Agriculture

 
Agriculture is a smart career move
Agriculture is a smart career move
Agriculture is now the fastest-growing subject at British universities, with a 4.6% increase in student numbers last year, according to the...
Parched Free State hit by mass exodus of farmers
Parched Free State hit by mass exodus of farmers
Ficksburg is a border town with an agricultural habit. Its two main streets are packed with shops selling farming equipment and cheap goods. The...
Agrigrowth promises good returns
Agrigrowth promises good returns
The African agriculture sector hasn't been without its challenges in recent years. In South Africa alone, farming has been plagued by issues such...
Farmers and workers hamstrung by state
Farmers and workers hamstrung by state
Fundamental shifts in South Africa's agricultural economy are driving farm employment patterns and working conditions. A report released this week...
Mines turning our farms to dust
Mines turning our farms to dust
"That minerals department will just tell you that they have heard your complaint and now you can fuck off." The remark is delivered in a deadpan...
Why size matters for farmers
Why size matters for farmers
In his State of the Nation address last month, President Jacob Zuma announced government plans to impose a land ceiling of 12 000 hectares on...
Foreign land Bill a 'setback' for economy
Foreign land Bill a 'setback' for economy
South Africa cannot be compared to other countries that forbid foreign ownership of land, say economists in response to a government proposal to...
Electricity crisis sparks shift to low-energy sectors
Electricity crisis sparks shift to low-energy sectors
The electricity constraints are expected to hit the manufacturing and mining sectors hard, and the government is turning its focus to less energy...
Key farming sector yields precious little - Kevin Lings
Key farming sector yields precious little - Kevin Lings
The performance of South Africa's agricultural sector over the past 20 years has been extremely disappointing. Not only has the overall growth rate...

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