South Africa

ANC’s land reform policy ‘socialist’

Capitalism in South Africa is under attack by a ruling party that is moving towards socialism and away from private property ownership.

North West farmers suspicious of R155 million projects

The announcement by North West’s MEC for agriculture and rural development, Desbo Mohono, that she budgeted R155 million for the implementation of a number of agricultural projects in the 2012/2013...

Government curbs growth in poultry industry

Government needs to implement a blanket duty on all chicken imports for the local industry to survive the onslaught of chicken dumping.

A fracking change of heart

Right up until three months ago, Prof Gerrit van Tonder was convinced that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to explore for shale gas would not contaminate the groundwater of the Karoo.

Beneficiaries invade own land on land reform game farms

A study looking at the experience of communities that were awarded game farms as part of the land restitution process has shown that beneficiaries could be forced to ‘invade’ their...

FPA’s feeling ‘twitchy’ over this season’s fire risk

Fire Protection Associations in KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga are anticipating a challenging fire-fighting season this year.

DAFF denies that OBP vaccines are faulty

Agricultural minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has left farmers baffled after denying that there was ever a question over the efficacy of Onderstepoort Biological Products (OBP) vaccines.

Agriculture jobs creation questioned

The most recent quarterly labour force survey conducted by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) show that employment in agriculture increased by 8,8% over the past year.

Land reform policy likened to socialism

Capitalism in South Africa is under attack by a ruling party that is moving towards socialism and away from private property ownership.

Stockman’s School embraces new farmers

In a first for South Africa, the Aldam Stockman’s School is offering a course for beginner farmers.

Rabies continues to claim human victims in KZN

Three people have now become victims of KwaZulu-Natal’s rabies epidemic.

Farmers invited to apply for Nerpo infrastructure improvement loans

The National Emergent Red Meat Producers Organization (Nerpo) has invited smallholder farmers to start applying for the new Nerpo Farm Machinery & Infrastructural Improvement Fund, which Land Bank and the...

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