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Agricultural products contributes to higher PPI

The rapidly rising prices at which agricultural produce is leaving the farm gate played a big role in South Africa’s general inflation rate.
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Kudu biltong for Hong Kong?

The Namibian Agricultural Union (NAU) welcomed an announcement of a proposed visit by Hong Kong authorities to Namibia, regarding the exportation of beef and game meat from Namibia to that country.
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Hard cheese wins top honours at SA Dairy Awards

For the third year in a row the prize for the best dairy product in SA has been awarded to a cheese.
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The potential of rhino horn farming

Illegal rhino poaching is increasing because of the high demand for horn from the increasingly wealthy Asian elite , according to Michael Murphree, a researcher at the Potchefstroom Campus of the North West University’s African Centre for Disaster Studies.
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Zambia’s first ever ‘full-scale’ agricultural expo a resounding success

Reports from Zambia indicate that the country’s “first full-scale, live agriculture event” held at Chisamba earlier in April was a resounding success.
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Million dollar donation for agricultural college

Taung Agricultural College near Vryburg in the North West has received a donation of US$1 million (R10,5 million) from Danish company Haldor Topsøe, which specialises in research and technology.
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Police bust KZN hydroponic dagga grower

A search by police of a house in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal, recently yielded a R1,2 million haul of hydroponically grown dagga.
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Destructive banana fungus spreads from Asia to Africa

The UN warned of possible “massive destruction” of the annual global $5 billion (R52 billion) banana crop as the TR4 strain of Panama disease spreads from Asia to Africa and the Middle East.
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Fuel price increases much higher than inflation

Over the past 15 years the price of fuel in South Africa increased by more than 560%, according to Eqstra Fleet Management.
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Massive EC water infrastructure investment unveiled

Water supply in the Eastern Cape is set to improve with the launch of the R12,45 billion Mzimvubu Water Project in Tsolo Junction, reported SAnews.gov.za.
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