Education and training needed in agri-sector - experts

2017-05-28 12:54

Education and training in the agriculture sector is necessary for small farmers to successfully incorporate mechanisation in their operations, says an expert.

Land: 1.8 million hectares transferred to communal trusts since 1994

2017-05-23 08:30

Almost two million hectares of land have been transferred to communal property associations and trusts since 1994.

Land expropriation's sound and fury

2017-05-19 08:00

Without a reasonable number of successful land reform projects, it is difficult to justify expropriation. The failures so far have nothing to do with the property clause in the Constitution, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Make sure you know who is herding your livestock, police warn

2017-05-18 17:54

The Free State police have warned farmers to do proper verification on the people they employ to look after their cattle to prevent further stock theft.

Land should be given to capable farmers, says govt

2017-05-17 15:08

The current method of land redistribution should be reconsidered and farms should be given to capable owners, according to the agricultural department.

Government does not trust black people with property - analyst

2017-05-17 09:30

Despite achieving freedom in 1994, government still does not trust the black people of the country enough to give them title deeds to property, political analyst Mpumelelo Mkhabela has said.

'Land grabs are not a solution' - Agriculture DG

2017-05-16 10:11

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries director general Mike Mlengana has said land grabs are not the solution to the country’s land issue.

Lancewood wins award at cheese festival

2017-05-08 15:47

Lancewood took top honours for the best stand in the commercial cheese category at this year’s South African Cheese Festival.

Critical price problem for the SA wines

2017-04-24 11:53

Cape Town's Vinpro winemakers association says 40% of its 3 200 members are loss-making and 900 have thrown in the towel in the past decade.

SA Cheese Festival: from good idea to annual powerhouse

2017-04-18 13:07

The SA Cheese Festival has grown from small beginnings to one of the biggest culinary outdoor events in Africa and CEO Johan Ehlers tells how this was possible.


All not rosy for SA maize exports - expert

2017-05-26 18:37

SA is facing stiff maize export competition, warns Wandile Sihlobo, head of economic and agribusiness intelligence at the Agricultural Business Chamber.

Solid maize exports critical for SA farmers

2017-05-21 17:43

South Africa will have to put in place a solid export programme for its expected record harvest for any hope of restoring the maize price.

Give black farmers title deeds - department

2017-05-19 06:02

Government is planning to address the lack of title deeds for black commercial farmers, says the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

US wheat gets a chance in Egypt

2017-05-17 21:00

The US will get a chance to compete with Russia to sell wheat to Egypt, but France seems to be out of the picture after rain wrecked the harvest.

A flair for spice

2017-05-17 13:15

Deli Spices CEO Robin Haller is continuing his father’s legacy – expanding the third-biggest spice supplier’s reach, and taking the company from strength to strength.

WATCH: Agriculture department says land grabs are not the solution

Klerksdorp – Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries director general, Mike Mlengana, on Monday night said land grabs were not the solution to the country’s land issue.

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Impact of drought on SA fruit industry

2017-05-12 16:54

The drought has and will continue to impact the agricultural sector as a whole, according to Roelf Pienaar, managing director of Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing.

Distell enters partnership on Cruz Vodka

2017-04-25 13:16

Distell has entered into a partnership on Cruz Vodka with Blue Sky Brand Company by agreeing to acquire a 75% shareholding in the company.

Cold snap threatens French vines

2017-04-21 21:12

A late spring frost that hit French vineyards is threatening the harvest in Champagne and Burgundy, winegrowers warn.

DA raises red flag on land reform draft bill

2017-04-13 17:54

If passed in its current form, the agricultural land reform bill could limit land ownership and have “adverse effects” on job creation and investment, says the DA.

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