China has a new organic farming army

2015-11-25 18:56

Shi Yan's approach to organic farming is helping to break the country's 'addiction to pesticides'.

Drought in numbers - what provinces need

2015-11-24 16:18

The department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has received emergency funding requests from five drought-stricken provinces. News24 breaks down the numbers.

SA considers more aid for farmers as drought bites

2015-11-22 09:29

SA may grant emergency aid to farmers in Gauteng province due to a severe drought that is taking a huge toll on agriculture, says a provincial official.

Looking my cattle in the eye and shooting them broke me – farmer

2015-11-20 15:38

Farmer Tolla Faber has cried a lot in his life. But nothing came close to looking his livestock – which he scrimped and saved to buy – in the eye and shooting them.

Kenya aims to double coffee output by 2020

2015-11-18 19:00

Kenya aims to double its annual coffee production by 2020 by increasing the area under cultivation and raising yields.

Zimbabwe to tax all farmers

2015-11-16 16:04

Economically-hamstrung Zimbabwe has passed new regulations ordering around 300 000 beneficiaries of President Robert Mugabe's controversial land reforms to pay annual rent and levies.

SA to import R2.2bn in maize as drought continues

2015-11-13 07:00

A national drought is leaving the primary agriculture sector, which contributes 2.5% to GDP, in dire straits. Economists expect the effect to quickly trickle down.

Agriculture sector warns of wider drought impact

2015-11-11 18:49

The drought in SA will have further socio-economic and food security ramifications at regional level as well, warn Agri SA and the SA Agricultural Business Chamber.

Tru-Cape's production continues to grow

2015-11-10 18:56

Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing says 70 million 12.5kg apples and pear boxes are produced every year and this continues to grow as new orchards are planted.

Outbreak of fungal disease could threaten SA bananas

2015-11-10 09:28

An outbreak of a fungal disease which has been responsible for decimating millions of hectares of banana plantations across the world, could now pose a threat to South Africa’s R1.5bn banana industry, a University of Stellenbosch plant pathologist has warned.


Van Vuuren: SA’s ‘Zombie’ economy. A Zuma recession on the cards

2015-11-25 12:17

Economic data shows that SA narrowly avoided a recession in the third quarter but many say it’s only delaying the inevitable.

Drought continues to push up food prices

2015-11-24 15:41

Food prices are going up, and up due to the drought. This emerged when the Department of Agriculture presented a report to a parliamentary committee.

Rate hike puts more pressure on commercial farmers

2015-11-20 21:09

The interest rate increase is expected to put more pressure on commercial farmers, who are already facing rising debt levels due to the weak rand and the drought.

Survey: SA to cut wheat output by 2.7%

2015-11-19 17:30

SA will probably decrease its estimate for wheat production by 2.7% this season as the country's worst drought in 23 years affected planting, a survey shows.

Relief, then grief for red meat lovers

2015-11-18 05:00

Consumers can expect a dip in red meat prices over the next two months, but thereafter must brace themselves for a significant price spike, warns an economist.

Ministers to discuss plan to tackle drought

2015-11-13 10:01

An inter-ministerial committee responsible for looking into the drought happening in parts of the country is due to discuss its progress.

Farmers face losses as drought worsens

2015-11-12 16:04

A farmer, his land choked by drought, faces the loss of his farm and his dream

Drought kills hundreds of chickens in Limpopo

2015-11-10 21:30

Hundreds of Limpopo chickens have already died in the country’s worst drought in more than two decades as area farmers wait and watch the summer skies as crops wilt.

If you don't feel positive, you should stop - wheat farmer

2015-11-10 14:45

Farmers in the Cape are worried about how water shortages will affect their production - and income.

South Africa 'on track' to stay in US trade pact

2015-11-08 10:03

South Africa is on track to meet a deadline to resume imports of US poultry into the country, says the trade and industry department.

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.