A decade of Jacob Zuma has made South Africans more desperate but also more wary of politics and receptive to Siya Kolisi's brand of sincere, lived-in pragmatism, writes Cecelia Balfour.
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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.
Zimbabwe's 2019/20 sugar cane production could increase 4% year on year, says Wandile Sihlobo.
SA's small towns hold great economic potential, and agribusiness could help unlock it, says Wandile Sihlobo.
Farmers are urging authorities to undertake cloud seeding to ease an early-season drought that’s hurting crops and destroying cattle pastures.
There is reason to be optimistic about the agricultural sector, writes Wandile Sihlobo.
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.
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.
The eggs are being recalled after more than 20 consumers became ill from suspected salmonella poisoning.
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.
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.
It's not just Zimbabwe and Mozambique facing a worrying shortage of maize this year, says Wandile Sihlobo.
The impact of African swine fever is not isolated, says Wandile Sihlobo.
The value of the agricultural sector has grown by almost 46%, from R50.5bn to R74.2bn, since 1996, says Wandile Sihlobo.
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.
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.
Nono Sekhoto says her success as a farmer has been despite government, not because of it.
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.
Avocado prices are surging due to a growing demand on both local and global markets, while limited supply has also driven up the price.
Agricultural retailer and trader Kaap Agri has become the seventh company to list on the JSE in 2017.
With the power struggle in the ANC consuming the party, it's up to organised agriculture to safeguard our food security and rural stability, writes Max du Preez.
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