Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
As little as 60% of available land was planted this season and those crops are being threatened by heat stress, according to lobby group Grain SA.
The government has been ordered to increase the tariff on wheat imports by 30%, a measure that should have been implemented weeks ago, says Grain SA.
SA may may raise its forecast for this season's maize crop for the second time as the dry weather meant no interruptions during harvesting.
Government needs to provide a R1bn guarantee for emerging black farmers as part of its food security strategy, Grain SA CEO says.
The Congress of South African Trade Unions has called on the Competition Commission to investigate the alleged price fixing of maize.
South African consumers should brace themselves for a double blow on food prices from the countrywide drought and continued rand weakness, Grain SA has warned.
There will be food shortages if the government’s land reform policy goes ahead, warns Grain SA.
Food costs could rise sharply as maize and soya bean prices hit record highs in the US.
Nampo Harvest Day offers something for everybody, no matter how simple or expensive your taste.
White corn has fallen for a third day, extending its first quarterly decline since 2014, as farmers’ deliveries increased after the pace of harvesting in growing areas improved.
Grain producers group may challenge the government's efforts to expropriate land for redistribution to blacks.
South Africa will need at least R20bn to import the 5 to 6 million tons of maize needed to mitigate the effects that the drought has had on crop production in the country, says Grain SA.
South Africa, currently Africa’s largest producer of corn, could be a net importer for the first time in seven years this season as a drought cuts production.
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says he is prepared to increase tariffs on cheap chicken imports, but needs SA poultry farmers to speak with one voice first.
SA's grain farmers can produce sufficient food for the country and political rhetoric and generalisations about the agricultural sector must end, says the chair of Grain SA.
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