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Zeder maintains earnings despite difficult trading environment

Zeder maintains earnings despite difficult trading environment

JSE-listed Zeder Investments, which focuses on the agriculture, food and beverage sectors, managed to deliver comparable recurring earnings and maintain dividends, despite a challenging macro-environment in which the company and...
Recent rainfall expected to aid summer grain production

Recent rainfall expected to aid summer grain production

The rain that recently occurred over the western part of the summer grain production region of South Africa will be of great value to the crops still on the land,...
SA company pulls out of R4,8 billion Clover acquisition bid

SA company pulls out of R4,8 billion Clover acquisition bid

Pressure from pro-Palestinian groups has resulted in South African company, Brimstone Investment Corporation, pulling out of a consortium that intends to acquire Clover Industries for a reported R4,8 billion. Brimstone...

Hong Kong customs seizes 83kg of SA rhino horn

Almost 83kg of rhino horn from South Africa valued at around R29 million were recently intercepted by Hong Kong customs officials at the Hong Kong International Airport.
Swift action contains swine fever outbreak

Swift action contains swine fever outbreak

The SA Pork Producer’s Organisation (SAPPO) has commended the swift reaction by state veterinary officials in dealing with a case of African Swine Fever (ASF) on a game farm near...
Agricultural machinery sales down in March

Agricultural machinery sales down in March

Nationwide sales of tractors and combine harvesters have remained under pressure for the first quarter of 2019.
New farmers require “compassionate” financing - Mlengana

New farmers require “compassionate” financing – Mlengana

The financial sector has been asked to endeavour to develop a more "compassionate" approach for the financing of new farmers.
Nampo Hall

Over 700 exhibitors expected at Nampo 2019

Grain SA received 425 new applications for exhibition space for the 2019 Nampo Harvest Day, which was taking place from 14 to 17 May.
High presence of fall armyworm moths in the Western Cape

High presence of fall armyworm moths in the Western Cape

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) called on Western Cape farmers to conduct regular checks of their lands after “high numbers” of fall armyworm (FAW) moths were detected...
Ostriches

EU lifts import ban on SA ostrich meat

The resumption of heat-treated ostrich meat exports to the EU will help ease the pressure that South African ostrich farmers have experienced in recent years.
Emergency eradication plan for Palmer amaranth weed

Emergency eradication plan for Palmer amaranth weed

CropLife SA has released an emergency eradication plan for the invasive weed Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri), which can result in almost total crop failure in maize.
‘Drought has created a perfect storm for SA banks’

‘Drought has created a perfect storm for SA banks’

Finding solutions to the challenge of financing farmers during drought has become extremely difficult.

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Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe

Agri SA fights back against Mantashe’s fracking appeal

National agricultural union Agri SA has assured its members and the general public that it continuing its fight to have the potential exploration for and mining of South Africa’s terrestrial...

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