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New Foot and Mouth outbreak a blow to South Africa

Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) is a highly contagious viral disease that affects livestock. Animals affected are unable to walk or eat, and they’re...

Mr Price commits R30 mil. more to small-scale farmers at historic Cotton SA indaba

Clothing retailer Mr Price Group moments ago announced that they will be spending an additional R30 million on the development and support of small-scale...

Minimum wage ‘not enough’ say farm workers

Farm workers attending the recent Future of Farmworkers conference, held at the University of the Western Cape, were very vocal about their dissatisfaction with...

Court judgment to restore farm dwellers’ dignity

The recent high court judgment declaring that three municipalities in Pietermaritzburg must provide water, sanitation and waste collection on farms has been hailed as...

Is the food industry creating hunger?

Hunger is a very well-known feeling to me. In my second year at the University of the Free State (UFS), I would dig up...

Land reform: A possible game changer in the tourism sector

Successful implementation of the land reform programme has the potential to accelerate the growth of the tourism sector by deflating simmering fears of wanton...

Farmer finally picking the fruits of his labour

Pruning fruit trees is an art and a science, and Charles Pietersen is the artist and barefoot scientist. He spent the past 40 years...

AFASA set to launch transformation barometer for the agribusiness sector

The African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (AFASA) is gearing up to launch its much-anticipated Agribusiness Transformation Barometer, highlighting the role of black farmers...

Hawkers are vital for potato farmers and consumers

Hawkers and informal traders are by far the biggest marketing channel for the potatoes sold on Mzansi’s fresh produce markets, with these veggies offering...

After 17 year wait, Limpopo farmer finally gets his land

Two landmark judgements on two consecutive days have given new hope to South Africans grappling with respectively the rights of labour tenants and government's...

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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...

Back to school: Don’t ignore kids’ coronavirus anxiety

Which the first learners due to return to school after the covid-19 lockdown shortly, experts have urged parents to help their children cope with...

Didiza thanks farmers, agri organisations for generosity

The minister of agriculture, land reform and rural development, Thoko Didiza, has expressed her appreciation for farmers, farmers’ organisations and agribusinesses that go out of their way to show humanity towards the destitute.  May organisations showed ubuntu by donating and contributing food parcels,...

Covid-19 boosts digitisation of agriculture industry

The covid-19 shock has propelled the agriculture sector into taking a giant technological leap forward. We’ve seen farmers adopting digital and social media platforms to sell produce directly to...

Batsa launches urgent court challenge to tobacco ban

Tobacco giant British American Tobacco South Africa (Batsa) is commencing urgent court proceedings to challenge the government’s decision to extend the ban on tobacco...