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Exclusive Farmer’s Weekly merchandise at Nampo Harvest Day

Farmer’s Weekly will be at Nampo again this year with exclusive offers and merchandise only available at the show.
Higher than normal temperatures expected for early winter

Higher than normal temperatures expected for early winter

Indications are that higher than normal temperatures can be expected for most parts of South Africa from May to July this year, according to Cobus Olivier, long-term weather forecaster at...
Nampo Harvest Day

What to expect at Nampo Harvest Day 2019

Grain SA’s annual Nampo Harvest Day agricultural show, which will be held from 14 to 17 May at Nampo Park near Bothaville, takes place just a week after the South...
Election promises for farming

Election 2019: Political parties on land and farming

In the run-up to this month’s general election, Farmer’s Weekly journalists around the country posed the same questions to the seven political parties that performed the best in the 2014 general...
SA’s licensing ‘debacle’ leaves firearm owners stranded

SA’s licensing ‘debacle’ leaves firearm owners stranded

Firearm owners are being left stranded by the firearm licensing “fiasco” currently playing out in the country.
Fourth straight month of fuel price increases for SA

Fourth straight month of fuel price increases for SA

Consumers and motorists are bracing themselves for another hefty increase in the fuel price, making it the fourth consecutive price hike this year.
Upset in SA national sheep shearing championship

Upset in SA national sheep shearing championship

South Africans will now have to pin their hopes on two new blade shearers, Fickson Maqhosha and Bonile Rebela, to defend the country’s title at the Golden Shears World Championship...
Shearers sharpen their blades to secure a spot in SA team

Shearers sharpen their blades to secure a spot in SA team

Sheep shearers from across South Africa are gathering in Bloemfontein this weekend to try and secure their place in the national team heading to the Golden Shears World Championship in...
‘Fighting a losing battle in R859 million illegal abalone trade’

‘Fighting a losing battle in R859 million illegal abalone trade’

The Minister of Agriculture Senzeni Zokwana recently announced that the new total allowable catch for South African abalone (Haliotis midae) was set at 96t for the 2018/2019 fishing season, which...

Agri SA in partnership to improve rural safety

Agri SA and Fidelity ADT, a subsidiary of the Fidelity Services Group, recently signed an agreement in Centurion aimed at curbing the high number of farm attacks and related agricultural...
New association for vertical farmers in Africa

New association for vertical farmers in Africa

The African Association for Vertical Farming was launched during a recent conference hosted by Izindaba Zokudla (Conversations about Food) at the University of Johannesburg's (UJ) Soweto Campus.
: ‘Poultry imports are critical to keep prices in check’

‘Poultry imports are critical to keep prices in check’

The South African National Consumer Union (SANCU) and the Emerging Black Importers and Exporters South Africa (EBieSA) are contesting the import tariff on chicken proposed by the South African Poultry...

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