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SONA 2020: State land to be released for farming this year

Government will be releasing about 700 000 hectares of state land for agricultural production this year, announced pres. Cyril Ramaphosa in his fourth State...

WATCH: Faith is a survival skill for a farmer

For a female farmer, making her mark in the agri-sector has never been an easy task. Eugene Simons, founder of Algina’s Wholesale Nursery, knows...

PODCAST: Soldier turned ethical farmer talks happy chickens

Farming never crossed Robert Patson’s mind growing up. Patson, who was born and raised in Northpine in the Western Cape, says most people he...

Get ready for the 40th annual VKB Bieliemieliefees

Once a year a small town in the Eastern Free State comes to a complete standstill to celebrate a festival named after a giant...

WATCH: Farmer’s resilience is his weapon for success

“Don’t be in a rush for money, do it for the passion and everything else will follow.” So says vegetable farmer and managing director of Oneo farms Eric Mauwane, who joins...

PODCAST: Form partnerships to survive in Mzansi’s agri-sector

With Mzansi’s agricultural sector struggling, more and more farmers are realizing the importance of partnerships. Buchule Jack, the chief financial officer of Amiline (PTY)...

Black farmers to get a stake in the Sernick Group

Black cattle farmers will be getting stakes in three different companies owned by leading South African farmer Nick Serfontein, the chairperson of the Sernick...

WATCH: Faith and family has carried Alan Simons through adversity

The day Alan Simons was retrenched from his job as an agricultural worker, his life changed forever. Now, fourteen years later, he runs his...

PODCAST: Consistency is key in farming

Building a farming empire is no easy feat, but when you’re driven by passion, like Eric Mauwane is, no field will be left untilled....

#Don’tWasteAYear: Kick-start your agricultural career with AGRICOLLEGES International today!

Are you considering making a career in farming or agriculture in general? Did you not get accepted to university or college? Or, have you...

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African swine fever: Western Cape bans sale of live pigs

The Western Cape department of agriculture this evening announced that a ban had been placed on the sale and movement of live pigs from...

Covid-19: Agri will show its worth in third wave

The second wave of Covid-19 infections appears to be moderating across South Africa, bringing hope for the start of economic recovery. But let's not...

Budget speech: Tobacco smugglers ‘dancing in streets’

Smugglers of illicit tobacco products are dancing in the street following finance minister Tito Mboweni’s announcement of an 8%-increase on excise charges, tobacco heavyweights...

Agriculture ‘shining light in Tito’s gloomy budget’

While agricultural leaders were left disappointed by Tito Mboweni’s budget speech, the well-known political commentator Jan-Jan Joubert has a different perspective. He believes that...

‘Farmers carry burden of apartheid-era dispossessions’

Free State Agriculture (FSA) president Francois Wilken has handed in 80 000 signatures against the Expropriation Bill, which will now be tabled in Parliament...