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Farming lessons from Poland

I have previously written about the serious threat posed to the future of agriculture because young people are no longer interested in following a career in farming.

Understanding Controlled Foreign Companies rules

This legislation is used to tax people in one country who have shares in a company in another country.

Fireproofing your thatched roof

Gill, Adele and Dick gave me a call to see the proposed development site on their 5 000ha game farm near Vryburg.

Lesotho and SA farmers face similar challenges

I was reminded recently that many of the challenges faced by our country’s farmers are, if not universal, at least shared by others in Southern Africa.

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5 cottage designs to choose from

Dear Jonno I am situated in Aliwal North, and want to construct a one- bedroom cottage of 36m² (6m x 6m), similar to the one...

Wine-tasting cellar & pub with a view

A client, Peter, is keen to add public facilities to his lodge in the White Mountain area of the Central Drakensberg. His plan is...

Special Economic Zones: well worth considering

The incentives offered by Special Economic Zones offer substantial benefits for companies and local communities.

A stylish wedding venue in KZN

Dear Jonno I am looking to build a wedding facility in my hometown in KwaZulu-Natal. I would like the establishment to have a restaurant or...

Earth in overdraft

In 2016, Earth Overshoot Day, also known as Ecological Debt Day, fell on 8 August. This is the day of the year when human demand for natural resources surpasses what...

Haley, 3245

Lovely arty woman in her early 40s, but still feel 30, looking for a friend in the Hilton, KZN area. I’m independent, have dark...

Missing a farmer in KZN, 3245

I am in my 60s, very pretty, short, independent, love making jams and pickles, and enjoy reading. I love the country life, cooking and...


FAO hosts fall armyworm workshop in Kenya

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation in Southern Africa (FAOSA) is hosting a two-day meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, to discuss the region’s response to fall armyworm (FAW). The meeting...

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