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Getting to grips with glyphosate

Glyphosate has its supporters and detractors. Dr Charlie Reinhardt examines the science behind the world’s most widely used herbicide.
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Revised bill remains unlawful

The revised Expropriation Bill, like its earlier versions, allows the State to seize property without a prior court order. This is unconstitutional, says Dr Anthea Jeffery of the Institute for Race Relations.
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Revised bill remains unlawful

The revised Expropriation Bill, like its earlier versions, allows the State to seize property without a prior court order. This is unconstitutional, says Dr Anthea Jeffery of the Institute for Race Relations.
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Why conservation agriculture must be promoted in SA

In contrast to other parts of the world, like the Americas, the use of conservation agriculture methods in South Africa is still relatively limited. It is vital that this situation be remedied urgently, says Richard Findlay of the KZN No-Till Club.
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Guided by economic realities

After so many false starts, we have surely learned enough lessons about land reform to start making the right decisions, says Roelof Bezuidenhout.
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Imported products are cheap, but far from cheerful

Buying imported products because they are cheaper than locally produced products makes economic sense, right? Kevin Lovell, CEO of the SA Poultry Association, explains why it doesn’t.
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There’s little space to swing the fiscal cat…

SA’s low growth expectations, crumbling infrastructure and increasing social burden means that minister Nhlanhla Nene must take some brave decisions, says Agbiz economist Lindie Stroebel.
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We're in the same team - Cyril Xaba

Cyril Xaba, KZN MEC for the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, facilitated an historic meeting in January between his department and KZN commercial commodity organisations. Here he presented his new strategy for agribusiness in the province.
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Organic vs GM crops in Africa

GM crops are no instant solution for feeding Africa, but neither is pure organic farming. The solution lies somewhere in between. So says Dr Charlie Reinhardt, extraordinary professor in weed science at the University of Pretoria and dean of Villa Crop Protection’s Villa Academy.
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Raising SA’s ‘speed limit’

Prof Ricardo Hausmann, director of the Center for International Development at Harvard University and Venezuela’s former minister of planning, looks at the economic challenges facing South Africa. He delivered this presentation at a recent symposium in Johannesburg.
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