Landbouweekblad and Agri SA to present a land summit in Bela-Bela in August

‘We know what the problems around land are. Listen to farmers’ practical solutions and learn from their successes during our two-day summit.’

With land reform and expropriation without compensation as common topics at the moment, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that South Africa has developed some of the world’s leading transformation projects. This is why Landbouweekblad and Agri SA decided to present a land summit where farmers across the board can converse with each other, other interested parties, and relevant organisations about land.

Farmers, agri-businesses and other experts will share the success stories of their efforts on everything from communal and restitution land, to family farms. Over the two days of the summit they will explain how and why they tackled transformation, and where they found the money to do it.

Be part of the good story South African agriculture can share with the world on why expropriation without compensation wasn’t necessary – because farmers can bring rural South Africa to bloom again. The summit takes place on 23 and 24 August 2018 at Wildswinkel’s auction venue in Bela-Bela in Limpopo. Emphasis will be placed on plans that farmers have already made, and are applying on their farms and in their communities, regarding transformation and land reform.

Commercial and small-scale farmers, subsistence farmers, tribal leaders, communal farmers, finance institutions, agricultural enterprises, service providers, policy makers and technical experts will be exposed to best business practices around land reform, successful case studies, and the exchange of ideas. Farmers, agricultural enterprises, financers and investors that are involved in the process will present these case studies.

The summit will offer short answers from experts on critical questions that influence the execution of considered land reform projects like:
- How do we rebuild trust?
- How do we revive supportive neighbourliness and mentorship?
- How do we revive farming in communal areas?
- How do we revitalise relationships in rural communities?
- How do we change farm workers’ futures for the better?
- How do we revive agricultural production and get it to thrive?
- What plans do we have with restitution farms and the establishment of farmers?
- How do black farmers experience farming and agriculture?
- What financing models are available?

Date: 23 and 24 August 2018
Place: Wildswinkel’s auction venue in Bela-Bela, Limpopo
Cost per person for two days: R2 100 (VAT inclusive)
(This amount includes meals and snacks on both days, and evening function with entertainment on the first night, as well as various information sessions and panel discussions.)

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MacRobert Attorneys
Standard Bank

Here’s a taste of the exceptional expertise that will be shared at the summit. Keep an eye on Landbouweekblad for more farmers and other forward thinkers that can revitalise rural South Africa.
- Kosie van Zyl
- Leona Davids
- Walter Biggs
- Tshilidze Matshidzula
- Dries Wiese
- Etienne van Wyk
- Jeff Every
- Mazibuko Jara
- Dr. Colin Forbes
- Eddie Prinsloo
- Philip Jonker
- Henk Agenbach
- Milaan Thalwitzer
- Nick Serfontein
- Judy Stuart
- Gloria Serobe
- Dirk Louw
- Ralph Swart
- Kleinjan Gasekoma
- Eric Ntlaba
- Gerrit van Vuuren
- John Devonport
- Beyers Truter