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Rogue Karoo lion finally recaptured

Following a three-week-long operation in mountainous terrain and through a number of river valleys, a lion that escaped from the Karoo National Park (KNP) has finally been recaptured safely.
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Diesel to increase by 4c/litre from midnight

Farmers had little time to celebrate the National Energy Regulator (Nersa’s) decision to reject Eskom’s tariff increase application after the Department of Energy (DoE) announced today (30 June 2015) that diesel prices and all other fuel prices were set to increase at midnight.
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SA conservation success leads to new university course

A new short course launched by the North-West University (NWU) will provide local and international students training in proven local conservation methods.
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Temperature to drop in inland provinces this weekend

Livestock farmers in the Free State were asked to remain alert this weekend because of expected strong winds, isolated showers and cold to very cold conditions over the central parts of the province, forecast by SA Weather Service.
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Poultry sector performing well in a tough economy

The SA poultry industry is out-performing the rest of the economy with growth of 3,3% per year, according to Dr Azar Jammine, an economist at Econometrix.
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New World Farmer’s Organisation President

Dr Evelyn Nguleka has been elected president of the World Farmers' Organisation (WFO), during its general assembly in Milan.
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Government boosts poultry industry with R1,2 billion

The issue of funding for emerging farmers was a bone of contention with speakers at the recent South African Poultry Association’s AVI Africa 2015 conference, saying smallholders were subjected to failure due to a lack of funding.
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Zeder concludes Capespan buyout

Global fresh fruit exporter Capespan is now formally part of agri-investment holding company Zeder.
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CSIR leading biorefinery studies

The CSIR, in partnership with the University of KwaZulu-Natal, is pioneering new technologies aimed at using trees to their maximum potential to produce chemicals and other high value products for bio-refineries from waste produced by pulp and paper mills.
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KZN police reports major stolen livestock recovery

A two-week-long collaboration among various KwaZulu-Natal SAPS stock theft units earlier this month in the north of the province reportedly netted 276 stolen head of livestock.
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