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Northwest farmers on their knees over fires RNews | Henry Walsh

Northwest farmers on their knees over fires RNews | Henry Walsh

Agri SA says the devastating effects of continuous fire outbreaks in the Free State, North West and Northern Cape will be felt long after the fires have been extinguished. “Wildfires can cause great damage to plants, animals and communities and also threaten food...

Save a Farm 2023 | Drought, Loss & Hope Caritas Community Focus

Save a Farm 2023 | Drought, Loss & Hope Caritas Community Focus

Your donation can make a huge difference to the lives of the agricultural community in drought areas of the Northern Cape. People like Berto Archer, who farms near Kamieskroon, and Elton Vries, who farms near Springbok. They tell their stories in the video below.Make...

SANRAL Pothole Reporting App

SANRAL Pothole Reporting App

In Augustus is Operasie Vala Zonke, 'n samewerkende program tussen die Departement van Vervoer (DvT) en sy padagentskappe, geloods. As deel van die inisiatief is die SANRAL-toepassing ontplooi waar motoriste enige slaggate op enige pad kan aanmeld. SANRAL sal die...

Agri Northern Cape Congress 2022

Agri Northern Cape Congress 2022

Agri Northern Cape Congress 2022Agri Northern Cape Congress 2022Opening Address Ms. Alta Strauss Subject - How do I overcome challenges with positive thoughts?Greetings Mr. Willem de Chavonnes Vrugt | President Agri North WestPresidential Address Mr. Nicol Jansen |...

Die sprinkane is hier!

Die sprinkane is hier!

Die sprinkaanswerms is hierdie jaar ongelooflik groot en ons het befondsing nodig om die pes te bekamp. Besoek ons Agri Noord-Kaap Stigting webwerf om 'n skenking te maak. Lede van die publiek en boere word versoek om enige swerms aan me. Mulalo Matodzi by 083 326...

Die sprinkane is oppad! Landbou.com / Michelle van der Spuy

Die sprinkane is oppad! Landbou.com / Michelle van der Spuy

Boere word gevra om op die uitkyk te wees vir bruin sprinkane met die eerste uitbreking vir dié somerseisoen wat reeds in die Noord-Kaap voorkom. Soos verwag het die eerste somerreëns ook die eerste uitbreking van bruin sprinkane vir die seisoen in die Noord-Kaap...

Gratis Webinaar: My veld het afgebrand – wat nou?

Gratis Webinaar: My veld het afgebrand – wat nou?

Die verwoestende veldbrande in Augustus en September in die Noord-Kaap het honderdduisende hektaar weiveld vernietig en boere met talle vrae oor die pad vorentoe gelaat. Landbouweekblad bied op Donderdag 7 Oktober om 14:00 ’n gratis webinaar aan waarin verskeie...

Just One Drop – Relief for Veld Fires

Just One Drop – Relief for Veld Fires

Please visit the website of the newly established Non-Profit Organization, "Agri Northern Cape Foundation" by clicking HERE , where you can easily make a donation for the farmers of the Northern Cape by using our new Payfast facility. The "Just One Drop - Relief for...

Agri SA Drought Relief 2021

Agri SA Drought Relief 2021

Some areas in South Africa are in the grip of a devastating, ongoing drought. These areas are mainly in the Northern Cape, Western Cape and Eastern Cape. Agri SA's drought relief efforts have been instrumental in assisting farmers and farmworkers during this difficult...

International Drought Awareness Day

International Drought Awareness Day

The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is a United Nations observance celebrated each year on 17 June. Its purpose is to raise awareness around desertification and drought, highlighting methods on how to prevent these from occurring.

Red ‘n Plaas Caritas Gemeenskapsfokus NPC

Red ‘n Plaas Caritas Gemeenskapsfokus NPC

Die Ned. Geref. Kerk in Noord-Kaapland het in Oktober 2019 ’n ad hoc taakspan gemeenskapsversorging in samewerking met Caritas gemeenskapsfokus NPC (hierna Caritas), as gevolg van die droogte wat groot dele van die Noord-Kaap teister, daargestel. Die projek se naam is...

Grasshopper Project in Douglas Petrus Boshoff

Grasshopper Project in Douglas Petrus Boshoff

Die jare 2020 en 2021 sal verseker vir ‘’n geruime tyd onthou word as jare van uiterstes, want dit was die Covid-19 pandemie, erge brande, dreigende vloede, oorstromings en verspoeling van paaie en saam met die baie reën groot swerms sprinkane wat in groot dele van...

SA National Minimum Wage Nicol Jansen

SA National Minimum Wage Nicol Jansen

Use the link below to listen to feedback from Nicol Jansen, President of Agri Northern Cape, after the announcement of the 2021 SA National Minimum Wage.

LANDBOU-PODCAST: Agri Noord-Kaap reik uit na plaaswerkers OFM

LANDBOU-PODCAST: Agri Noord-Kaap reik uit na plaaswerkers OFM

Agri Noord-Kaap se president, Nicol Jansen, het die aankondiging dat dié provinsie deur die regering as 'n rampgebied verklaar is, met ope arms verwelkom.   Jansen het aan OFM se Martin van der Merwe op die Big Breakfast-program gesê dit is verblydende nuus, sienende...

Vacancy

Vacancy

In order to organize and promote the development, sustainability, profitability and stability of organized agriculture in the Northern Cape region, Agri Northern Cape holds the following challenging position for a dynamic, energetic and self-driven individual. GENERAL...

#AgriNoord-Kaap: Die regering moet sy rol besef, sê Jansen OFM

#AgriNoord-Kaap: Die regering moet sy rol besef, sê Jansen OFM

Agri Noord-Kaap speel ‘n groot rol om die regering te reguleer in terme van die instandhouding van dié provinsie se ekonomie. Dié organisasie se president, Nicol Jansen, sê Agri Noord-Kaap het daarin geslaag om die regering aan boord te kry nadat die adjunkpresident...

GWK kweek bewustheid oor boere se lot weens droogte OFM

GWK kweek bewustheid oor boere se lot weens droogte OFM

GWK, met sy hoofkantoor in die Noord-Kaap, spits hom toe om boere in dié droogtegeteisterde provinsie op verskeie gebiede te ondersteun en om bewustheid te kweek oor die uitdagings wat hulle op grondvlak het weens die droogte. Een van dié agribesigheid se insisiatiewe...

Drought conditions worsen in NC OFM

Drought conditions worsen in NC OFM

Boere word swaar geraak en is in 'n geldelike knyp, terwyl diere honger ly en waterbronne opdroog. Verskeie organisasies oor die land heen verleen hulp aan dié gemeenskappe wat swaar trek weens die ongekende droogte. Boere is dankbaar vir elke skenking wat ontvang...

Central SA stand together, back our farmers OFM

Central SA stand together, back our farmers OFM

  Areas within Central South remain in the grip of a crippling drought. According to the Northern Cape Early Warning Committee, the province is experiencing one of the worst droughts in more than a century with prolonged drought conditions having prevailed for...

AGRI Northern Cape Drought Disaster Fund

AGRI Northern Cape Drought Disaster Fund

The AGRI Northern Cape Drought Disaster Fund was created to provide assistance to specifically the farmers in the Northern Cape during the extreme drought they are currently experiencing; this is the worst drought since 1927. This is an urgent request to the public to...

Agri Northern Cape Congress 2019

Agri Northern Cape Congress 2019

Discussion 1 - The Land Debate and Risks               Discussion 2 - Economic Risks in terms of Energy Costs and Certainty               Discussion 3 - Climatological Risks and Disaster Support

Boeredag 2018 met Agri Kuruman Deon Hoon

Boeredag 2018 met Agri Kuruman Deon Hoon

Agri Kuruman in gesprek met Nicol Jansen, Johannes Moller, Omri van Zyl en Pierre Vercueil. Die gesprek het gegaan oor onteiening sonder vergoeding. Die vier here het hulle uitstekend van hulle taak gekwyt om aan bekommerde landbouers te verduidelik waarmee Agri SA...

Boeredag by Hopetown lok talle besoekers AgriOrbit - Koos du Pisanie

Boeredag by Hopetown lok talle besoekers AgriOrbit - Koos du Pisanie

Frans Wiid, nasionale skaapboer van die jaar vir 2017, het as deel van sy prys ’n baie geslaagde boeredag op sy plaas naby Hopetown aangebied. Sowat 200 mense het die verrigtinge bygewoon en verskeie sprekers het opgetree. Dawie Maree, hoof van landbou-inligting en...

Genetic tweak makes plants use 25% less water Times Live

Genetic tweak makes plants use 25% less water Times Live

Researchers on Tuesday unveiled a genetic modification that enables plants to use a quarter less water with scant reduction in yield. By altering a single gene, scientists coaxed tobacco plants - a model crop often used in experiments - to grow to near normal size...

Agriculture grows 17.7% after droughts IOL - Luyolo Mkentane

Agriculture grows 17.7% after droughts IOL - Luyolo Mkentane

The South African agricultural economy grew by 17.7percent in 2017, following an extended contraction caused by the El Niño-induced drought in 2015 and 2016, which resulted in failed crops and livestock deaths.    The Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz)...

Vergadering met Mmaphaka Tau (PhD)

Vergadering met Mmaphaka Tau (PhD)

Vergadering met Mmaphaka Tau (PhD) Deputy Director-General (Head): National Disaster Management Centre Department of Cooperative Governance (DCOG) te Calvinia oor die impak van Prosopis in die Noordkaap sowel as die effek van die rampdroogte in dele van die Noordkaap....

No Fracking Way Forbes Africa - Jay Caboz

No Fracking Way Forbes Africa - Jay Caboz

In the latest bout of the nine-year fight by farmers to stop fracking in a semi-arid area of South Africa, a small-town lawyer has delivered a right hook. It was a career defining moment that will live with lawyer Derek Light for the rest of his life: listening as...

Why insurance is a must-have for farmers MoneyWeb - Alex J Coyne

Why insurance is a must-have for farmers MoneyWeb - Alex J Coyne

Sasria is a trusted specialised short-term insurance company that offers cover for special risks and losses arising from occurrences such as civil commotion, public disorder, labour unrest, strikes, riots and terrorism. We sat down with Sasria’s acting head of...

Scania gee om ProAgri - Annemarie Bremner

Scania gee om ProAgri - Annemarie Bremner

“Dit voel of ons by die huis gekom het,” vertel Morné Botha, hoofbestuurder van Scania in die Vrystaat. Hy en sy gesin het teen die einde van verlede jaar van Johannesburg af Bloemfontein toe getrek waar hy die leisels oorgeneem het as hoofbestuurder van Sentraal en...

How farmers are adapting to the water shortage ENCA - Rianté Naidoo

How farmers are adapting to the water shortage ENCA - Rianté Naidoo

For most mainstream farmers, five hectares of land is a small area they would easily set aside as an experimental plot, but for Jason Cullen, it’s all he has. Cullen is an urban fruit farmer on the periphery of Johannesburg. He has been farming organic pomegranates...

Nkomazi Fuel & Oil expands to Kathu in the Northern Cape Lowvelder

Nkomazi Fuel & Oil expands to Kathu in the Northern Cape Lowvelder

Nkomazi Fuel & Oil has opened a branch in Kathu in the Northern Cape. The company is now operational in six provinces. “Our vision is to become South Africa’s most respected independent energy business,” general manager Deon Valks explained. Nkomazi Group of...

‘A farmer who loses hope is dead’ Times Live - Petru Saal

‘A farmer who loses hope is dead’ Times Live - Petru Saal

Emaciated cattle‚ barren land and a livelihood slowly crumbling to dust. This is the reality faced every morning by Wilhelm Stemmet. He has joined the ranks of farmers whose cries for help ring out from far and wide as they try to survive in the midst of a...

Preliminary area estimates for 2018 summer crops Biz Community

Preliminary area estimates for 2018 summer crops Biz Community

The preliminary area estimates of today (30 January) are mainly based on the results of a non-probability survey conducted by the Directorate: Statistics and Economic Analysis of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Less favourable rainfall and warm...

SA farm workers’ minimum wage raised The Herald

SA farm workers’ minimum wage raised The Herald

The South African Department of Labour yesterday released the minimum wage for farm and forestry workers for the period starting March 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019. The new minimum wages will see a significant increase. Employees in the farm and forestry sectors...

Despite listeriosis outbreak, our food is safe IOL - James Mahokwae

Despite listeriosis outbreak, our food is safe IOL - James Mahokwae

THE Consumer Goods Council of South Africa has assured South Africans that nearly all food consumed was safe, despite a listeriosis outbreak that has killed 61 people since last year. The food safety executive at the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa, Setati...

Agriculture is changing and so must agri economists Farmer's Weekly

Agriculture is changing and so must agri economists Farmer's Weekly

It’s not only farmers who have to adapt to the fundamental changes occurring in world agriculture, or go out of business. Agricultural economists also have to adapt. This is the warning from Bongiswa Matoti, president of the Agricultural Economists’ Association of...

Absa vooruitskouing vir Lente 2017/2018

Absa vooruitskouing vir Lente 2017/2018

Die Lente 2017/2018 Landbouvooruitskouing is geskryf en saamgestel deur Absa se interne span landbouekonome, sowel as eksterne spesialiste in verskeie velde. Hierdie vooruitskouing is geskryf vir Absa se kliënte wat betrokke is in die daaglikse werking van die land se...

Bo-Karoo Boere Ding Mee vir Jongooiklub AgriSA

Bo-Karoo Boere Ding Mee vir Jongooiklub AgriSA

“Hierdie jaar se interskou tussen jongooiklubs gaan meer suksesvol wees as laasjaar”, sê Diederik Vermeulen, koordineerder en reelingskomitee. Groot was die verbasing toe daar laasjaar meer as 400 boere, ramtelers, skoliere en besigheidsmense van omliggende dorpe en...

Tractor of the year announced AgriOrbit

Tractor of the year announced AgriOrbit

The announcement of the winners in the Tractor of the Year competition is one of the highlights at Agritechnica, the world’s leading international exhibition for agricultural machinery and equipment. At Agritechnica 2017, an international jury composed of 24...

Agri NC Festive Season Hours

Agri NC Festive Season Hours

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season. May 2018 bring you abundant joy and happiness. The Agri NC office will close on 15 December 2017 and re-open on 8 January 2018. Happy New Year!

CEO Forum: Looking back on agri in 2017 AgriOribit

CEO Forum: Looking back on agri in 2017 AgriOribit

On 1 December the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) hosted the CEO Forum Meeting, a platform that allows for engagement between CEOs in the agricultural sector and government. Leaders of agricultural companies and organisation such as WRSA,...

SA agri economy shows robust growth in Q3, 2017 AgriOrbit

SA agri economy shows robust growth in Q3, 2017 AgriOrbit

After registering a 38.7% quarter over quarter (q/q) (revised) growth rate in the second quarter of 2017, the agricultural GDP grew by 44.2% q/q in the third quarter. According to Agbiz, it is against their expectations of a moderate growth of around the mid 20% q/q,...

Support rural safety in the festive season and beyond AgriOrbit

Support rural safety in the festive season and beyond AgriOrbit

All stakeholders in the agricultural sector must work together to combat the level of crime rural communities are facing, especially during the festive season. A group of stakeholders gathered in Pretoria to share ideas on how to tackle rural safety. During this...