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Lockdown: ‘Let us hunt,’ plead game farmers

The unprecedented challenges caused by the novel coronavirus have wreaked havoc throughout the entire wildlife industry. Without swift government intervention, game farmers are fearful...

World Hunger Day: Children suffer most

As the world marks the tenth annual World Hunger Day today and the United Nations World Food Programme predicts a worldwide hunger pandemic by the end of the...

The secret sauce of successful agri business partnerships

Perhaps the secret sauce to developing a long-lasting business relationship lies in teamwork, says Juan Louw, a Northern Cape sheep farmer. He grew his...

‘Illegal cigarettes the real health risk,’ say farmer organisations

Farmer organisations have appealed to government to lift the ban on the sale of tobacco products and act against the illicit cigarette trade. They point out that the illegal trade in cigarettes is endangering...

Covid-19: Harbour chaos as international lockdowns disrupt export industry

Container shortages, space constraints and long truck queues are just some of the many issues that currently plague South African harbours. Vessel delays and disruptions have become a logistical nightmare for...

Level 3 lockdown ‘risky for farming communities’

While many are celebrating the news that South Africa will soon move to level 3 of the covid-19 lockdown, a foremost infectious diseases physician...

Lockdown level 3: SA wine prices set to drop

The covid-19 pandemic has seen the demand for South Africa’s wine across the world decrease significantly, say players in the local wine industry.  The consumption of wines in restaurants...

Lockdown level 3: Good news for farmers in alcohol industry

The partial lifting of the ban on alcohol sales announced by Pres Cyril Ramaphosa comes as welcome relief for the South African wine and...

Farmer feeds 800 families on day of mother’s burial

A poverty-stricken community in the Western Cape this morning united in prayer for a Witzenberg farmer who honoured his commitment to feed nearly 800...

Craft beer industry anxiously awaits AB InBev decision on malt supply

The South African craft beer industry is holding its breath as it waits for the world’s largest brewer, Ab InBev, to make a decision...

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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...