South Africa

Farmers throw away ‘good’ food – Food Bank

Instead of farmers throwing away or destroying unmarketable produce, the food should be donated to the poor, said Mohamed Kajee, Food Bank South Africa managing director, at a meeting held...

SA’s dairy producers face a tough 12 months

Having to counteract the effects of high input costs and decreased milk prices means South Africa’s dairy farmers face a difficult 12 months

Land distribution targets in KZN surpassed – Kwanalu

According to the KwaZulu-Natal Agricultural Union’s recent audit, almost 49% of agricultural land in the province is in black hands. Robyn Joubert reports.

Price increases and Eurozone, US recession a threat to farmers –...

A rapidly growing world population and increasing demand for more protein and fresh products from India, China and some African countries should help to ensure good returns for farmers for...

Interest rates left unchanged

The Governor of the South African Reserve Bank, Gill Marcus has left the interest rate unchanged.

Full Fracking Report available to the public

The Department of Mineral Resources has published the complete report on the proposed hydraulic fracturing in the Karoo on its website.

More certainty needed to prevent SA slipping further

South Africa dropped two places in the World Economic Forum’s latest Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) – from 50th to 52nd out of 144 countries surveyed.

Stock theft hotspots in Eastern Cape identified

Kommadagga, Adelaide and Fort Beaufort are currently the main stock theft hotspots in the Eastern Cape.

Farmers warned not to react to ‘irresponsible comments’

Farmers tend to find a catastrophe in everything and ‘over-react’ to irresponsible comments from certain quarters, Eastern Cape RPO (ECRPO)chairperson Dr Pieter Prinsloo told delegates at the organisation’s AGM held...

Tragic death of three Agri SA members

Agri SA expressed its shock at the death of three of its members in an aircraft accident in the Cato Ridge area near Pietermaritzburg.

Massive golden handshake likely for Langa Zita

The recently suspended director-general (DG) of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), Langa Zita, could receive a multimillion rand golden handshake.

‘Farmers thrilled about fracking’ – Shabangu

Mineral Resources minister Susan Shabangu believes that farmers in general are “very excited” about the lifting of a moratorium on shale gas exploration in the Karoo, because this would eventually...


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‘Growing the agri value chain through partnerships’

Partnership linkages are required throughout the agricultural value chain to ensure that the sector contributes to the growth of the economy.

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