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Are South Africans full of themselves?

Are South Africans full of themselves?

South Africa has long traded on its self-proclaimed status of being the gateway for foreign investment into Africa.
Land reform: a clear purpose, but no plan

Land reform: a clear purpose, but no plan

The most frustrating aspect of the current status of the land reform process is the total lack of any clear plan or vision for the road ahead.
coffee with Gwede Mantashe

Coffee with Mantashe

I was recently paid a visit by an Eastern Cape farmer who is an ardent reader of the Farmer’s Weekly. You might know him better as the secretary-general of the...
The safety of our farming communities

The safety of our farming communities

Every time I hear the news of another farm attack, I immediately stop and phone my parents to reassure myself that they are safe.
Agriculture in Africa still lagging behind

Agriculture in Africa still lagging behind

The development of agriculture in Africa was high on the agenda at this year’s SIMA Paris International Agribusiness Show in France.
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Celebrating 106 years on the land

Today we celebrate Farmer’s Weekly’s 106th birthday. This is not only a celebration of 106 years of publishing, but of over a century of commercial farming in Southern Africa.
Get ready to live in a different world

Get ready to live in a different world

I read an article a few weeks ago about one of Elon Musk’s – Tesla and SpaceX CEO – latest projects: the development of neural lace, an invention that would...
Globalisation – a subjective concept

Globalisation – a subjective concept

The campaign that flung President Donald Trump into the White House introduced the world to the concept of alternative facts.
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End cruelty to rhinos!

Whenever I see a rhino these days, I wonder if these remarkable creatures will still be around when I reach old age.
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Predicting the future of farming

Humanity has always survived by adapting, but it seems to me that the next decade or two will require it to change more and faster than ever before.
global farming challenges

Global challenges facing farmers

During the first week of January, the University of Oxford in the UK hosted the annual Oxford Farming Conference. Reading through some of the presentations given at the event, I...
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Agriculture’s New Year’s resolutions

New Year’s resolutions may seem passé, but they can be a great way of at least attempting to implement what is known as the Urgent-Important Matrix in your life.

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Diversification beats poor wine grape prices

Diversification beats poor wine grape prices – Part 1

Wine grape prices have remained unchanged for the past decade, and producers in the Olifants River Valley have started to investigate alternative avenues for generating income. Local farmer, Willem van...

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