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‘Adhere to the law to ensure ethical biltong hunting’

Biltong hunting has formed an important part of the South African way of life for hundreds of years.

‘New broom’ for Western Cape department of agriculture

Dr Mogale Sebopetsa will assume the position of new head of the Western Cape Department of Agriculture on 1 April. He takes over from Joyene Isaacs.

Essential Covid-19 lockdown regulations for farmers

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (agriculture department) has made it clear that the agriculture and food sector value chain, which is responsible for food security, has...
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SARS expects hundreds of millions in tobacco lockdown losses

The government’s ban on the sale of legal tobacco products during the current national lockdown, which was put in place by Government as an urgent measure to slow down the...

Coronavirus: positive and negative for citrus industry

The South African citrus industry is expected to export a record 143,3 million cartons of citrus fruit to more than 100 countries in 2020.

‘Exchange rate rather than tariffs will affect chicken prices’

The ongoing decline of the rand against major international trading currencies is likely to affect local consumer prices of imported chicken even more than the recently announced tariff increases on...

Bullish grain forecast for SA will help ‘tame’ food inflation

The Crop Estimate’s Committee (CEC) has revised the expected commercial maize crop for 2020 up another 1,7% to over 14,8 million tons.

‘Too early to see impact on illegal wildlife trade’

It is too early to speculate whether the suspected links between wildlife trade and consumption and the emergence of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are resulting in any reductions in the...

Restaurant demand for avos down, home consumption stable

The avocado industry has not been spared the effects of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global pandemic.

Land Claims Court comes down hard on state-paid lawyers

Private-sector attorneys and advocates who are paid by the state to assess the merits of land claims, and where necessary, pursue these cases in the Land Claims Court, have been...

Farmer’s Weekly goes online for duration of SA lockdown

Today we start our 21-day national lockdown in a bid to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus virus (COVID-19) in South Africa.
Lower crude oil prices to affect SA sugar industry

Lower crude oil prices to affect SA sugar industry

The recent major decline in international crude oil prices is likely to have a significant impact on South Africa’s sugar value chain.


Minimal coronavirus impact for cross-border banana farmers

To date, border closures and limitations on movement as a result of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global pandemic have had minimal impact on South African farmers with operations in Mozambique.
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