Business

A guide to trademarks, patents and plant breeders’ rights

The use of trademarks, patents and plant breeders’ rights can make an agricultural business m...

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Beekeepers success with only 100 hives

Phirdy Motala, owner of Farmyard Honey Factory, says that innovation and creativity are crucial...

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The diesel rebate: what does the law actually say?

Are farmers entitled to claim the diesel rebate when they or their contractors fill up vehicles...

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Mooted sugar tax is bitter news for industry

The South African government has proposed a tax on all sugar-sweetened beverages sold in the co...

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Snail farming: making good use of a small space

Stanley and Heather Micallef began by growing snails in an open-air paddock. Earlier this year,...

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Accrual and depreciation demystified

These two fundamental accounting concepts can be difficult to conceptualise. But if they are un...

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Getting to grips with Accounting 101

Luca Paciola uncovered the secrets of double-entry bookkeeping in 1495. Four centuries later, t...

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8 ways to avoid paying tax

Although government has closed some of the loopholes, there are a number of creative, legal way...

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Marketing to SA’s changing black middle-class consumers

Changes in consumers’ priorities, and the growth of South Africa’s black middle class, make...

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Finding a way forward for land reform in South Africa

More than two decades into South Africa’s democracy, progress in righting the wrongs of land ...

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Meet the father of modern bookkeeping, Luca Pacioli

In this article, our quest for financial literacy takes us to Venice in Italy and a very clever...

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Incentivising locals ensures livestock project’s success

Communal farmers often struggle with low birth and survival rates amongst their livestock. Dete...

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Botswana faces fresh produce shortage

The shortage of a variety of fresh produce, much of it usually imported from South Africa, is du...