Technical - How to - business
Keeping track of your earnings

In the past people traded with whatever goods they had. But these days we can't conduct business without money - our income, writes Susan Pletts.
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Understanding cash flow

Budgeting is knowing how much money goes in and out of your business, and cash flow shows when this will occur, writes Susan Pletts.
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Advice on becoming a poultry farmer

The road to becoming a successful poultry farmer is littered with obstacles, but success is not beyond the reach of small-scale farmers, thanks to these organisations. Robyn Joubert reports.
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Do you want to be a vet?

It’s very difficult to enter this field of study, but it can be extremely rewarding, says Prof Cheryl McCrindle.
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Boreholes: are you being ripped off?

Hydrogeologist Dale Barrow provides some tips to help you understand the price you are quoted.
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Taking the eina out of EIAs

In addition to proper plans, building may require an environmental impact assessment, says Roelof Bezuidenhout.
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Yes, you do need building plans

Building is expensive, so it pays to spend a bit more to get proper plans approved.
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How to construct a borehole

A borehole is an expensive investment. Good construction is therefore crucial. Here are some helpful tips from earth science and groundwater consultants, Umvoto Africa.
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Small-scale farmers - preparing for unity

Small-scale farmers have a role to play in the modern economy, but they must first get their act together.
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The grazing question

Choosing an appropriate veld management system for your farm can be tricky and expensive. Roelof Bezuidenhout provides some tips.
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