MAIZE

You too can win on the JSE

Low fees are attracting investors to a range of listed exchange-traded products

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

Key challenges for Kenya in big push to reduce post— harvest losses

Post-harvest management will reduce losses and improve food availability

​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.

Growing pains are a family matter

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

Full horror of drought emerges

The recent rains might ameliorate a bleak picture but there appears to be no silver lining to the problems ahead, including food supply.

Drought’s devastating ripple effect

Maize harvests are tipped to be lower, threatening food security and inflation in the entire region.

Drought-resistent maize key to food security

Wema was developed for dryland farmers, particularly smallholders, who are dependent mainly on rainfall.

Zimbabweans go hungry as drought hammers southern Africa

While the impact is looking serious for Zimbabwe, the drought could also hit southern Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique and Namibia.

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.

SA to export maize to China

Talks between the South African and Chinese governments have concluded and the plan awaits political signing before first exports to China can begin.

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Public transport inequality

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Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

Press Releases

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

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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

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.