Sweet dreams have a bitter end

2018-04-22 00:03

Three Mpumalanga farmers believe the state sold them out by using them as surety and fronted them for the benefit of a giant sugar company.

Americans waste 150 000 tons of food per day - study

2018-04-19 10:04

Americans waste nearly 150 000 tons of food per day, amounting to about 422g per person, and fruits and vegetables are mostly what gets tossed, says a study.

New Eskom hikes could push farmers off national grid - farm body

2018-04-17 05:15

Wine farmers have already turned to solar power to meet their energy needs as Eskom prices soar and the trend may spread to the rest of the industry, warns Agri Western Cape.

Investing in the future of food

2018-04-12 14:44

Kore and Kropz, miners of potash and plant nutrient minerals respectively, are taking the long view in the fertiliser business.

Criticism and praise for Western Cape Department of Agriculture

2018-04-07 11:00

Two members of the Western Cape provincial parliament share their opposing views of the performance of the Department of Agriculture in the province.

Cape Thoroughbred Sales Ready to Run sale date announced

2018-03-22 16:48

The annual Cape Thoroughbred Sales Ready to Run (RTR) Sale dates have been announced.

Expropriation: Constitutional Review Committee will visit every province

2018-03-21 07:17

The Constitutional Review Committee will visit every province so that as many people as possible can answer the question: Is section 25 of the Constitution an impediment to land reform?

Land expropriation: Farmers stuck in limbo as investor uncertainty mounts

2018-03-20 06:49

The ANC has yet to provide clarification regarding its intention to expropriate land without compensation. Analysts warn that it will only be a matter of time until foreign investors are spooked.

Hail, sunburn impact SA apple, pear export crop

2018-03-16 15:38

Hail damage, drought and high summer temperatures are expected to impact the 2018 Tru-Cape apple and pear crop by about 10% in volume.

Horse meat imports into SA have suddenly jumped – and we don’t know where most of it went

2018-03-09 14:45

Horse meat imports increased by more than half.


Things are looking up in SA. Which is why you should consider investing in these 5 international companies, says Old Mutual

2018-04-20 17:40

The stronger rand makes it more affordable to invest in global defensive stocks like Nestlé and Johnson & Johnson.

Challenging macro conditions impact Zeder results

2018-04-17 16:15

Zeder, with its focus on the agri, food and beverage sectors, experienced challenging conditions that impacted the company and most of its portfolio companies.

National disaster management donates R42m to Northern Cape farmers crippled by drought

2018-04-12 22:34

The National Disaster Management has donated R42m to the Northern Cape Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development for farmers in need of drought relief.

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.

Drought worries prominent in Western Cape agriculture budget

2018-03-28 06:01

It is impossible to speak about the budget for the Western Cape Department of Agriculture without mentioning the drought, provincial legislature told.

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY FEATURE: Sowing seeds of change for farmworkers

2018-03-21 09:48

In our Human Rights Day series, we feature everyday South Africans who have taken it upon themselves to defend the basic rights of others. In this feature, meet Billy Claasen, who has made it his mission to fight for the rights of those he believes society has forgotten.

How Western Cape farmers are being hit by the drought

2018-03-20 17:39

In periods of water stress, farmers need support, research assistance and empathy from governments and competing water users, writes an academic.

Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons CEO resigns after 20 years

2018-03-16 17:55

Schalk-Willem Joubert has resigned as CEO of Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons after a career of 20 years.

Ramaphosa: Land reform an urgent matter

2018-03-15 07:53

President Cyril Ramaphosa reassured Parliament that land reform would not come at the expense of damaging the economy or threatening food security.

Jobs and profits drying up on Western Cape grape farms

2018-03-09 10:27

Nico Greeff, a grape farmer in Vredendal, has employed 30 fewer seasonal workers and, depending on rainfall this winter, may have to retrench permanent staff.

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