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Annelize Crosby: ‘A butterfly in land reform boxing ring’

In the often hysterical debates on land expropriation without compensation, Annelize Crosby has become a voice of reason. With her no-nonsense approach, she floats...

Land reform: Look closer at subdivisions, farm sizes

The process of land reform and redistribution can be made more successful if more attention is given to providing benefiting new era farmers with...

Farmers, taxi drivers unite against dilapidated roads

What began as a protest against dilapidated roads and potholes have now turned into a symbol of nation-building. This, after Free State farmers and...

African women in agriculture hit hardest by Covid-19

African women in agriculture are suffering disproportionately as the Covid-19 pandemic worsens existing structural economic, social and technological inequalities, a new survey shows. Verenardo Meeme,...

Beyond hope: A farmer battles Covid-19 odds

In this moving article, Dr Marc Wegerif captures the trials and efforts of a Gauteng farmer whose life was turned upside down by Covid-19....

Chicken dance: SA loses 1 000 jobs per 10 000 imports

The poultry value chain employs 30 000 people and contributes R50 billion to SA's economy per year. However, Sinesipho Tom reports that R6.1 billion leaves...

‘Farm in harmony with nature to ensure food democracy’

Biological. regenerative, organic and sustainable agriculture all stand in some tension towards “conventional” farming. Dr Naudé Malan argues that “conventional” farming creates industrial systems...

‘A school of refuge amid Covid-19’

It is back to school today for more than 12 million learners. Many are anxious after a recent spike in Covid-19 infections and death....

Ramaphosa: A trail of crumbs on agriculture’s future

The agricultural sector had the rare pleasure of being specifically complimented as a star performer during Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation address, believes...

Minimum wage: ‘A R350 increase feels like R3.50’

In the language of comparisons, a 16% increase sounds mighty impressive. For farmworkers, though, it translates to a new national minimum wage of R21.69...

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Cannabis boom could turn around Malawi economy

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