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N. Cape places 75 unemployed graduates on 16 farms

The Northern Cape will place no less than 75 unemployed agricultural graduates on various farms throughout the province. This announcement was made by Mase Manopole, provincial MEC for agriculture, environmental affairs,...

Court order: The days of roaming livestock are over

Residents of the Eastern Cape town of Komga could soon face the long arm of the law if their livestock and pets are found outside of their residential areas. This, after...

Coka brothers: Mkhondo farmers back in court for bail

The South African Farmers Development Association (SAFDA) have called upon a Mpumalanga magistrate’s court to deny bail to the five men accused of killing two brothers during a scuffle with farmers. SAFDA...

World-class vineyard training and research site unveiled

While the wine industry was celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes, a world-class site for vineyard training and research was also unveiled in the Cape Winelands. The Welgevallen Training and...

This week’s agriculture events: 19 – 25 April

Happy Monday, Mzansi! Get your calendars out and take note of this week’s agriculture events that are taking place throughout South Africa and the rest of the world. Many of the events are...

African horse sickness strikes Western Cape farm

After five suspected cases of African horse sickness (AHS) were detected on a Cederberg farm, the Western Cape government has taken emergency steps to control further disease outbreak. According to the provincial...

Drop it like it’s hot: Pleasant autumn weekend awaits

If you don’t have weekend plans, you should perhaps find at least one good reason to spend some time outdoors. Another pleasant autumn weekend awaits, says Candice Mckechnie, atmospheric scientist at...

Container shortage threatens SA’s bumper fruit harvests

The citrus industry continues to scramble to secure enough mobile refrigerated shipping containers, known as reefer containers, in order to meet this year’s citrus crop exports. Estimates received by the Variety Focus...

Farmers and workers: How to register for Covid-19 vaccine

Farmers and farmworkers who are 60 years and older can now register to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Government officially opened online registrations for phase 2 of the country's vaccine rollout. Health minister...

Avian influenza: Botswana bans Mzansi poultry imports

The South African Poultry Association (SAPA) is yet to comment on the decision of Botswana to ban poultry products from Mzansi after an outbreak of avian influenza was confirmed on a...

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Mokopane farmers survive brutal panga attack

An injury to one is an injury to all, says Agri Limpopo after two farmers were brutally attacked with pangas on a farm just outside Mokopane.

Are you a Covid survivor? Be careful with what you eat

Recovering Covid survivors may still experience health issues for some time while healing from the coronavirus that causes Covid-19, says registered dietician Omy Naidoo.

Top tips to protect yourself against livestock theft

Free State farming communities believe that livestock theft is an even greater threat than farm attacks. Often, animals are stolen by syndicates led by law enforcement agencies. In July alone, five police officers were arrested.

Agripreneurship 101: A look into the jam-making industry

In 2019, Gontse Selaocoe (22) started a jam-making business with just R1000. The Orange Farm local came up with the funds by saving his travel money - instead of taking public...

Farming mentor’s golden rule: Never overplay your hand

Despite the challenges that farming may bring there is nothing else that 61-year-old farming mentor Barend "Barry" Nel would rather do than to be...