Opinion - By Invitation
The future of game ranching

Does the future of game ranching depend on pure conservation principles, pure economics, or a blend of the two? Roelof Bezuidenhout explores the issue.
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Turbine turbulence

Here's a look at the pros and cons of wind energy.
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How far have we strayed from Madiba’s vision?

In a letter published in a previous issue of Farmer’s Weekly, former ANC MP Salam Abram expressed concern about the current land reform process. He expanded on this viewpoint at the recent TAU SA congress in Pretoria.
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Are South Africa’s property rights at risk?

Retired judge, Antonie Gildenhuys, who served in the Land Claims Court for 15 years, explains the difference between expropriation and deprivation, and the principle of ‘just and equitable’ compensation. He says the Commission on the Restitution of Land Rights needs more resources.
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Why poultry farmers fail

It’s no secret that most new entrants to poultry farming go bankrupt. Jan Grobbelaar, training director at Dumela Poultry Solutions, discusses common errors and how to avoid them.
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Agriculture must address supply chain challenges

Craig Roberts, CEO of DHL Supply Chain MEA, says effective supply chain integration is vital to boost Southern Africa’s agriculture exports to the EU.
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Play your part to curb stock theft

Role players in the SA livestock production sector have a decisive role to play in the prevention of stock theft. This was according to the National Stock Theft Prevention Forum chairperson Jaco Maré, who spoke at the 2014 RPO congress in Bloemfontein.
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Wind farm poses a threat to the birds and beauty of the Karoo

A proposed wind farm on the Sneeuberg will imperil the iconic endangered blue crane, many bird species and the entire local ecosystem, warns the Nama Karoo Foundation’s Marina Beal.
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Let's get real about land use - Dr Pieter Mulder

Agricultural land must be preserved, developed and used sustainably to ensure long-term food security. Addressing the Western Cape Symposium on Conservation Agriculture, former deputy minister of agriculture Dr Pieter Mulder pointed out worrying trends, and proposed several solutions.
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Veld fires – why we need to know more

Much more research is required to understand the effect of fire on Africa’s savannas, according to Prof Winston Trollope, a fire ecologist and Working on Fire International associate. Trollope’s recommendations, contained in the Grassland Society of Southern Africa’s 2014 congress publication, centre on the use of fire as a management tool for livestock production and wildlife management.
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In a positive way, through inspirational articles. (16.13 %) Agriculture? I hardly ever read anything about it. (22.58 %) Articles only focus on farm murders, farmers leaving the country, or strikes. (61.29 %) Articles only focus on farm murders, farmers leaving the country, or strikes. (61.29 %) In a positive way, through inspirational articles. (16.13 %) Agriculture? I hardly ever read anything about it. (22.58 %) Articles only focus on farm murders, farmers leaving the country, or strikes. (61.29 %)
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