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High alert for ‘intense’ cold front
THE City of Cape Town is on high alert for a cold front bound for Cape Town this weekend. The SA Weather Service expects the front to hit the city by nightfall today. It has characterised the impending weather as “intense”, with heavy rains and possible flooding in the Cape Metropole, Overberg, Cape Winelands and South-Western Cape District.
MRK gaan veiligheid, menseregte op plase ondersoek
Die Menseregtekommissie (MRK) wil binnekort ’n openbare verhoor hou oor veiligheid en die skending van menseregte op plase. Dit sal plaasmoorde en diensvoorwaardes vir werkers op plase insluit.
Economic View: White Farmers Are Not Land Thieves
As I was contemplating this opinion piece, I remembered the old adage; if you tell a lie several times, you may end up believing it. Moreover, some of your listeners may start to believe your lie. That’s exactly what happened in Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwean government and its governing party’s propaganda created an impression that white farmers owned most of the country’s farming land.
Antidumping duties imposed on chicken imports
PRELIMINARY antidumping duties ranging from 22%-73% have been introduced against imports of frozen bone-in chicken from three of South Africa’s trading partners in the European Union (EU). The duties on Germany, the Netherlands and the UK go into effect from Friday and expire at the beginning of January next year.
Chairman’s Fund, Soil for Life increase food security in Western Cape
Anglo American’s Chairman’s Fund has formed a partnership with NGO, Soil for Life, to increase food security in the Western Cape. The initiative is making a substantial and significant difference in the lives of people living in the province by encouraging them to grow their own vegetables in an environmentally sustainable way.
BRICS, Mega-Regional FTAs and South Africa’s Trade Strategy (July 2014)
Global trade strategy does not appear to be a major focus of the Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS) grouping, apart from the priority given to completing the stalled World Trade Organization Doha Development Round of negotiations.
Insect farms: A new industry in SA
Sydney – When it comes to resolving a big global food problem, a new breed of farmers and their financial backers are thinking small.
Work on the world’s largest fly farm has begun in South Africa after the European firm behind the project won much-needed funding from investors, propelling the use of insects as livestock feed beyond academic theory to a commercial venture. The project near Cape Town was conceived by a group of scientists and environmentalists racing to find protein alternatives as rising production of livestock feed such as soy gobbles up more and more valuable agricultural land.
Climate changing the face of agriculture]: Part 2 – Farmers fight against climate change
Rising temperatures and volatile weather conditions are not only affecting agricultural production but also influencing farming methods and practices.
Why are farmers poor if agriculture is Kenya’s golden-egg layer?
Kenya’s farmers produce enormous wealth for the country yet are largely poor. They must reject the farming model that keeps them perpetually poor, indebted, frustrated into alcoholism, domestic violence and seek trade justice. Vegetables grown on African farms are sold in retail outlets in Europe and the Middle East, while the aroma of coffee, tea and cocoa grown in her fields fills the air in most coffee and confectionery shops, outside of which the scent of flowers grown with her water fills the sidewalks.
Changes put tobacco sellers in a huff
Cape Town tobacconists, traders and distributors have spoken out against the Department of Health’s proposed regulations to limit display space for tobacco products. Most believe the proposed laws would not stop people from smoking but would limit customer choice and chip away at their profits.
SA white maize futures rise
White corn gained the most in more than three weeks in South Africa, the biggest producer of the grain on the continent. White corn for delivery in July rose 0.3 percent, the most since June 11, to close at 1,769 rand a metric ton on the South African Futures Exchange in Johannesburg.
SEB-druk laai op vir kleiner ondernemings
Middelslag-sakeondernemings en veral familie-ondernemings kom onder al hoe meer druk om hul telkaarte vir swart ekonomiese bemagtiging (SEB) in orde te kry.
Kospryse daal wêreldwyd
Wêreldvoedselpryse het volgens die maandelikse voedselprysindeks van die Verenigde Nasies se Voedsel- en Landbou-organisasie (VLO) in Junie vir die derde opeenvolgende maand gedaal.
Visums vir werkers ‘n kopseer vir die landbou
Dit blyk dat nuwe immigrasieregulasies ‘n verdere turksvy vir die landbou gaan wees, met visums vir buitelandse werkers wat lank kan sloer.
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