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Agriculture unity forum for Western Cape

A number of agriculture organisations in the Western Cape have established a unity forum “to bring about one voice for the collective interest” of the broader agriculture sector in the province.
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Infrastructure reform could support Africa amid Chinese slowdown

Structural reform should play a pivotal role in driving global competitiveness as China’s economic slowdown has a “direct impact on sub-Saharan Africa”.
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FF+ to motivate for rural safety police reservists

The Freedom Front Plus (FF+) is scheduled to hold a meeting with Minister of Police Nathi Nhleko to highlight its concerns about the scourge of farm attacks and farm murders.
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Caution urged about foreign-owned landownership

The wildlife ranching and game management industry was well-positioned to benefit rural communities, create jobs and bring about land reform as long as the free market system was in place, said Barry York of Wildlife Ranching SA, at a recent Land Reform Indaba.
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Innovation called for in SA’s stud cattle breeding sector

SA’s stud cattle breeding societies and breeders needed to realise that commercial cattle breeders were their most important clients and position themselves accordingly, said to Prof Frikkie Neser, animal scientist at the University of the Free State.
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Wine harvest 4% down, but quality outstanding

South Africa’s 2015 wine harvest was expected to conclude at the end of this month with 75% of the grapes already harvested by mid-March.
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Ladismith Cheese factory fire probed

Ladismith Cheese executives are still counting their losses following a fire that allegedly completely destroyed the stock, cheese and butter stores at the Western Cape factory recently.
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Gauteng plans to boost agro-processing

Hundreds of emerging farmers gathered in Soweto, Johannesburg, recently, to hear from agriculture stakeholders how they planned to turn Gauteng into an agro-processing hub in the continent.
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Heidelberg has SA’s largest pumpkin

A massive 483,6kg pumpkin grown by Pinkie Swart from Heidelberg, won him the title for the largest pumpkin grown in South Africa for the second year in a row.
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Ram sells for R200 000

Google, a super fine wool ram belonging to William and Acton van Aardt of Fairworld Fine Wool, Cookhouse, Eastern Cape, recently sold for R200 000 at the Merino stud’s 27th ram auction.
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