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SA bleeding R4 bn due to tobacco sales ban

After 119 days of the covid-19 lockdown, the ban on the sale of tobacco products has now cost the country over R4 billion in...

4 things happening in SA agri today, 24 July 2020

Earlier this week the restaurant industry protested against the covid-19 lockdown regulations affecting livelihoods and today the entire hospitality sector is standing up against...

BREAKING: Agri SA launches billion rand food campaign

Agri SA has announced the launch of a whopping R1 billion food surplus campaign, challenging both the private sector and government to gear up...

Farmers breathe a sigh of relief as covid-19 vouchers’ validity extended

Smallholder farmers who have benefitted from the department of agriculture, land reform and rural development’s (DALRRD) R1.2 billion covid-19 relief fund say they can...

Africa can’t let covid-19 health crisis become a food crisis

The covid-19 pandemic’s injurious impact on African economies will clog income streams and induce job losses and subsequently affect the livelihoods of many in the continent, said the minister of the department of agriculture, land reform and rural...

Disrupted agricultural colleges start reopening for some students

Amidst elaborate covid-19 safety precautions and concerns about the effects of a disrupted academic year, agriculture students this week began returning to the campuses...

Chefs with Compassion: Turning waste into wholesome meals

An alliance of local and global organisations backed by 300 chefs, restaurant owners and volunteers have stepped to the fore to battle the immediate...

Farm watch patrols may now resume, confirms department

Farmers and farmer organisations have welcomed the resumption of farm watch patrols that had been prohibited during levels five and four of the covid-19...

Legal showdown for tobacco ban this week

The controversial ban on the sale of tobacco products is heading to court this week, with one of two cases expected to be heard...

CONFIRMED: Rumours of new alcohol ban ‘untrue’

Rumours that alcohol sales are about to be banned once again later this week are not true, a government spokesperson confirmed to Food For...

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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...