Ramaphosa ignores calls for moratorium on farm evictions

2018-10-17 06:12

Activists say a moratorium is necessary to secure the tenure rights of all farm dwellers.

Farmers need security of land and assets - Patrice Motsepe

2018-10-09 12:34

Billionaire businessman and philanthropist Patrice Motsepe says South African farmers, both black and white, need to be safe in the knowledge that their right to land and assets are protected.

Doubts about Zim's maize production estimate presents opportunity for SA

2018-10-08 13:57

If the International Grains Council's estimate were to materialise, Zimbabwe could remain a net importer of maize in 2019/20. This is a window of opportunity for SA farmers and traders to exploit, writes Wandile Sihlobo.

The 4 sectors getting a boost from Ramaphosa's stimulus package

2018-09-22 07:35

Key growth drivers are set to benefit from the new economic stimulus package unveiled by President Cyril Ramaphosa

Meet Ramaphosa's new 10-person land reform advisory panel

2018-09-21 14:15

The names of President Cyril Ramaphosa's 10-member advisory panel on land reform have been announced.

SA needs sci-tech investment for sustainable food security

2018-09-21 06:10

South Africa is lagging behind when it comes to food security. Investment in agriculture helps, but farming needs innovation too, writes Wandile Sihlobo.

Witlof grower announces its red counterpart

2018-09-10 18:58

While Witlof can be enjoyed raw in salads and as 'spoons' for drips, as well as cooked in soups, Rooilof is best used in salads or as a garnish.

The promise and peril of land reform

2018-09-08 06:45

If South Africa decides to go through with extensive land reform, it will be important to get things right, writes Noah Smith.

WATCH: SA chicken farmers wary of Trump tariffs

2018-09-02 14:27

For some farmers in South Africa, concern over domestic land reform takes second place to worries about cheap chicken exports from America.

Tomato grower takes on Monsanto over weedkiller

2018-08-26 16:03

A tomato farmer has joined thousands of people who are taking legal action against Monsanto for failing to warn users about the risks of using glyphosate.

 

Farmers head to court to challenge policy on transfer of water rights

2018-10-15 13:20

West Coast farmers have launched an urgent application in the Western Cape High Court concerning water rights, which may have far-reaching consequences for agriculture.

IN FOCUS | AgriSA's Dan Kriek: 'We don't have time; we need results'

2018-10-09 09:02

My message to government and the president is clear: I don't agree with plans to amend the Constitution. Section 25 of the Constitution is not the problem, says Dan Kriek, president of AgriSA.

Why Ramaphosa's land reform panel has difficult task - economist

2018-09-24 10:47

The advisory panel appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa to support the Inter-ministerial Committee on Land Reform has a difficult task, says an agricultural economist.

Success of Ramaphosa’s agriculture stimulus plan depends on land reform outcome – economist

2018-09-21 20:54

Current land reform discussions and the direction the policy takes will be key determinants of the success of President Cyril Ramaphosa's proposed action points for stimulating the South African agricultural economy, says agricultural economist Wandile Sihlobo.

FULL TEXT: President Ramaphosa's economic recovery plan speech

2018-09-21 11:37

The president unveiled his economic stimulus and recovery plan at the Union Buildings on Friday morning.

Research shows agri renaissance possible for Western Cape

2018-09-19 06:16

An “agri renaissance” of higher yields, reduced costs and improved nutritional value is possible for the Western Cape, shows research by the University of Stellenbosch Business School.

Land reform plans sees agriculture confidence at two-year low

2018-09-10 12:19

An index tracking confidence in the agriculture industry has declined to the lowest in more than two years as the ANC presses ahead with plans to make it easier to expropriate land without compensation.

Agriculture likely to get assistance from stimulus package - Mabuza

2018-09-06 21:52

Deputy President David Mabuza said the stimulus package announced by government was likely to offer a boost to the agriculture sector.

'Trump must really take his long hair and leave our people the hell alone' – SA farmers

2018-08-26 21:27

Farmers have demanded US President Donald Trump "leave us the hell alone" after the he criticised the country's land reform plans.

Where is the black farmer?

2018-08-26 12:55

Agriculture remains the least transformed industry in the country. Why is this so, asks Sandile Zungu.

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