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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The Agricultural Business Chamber (AgBiz) has withdrawn from Agri-Sector Unity Forum (ASUF) but will continue to co-operate with it.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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Peak veld fire season for Free State and North West farmers

The window period to prepare fire breaks expires on 31 July 2014, and farmers have been warned that the risk of strong winds makes it hazardous to continue making firebreaks in August.
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SA to sign CAADP compact in November

SA will in November this year join 40 other countries that have signed the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme compact.
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DAFF pledges support for smallholder farmers to promote food security

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Senzeni Zokwana promised much support to smallholder farmers in his budget vote address.
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Cele to plough for 67 minutes

In celebration of Mandela Day on 18 July, deputy agriculture minister Bheki Cele, KwaZulu-Natal MEC for agriculture and rural development Cyril Xaba and other government officials will pledge 67 minutes of their time ploughing vegetable gardens at Mazwendoda Senior Secondary School in Pietermaritzburg on the day.
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Zokwana to present plans for a million jobs

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Senzeni Zokwana will present the department’s annual strategic plans to parliament on Wednesday, 16 July.
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Five farm attacks in three months

The recent farm attack which led to the murder of 66-year-old farmer Jan de Kock from Petrus Steyn is the fifth of its kind reported to Free State Agriculture during the past three months.
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Kruger still hardest hit by rhino poaching

Kruger National Park remains the hardest hit by rhino poachers. No fewer than 351 animals have been killed in the park since the beginning of the year.
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