Boers are moving north

Staff Reporter

South African farmers are being courted by African nations to the north with offers of land -- but what will happen to the food they grow?

AgriSA concerned over Eskom price hike

Staff Reporter

AgriSA on Monday expressed concern over the tariff hike granted to Eskom, saying the increase would cost the agricultural sector about R300-million.

Eskom chief set to justify tariff hike

Mail & Guardian Online reporter and Sapa, Sapa-AFP

After almost 40 institutions had denounced Eskom's proposed 53% tariff increase, it was up to the power utility's CEO on Thursday to convince the regulator why the massive hike was necessary. Eskom chief executive Jacob Maroga was due to be the last speaker after three days of public hearings in Pretoria on the proposed tariff increase.

Farmer union takes issue with expropriation comments

Staff Reporter

Since the beginning of the year not a single illegal farm eviction has been reported to farming union AgriSA, it said in a statement on Thursday. The union was responding to remarks by Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Land Affairs Dirk du Toit that farmers who illegally evicted tenant workers would have their land expropriated.

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