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Hunting has dramatically increased game on privately-owned farms in South Africa
By Arthur Rudman, Blaauwkrantz Safaris

Sharon van Wyk's letter (FW, 13 December) refers. I believe the letter was meant to embarrass past president of the professional hunter's association of South Africa, Hans Vermaak, and the rest of the South African and international hunting fraternity.
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More calls for unity in macadamia sector
By Carl Henning (Chairman of Samac)

As a grower and chairperson of the Southern African Macadamia Growers Association (Samac), I share his frustrations at the apathy of some macadamia growers/handlers who continue to benefit from the important work done by Samac without contributing to its running.
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The true cost of hunting
By Sharon van Wyk (Conservation writer and film-maker, working with Conservation Action Trust)

Hans Vermaak’s lamentation on the demise of trophy hunting in Botswana (FW, 22 November) and profound concern for the future of ‘sustainable utilisation’ of wildlife refers.
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‘I’ve seen the earthworms return’ – Ernst Holl’s response to SASRI
By Ernst Holl

SASRI says using lime on our high pH soils is incorrect. Can somebody then explain to me why has this soil’s pH decreased from 7,7 in 2005 to 7,2 in 2011?
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Agang’s Leshilo not well-informed
By Danie du Plessis, Regional Representative: TAU SA East and KwaZulu-Natal

The article by Thabo Leshilo (23 August), head of communications for Agang, refers.
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Most difficult way to make a living
By Digby Tilsley, Fouriesburg

We live in an economic system where the tail is wagging the dog.
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Sponsorship of Settlers Show
By Marielle Ford, GRC committee

On behalf of the Grahamstown Riding Club committee, the members and the participants in the Settlers Show, we would like to thank Farmer’s Weekly for your support of the GRC’s major annual event.
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Establishing a cider-making tradition
By Dr Nevin J Stewart, via email

There is no cider-making tradition in South Africa. This may seem surprising, particularly as South Africa is ranked number 16 in terms of annual apple production.
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Hunters vital for conservation
By Peter Flack, via email

I refer to the column ‘Townie has gone off biltong’ by Derek Christopher (7 June).
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Setting a poor example
By R L Daly, via email

Derek Christopher’s article of 7 June left me shaking my head in disbelief.
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Minister Nkwinti's proposal to landowners to give 50% of their farms to farmworkers is...
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Will benefit land reform. (41.84 %) Ridiculous, this will not resolve land issues. (13.68 %) Mathematically impossible. (5.26 %) Will threaten food security. (39.21 %) Will benefit land reform. (41.84 %) Ridiculous, this will not resolve land issues. (13.68 %) Mathematically impossible. (5.26 %) Will threaten food security. (39.21 %)
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