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Choose life before economic growth, urges wine producer

While many South Africans are fuming over the extended alcohol sales ban, at least one wine producer is toasting to government’s approach, stating that she...

SATI hopeful despite amended table grape crop forecast

The South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) is confident that three Western Cape regions will make up for a loss in intake volumes caused...

3 things happening in agriculture today, 14 January 2021

Were you also inspired by Food For Mzansi's recent article on ideas for lucrative, small-scale farming in 2021? Ready to take the first...

Booze ban: Crisis halts SA’s main wine industry event

Organisers of the Nedbank Vinpro Information Day just announced that the biggest annual conference for the South African wine industry has been indefinitely postponed. The...

‘An irreparable loss’: Prof. Mohammad Karaan has died

South Africa's agricultural community has expressed their sorrow over the death of Mohammad Karaan, a professor in agricultural economics, who passed away earlier today. While...

Ivermectin: Nobel prize, but still no ‘Covid miracle drug’

In a no-nonsense warning to farmers, the MD of animal health company Afrivet, Dr Peter Oberem, warns that it is illegal to recommend the...

Didiza approves R134 million boost for citrus growers

More than 1 200 growers will benefit from a R134 million boost to the citrus industry following the final green light for the new statutory...

3 things happening in agri today, 13 January 2021

Who could have thought that, one day, we would be able to attend conferences in Uganda, Belgium and England in a single day without leaving our home...

BREAKING: Firefighters battle blaze at historic wine estate

Firefighting teams battling a wildfire on the historic Neethlingshof Estate near Stellenbosch in the Western Cape seem to have the blaze under control, although...

Restaurateur: ‘I see the panic on my workers’ faces’

While president Cyril Ramaphosa has again, last night, extended an olive branch to restaurants in the latest Covid-19 restrictions, restaurateurs remain anxious about their...

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Cannabis-infused booze coming to SA soon

From the house of Savanna Dry and Klipdrift, leading wine, cider and spirits company Distell have announced a 20% stake in a cannabis wellness...

Is there a viable future for the Land Bank?

As you might be aware, the Land Bank sneaked through news of horrible financial results on New year's Eve, revealing an annual total comprehensive loss of more than...

Biden-Harris should prioritise 15-year AGOA extension

Tonight, president-elect Joe Biden will make his entrance in the White House, ready to assume power as the US turns a new leaf. Africa...

‘People want a choice,’ says gin queen Nzeka Biyela

Gin is the buzzword on Mzansi’s thirsty lips these days, maybe even more so now we can't buy it legally because of the alcohol...

Hold up! Fertiliser made from urine?

With the world’s soil losing nutrients at an alarming rate coupled by sharp increases in fertiliser prices, farmers are considering fresh alternatives to organic...