Carbon Tax Bill

22 November 2018 – The Carbon Tax Bill has been tabled in parliament. The bill calls for a R120 per ton carbon tax. The tax is scheduled to come into effect on 1 June 2019.


Agri SA welcomes passing of the Minimum Wage Bill

1 June 2018 – Agri SA has cautiously welcomed the passing of the National Minimum Wage Bill by the National Assembly. The agriculture union said it has also noted the passing of the Labour Relations Amendment Act and Basic Conditions of Employment Act, all of which were also passed by the South African parliament. Read more…


Land seizures are complex, costly and unwise — just ask Zimbabwe

5 March 2018 – With the benefit of hindsight, the Zimbabwean experience tells us that the notion of expropriation without compensation is a bad idea. Read more…


Bills on ‘sugar tax’ and tax exemption adopted in Parliament

13 November 2017 -Parliament’s finance committee has adopted bills that provide for the introduction of a health promotion levy (the sugar tax) as well as amending the tax exemption for income earned by South Africans working abroad. Read more…


New national minimum wage announced brings certainty for agriculture sector

The new national minimum wage, which will take effect on 1 May 2018, is based on an hourly rate of R20. The agricultural sector will initially have to pay 90% of the said wage, i.e. R18 per hour. The 2018 implementation date is now a year earlier than initially announced.

Agriculture will, as from March this year, start paying R15,39 per hour. This is in light of an 8% increase in minimum wage levels for agriculture announced by the Minister of Labour. Read more…