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Fake Covid-19 vaccine ring busted in Gauteng

While South Africa has seen a rapid decline in Covid-19 infections in the last few weeks, people remain desperate for a vaccine. Last night,...

What’s behind SA’s avocado tiff with Tanzania?

As Mzansi celebrates the start of its new avocado season, the country is locked in a bitter fight over Tanzanian avocados. This, after a...

Inside the theatre for innovative heart surgery on dogs

An innovative canine surgery performed at the Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital has pioneered the use of a technique that, until now, has only been possible at global universities and a few...

We meet SA’s first farmer to exceed trade standards

Halala, Mzansi! A pome fruit producer outside Ceres in the Western Cape has become the first in the country to exceed ethical and environmentally...

BATSA accused of terrorist funding, ciggie smuggling

The Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association says it is "unsurprised" by BATSA’s deflection following its implication in an alleged organised crime syndicate that was...

Police murders: ‘Farmers, SAPS key to national stability’

The agricultural sector has condemned the murder of six police officers in the last ten days. While police minister Bheki Cele called on officers to...

What you should know about SA’s first land court

The minister of agriculture, land reform and rural development, Thoko Didiza, hopes the Land Court Bill will breathe new life into the country’s land...

Population growth: Mountains hold many future clues

Sub-Saharan Africa is set to experience a population growth explosion, warns the United Nations in its latest data projections for 2100. Dr João Vidal, a...

Price-shocker: Sharp increase for rice, bread and beans

Rice has been flagged as the highest food inflation contributor in the urban food basket. This is according to the National Agricultural Marketing Council’s...

Chicken dumping: SAPA gives red card to Brazil, EU

The South African Poultry Association (SAPA) has applied for anti-dumping duties on imported chicken from five countries, including Brazil and four European Union nations. Izaak...

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SAFDA celebrates premium price for small-scale farmers

The South African Farmers Development Association (SAFDA), is celebrating a monumental win for its farmers. The board of the South African Sugar Association (SASA)...

Cattle Farmer: ‘How can I stop coming on too strong?’

Farmer repellent from Malamulele, Limpopo writes… I am newly in a relationship with a fellow cattle farmer for three months now and really like this...

Mirriam Kgopa is growing her business with FarmSol

North West farmer Mirriam Kgopa reinvested the profit from her very first sunflower harvest back into growing her business. In celebration of Youth Month,...

Clover’s exit from North West ‘no biggie’ for dairy farmers

North West dairy farmers will still be able to sustain themselves after Clover’s controversial decision to close the country’s largest cheese factory in the...

Economist and farmer appointed as new Grain SA boss

An agricultural economist and part-time farmer, Dr Pieter Taljaard, has been appointed as Grain SA’s new chief executive. This morning, the organisation announced that...