Farmers have responded to state efforts to legislate labour relations by leaving the sector or mechanising and restructuring their workforces.
The farming sector is growing and facing major changes that increasingly require more skilled labour.
Surviving climate change and its effects on small-scale and self-sufficient farmers depends on political will at national and international levels.
Though many white farmers are content to chew the cud over new equipment, others are plotting reform.
The current Regulation of Land Holdings Bill raises so many problems and questions that serious challenges are inevitable.
A proposed Gauteng coal mine is threatening 20 000 hectares of food-rich land and vital water sources.
Nieuwoudtville rooibos farmers are essentially being forced to sell to a state-funded factory.
The Department of Labour is investigating allegations of child labour on a farm in the Hex Valley, outside De Doorns.
Drones have been getting a bad rap, but it is possible they can solve some of the world’s food and environmental problems, writes Arthur Goldstuck.
SA's land redistribution policies will not follow Zimbabwe's due to the country's law, says Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti.
ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe faced farmers' questions about land reform, food security, labour unrest and agricultural policy inconsistencies.
Illovo Malawi is locked in a dispute with farmers who claim it has occupied their land for decades
Colonialism and apartheid came and went, but the defining symbol of status - a farm - remains the same.
Several initiatives are under way to stop the abuse of antibiotics.
The National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise has lodged a complaint with the Press Ombudsman against the Sowetan, a spokesperson said.
Playing the gender card has its merits, but will Thandi Modise also do and say the unthinkable just to stay alive, asks Haji Mohamed Dawjee.
This week, the platinum strike comes to an end, the ANC tinkers with legislation and striker Luis Suarez takes another bite.
The numbers speak for themselves: Africa's smallholder farmers can be agriculture's game changers of the 21st century.