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Second veterinary school needed – Agri Eastern Cape

Second veterinary school needed – Agri Eastern Cape

During the recent annual Agri Eastern Cape congress in Jeffrey’s Bay, the organisation reached a resolution to support the establishment of a school of veterinary science in the province.
Confusion around Ramaphosa’s land expropriation announcement

Confusion around Ramaphosa’s land expropriation announcement

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on Tuesday that the ANC would move to amend Section 25 of the Constitution to “explicitly” allow for expropriation of land without compensation, has caused confusion...
Good marketing knowledge key to fresh produce profits

Good marketing knowledge key to fresh produce profits

Fresh produce suppliers can choose from a variety of marketing channels, which each offer different challenges and rewards, when selling their produce.
SA opens market for US shell eggs

SA paves the way for US shell egg imports

South Africa has officially opened its market to imports of US shell eggs, according to a report by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
NCT Forestry celebrates its 2018 tree farmers of the year

NCT Forestry celebrates its 2018 tree farmers of the year

A woman tree farmer from KwaZulu-Natal’s Greytown area was recently announced as NCT Forestry’s 2018 Tree Farmer of the Year in the competition’s small-scale grower category.
Albertina Nontwazana Stungu

Growing veggies on a small plot of land

Albertina Nontwazana Stungu, a domestic worker in Port Elizabeth, is testament to the fact that a farming operation does not necessarily require vast tracts of land.
Parliament to rule on amnesty for expired firearm licences

Parliament to rule on amnesty for expired firearm licences

Minister of Police Bheki Cele’s request to Parliament for a six-month amnesty period for firearm owners whose licences have expired, has been referred to the Parliament Portfolio Committee on Police...
200 more SA elephants destined for Mozambique

200 more SA elephants destined for Mozambique

A further 200 elephants from South Africa have been donated to Mozambique, this time by the De Beers Group. This follows the donation of 53 elephants by two KwaZulu-Natal conservation...
Northern Cape wind farms come to the rescue of sheep farmers

Northern Cape wind farms come to the rescue of sheep farmers

More than 100 drought-stricken Northern Cape sheep farmers, who have been struggling to keep their livestock fed and supplied with water, have been thrown a lifeline by two local wind...
A new beginning for crisis-hit Coligny

A new beginning for crisis-hit Coligny

Agribusiness NWK is funding a project launched by the South Africa Day Project in order to contribute to the regeneration of the Coligny town and community in North West province.
Claws out for lion bones quota increase

Claws out for lion bones quota increase

The decision to increase South Africa’s annual lion bone export quota to 1 500 skeletons has been taken to task by the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT).
Attracting investors to Africa

Attracting investors to Africa

For Africa to attract investment to the agricultural sector, it needs a stable policy environment that allows trade to flow, according to Dr Doaa Abdel-Motaal, trade specialist and former deputy...

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Local manufacturers seen at Royal Show

Every year, the Royal Show features exhibitors and agricultural equipment quite different from those at Nampo. The Royal Show is also a showcase for smaller and local manufacturers.

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