Agriculture

 
Land is the gold required for economic transformation
Land is the gold required for economic transformation
Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle said land in South Africa was “gold” and was an important resource, not only for farming but also for...
Eastern Cape gravitates towards breaking chains of poverty
Eastern Cape gravitates towards breaking chains of poverty
The Eastern Cape provincial government has lofty ambitions of turning the province into the breadbasket of the Southern African Development...
Western Cape dam levels drop even more
Western Cape dam levels drop even more
The latest average level, for dams across the Western Cape, is 20.83%— compared to 30.09% for the same time last year— MEC for Local...
How Western Cape farmers are being hit by the drought
How Western Cape farmers are being hit by the drought
Much has been written about the ongoing drought and critical water shortages in the city of Cape Town. Residents...
Agriculture training in South Africa badly needs an overhaul
Agriculture training in South Africa badly needs an overhaul
Agriculture delivers more jobs per rand invested than any other
Downgrades will hit farmers hard
Downgrades will hit farmers hard
Ratings agency Moody’s recently downgraded South Africa’s top five commercial banks, along with the Industrial Development Corporation of South...
Slice Of Life: ​We helped nature take its course
Slice Of Life: ​We helped nature take its course
I used to be tomato farmer before but the conventional farming model was just not working for me. I did some research and realised that I actually...
Bet the farm and save the world
Bet the farm and save the world
The world population is expected to reach about nine billion by 2050 — and we are all going to have to eat. If you can feed us, you are sure...
Droughts, floods to plague Nile
Droughts, floods to plague Nile
The Nile River’s annual flood was the backbone of civilisation in Egypt. Surrounded by desert, this phenomenon ensured that a thin ribbon of...
Ineptitude dooms farm college project to dismal failure
Ineptitude dooms farm college project to dismal failure
The government spent R11-million buying a farm more than a decade ago but plans to convert it into a “much-needed” agricultural college have come...
Where agrarian reform is working
Where agrarian reform is working
Growing the agriculture sector can reduce poverty, create economic opportunities in rural and peri-urban areas and boost employment, particularly...

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