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Top executives fingered in Tongaat Hulett investigation

A six-month forensic investigation into the financial affairs of Tongaat Hulett Limited (THL) has identified extensive financial mismanagement allegedly carried out, or deliberately overlooked, by a number of leaders within...
Foot-and-mouth disease now confirmed in 10 locations

Foot-and-mouth disease now confirmed in 10 locations

Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) cases have now been confirmed in 10 locations in Limpopo. This was according to the latest report on the outbreak issued by the Directorate of Animal Health...
Widespread protests against ‘farmer bashing’ in the EU

Widespread protests against ‘farmer bashing’ in the EU

In the latest incident in a string of protests across Europe during the past few weeks, farmers took to the streets of Paris, France on Wednesday and blocked the city’s...

Heatwave warning for much of South Africa

The South African Weather Services (SAWS) has warned that severe heatwave conditions would prevail over most of South Africa for the rest of the week and into the weekend.

Exports to China continuing for now, despite FMD outbreak

Despite the recent outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Limpopo, exports of red meat products, wool, and hides to China will continue.
Tongaat Hulett secures more funding for turnaround strategy

Tongaat Hulett secures more funding for turnaround strategy

The Tongaat Hulett group has entered into detailed arrangements with lenders for existing and additional loans to assist the ailing company’s recovery. This was according to a recent shareholder update...

Foot-and-mouth disease spreads to four feedlots in Limpopo

In an attempt to curb the spread of the latest foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (agriculture department) has called on role players...

Consumers must prepare for higher red meat prices

The decision by the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development and members of the livestock industry, to place a temporary ban on all livestock auctions in Limpopo, Mpumalanga,...
Illegal vaccines compound China’s African swine fever crisis

Illegal vaccines compound China’s African swine fever crisis

China’s agricultural ministry has warned farmers against the use of illegal and experimental vaccines as the country continues to struggle to contain the African swine fever epidemic.
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Price collusion in Zimbabwe’s hybrid seed market

A new study in Zimbabwe has found that the high concentration of seed companies in that country is promoting price collusion, which is resulting in hybrid maize seed becoming too...
New campaign aims to pressure UN to act on on-farm crime

New campaign aims to pressure UN to act on on-farm crime

Concerned that crimes committed against family farming operations pose a major threat to global food and fibre production, the Southern African Agri Initiative (SAAI) has embarked on an international social...
Stray cattle create havoc in the Free State

Stray cattle create havoc in the Free State

The problem of stray animals, mainly cattle, was escalating dangerously and needed to be addressed by the relevant authorities as a matter of urgency.

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