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New Year message from Kwanalu President Andy Buchan

As we start a new year it is my hope that our members would experience a fruitful season ahead with some reprieve from elements adversely affecting the agricultural environment.
The start of 2018 has ushered in what one would hope to be positive changes to our political landscape. Amidst the enigmatic urges to pursue “expropriation without compensation”, the improvement in the rand exchange rate and apparent quest to eradicate corruption signal optimistic changes essential to restoring confidence in our country again.
The lead up to elections in 2019 is expected to yield a “bumpy road” and members are encouraged to discern and ignore political noise whilst simultaneously being vigilant and proactively involved in initiatives aimed at transforming our local communities.
Principled leadership embracing honourable values are key to negotiating a future for our profession, our families and all who depend on our trade for a living. Kwanalu will continue to provide leadership and inform members of any and all developments influencing our sector.
There has been some movement in Kwanalu staff and we would like to express our appreciation to Ethel who has retired after years of passionate service to Kwanalu and welcome Linda Marx as her replacement.
We look forward to this year and trust our Lord to provide the resources we need to accomplish our goals and objectives in the hope of building a better future for all.
Andy Buchan