South Africa

Agriculture looking healthy amid job growth

The agricultural sector is on the up and the proof is in the pudding with the sector showing an increase in job growth of 3%.

Guava industry worried about disease outbreak

Guava producers in the Western Cape are looking forward to a better year after difficult weather conditions during 2011 caused massive crop losses.

KZN farmers disturbed at land invasion incident

The KwaZulu-Natal farming community has reacted with shock and outrage to news of a farmer allegedly being assaulted by land invaders and chased off the land he was leasing.

Foot and mouth outbreak suspected in Mpumalanga

A suspected outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease (FMD) in Verena, Mpumalanga is being denied by government who maintain that cattle are infected with lumpy skin disease.

Eskom on track to have nature reserve proclaimed on its land

The Wildlands Conservation Trust has been tasked by national electricity provider, Eskom, to help it establish a 9 000 hectare nature reserve at its hydro-electric Ingula Pumped Storage Project straddling...

Hunters want qualified head of permits appointed urgently at KZN Wildlife

Hunters in South Africa, and especially in KwaZulu-Natal, are urging provincial conservation organisation, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, to prioritise permanently filling the post of Manager: Hunting and Permits within the organisation...

Dekalb celebrates 100 years

Monsanto’s Dekalb maize has reached the 100 year mark, making it one of the oldest agricultural products in South Africa.

Royal Show 2012 bigger and better!

Organisers of the Royal Show 2012 announced that this year’s event will boast an impressive line-up in the ever-popular agricultural section.

Rhino hunting norms welcomed

Recently gazetted norms and standards for white rhino hunting in South Africa have, in the main, been welcomed by the country’s hunting industry.

Are these game prices sustainable?

Many say prices in the booming game industry are out of control – and then there’s the ‘colouration issue’.

Businesses frustrated with KZN agri-department’s tender process

Agricultural input and services companies in KwaZulu-Natal have expressed frustration at the way in which tender processes are implemented by the KZN Department of Agriculture and Environmental Affairs.

Umzimkulu mill reopens

Illovo’s Umzimkulu sugar mill, on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, is due to reopen after a year-long closure.

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