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No expropriation without compensation – Zokwana

Government has no intention of expropriating land without compensation.
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Mentorship is not a free-for-all

Mentorship must be based on sound financial principles and is not a free-for-all, said Martin Detering, Free State Agriculture (FSA) land reform chairperson at an FSA mentorship workshop in Senekal.
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SA July consumer inflation slows

SA’s inflation slowed to 6,3% in July from 6,6% the previous month, remaining above the Reserve Bank’s 3% to 6% target.
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Grain SA expands to the Eastern Cape

Agricultural organisation Grain SA recently opened its third regional office in the Eastern Cape to enhance its support to the 1 648 developing farmer members in the province.
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Fresh opportunities in Africa

Agriculture presented an opportunity for business expansion in Africa as a whole David Hodnett, of the Barclays Africa Group, said at the recent Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Fresh Connections conference.
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Land Bank to announce CEO in September

The new CEO of Land Bank will be announced in September, said chairperson Ben Ngubane.
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SA livestock industry responsible for national herd’s health status

The responsibility of the health status of SA’s livestock herd rests with the industry at large, SA’s director for animal health, Dr Mpho Maja said at the recent National Red Meat Producers’ Organisation congress in Bloemfontein.
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Massmart sells over 100 smallholder crops

Massmart Holdings, South Africa’s biggest food and goods wholesaler, says it has successfully linked more than 100 farmers into formal retail.
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Expo to highlight conservation needs in Cape Floral Kingdom

At least 65% of all plants that have gone extinct in South Africa were from the Western Cape.
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SA Stock theft hot spots

Stock theft has become a lucrative business in South Africa with disastrous consequences for the livestock industry, SA Red Meat Producers’ Organisation vice chairperson, Jaco Maré, said at the national RPO congress in Bloemfontein.
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Were you mentored when you started farming?
Yes, I found the help invaluable. (19.23%)
Yes but I did not find it useful. (17.31%)
No, I felt isolated and would have preferred to be mentored. (50%)
No and I preferred it that way. (13.46%)
Yes, I found the help invaluable. (19.23 %) Yes but I did not find it useful. (17.31 %) No and I preferred it that way. (13.46 %) No, I felt isolated and would have preferred to be mentored. (50.00 %) Yes, I found the help invaluable. (19.23 %) Yes but I did not find it useful. (17.31 %) No and I preferred it that way. (13.46 %) No, I felt isolated and would have preferred to be mentored. (50.00 %)
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