Transvaal Agricultural Union

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The Transvaal Agricultural Union of South Africa is an Agricultural Organization[citation needed] with the main goal of protecting private property rights and the safety of South African farmers. It seeks to protect the agricultural sector in South Africa against what it perceives to be the attacks by communism[citation needed]. The vast majority of the TAU-members are Boer/Afrikaner descent[citation needed].

Principles[edit]

  • The TAU opposes Black Economic Empowerment as an illegal practise of racial discrimination.
  • Ensure economic growth within the agricultural sector.
  • Ensure the safety of South African Farmers.
  • Ongoing dialogue with the government over issues within the agricultural sector.
  • Protect South-African farmer’s right to private property in order to exercise their calling as farmers.
  • Ensure the food-security of South Africa.
  • The protection of the Boer/Afrikaner’s right to freedom of association.
  • Emphasising the Agricultural sector’s role in the economy.[citation needed]

Structure[edit]

The TAU has been in existence since 1897. Although it was an organisation exclusively for farmers in the Transvaal at first, many farmers from other South African Provinces have joined the organization in recent years, because of dissatisfaction with other, liberal agricultural organizations throughout the country. It has a large number of members in the Free State province. The current president is Paul Van der Walt and the Vice-President is Wille Lewies. It also has seven district chairmen throughout the country. It holds it’s national congress annually.

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