The role of TLU SA after the war
Brittain's Torched Earth policy completely destroyed agriculture in South Africa.
Brittain's war, based on greed, also had an enormous effect on the progress of agriculture in South Africa.
After the war, everything had to be built up and developed from the ground. TLU SA faced great challenges to support farmers.
It cost millions to get not just agriculture, but the country as a whole, back on its feet. TLU SA played an integral part.
And again today, TLU SA will play an important part in the future of agriculture in the country.
The Transvaalse Landbou Unie is founded
Requests government to create a Department of Agriculture
11 October 1899
War breaks out
1899 to 1902
The Anglo-Boer War
Farmhouses are burnt down, animal feed and crops are destroyed and thousands of women, children, elderly and farmworkers are interned through Brittain's Scorched Earth policy
31 May 1902
The Peace of Vereeniging is signed
South Africans return to their farms to find everything destroyed. They have to start building up their farms again
After the War
TLU plays an active role in supporting farmers to rebuild their farms including homes, crops and equipment
4 November 1907
With the help of TLU the South African Landbou- en Landbank (Agriculture and Landbank) is created to support farmers financially
Koöperasies are created. These organisations buy and negotiate agricultural products in bulk to the benefit of farmers