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Children bear brunt of Africa’s water crisis

Sub-Saharan Africa has achieved an implementation level of just 46% in its degree of integrated water resources management. Water experts indicate that integrated water resources...

Easter fish prices: The untold story of ‘fish auctioneers’

With the mad rush for fresh fish ahead of the Easter weekend, late sleepers can expect to fork out a lot more to prepare...

Food price hike: We wish it was an April Fool’s joke

This April, a significant fuel price hike is expected to add further pressure on food prices, warns National Agricultural Marketing Council economist Thabile Nkunjana....

Fresh produce industry welcomes global trade body

While its impact on South Africa’s fresh produce industry is still uncertain, the announcement of a merger between the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and...

Easter booze ban: ‘Uncle Cyril, we need to talk’

The South African Liquor Brandowners’ Association (SALBA) has welcomed government’s decision to not impose another blanket ban on alcohol sales. This, as Mzansi braces...

Didiza lauds strides made in agriculture master plan

Recent efforts made in the development of the Agriculture and Agro-processing Master Plan (AAMP) has been welcomed by Thoko Didiza, the minister of agriculture,...

FarmSol celebrates increase in profitable farmers

As Mzansi braces itself for another possible ban on alcohol sales, FarmSol reports a rise in the number of profitable farmers on their books....

Millions availed for struggling hospitality businesses

Just more than a year after the Covid-19 pandemic first hit Mzansi, black-owned hospitality businesses can finally apply for much-needed funding. This could be...

Ostrich industry: Farmers resilient in tough times

With 75% of the global market share, Mzansi remains the world’s leader in ostrich production, but the protracted drought, bird flu and, more recently,...

Gender pay gap: ‘Not yet uhuru for women in agriculture’

Despite the implementation of the new minimum wage a Stellenbosch-based pressure group Women on Farms believe female farmworkers are still often underpaid and overlooked...

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Podcast: Exploring the gender pay gap in agriculture

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Didiza says ‘role of extension officers to change fundamentally’

The role of agricultural extension officers and the service they provide to Mzansi farmers will dramatically change in the next few months. This, says...

Conditions of Free State roads negatively impacts farmers

The past year has been particularly challenging for farmers across the board, but those in the Free State are battling more hurdles than most....

Premier calls for probe amid growing tension on farms

After two farmworkers were killed in Mpumalanga, the KwaZulu-Natal premier has now also warned of mounting tension between farmers and their labourers in his...

Free State, meet your new Young Farmer of the Year

The winner of Free State Agriculture’s Young Farmer of the Year competition, Doug Osler, this evening pledged his commitment towards building the agricultural sector...