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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...

Covid-19 relief: 15 036 small-scale farmers made the cut

More than 15 000 small-scale farmers can expect good news from the department of agriculture, land reform and rural development (DALRRD) soon, as they are...

Rural and agri-schools fear covid-19 death trap

As learners across the globe are returning to classrooms, principals of rural and agricultural schools in South Africa are fearing that the pending reopening...

EXCLUSIVE: Lockdown blow to craft beer industry

South Africa’s only malting company to offer a variety of specialty malts to beer brewers has been forced to close its doors forever. This...

Engen and Agri SA team up for drought relief

Farmers have been reaching out generously to help feed thousands of fellow South Africans who are going hungry because of the covid-19 lockdown. Now...

Legal battle over tobacco products continues

The Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA) has confirmed that they will continue with their legal action against the ban on cigarette and tobacco product sales,...

‘To be young, black and successful in agriculture’

In this week’s episode of Food For Mzansi’s weekly farmers’ podcast called Farmer’s Inside Track, 25-year-old Andile Ngcobo speaks candidly about how limited access...

Property transfers unlocked as deeds offices reopen

Property transfers that were in limbo since the start of the covid-19 lockdown will be unfrozen from tomorrow, with deeds offices opening nationally and...

Crop crisis: Trouble brewing after ban on beer sales

Smallholder farmers across the country, who produce non-genetically modified (GMO) maize and barley on contract for the South African Breweries (SAB) are on the...

AgriSETA CEO welcomes new board

The agriculture sector needs not only the hands that turn the soil, but also the brains that positively impact the sector, says AgriSETA CEO...

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Back to school: Don’t ignore kids’ coronavirus anxiety

Whilst teacher unions are expecting a dramatic turnaround about the reopening of schools on Monday, experts have urged parents to help their children cope...

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...