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SA Treasury cuts GDP growth for estimate for 2018 and 2019

SA Treasury cuts GDP growth estimate for 2018 and 2019

Slow economic growth, a widening fiscal deficit, the need to address the high public service wage bill, and restructuring of state-owned enterprises, were some of the key issues contained in...
Rhino cow and calf

High livestock and game mortality rate in Limpopo drought

The three-year-long drought in the northern parts of Limpopo has had a devastating impact on livestock and game in the province, particularly on rhino.
Sugar beans: A good harvest against the odds

Sugar beans: A good harvest against the odds

Shadrack Mbele has been getting good returns from sugar bean since first planting it in 2014. Sabrina Dean visited him in the eastern Free State to find out more about...
Vaccinate your animals;it’ll pay you in the long run

Vaccinate your animals; it’ll pay you in the long run

Administering a vaccine to your animals will cost you money. But not vaccinating them will cost you much more.
Fallout from listeriosis outbreak still lingering – study

Fallout from listeriosis outbreak still lingering – study

Despite Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, recently announcing that the listeriosis outbreak in South Africa was official over, Listeria monocytogenes bacteria was still present in ready-to-eat meat samples obtained from rural...
Cattle in Nambia

Namibian agriculture: shortage of skills, lack of diversification

Agriculture in Namibia presents great opportunities for economic growth, employment creation, food security and poverty eradication.
Koeltehof packs avocados for several companies

Former bank boss Reuel Khoza’s huge avocado investment

After playing a significant role in corporate South Africa, Dr Reuel Khoza, former chairperson of Nedbank and Eskom, decided to turn his focus back to his roots in the farming...
Bonsmara stud cow

Pregnancy: the key economic trait in a beef operation

A cow that conceives is destined to be four times more profitable than one that does not. This is according to Professor Cliff Lamb of Texas A&M University in the...
Managing for profit by Peter Hughes

Understand business roles, and pay accordingly

Ownership, directorship and management are three distinctly different roles. Be sure to remunerate fairly and correctly in each case.

Almost R1 billion allocated to Western Cape drought relief

The Western Cape is set to receive R974 million from National Treasury and the National Disaster Management Centre for disaster recovery programmes and projects.

Niche farming: Organic seed production in the Sandveld

After venturing into the organic fresh market, the owners of Sandveld Organics on the West Coast created a niche for themselves in the organic seed market. Susi Engelbrecht spoke to...
Save the Sheep Project

Save the Sheep project goes global

Farmers’ Weekly has put the plight of the drought-stricken farmers in Sutherland on the international map.


Learning from apple growers in Poland

Learning from apple growers in Poland

Poland is the largest producer of apples in the European Union. On a recent visit to the country, Annelie Coleman met Bartłomiej Brodzik from the Apple Factory, one of Poland’s...

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