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Egg farmer scoops Western Cape Young Farmer of the Year award

Johan van der Schyff, an egg farmer from Plettenberg Bay, has been named as the Western Cape Young Farmer of the Year at a recent function held at Eensgezind, just...
Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe

Agri SA fights back against Mantashe’s fracking appeal

National agricultural union Agri SA has assured its members and the general public that it will continue its fight to have the potential exploration for and mining of South Africa’s...
Con Court appeal on the cards in Vrede Dairy report case

Con Court appeal on the cards in Vrede Dairy report case

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane intends appealing the High Court ruling that declared the report into the Vrede Dairy Project “unlawful, unconstitutional and invalid”.

Concern about South Africa’s rising unemployment rate

South Africa’s unemployment rate increased to the highest level since the third quarter of 2017, according to Statistics South Africa.
‘Traditional land ownership must be sorted out’

‘Traditional land ownership must be sorted out’

Confusion about the powers and functions of South Africa’s traditional leaders and government ownership of communal land came to the fore at a recent panel discussion between agricultural role players.
Nation in Conversation panellists

Combine agri and land departments, says Purchase

To improve service delivery and overall performance by the departments of Agriculture and Rural Development and Land Reform, President Cyril Ramaphosa should consider merging these two departments, says Dr John...

Traceability system on track, says SA Feedlot Association

Implementing a functional national identification and traceability system for the livestock sector would take about 10 years and cost approximately R200 million, according to Dewald Olivier, executive officer of the...

SA cannot afford ‘ostrich politics’ with land reform

Although land and land reform played a lesser role than expected in the recent election, these matters needed to be resolved urgently, according to Theo Venter, a political analyst from...
‘Many factors impact vegetable price fluctuations’

‘Many factors impact vegetable price fluctuations’

The Fresh Produce Market Trends report released in the first week of May by Absa senior agricultural economist, Wessel Lemmer, indicated that potato volumes increased 102% from the previous week,...
‘Voter apathy does not bode well for SA’s democracy’

‘Voter apathy does not bode well for SA’s democracy’

The most worrying trend in this general election was the poor voter turnout, which was just over 65%, said political risk analyst and associate professor at the Wits Business School,...
51% decline in operating profit for Astral Foods

51% decline in operating profit for Astral Foods

The higher costs of raw ingredients for chicken feed combined with depressed consumer spending during the period 1 October 2018 to 31 March 2019, were key factors in the 51%...

Suspects in ‘significant’ stock theft case seek bail

Five suspects were expected to appear in the Ermelo Magistrate’s Court for a second time on Friday after being charged with stock theft involving 334 head of cattle estimated at...

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International accolade for Farmer’s Weekly editor

International accolade for Farmer’s Weekly editor

Farmer’s Weekly editor Denene Erasmus has been awarded the inaugural Alltech International Award for Leadership in Agricultural Journalism from the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ).

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