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.

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.

Kimbal Musk — Elon’s brother — predicts a movement of millennial workers fleeing desk jobs for farms

2018-02-16 17:01

More young Americans who live in cities are leaving their office jobs to become farmers, according to Kimbal Musk.

A-maize-ing initiative to bring bags of hope to struggling farmers

2017-12-27 08:36

Making the great trek to the Western Cape this festive season? An extra bag might make a big difference to drought-stricken farmers struggling to get by.

WATCH: Mpumalanga farmer sends 1500 bales of animal feed to drought-stricken Western Cape

AgriSA North West saw off a drought relief convoy in aid of beleaguered Western Cape farmers on Tuesday.

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It’s boom time for tobacco farmers

2017-11-05 06:00

An initiative to help emerging growers is raising living standards and reducing dependence on social grants.

Silver lining for SA as global booze drought looms

2017-10-25 09:11

Countries with large grape harvests such as South Africa, will probably be more active in the wine trade this season as the world faces wine price hikes amid a 50-year output low.

The land of milk and opportunity

2017-10-15 06:00

Nyeleti Jeanet Rikhotso, the managing director of Middledrift Dairy, sees great potential in the future of the business.

Pretoria company comes to the rescue of drought-stricken West Coast farmers

A Pretoria-based bricking company has decided to heed the call for help from farmers in drought-stricken Vredendal. Watch.

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WATCH: Three-year-old farm boy's incredible grasp of crops, cattle and isiZulu

Carter turned three in April, and has a better grasp of farm life than many of his elders. This includes maize, wheat, soya and beef farming, as well as speaking fluent isiZulu. Watch.

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'None of the uncertainty' in Australia - SA farming couple who moved Down Under

2018-03-16 20:47

It can be extremely difficult for farmers from South Africa to settle successfully in Australia, but once you've made the leap, it is absolutely worth it, say two farmers.

Grabouw on high alert after Oriental Fruit Fly discovery

2018-02-20 13:32

The department of agriculture has called on South Africans to not remove or tamper with fruit fly trapping buckets placed next to the roadside in the vicinity of Grabouw.

Bonang buys a wine farm?

2018-01-19 12:06

Queen B owns South Africa’s premium red wine estate

From wine grapes to lambs squeezed as drought drags on

2017-12-24 15:42

While much of South Africa is enjoying good summer rains, its two western provinces have been hit by a persistent drought. In Cape Town taps are forecast to run dry as soon as March.

Emerging black farmers on the rise despite grim picture

2017-11-05 06:00

The number of emerging and upcoming farmers is on the rise, despite the grim picture often painted with regards to agriculture and black farmers, according to key role players in the industry.

Producer inflation accelerates to 5.2%

2017-10-27 07:40

Rising petrol prices fuelled the producer inflation, which rose to 5.2% in September.

Call for Gigaba not to burden farmers further in mini budget

2017-10-24 20:18

Agri SA wants Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba to make adequate resources available in his mini budget to support farmers - especially in drought-affected areas.

Over 2 million birds now dead in Western Cape's worst bird flu outbreak

2017-10-02 17:42

The impact of avian influenza on the province's economy is estimated to be in the region of R800m.

'Good meat given to the lions, rotten meat to the people' - Free State farm workers

2017-09-04 13:46

Free State Agriculture has called for guidelines on seasonal workers, after hundreds of contract workers complained that they were housed under appalling conditions, given rotten food, and were not paid.

Strawberry fields forever

2017-07-30 06:00

This KZN farmer’s determination never to give up, combined with savvy and patience, is starting to bear fruit.

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