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How covid-19 has changed SA consumer’s food buying habits

The devastating impact of the covid-19 pandemic on the South African economy has induced an unprecedented shift in consumer spending patterns as people try...

Nampo Cape cancelled due to covid-19

It’s official. Nampo Cape has become the latest agricultural event to be cancelled amid the battle against covid-19. Grain SA says in a late-night...

Tobacco wars: Fita lodges appeal application

There is a new glimmer of hope for smokers and tobacco farmers. The Fair-trade Independent Tobacco Association (Fita) has lodged an urgent appeal to...

SA’s biggest agriculture showcase is going virtual

After six decades in which it grew to be one of the biggest privately-owned agricultural exhibitions in the southern hemisphere, the annual Nampo Harvest...

Astron Energy refinery explosion and diesel thefts hit farmers hard

The deadly explosion at the Astron Energy refinery in Cape Town this morning is set to compound the recent diesel shortage experienced by farmers...

Rand below R17 to the dollar mixed bag for agriculture, says Purchase

Although the rand strengthening against the dollar brings a mixed bag for agriculture, on the whole the effect will be positive and can contribute...

Three things happening in SA agriculture today

It is another busy day in South African agriculture. These are the top three happenings to take note of in Mzansi’s dynamic agricultural space...

Keep covid-19 info to kids on a need-to-know basis, urges psychologist

Sometimes a sneeze is just a sneeze, warns paediatric psychologist Dr Dane Channon in the latest episode of “Thandi and Captain Stay Safe”, Food...

Cotton industry hoping for Edcon rescue

The Edcon group has shown a strong commitment to supporting the local cotton industry and its demise would be a setback to work done...

July fuel price hikes pinch agriculture industry

The fuel price hike that hit South Africa today rolls back most of the price relief brought in recent months by the covid-19 lockdowns and the international oil glut.  The latest...

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Consumers are feeling the covid-19 pandemic in their pockets

South Africans are not alone in feeling that life has gotten more expensive under the covid-19 pandemic. In a major international survey conducted in...

Diesel shortage driving citrus farmers’ harvest costs through the roof

Ongoing shortages of diesel in parts of the country are hitting harvesting citrus farmers hard. Diesel prices have skyrocketed and supplies are short in...

Dairy farmer finds joy in shaping the next generation

Leonard Mavhungu (40) has his work cut out for him managing three farms, four dairies, 4 000 cows-in-milk, 4 000 followers, 900ha of pasture...

Be proactive about covid-19 at home and school, pleads teacher

While basic education minister Angie Motshekga insists that there is no proof to back up claims that schools have become hotspots for covid-19, a...

101 agri leaders on being 101 days into lockdown

Congratulations, South Africa. If you’re reading this, you’ve made it to day 101 of our unprecedented covid-19 lockdown. This is the stuff that history...