necessity of just land reform and also want to ensure that roleplayers want to cooperate with the state.
The AgriSA delegation is led by Kriek and the CEO of the organization, Omri van Zyl. Agbiz, the agricultural company room, will also be present.
This is a development story.
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