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Managing for profit by Peter Hughes

Danger time for trust, integrity and ethics

Take great care to associate with ethical people and avoid those who are not. In turn, provide your colleagues with an impeccable example of integrity.
Building a farm manager's home in phases

Building a farm manager’s home in phases

In this instalment of HillbillyHomes, a client requests a design for an affordable, three-bedroom home that is small but comfortable.
Time to exit the commodity game

Time to exit the commodity game

For some farmers, this might be easier said than done, but to make a living from farming in the future you will either have to go big or be unique.
Green water fish systems

Green water fish culture: the perfect alternative

Green water culture provides a highly nutritious ‘soup’ of feed for fish stock, promoting faster growth. It also cuts out the high cost of artificial feed.
Innovative, sustainable aquaponics production in Berlin

Innovative, sustainable aquaponics production in Berlin

With arable land under increasing pressure, there is a strong push to use urban space in new ways to help meet the demand for food and fibre. Lloyd Phillips visited...
Drip irrigation

The main types of irrigation

Overhead irrigation is commonly used for pasture irrigation, while drip irrigation can be used for feed crops such as maize.
Catros XL 3003

Smart designs from Amazone!

Four Amazone machines received the world-renowned Design Label at this year’s iF Design Awards.
Top female entrepreneur’s passion for training new farmers

Top female entrepreneur’s passion for training new farmers

Piggery owner Zodwa Thwala, winner of the 2017 Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Best Female Entrepreneur Award, says that her love for teaching motivated her to add farmer...
Is fair trade a fool’s paradise?

Is fair trade a fool’s paradise?

The biggest story coming out of the recent Group of Seven (G7) summit in Canada is the heckling by US President Donald Trump on Twitter, which was directed at other...
Pursuing soil health precisely

Pursuing soil health precisely

Chris and Dewald Bothma of North West have converted from conventional maize production to a combination of precision and conservation agriculture methods. But the change did not come easily, and...
Peter O’Halloran - Tax advice

Estate planning: are trusts still worthwhile?

To limit tax/estate duty advantages, relevant legislature focuses on the method used to place assets into the trust, rather than on the trust itself.

Agricultural development’s education gap

Six years ago, Michelle Adelman, named Africa’s Most Influential Woman in the category for Business and Professional Services by CEO Global in 2017, started the boutique project development and impact...

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Additional vehicles to combat crime in the Free State welcomed

Additional vehicles to combat crime in the Free State welcomed

Free State Agriculture (FSA) has welcomed the deployment of 48 additional vehicles made available by the South African Police Service (SAPS) to ensure rural safety in the province.

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