South Africa

More African swine fever outbreaks reported

More African swine fever outbreaks reported

Two more outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) were recently confirmed by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF).
Agricultural machinery sales continue to lose traction

Agricultural machinery sales continue to lose traction

Uncertainty surrounding the prospects for the summer harvests and winter plantings of commodity crops, the outcome of the general election, and the exchange rate of the rand, all placed a...
Nkwinti in hot water over Public Protector’s findings

Nkwinti in hot water over Public Protector’s findings

Gugile Nkwinti, the Minister of Water and Sanitation, reportedly unduly used his influence to secure a R97,6 million farm in Limpopo for a friend and his business partner during his...
Farmer's Weekly Merchandise

Exclusive Farmer’s Weekly merchandise at Nampo Harvest Day

Farmer’s Weekly will be at Nampo again this year with exclusive offers and merchandise only available at the show.
Higher than normal temperatures expected for early winter

Higher than normal temperatures expected for early winter

Indications are that higher than normal temperatures can be expected for most parts of South Africa from May to July this year, according to Cobus Olivier, long-term weather forecaster at...
Nampo Harvest Day

What to expect at Nampo Harvest Day 2019

Grain SA’s annual Nampo Harvest Day agricultural show, which will be held from 14 to 17 May at Nampo Park near Bothaville, takes place just a week after the South...
Election promises for farming

Election 2019: Political parties on land and farming

In the run-up to this month’s general election, Farmer’s Weekly journalists around the country posed the same questions to the seven political parties that performed the best in the 2014 general...
SA’s licensing ‘debacle’ leaves firearm owners stranded

SA’s licensing ‘debacle’ leaves firearm owners stranded

Firearm owners are being left stranded by the firearm licensing “fiasco” currently playing out in the country.
Fourth straight month of fuel price increases for SA

Fourth straight month of fuel price increases for SA

Consumers and motorists are bracing themselves for another hefty increase in the fuel price, making it the fourth consecutive price hike this year.
Upset in SA national sheep shearing championship

Upset in SA national sheep shearing championship

South Africans will now have to pin their hopes on two new blade shearers, Fickson Maqhosha and Bonile Rebela, to defend the country’s title at the Golden Shears World Championship...
Shearers sharpen their blades to secure a spot in SA team

Shearers sharpen their blades to secure a spot in SA team

Sheep shearers from across South Africa are gathering in Bloemfontein this weekend to try and secure their place in the national team heading to the Golden Shears World Championship in...
‘Fighting a losing battle in R859 million illegal abalone trade’

‘Fighting a losing battle in R859 million illegal abalone trade’

The Minister of Agriculture Senzeni Zokwana recently announced that the new total allowable catch for South African abalone (Haliotis midae) was set at 96t for the 2018/2019 fishing season, which...

WHAT TO READ NEXT

Anthia beetle

Dealing with Anthia beetles in your paddocks

The Anthia beetle squirts a highly irritant fluid into the eyes of animals. This substance can cause redness, inflammation and swelling. Dr Mac explains how to manage these insects on...

Send this to a friend