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Agri SA, Agbiz to meet with ANC

Agri SA, Agbiz to meet government to discuss land issue

Representatives from Agri SA and Agbiz were scheduled to meet with top ANC officials on Tuesday, 21 August, in what has been termed a series of many meetings yet to...
Cotton crop

How SA cotton industry created 5 500 jobs in four years

It’s been four years since the Department of Trade and Industry launched an initiative to increase capacity and competitiveness in South Africa’s textile and apparel industries. CEO of Cotton SA...

Dear Minister Zokwana, you have failed our farmers

Let me start by apologising to all the civil servants working for the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), those hard-working citizens who show up at the office every...

Superfruits can help save SA economy

While South Africa was creating jobs and achieving some economic growth, these processes were not happening fast enough to keep up with the rate at which the population was growing...
‘SA lost R1 trillion in economic growth in past seven years’

‘SA lost R1 trillion in economic growth in past seven years’

South Africans were on average 25% poorer today than we were seven years ago, according to Agbiz CEO Dr John Purchase, speaking at the annual Free State Agriculture Congress in...
Pecan nut orchard

Pecan nut farming: high cost, big returns

The boom in nut prices in recent years is expected to continue as consumers opt for healthier foods. This has increasingly led to farmers replacing their crops with nut trees....
Pasta and meatballs

A pasta and meatballs classic

Unless you have the entire Mafia Womens’ League on your unpaid payroll, this Italian-American pasta and meatballs classic is a great moment to display your skills as a solo cook.
Limousin stud Devlan

Top Limousin stud’s ‘simple strategy’ for success

Multi-award-winning Limousin stud breeder John Devonport says that a simple and practical approach makes business sense when breeding top cattle.
Farm list not real

Expropriation farm list ‘fake’ – department of land reform

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) has confirmed that the list containing the names of 195 farms allegedly earmarked for expropriation without compensation is fake.

Maize harvest progressing slowly due to late plantings

Maize harvesting in the western part of South Africa’s summer grain production region was progressing slowly, according to Grain SA economist Petru Fourie.
Game lodge

How to profit from a small hunting operation

Johann Erwee of Kuduwane Game Lodge provided Gerhard Uys with insights into what it takes to keep a small hunting operation economically sustainable, and its environment ecologically sound.
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.


Auction of greenhouse facility in Carletonville

An agricultural development of ±57ha in Carletonville, with more than 12ha of established greenhouses, will fall under the hammer of Dynamic Auctioneers on Thursday 12 March at 11am.

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