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Eskom to cut municipal power supply in the Free State

Free State municipalities are more than R1 billion in arrears in electricity charges.
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Maize crop to exceed 14 million tons

The Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) released its sixth production forecast for summer crops, with commercial maize set at 14,017 million tons.
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Teamwork takes aim at tackling runaway fires

Fed up with having to watch helplessly as runaway fires destroyed their crops, grazing and property every year, a KwaZulu-Natal rural community has now teamed up with a local forestry company to stop fires as soon as they start.
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New legislation for SA wildlife ranching called for

Wildlife Ranching SA (WRSA) past president and Vaalwater game farmer, Gert Dry, strongly advocated changes in the SA’s current National Environmental Management: Biodiversity (NEMBA) legislation at the 2014 Grassland Society of Southern Africa congress in Bloemfontein.
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Bush encroachment threatens livestock production

Bush encroachment has severely compromised livestock production in Namibia and South Africa.
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Grain SA provides maize to struggling Rustenburg communities

A consignment consisting of 2 400 5kg pre-packed bags of maize was recently delivered to distribution points for people affected by the miners’ strike in Rustenberg, North West.
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Farm workers must own land to ensure certainty in agri sector – Nwkinti

In his Budget Vote Address to parliament Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform Gugile Nwinti affirmed the ANC’s commitment to speed up land reform “without disrupting agricultural production and food security”.
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SA’s inflation remains at 6,6%

South Africa’s consumer inflation held steady at 6,6% year-on-year in June, the same as in May, as inflation remained above the Reserve Bank’s target of 3% to 6%.
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Agbiz withdraws from ASUF

The Agricultural Business Chamber (AgBiz) has withdrawn from Agri-Sector Unity Forum (ASUF) but will continue to co-operate with it.
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SA’s rooibos and honeybush names to be protected

The SA rooibos and honeybush tea industry has welcomed news that its products are to be given geographic indication (GI) status on world markets.
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