South Africa

Feeding the hungry could benefit the wheat and bread industry

Some 20% of South African households are food insecure with inadequate access to food.

Co-op workers strike

Weeks of wage negotiations between eight agricultural companies and co-operatives and their employees have failed for six of them.

Labour law amendments hinder employment

Stricter labour laws will result in further job losses, according to industry experts.

Government warms to shale gas exploration

The Treasure Karoo Action Group (TKAG), the civil society organisation leading the fight against plans to explore for shale gas in the Karoo, has not taken kindly to the National Planning Commission’s (NPC) support for hydraulic fracturing.

Verlorenvlei mining halted, for now

Prospecting work for, amongst other, tungsten, molybdenum and rare earths, on a farm in the Moutonshoek Valley, by Bongani Minerals has been halted after the Western Cape High Court recently granted an interdict brought by the Bergrivier Municipality to halt the drilling.

Timber industry very concerned about AARTO implications

The South African timber industry is concerned that proposed road traffic legislation together with the requirements of its associated Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Act will threaten the industry’s functioning and profitability.

Drought – price drop

Sporadic drought and the retail industry’s reluctance to pass on lower prices to the consumer caused a serious red meat price drop. It is feared that farmers will be forced off their farms if prices do not pick up soon.

Mine admits guilt and coughs up for farmer

A Mpumalanga farmer has triumphed over a coal mine in a case that has set a legal precedent for mines who don’t comply with the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA).

Must Reads

Send this to a friend