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The members of parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries have in the past repeatedly expressed their frustration about the agriculture department.
Stock theft figures in South Africa might currently be underestimated by four times if University of the Free State (UFS) research is accurate.
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Senzeni Zokwana will present the department’s annual strategic plans to parliament on Wednesday, 16 July.
Maize farmers will be paying more for inputs as the rand continues to depreciate against the US dollar.
Disaster relief support for the Northern Cape has ground to a halt since the lockdown for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic came into effect.
A Limpopo game farmer and rhino breeder, Piet van Zyl, and his wife, Tilla, were murdered on their farm near Immerpan, Limpopo on Saturday night.
Agri science student Lisa Coetzee was one of only two South Africans chosen to attend the Youth Ag Summit in Canada in 2013. Building on her experiences there, she has...
Getting communal cattle farming to work has always been difficult, as many farmers refuse to cooperate. But the Vuvha community in Venda has found that sharing resources and managing all...
More than two decades into South Africa’s democracy, progress in righting the wrongs of land ownership patterns established by the Natives Land Act of 1913, has been dismally slow. Moreover,...
Charl Senekal's achievements over the past 30 years have made him a 'super farmer' - he's got big ideas and the guts to follow them through. He told Robyn Joubert...
The hefty losses suffered in the agricultural sector as a result of the drought has raised questions about the relevance of agricultural insurance in today’s farming environment. Wilma den Hartigh...
Vergezocht Plant Oils is the first factory in Africa to produce cold-pressed, high-oleic sunflower oil. Sabrina Dean visited the plant in Bloemfontein in the Free State to find out more...
Experience South Africa’s national parks when they are at their best this coming year, says Taryn Arnott van Jaarsveld and René de Klerk.
Sandstone Estates is a real gem in the Free State agritourism crown. The estate was established in 1995 on farmland in the eastern Free State, owned by the Wille Family...
One of our readers from Zambia requested a Zulu-style farmhouse design, with three bedrooms, a kitchen and living room. Here are the sketches.
Cajun cooking is a mixture of smokin’ and grillin’. Like Cajun music, it’s both familiar and unfamiliar. While this recipe works well with alligator or any local giant water-living reptile...
Dear Jonno, I would like your help building a house in Underberg.
Mauritius, Ile de Maurice… the mere name conjures up images of never-ending white beaches and sapphire blue waters. Annelie Coleman visited the island earlier this year – and found it...
Role players in the sport cannot agree on this question, resulting in a looming court case that may spell the end of pigeon racing in South Africa.
To increase production and profit in a commercial beef enterprise, it’s essential to stick to tried-and tested management procedures.
South Africa’s beekeeping industry may still have room for newcomers, but this unusual type of agricultural production is far more challenging than it may appear. Lloyd Phillips reports.
Contracted tendons can be acquired or congenital. In either case they require attention, and possibly intervention by a vet, says Kim Dyson.
Managing human-wildlife conflict should be based on science rather than hearsay, as this failed attempt at controlling baboons with prisms in the Western Cape shows.
Horse owners need to try and minimise risks to both foal and mare during foaling season, says Dr Mac.
Tunnel production may seem a relatively simple and profitable way to farm, but it involves high capital costs and has a narrow margin of error. Nico Laubscher Jnr spoke to...
I suppose it’s human nature – or is it just greed for people to favour big clients?
Pumpkin fly is a pest every cucurbit grower will know. It is similar to a fruit fly but, as its name suggests, it parasitises members of the pumpkin family.
Spotted wilt, which was covered in a previous article, is but one of 17 viruses found in peppers worldwide.
Kwasizabantu Mission is venturing into exotic fruit production, with a focus on the bright pink dragon fruit, to sustain its missionary work. .
Markets and market agents throughout South Africa use Freshmark Systems (FS) software to manage their sales and administration.
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