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Hunger epidemic: The choice between safety and food

Where before the covid-19 pandemic many poor and food insecure households in South Africa ran out of food in the last week of the month, that...

‘Save the Land Bank,’ pleads Afasa

It is imperative that the Land Bank must be saved from its current liquidity crisis, because South Africa needs it as developmental bank to...

Local agri tech solution named best in the world

eSusFarm, an agri-fintech solution that collects real-time food production data from smallholder and subsistence farmers, was recently selected as the 2020 World Bank Top...

Electricity tariff hike ‘will devastate agri industry’

Agricultural organisations are outraged over the decision by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) to approve Eskom’s application to recover R13.3 billion...

School feeding scheme set to resume on the 1st of June

While concerns have been raised over the reopening of schools on the 1st of June, there has been equal concern over the nine million children...

Western Cape gives fodder support to save natural vegetation

1 727 farms in extreme or critically extreme drought conditions in the Western Cape have received R10 million fodder support from the Western Cape department of agriculture (WCDoA). These areas include Central and Little Karoo,...

Farmers’ podcast rocking the Apple, Spotify charts

Food For Mzansi’s chart-topping agricultural podcast show is back with a bang. This week, we get up, close and personal with Qinisani Qwabe, an...

Didiza slams claims of political bias in farmer support

Minister of agriculture, land reform and rural development Thoko Didiza has slammed reports that the allocation of the disaster fund relief to mitigate the effects of...

Witzenberg: Farming in a covid-19 hotspot

The covid-19 pandemic has impacted farmers in the Witzenberg municipal area in many ways. But what farmers and agri-workers from this area can all...

Tobacco leaves tested for potential coronavirus vaccine

Whilst South African smokers are counting the days to the lifting of a cigarette sales ban, British American Tobacco (BAT) will soon trial a...

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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...

Liewe Lulu: Feeling pressured into a relationship

Cold Little Heart from Kimberley in the Northern Cape writes….  Liewe Lulu,  I think I am broken. I seem to have forgotten what it is like to...

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...