Efforts by AgriSA to win R2-million in compensation for coal rights it claims were expropriated by the state have been unsuccessful.
Cosatu and Agri-SA have blamed one another for stalled talks aimed at ending the Western Cape farm workers' strike.
Agricultural bodies and government have discounted reports of pending doom due a shortage in South Africa's maize stocks.
Comments made by Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale did not constitute hate speech, but were insensitive, the SA Human Rights Commission said.
Acquiring 30% of arable land by 2014 is impossible, Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti says, after a "refreshing" meeting with by farmers' unions.
South African farmers are being courted by African nations to the north with offers of land -- but what will happen to the food they grow?
Mineral rights holders, who forfeited their rights when the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act came into effect, are entitled to claim.
South African farmers are eager to invest in Mozambique and provide affordable food, farmers said at an agricultural conference.
Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti on Wednesday dismissed suggestions government intends to nationalise land.
The disadvantaged are unlikely to benefit from a high court ruling on mineral rights, the National Union of Mineworkers said on Wednesday.
Despite a land audit last year, it is still unclear who owns what land in SA. The land reform programme seems to be progressing at a snail's pace.
South African farmers will help rebuild Zimbabwean agriculture if the new government can resuscitate the stagnant sector.
Agriculture and Land Affairs Minister Lulu Xingwana's decision to fire Land Bank chairperson Themba Langa "will leave the institution in disarray".
AgriSA on Monday expressed concern over the tariff hike granted to Eskom, saying the increase would cost the agricultural sector about R300-million.
After almost 40 institutions had denounced Eskom's proposed 53% tariff increase, it was up to the power utility's CEO on Thursday to convince the regulator why the massive hike was necessary. Eskom chief executive Jacob Maroga was due to be the last speaker after three days of public hearings in Pretoria on the proposed tariff increase.
Since the beginning of the year not a single illegal farm eviction has been reported to farming union AgriSA, it said in a statement on Thursday. The union was responding to remarks by Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Land Affairs Dirk du Toit that farmers who illegally evicted tenant workers would have their land expropriated.