LEGAL: Buying a farm fraught with pitfalls

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Buying a farm in South Africa is an involved and complicated process. Pierre le Roux from Werksmans Attorneys highlights some of the pitfalls of buying a farm in South Africa and emphasizes on what you need to know.

“We can’t force the industry not to use machines”

A new sectoral determination for farm workers, including a new minimum wage, can only be implemented in April next year, labour minister Mildred Oliphant said this afternoon. This, coupled with increased mechanisation on farms is likely to create continued tension between employers and their employees in the coming months.