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Avian influenza rocks Gauteng poultry farm

Farmers are on high alert after government confirmed that about 300 chickens were culled because of an outbreak of avian influenza at a commercial farm in Ekurhuleni in the east of...

Didiza vows to expedite title deed handovers

While 39 Mpumalanga farmers are celebrating Thoko Didiza’s decision to withdraw eviction notices issued to them, the agricultural sector is cautiously optimistic that title deed handovers will also be expedited. Earlier today...

Starving for land: ‘Black farmers vs. govt. cowboys

The eviction of black farmers from profitable commercial enterprises – allegedly at the hands of “cowboy officials” – has opened room for a systemic crisis in government’s mission of equal land...

This week’s agriculture events: 12 – 18 April

Happy Monday, Mzansi! Get your calendars out and take note of this week’s  agriculture  events that are taking place throughout South Africa, as well as online to be accessed from the...

Sinelizwi Awards: Drama, tears, fashion and a shocker!

Emotional speeches, loads of laughs, bubbly, high fashion, tears and drama. Food For Mzansi’s inaugural Sinelizwi Citizen Journalist of the Year Awards was the highlight of the year. The ceremony went...

Top citizen journalists honoured at Sinelizwi ceremony

A new crop of citizen journalists, representing “the people formerly known as the audience”, were honoured at the glitzy Sinelizwi Citizen Journalist of the Year ceremony today. Hosted at the Rhebokskloof...

Alcohol ban: ‘Let science lead us before third wave hits’

With a possible third wave of Covid-19 on the horizon, the South African alcohol industry has clapped back at government by releasing the findings of an independent study questioning the motives...

Podcast: Agri master plan is nearing completion

Recent progress made in the development of the agriculture and agro-processing master plan has been welcomed by Thoko Didiza, the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development. In this episode of the Farmer’s Inside Track podcast, Dr Sifiso Ntombela, chief...

It sucks to be poor in SA – and the worst is yet to come!

The Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice and Dignity Group (PMJED) anticipates rough times ahead for the country’s poor with a 9,6% inflation hike set to impact prices of food, electricity, and transportation. In the...

Land reform: Look closer at subdivisions, farm sizes

The process of land reform and redistribution can be made more successful if more attention is given to providing benefiting new era farmers with land that are of an adequate and...

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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...