Agricultural industry bodies and the department of agriculture, land reform & rural development have hit back at reporting by media outlets over the weekend that suggested farmers who did not comply with certain BEE requirements would no longer be allowed to export to the EU and the UK.

Publications such as City Press and Rapport reported “new rules” were gazetted by the department two weeks ago that would exclude many farms from being able to export to European markets based on their BEE status...

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