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New family farming organisation for SA

New family farming organisation for SA

A new organisation aimed at protecting and promoting the rights, values, ideals and needs of family farmers in the primary production sector in South Africa was officially launched in Pretoria...
‘South Africans must brace themselves for higher food prices’

‘South Africans must brace themselves for higher food prices’

While there is currently little evidence of price pressure compared with a year ago, supermarket chain Shoprite has warned that food prices could increase over the next few months.
Drought mitigates fall armyworm damage

Drought mitigates fall armyworm damage

Although recent drought conditions have had a significant negative impact on South Africa’s 2018/2019 summer crop production, the lack of rain could have resulted...
Frozen chicken meat imports hit record levels last year

SA frozen chicken meat imports hit record levels last year

South Africa set a new record for the amount of frozen broiler meat that was brought into the country last year, importing R6 billion worth of chicken.
Wine industry satisfied with inflationary sin tax increase

Wine industry satisfied with inflationary sin tax increase

The South African wine and brandy industry has welcomed the inflationary increase in excise duties announced by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni in the 2019/2020 National Budget Speech on Wednesday.
SA peanut plantings at lowest level ever

SA peanut plantings at lowest level ever

Only 19 200ha had been planted to peanuts in the 2018/2019 production season, which is the smallest area on record, according to Grain SA head economist, Luan van der Walt.
No pay rise for MPs as govt seeks to close budget deficit

No pay rise for MPs as govt seeks to close budget...

South Africa is not immune to events in the global economy and the expected slowdown in world economic growth will constrain the country’s export growth forecast, leading to a weaker...

Treasury cuts land reform budget

The allocation from National Treasury to the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) will decrease from just under R11 billion in 2019/2020 to R10,67 billion in the 2020/21...

More money for black farmer development in Mboweni’s budget

The national budget for the 2019/2020 fiscal year, which was tabled by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni in Parliament on Wednesday, represented, according to the minister, a financial and spending plan...
Latest rhino poaching statistics called into question

Latest rhino poaching statistics called into question

While the 25% decline in rhino poaching incidences in South Africa between 2017 and 2018 should be cause for celebration, some are calling into question the accuracy of these latest...
Organised agriculture’s wish list for 2019/2020 budget speech

Organised agriculture’s wish list for 2019/2020 budget speech

Timeous and effective government assistance for South Africa’s farmers to survive ongoing drought conditions is one of the key aspects that major agricultural organisations are hoping will be highlighted in...
Agri sector highlights negative consequences of load-shedding

Agri sector highlights negative consequences of load-shedding

Organised agricultural organisations have expressed serious concern that any further load-shedding carried out by Eskom during important production periods could negatively impact the profitably of farmers and the affordability of...

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Top Belgian racing pigeon sold for R20 million

Top Belgian racing pigeon sold for R20 million

A top racing pigeon named Armando has been sold for 1,25 million euros (about R20,5 million) in an online auction, the highest-price ever achieved for a single pigeon in such...

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