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Beef production: commercial Nguni success on leased land

Beef production: commercial Nguni success on leased land

Kragga Kamma Ngunis on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth is a successful stud and commercial operation that proves creative thinking and ongoing marketing are more important than owning the land...
Cotton gains ground with up-to-date harvesting tech

Cotton gains ground with up-to-date harvesting tech

Sabrina Dean spoke to Deon Marais, combine harvester operator, and Richard Godfrey-Thom, a cotton farmer in the Vaalharts region of the Northern Cape, about the innovative cotton picker revolutionising and...
#BlackMonday brought out the best and worst in us

#BlackMonday brought out the best and worst in us

As I write this, only one day has passed since thousands of South Africans took part in peaceful protests to say that they had had enough of crime, enough of...
The economics of producing aged, premium beef

The economics of producing aged, premium beef

Gary Jackson of Jackson’s Real Food Market, Chris Paulsen of the Bull and Bush butchery, restaurateurs Steve Maresch and Llewy Mateza of The Local Grill, and Roelie van Reenen of...
A simple yet stylish home

A simple yet stylish home

Jonno sketches a rough layout for a simple yet stylish home. The design is cost-effective, which allows for further renovations at a later stage.
Gnocchi in a prawn & tomato sauce

Gnocchi in a prawn & tomato sauce

The second-best thing you can do with a potato is turn it into gnocchi. Since you ask, the best thing is deep-fried, slap chips. Sticking with gnocchi means you have...
A call to wear black in tribute to murdered farmers

A call to wear black in tribute to murdered farmers

A farm manager from Franschhoek in the Western Cape, Chris Loubser, has posted an emotional video filmed in his bakkie on social media, calling on all South Africans to wear...
Getting started with brinjals

Getting started with brinjals

The brinjal or eggplant is a species of nightshade, and therefore related to the potato and tomato.
North Africa: South Africa’s next prime export market?

North Africa: South Africa’s next prime export market?

North Africa is a market with rising incomes, a growing number of sophisticated consumers, increasingly open economies, and ever-greater Internet access. Cornelis van der Waal, chief research officer at Wesgro,...
Dezzi MG80T motor grader.

New from Desmond Equipment

Local manufacturer, Desmond Equipment, based in Port Shepstone, KZN, recently added two new machines to its Dezzi range. In the meantime, demand for its haulage tractors continues unabated.
Preparing your vegetable patch

Preparing your vegetable patch

In preparing your vegetable patch, the ideal is to prepare the soil only once, and then switch to no-till.
The benefits of soya bean production in South Africa

The benefits of soya bean production in South Africa

Gerhard Scholtemeijer, Protein Research Foundation chairperson, is an ardent advocate for soya bean production in South Africa, and has promoted the crop for the past 20 years. He spoke to...

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