Dan Kriek: The 1913 Land Act, apartheid was devastating, now is the time for compassion

2020-02-23 07:00

If the agricultural sector ever bought into the polarising push-back by conservative Afrikaner organisations, the land debate and any possible productive, solution-driven conversations will become redundant, writes Dan Kriek.

Wandile Sihlobo: The great maize crisis of 2019

2019-06-22 09:00

It's not just Zimbabwe and Mozambique facing a worrying shortage of maize this year, says Wandile Sihlobo.

Wandile Sihlobo: How African swine fever is likely to hit global meat prices

2019-06-04 06:01

The impact of African swine fever is not isolated, says Wandile Sihlobo.

Wandile Sihlobo: What agribusiness can do for SA's economy

2019-05-03 06:00

The value of the agricultural sector has grown by almost 46%, from R50.5bn to R74.2bn, since 1996, says Wandile Sihlobo.

SA finds foot-and-mouth disease in cattle in Limpopo

2019-01-08 10:42

South Africa’s Department of Agriculture has quarantined an area in Vhembe in Limpopo province following positive laboratory results for foot-and-mouth disease in cattle in the district.

OPEN LETTER: Dear Mr President, send us, commercial farmers

2018-07-26 08:56

In July Nick Serfontein wrote to President Ramaphosa to send the commercial farmers to help with effective land reform. Serfontein has been included on Ramaphosa's advisory panel on land reform. Read his open letter here.

Young, black farmers are 'begging for government support' to no avail

2018-06-07 15:58

Nono Sekhoto says her success as a farmer has been despite government, not because of it.

UAE bans imports of SA livestock after outbreak of Rift Valley Fever

2018-05-30 13:11

The fever, which can cause disease, death and abortion in livestock, has been confirmed in sheep on a farm in the Jacobsdal area of the Free State.

Why Mmusi's monster bag of avos is worth a small fortune

2018-04-09 15:52

Avocado prices are surging due to a growing demand on both local and global markets, while limited supply has also driven up the price.

Agri Kaap lists on JSE

2017-06-26 12:26

Agricultural retailer and trader Kaap Agri has become the seventh company to list on the JSE in 2017.


It's not the willing seller, but the corrupt buyer sabotaging land reform

2019-06-24 09:29

The ANC finds itself in the position where much of what it wanted to cover up by blaming the willing seller principle, and calling for expropriation without compensation, has already been exposed, writes Theo de Jager.

Wandile Sihlobo: Sweet news for Zim's sugar cane production

2019-06-17 08:58

Zimbabwe's 2019/20 sugar cane production could increase 4% year on year, says Wandile Sihlobo.

Wandile Sihlobo: From land reform to job creation, here's how we should boost SA's small towns

2019-05-28 06:00

SA's small towns hold great economic potential, and agribusiness could help unlock it, says Wandile Sihlobo.

Zimbabwe's farmers urge cloud seeding as drought withers crops

2019-01-09 21:30

Farmers are urging authorities to undertake cloud seeding to ease an early-season drought that’s hurting crops and destroying cattle pastures.

Farmers reducing planting? Not so fast

2018-10-27 18:00

There is reason to be optimistic about the agricultural sector, writes Wandile Sihlobo.

This SA-created irrigation system cuts water usage by up to 70% - and is revolutionising orchards

2018-07-02 07:32

Combining the benefits of micro irrigation and drip irrigation, Tree Hog wets a large area at the base of a tree, helping it develop a strong root system, while not encouraging weeds.

African swine fever breaks out in Northern Cape

2018-05-31 16:31

An outbreak of the highly contagious disease that causes fatal haemorrhages in pigs has been reported reported in the Springbok area of the Northern Cape, the government has said.

Salmonella outbreak forces recall of 207 million eggs in US

2018-04-16 05:15

The eggs are being recalled after more than 20 consumers became ill from suspected salmonella poisoning.

No decision yet on bird flu vaccination - Zokwana

2017-10-18 07:30

The Minister of Agriculture says state veterinarians are still assessing whether SA chickens should be vaccinated amid the country's worst ever bird flu outbreak.

Put controversial land bill on hold, urges union

2017-05-18 11:28

Trade union Solidarity recommends that the controversial Agricultural Land Holdings Bill be put on hold until a more rigorous analysis has been conducted and subjected to public scrutiny.

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