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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...
​Farmers are smiling – up to a point
​Farmers are smiling – up to a point
Laurens Schlebusch farms with crops and livestock in the Free State. Looking around his farmlands, he says the drought has almost certainly been...
Farm financing stable – for now
Farm financing stable – for now
The agricultural sector, at the drought’s frontline, is beginning to feel the weather’s financial toll.
SA land policy is as clear as mud
SA land policy is as clear as mud
The worsening drought is emblematic of a policy ­climate that is getting much tougher for the ­agricultural sector.
Officials blow Act out of the water
Officials blow Act out of the water
Government bungling and "material deficiencies" in decision-making processes have dealt a severe blow to the ability of the department of water...
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...
The uneasy jive of a poor pantsula
The uneasy jive of a poor pantsula
The roaring engines of the tractors of the Kleinfontein farmlands do so in concert with the sprinklers discharging spurts of water over a stretch of...
Commercial farmers question Mantashe on land reform
Commercial farmers question Mantashe on land reform
Commercial farmers raised questions and concerns about land reform and the issues surrounding such reform with ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe...
SA farmers working around labour laws - report
SA farmers working around labour laws - report
Agriculture in South Africa is doing well, but farmers are mechanising to circumvent labour laws, a farmer and an analyst have said, according to...
Zim: High prices draw farmers to tobacco, but for how long?
Zim: High prices draw farmers to tobacco, but for how long?
High prices and a growing demand for Zimbabwe's tobacco crop on the international stage has led to small-scale farmers ditching food cereals in...

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