Farmers

Paddy farmers rise up against Madagascar’s ‘new city’

Farmers in Ambohitrimanjaka village are facing off with the authorities over a scheme that threatens to engulf a thousand hectares of rice fields

Goats against climate change

There is a simple way to boost climate resilience for farmers in vulnerable regions: investment in goat markets

San and Khoi claim benefits from rooibos

A groundbreaking agreement will see traditional knowledge holders of rooibos earn more than R10-million a year for their rights

Farmer tenants demand services from municipalities

Tenants want the order declaring that municipalities have failed to discharge their constitutional obligations

Women farmers need land but not all want expropriation

Some believe the state can’t simply take land but others argue that the Constitution must be amended

A climate of change for cash cows

Understanding why farmers in Southern Africa are reluctant to cash in their investment is key to mitigating the effects of climate change

Sharing the land among those who work it

This week Lucas Ledwaba writes about women in Limpopo’s Sekhukhune district who have used the land to improve their lives

Land Bill is a good, if flawed, start

It tackles communal land rights, giving ownership to the people who reside on it

Downgrades will hit farmers hard

Higher borrowing costs will hurt farmers who need credit to operate and are just getting over the drought

​Farmers are smiling – up to a point

The prospect of a bumper crop has caused prices to plummet and debts still have to be paid back.

State to assist drought-hit farmers financially

Gordhan sounded pragmatic in his budget speech about dealing with drought, but will all those affected have access to funds, asks Wandile Sihlobo.

Farm financing stable – for now

The dry weather’s financial toll will be most felt as farmers begin to prepare for next year’s season.

Latest

R80-million: The cost of evacuating South Africans from Wuhan in China

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences