Gordhan sounded pragmatic in his budget speech about dealing with drought, but will all those affected have access to funds, asks Wandile Sihlobo.
The dry weather’s financial toll will be most felt as farmers begin to prepare for next year’s season.
The agricultural sector has been left guessing because of contradictions and a lack of firm details when it comes to land reform.
The water department has failed to show how a farmer contravened the law when he diverted a river, creating a drought in the valley below.
Farmers have responded to state efforts to legislate labour relations by leaving the sector or mechanising and restructuring their workforces.
An ordinary youth trying to survive - but a little different still.
ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe faced farmers' questions about land reform, food security, labour unrest and agricultural policy inconsistencies.
SA farmers are "mechanising" to avoid labour legislation, such as higher minimum wages for farmworkers, and land claims, say reports.
Agriculture experts warn about the hype around tobacco and the high prices that the crop is fetching.
The DA's good intentions are that of a white master who thinks that he knows what is best for a black person, writes Khaya Dlanga.
A group of 78 dispossessed white farmers claim victory and intend to pursue full compensation.
A content workforce and a pragmatic approach to dealing with debt have steered Pam Fyvie through challenging times in her farming career.
Wildlands Conservation Trust is the runner-up in the Biodiversity Stewardship Award.
Critics argue the restitution policy has done little to improve food security or the agribusiness sector in the country.
A project in North West is reintroducing an indigenous breed of cattle to the rural farming areas.
Farmworkers in the Western Cape should not retreat in their fight for a minimum daily wage of R150, ANCYL deputy president Ronald Lamola has said.
South Africa's fruit industry is beginning to tally the losses after two weeks of unrest by striking farm workers across the Western Cape.
A Western Cape farmer has been arrested for attempted murder after allegedly firing a shot at protesting farm workers in De Doorns, say police.
About R1.4-billion intended to build extensions to the existing Parliament should rather be spent on flood relief, farmers' union TAU SA has said.