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‘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...

Fallen heroes: ‘Lessons learnt from wine and worms’

In a moving tribute to three of his fallen heroes, Malapane Thamaga calls for the further commercialisation of emerging agricultural industries such as marula,...

Pollution: A farmer’s desperate cry as waste swallows his land

While the nation is engulfed in the Covid-19 pandemic, a Western Cape farmer would also like to draw attention to, what he describes as,...

Sugarcane queens changing KZN farming landscape

If you’re old enough, chances are you might have gotten down to the Sugababes hit “Push the button.” They’re retired now, but the new...

Building a farming empire requires help – lots of it!

When Northern Cape farmer Kamogelo Hantise started her successful hydroponic farming enterprise in 2019 with the help of funding, she quickly realised that her...

Avocados: Armed thieves target ‘green gold’

For many years now, some have argued that South Africa’s high crime rate is the cause of housebreaking, robbery and theft. However, now it...

Food prices: ‘No rest for poor mothers’

“There is no rest. There is no peace. We must hustle,” said an Umlazi woman who participated in a six-month research study on the...

Transportation: Your farmworkers aren’t cattle

A Western Cape farmer, Michael Vorster, is pleading his fellow agriculturists to also prioritise the safe transportation of farmworkers. Across South Africa, many are...

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UK retailers loving Mzansi’s high-quality stone fruit

British fruit lovers can now look forward to the very best of Mzansi’s peaches, nectarines and other stone fruit following a partnership agreement between...

Women in agriculture: Register now to attend webinar

This is your last chance to register for the International Women’s Day webinar held on Monday. The event, hosted by Corteva Agriscience and the...

Fake Covid-19 vaccine ring busted in Gauteng

While South Africa has seen a rapid decline in Covid-19 infections in the last few weeks, people remain desperate for a vaccine. Last night,...

Farming podcast: Agriculture is our solution

In the South African National Budget Review for 2021, it was revealed that government’s recovery plan focuses on raising the economy’s long-term growth rate...

Home food garden: What to plant in March

Yes, we know, organic vegetable gardening in your own home food garden is an activity that can be challenging. But it is really the...