26 September, 2016
Provincial hearings on the Preservation and Development of Agricultural Land Policy Bill
The Protection and Development of Agricultural Land Bill
(PDALB) has been redrafted in its entirety by DAFF. The revised Bill has
been submitted to Nedlac, but the Department is simultaneously hosting
provincial consultations on the Bill. A copy of the roster is attached.
As you are aware, Agri SA has prepared draft commentary which has been
circulated. In light of the provincial consultations we have also
prepared a draft presentation that you may use at your convenience
should you chose to take part in the provincial consultations.
note that we are still receiving inputs on the draft comments from
affiliations and as such our comments may still be amended before it is
submitted. However in the interest of time, we thought is best to
circulate draft comments as well and draft presentation as it currently
stands since the first provincial hearings are already taking place next
Kindly find the relevant documents attached for consideration.