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AGOA threatens SA poultry sector jobs

Jobs in the poultry sector will reduce if chicken imports into South Africa increase.
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UK votes to withdraw from the EU

UK citizens have voted in favour of leaving the European Union (EU) in a referendum held on Thursday.
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Agriculture students call for job creation

The availability of jobs for graduates in the agricultural sector was one of the main concerns raised during a recent dialogue between government and agricultural students held at Elsenburg.
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African horse sickness movement controls lifted

Movement restriction that were imposed in the African horse sickness (AHS) surveillance zone to contain the recent outbreak of AHS in the Boland region has been lifted, according to a statement issued by the Western Cape MEC for Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde.
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Brexit decision could affect SA’s trade relationship with the UK

On Thursday the British public will decide in a referendum whether the UK should remain a member of the European Union (EU).
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Mike Mlengana to take over as director-general of DAFF

It was recently announced that Mike Mlengana, former president of the African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (AFASA), will take over the reins as director-general of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) from Dr Edith Vries.
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Moratorium on rhino horn trade reinstated

According to a statement recently released by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), the moratorium on domestic trade in rhino horn has been reinstated after Edna Molewa, minister of the DEA, filed for leave to appeal the SCA’s decision in May to lift the ban.
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Free State water crisis worsening

The water crisis in the Free State is worsening, according to Roelf Jacobs, a member of Free State Agriculture’s Water and Irrigation Committee.
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KwaZulu-Natal farmer donates 800 bales

Nottingham Road potato and maize farmer, JJ van de Velde, has donated 800 bales of hay to drought-stricken farmers in KwaZulu-Natal.
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Paralysis tick outbreaks reported in the Karoo

Several Angora goats are reported to have died in the past week due to outbreaks of the Karoo paralysis tick (Ixodes rubicundus).
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