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AFASA pleads with farmers to honour covid-19 regulations

The African Farmers’ Association of South Africa says it felt pres. Cyril Ramaphosa’s “frustration and deep pain” when he announced stringent new measures amid...

Agri SA: ‘Don’t embarrass us with animal vaccine conspiracies’

South Africa’s leading farmers’ organisation, Agri SA, has called on the nation to unite behind the thousands of exhausted healthcare workers who are still...

Farmers warned: ‘Ivermectin will kill you before covid-19 does’

An over-the-counter horse dewormer that is being portrayed on farmers’ groups as a miracle cure for covid-19 is not only prohibited for use in...

Covid-19: Can you lose your job if you party without a mask?

So, we all have a colleague who’s living their best lives despite the covid-19 restrictions and repeated calls to be more cautious amid the...

5 things you should know about new covid-19 variant

Let’s keep it plain and simple. Last night, our minister of health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, flanked by two top scientists, made a pretty scary...

Food safety not a worry with covid-19, says expert

Although much is yet to be learnt about covid-19 and the way it is distributed, it seems safe to say that it is not...

Didiza extends voucher dates in covid-19 support scheme again

The validity of covid-19 disaster support vouchers issued by government to small-scale and communal farmers has once again been extended due to supply chain...

Covid-19: Invest in small-scale farmers now for rural resilience

Small-scale farmers are extremely vulnerable to the covid-19 pandemic, but their role in a sustainable rural food system is crucial. Hamlet Hlomendlini, senior agricultural...

Agri labs to help clear covid-19 testing backlog

The agricultural sector is stepping forward to help with covid-19 testing to augment the capacity of the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS). In order to...

Covid-19: A life of shame and stigma in rural SA

As Mzansi descends into the eye of the covid-19 storm, another “pandemic” has reared its ugly head. Those infected by the coronavirus, especially in...

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Women hit hardest by Covid-19 job losses – Ipsos SA

More flexible working practices and support for women and girls facing violence and abuse are key to ensuring the recovery from Covid-19 addresses issues...

Chicken import tariffs are walking a thin line

While trade policy has potential to boost local poultry production, it could also harm household consumption through price escalation caused by excessive protection. Thabile...

Fresh crop: Campuses abuzz with agriculture students

Agricultural colleges across the country are abuzz as a new crop of students have started their studies. Food For Mzansi caught up with first-year...

Live: Watch women in agriculture webinar here

How do we build an enabling environment for women entrepreneurs in agriculture? In celebration of International Women’s Day, Corteva Agriscience and the Gordon Institute of...

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...