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Rise in wildlife poisoning incidents in Limpopo

Incidents of lion, tiger and crocodile poisoning have increased in Limpopo, according to Willem van Jaarsveld, head executive manager of Agri Limpopo.
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Boere in Nood's accounts to be investigated

The non-profit organisation, Boere in Nood’s (BIN) management team has secured a Free State High Court to freeze the bank accounts of founder, AC Schoombee.
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Top 5 SA olive oils announced

Extra virgin olive oils were recently lauded as the best of the 2016 harvest at the Absa Top 5 Olive Oil awards held at Tokara in Stellenbosch.
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Saving lives with WaterWise training

According to the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) more children drown in farm dams than in the sea or swimming pools.
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SA teen wins Google Science Fair 2016 grand prize

A sixteen-year-old teenager from Johannesburg, Kiara Nirghin, recently became the first African participant to win the grand prize at the Google Science Fair held in California.
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SA entrepreneur develops heirloom seed slabs for urban farmers

Vanessa Jacobs, founder of Sow Delicious, manufactures a range of vegetable and herb seed slabs to make it easy for people to grow their own food.
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Futuregrowth lifts ban on Land Bank lending

Following extensive review of the Land Bank’s governance and investor protection mechanisms, Futuregrowth has lifted its suspension on lending activities to the bank with immediate effect.
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Wage disparity allegations at Robertson Winery

The strike at one of South Africa’s well known wineries is still underway after an attempt by the CCMA to conciliate the wage dispute was unsuccessful.
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Kenya to restore degraded land

Kenya recently announced it will be rehabilitating 5,1 million hectares of degraded land.
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Buffalo bull sold for R168 million

The buffalo bull that sold for R168 million last week is a "limited edition" that cannot be found in the market at the moment.
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This week's poll
Do you think there are equal opportunities for women & men in the South African agri sector?
No, a lot still needs to change
Yes, much progress has been made to empower women in agriculture
The playing field is slowly levelling out
Last week's poll
Have you received any aid or assistance for drought relief?
Yes, it has been a saving grace. (1.34%)
I received some assistance, but not enough. (44.78%)
No, I don’t know how or where to apply. (51.34%)
I have not been affected by the drought. (2.54%)
I received some assistance, but not enough. (44.78 %) Yes, it has been a saving grace. (1.34 %) I have not been affected by the drought. (2.54 %) No, I don’t know how or where to apply. (51.34 %) I received some assistance, but not enough. (44.78 %) Yes, it has been a saving grace. (1.34 %) I have not been affected by the drought. (2.54 %) No, I don’t know how or where to apply. (51.34 %)
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