South Africa

2017 budget’s implications for agri sector

Radical economic transformation was the main focus of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s 2017 ...

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Medicinal cannabis soon to be legalised

Government is in the process of drafting regulations for the production of medicinal marijuana ...

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Growing the European market for avocados

Local and overseas demand for South African avocados has grown substantially over the past five...

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Senwes lists on additional stock exchange ZAR X

ZAR X, South Africa’s first additional stock exchange in almost 60 years, recently launched i...

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Dineo more blessing than curse for eastern SA farmers

Based on reports from various agricultural organisations along the eastern borders of South Afr...

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New JSE silo contract with a Guaranteed Grade (GG)

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) Approved Storage Operator supports the issuing of JSE Gua...

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Lumpy skin disease, three-day stiff sickness outbreaks in SA

Outbreaks of lumpy skin disease and three-day stiff sickness have been widely reported across S...

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Veld fires remain a real danger to long-term sustainability

Large-scale veld fires in 2017 would be devastating to agriculture. Therefore, ongoing communic...

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No fall armyworm impact on sugar industry, despite concerns

Despite reports by news agency Bloomberg that fall armyworm (FAW) may soon affect the sugar can...

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SAFE farms top last year’s figures

The harvest figures of the South African Fruit Exporters (SAFE) are up 21% compared to the same...

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Farmers must do their homework before expanding into Africa

There are ample opportunities for local producers to expand into Africa, according to Dirk Hane...

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Heavy downpours still expected despite downgrade for Dineo

Tropical cyclone Dineo, which is expected to hit South Africa later today, has weakened signifi...

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2017 budget’s implications for agri sector

Radical economic transformation was the main focus of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s 2017 B...