Latest articles on Maize Farmers

Maize vs time: The race to feed SA

The planting season started with predictions of a record crop but the weather had other plans

2018 Young Farmer Award winner – Senakhomo Farming

Senakhomo is recognised for her outstanding maize yields

Growing pains are a family matter

Maize is a tough sell ­­– but Lawrence Mtsweni and his daughters are keeping the dream alive.

​Plenty of maize, but not a grain to eat: How small farmers went hungry in Limpopo

Small-scale farmers nearly starved while a Limpopo milling giant fought to stay afloat.

Land tenure limits Eastern Cape’s crops

Given the agricultural potential in former homelands and the challenges of communal land policies, this may be the time to review them.

South Africa imports maize as stocks slump to nine-month low

Drought in some key maize-growing regions has curbed output, and maize is being imported for the first time in 22 months as a result.

South Africa: Hunger in a land of plenty

Some of this country's richest maize farmland is also home to some of our poorest people.

Lesotho’s food crisis: A waiting game

Lesotho's declaration of a food emergency in August went fairly unnoticed in South Africa, but make no mistake: this is an emergency.

Grain price squeezes Botswana

Not a soul who goes to the supermarket will have failed to notice the rapid rate of price increases of almost all foods in the past 18 months.

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Court must declare Cape Town’s ‘inhuman’ demolitions, evictions illegal, says law centre

The city argues that it is not carrying out evictions, but is acting against land invasions

Back in time to meals on wheels

Cape Town’s oldest roadhouse is hoping to make a comeback during the coronavirus lockdown. Nostalgia is the biggest seller

People’s behaviour stoking Gauteng pandemic

The active case count of Gauteng surpasses that of whole countries. Workers at clinics report a ‘concerning’ relaxation of basic health protocols

Press Releases

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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