Rural insight

Rural insight

Qamata: how deep is the rot?

Farmer's Weekly's efforts to get to the bottom of the Qamata irrigation scheme's failure to rise from the ashes, despite millions of rand being lavished on its revival, have raised...

A smart start for future farmers

At Penny Birch's farm school Smartstarts on Amersham farm in Dordrecht in the Eastern Cape, children learn how to rear, feed and sell sheep at production sales. They also get...

New milestone for farm ‘from the sky’

While allegations of deteriorating farmer-worker relations in the Western Cape continue to make headlines, award-winning Cape winery Delaire forges ahead with a major expansion project that has kicked off with...

SA’s breadbasket lies fallow while children starve

The fertile valleys and flood plains of the former Transkei boast some of South Africa's best ­agricultural land. Yet, the region imports most of its food, while infant mortality from...

Spiritual clash over land resolved

The historic Anglican St Augustine Mission near Ladybrand - also known as Modderpoort Mission - sacred for Anglicans and African Independent Church pilgrims, is an example of how land and...

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New protest action planned to draw attention to rural crime

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