South Africa

Grain transport differential ‘will be phased out’ in future

he South African grain production market is increasingly becoming more sophisticated and that will eventually lead to the phasing out of the Safex transport differential, said Grain SA Maize Working...

African army worm outbreak may be over

Dr Gerhard Verdoorn, head of the Griffon Poison Information Centre, said that the recent outbreak of African army worm was the worst experienced in 20 years.

Constitutional court lets farm eviction stand

The Constitutional Court today dismissed an appeal against an eviction order, against the children of a retired worker living on a Stellenbosch farm.

Exemption from minimum wage not the answer

A lack of criteria for being granted exemption from paying the new minimum wage has left farmers with little hope of finding a solution to the wage crisis.

DAFF unable to account for tractors given to provinces

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) might soon be the subject of a forensic audit after officials were unable to fully account to parliament for tractors and other...

Three KZN farm robbery suspects arrested

Detectives of the Harding SAPS and members of the Kokstad Cluster Task Team in KwaZulu-Natal arrested three men suspected of robbing a farm in the area in January.

Clover’s operating profit lower due to higher costs

Dairy processor Clover’s revenue increased by 10,8% for the six months ended 31 December 2012, compared to the same period the previous year, to R3,98 billion rand.

Government milks wine industry

The wine industry welcomed concessions made in excise duty hikes, as announced by finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, in the national budget.

White paper to be finalised by May

The minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Gugile Nkwinti, wants to have the drafting of the Land Reform White Paper finalised by May 2013.

Charges against three South African farmers in Congo ‘nothing terrible’

Three South African farmers in the Republic of Congo have been suspended from operations, pending disciplinary hearings.

Horse meat scandal just tip of the iceberg – study

The horse meat scandal that erupted in Europe in January appears to be the tip of the iceberg for South Africans who have been consuming everything from donkey to water...

Will tides of change affect agri-investment?

Confidence levels in the agricultural business sector increased in the fourth quarter of 2012, and has been on an overall upward trend since hitting an all-time low in 2009.


China imports soya bean from Brazil as tensions rise with US

China imports soya bean from Brazil as tensions rise with US

The world’s top soya bean importer, China, imported just over 5,93 million tons of the commodity from Brazil in April, compared with 5,79 million tons last year, according to data...
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