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Trade war fallout: China finds new bestie in SA wines

Tension between Australia and China over key commodities, including beef, cotton and wine, could have South African farmers smiling all the way to the...

Meet the women selling the boys their big toys

Across the globe, International Women’s Day is observed today. In 2021 the focus is on the efforts of women and girls around the world to shape...

AfCFTA could be ‘jackpot for SA farmers’

Bearing in mind that Mzansi is a major exporter of food products to the rest of the continent, there can be no doubt that...

Steady interest rates ‘positive for agri in tough times’

The agricultural sector has welcomed the South African Reserve Bank’s decision to keep the repo rate unchanged – a much-needed lifeline for farmers who...

Mosele proves that pig farming can be glamorous

Things have never come easy for Mosele Lepheane. Perhaps that is why she often chooses to do things differently, especially after choosing to trade...

Omnia’s turnaround strategy lands on fertile ground

Despite covid-19 induced challenges, Omnia Holdings Limited, a JSE-listed chemicals group, delivered a resilient performance in uncertain local and international operating environments. In its...

From ‘write-off’ to multi-award-winning international crop exporter

When 27-year-old Uzair Essack saw his peers graduate two to three years before him, he never imagined that he would one day own a multi-award-winning export company that would gain...

Craft beer industry anxiously awaits AB InBev decision on malt supply

The South African craft beer industry is holding its breath as it waits for the world’s largest brewer, Ab InBev, to make a decision...

Rustenburg youngsters dream of running Mzansi’s biggest hydroponics business

A high school science project connected Kutlwana Tisane, Percyval Alset and Lerato Maphoto in 2013. The quick-witted friends outlined a plan to curb malnutrition...

All she needed was a backyard food garden, and heaps of ingenuity

When Ntando Thabethe from Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal started growing vegetables in her backyard, she had no idea that the small garden patch would develop into...

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Jobs Fund: Open high-value opportunities to smallholders

Developing a sustainable agriculture sector means growing both the farm and the farmer, writes head of the Jobs Fund Najwah Allie-Edries, the same level of effort...

Accelerate water management to boost food production

“We realised the importance of accelerating integrated water resources management efforts to decrease stress on food production, water supply and sanitation services. Source protection for...

KZN farmers offer life-changing opportunities to students

When commercial farmers in the Harry Gwala District in KwaZulu-Natal noticed that farm management students from the local college were forced to go from...

Fuel-price reprieve could stabilise rising input costs

The slight drop in the price of fuel is good news for farmers who are busy harvesting, says Paul Makube, a senior agricultural economist...

Farmer torn between career and motherhood

Compromising mother hen in Bloemfontein writesI gave birth to a beautiful baby boy just four months ago. I am 35 and would like to...