South Africa

Latest stats show slight decrease in rhino poaching

Latest stats show slight decrease in rhino poaching

There has been a decline in the number of rhinos being poached in South Africa, with 508 falling victim to poachers in the year ending 31 August 2018, compared with...
Courts order municipalities to adhere to commonage rules

Courts order municipalities to adhere to commonage rules

Two recent court rulings on commonages have outlined the rights of those using the areas, as well as the responsibilities of official custodians.
Agri interventions key to Ramaphosa’s economic stimulus package

Agri interventions key to Ramaphosa’s economic stimulus package

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that government has reprioritised funding towards an economic stimulus package that would focus on agriculture, among other sectors.
Free State fires claim first fatality

Free State fires claim first fatality

Fire officials in the Free State expressed hope that the forecast of rain for the weekend could bring some relief for those battling fires across the province, which had already...
Omnia to pay R30 million fine for collusion

Omnia to pay R30 million fine for collusion

Following an almost 15 year legal battle between Omnia Fertilizer and South Africa’s Competition Commission (CompCom), the fertiliser company has agreed to pay a R30 million “administrative penalty” for engaging...
Hemp production could soon be legal

Hemp production could soon be legal

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has formally requested the Department of Health and the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development to consider the necessary legislative amendments to...
‘Diesel now second highest input cost’ – Grain SA

‘Diesel now second highest input cost’ – Grain SA

The Automobile Association of South Africa is forecasting record increase in fuel prices for October, including a possible R1,38/litre increase in the wholesale diesel price.
NWK

NWK announces R20 million profit

Heinrich Kruger, chairman of the agri NWK board, ascribes the company’s positive financial results to its staff’s dedication and hard work.
Shot hole borer pest found in SA pecan trees

Shot hole borer pest found in pecan trees

The East-Asian polyphagous shot hole borer (Euwallacea sp. nr fornicates) has been discovered in pecan trees in Hartswater, Northern Cape, according to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF).
Nation in Conversation

Nation in Conversation live-stream from Nampo Cape

Nation in Conversation, an agricultural discussion platform, will broadcast live from the first-ever Nampo Cape event at Bredasdorp Park, Overberg from 12-14 September 2018.
MPO and Free State agri department agree on small dairies

MPO and Free State agri department agree on small dairies

The Free State Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Milk Producers’ Organisation (MPO) have agreed on the need to relook how milk is consumed in the province and...
Impact of politics and economy on tractor sales

Impact of politics and economy on tractor sales

Tractor sales in South Africa recovered well in 2017 after a slump in 2016 due to the widespread drought, but the current political and economic climate could affect sales during...

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