Judgement on farm dwellers – implications for landowners

A recent judgement in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on the right of farm dwellers and labour tenants to be provided with services by relevant municipalities, may hold important implications for landowners. Annelize Crosby, policy...

Africa trade agreement could generate significant gains

Data from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) shows that the African continent only conducts 15% of intra-regional trade, despite geographical proximity – compared to around 47% in America, 61% in...

Preserving the future with solar PV

In the last five years the responsibility to preserve the future of our planet has been driven home, as South Africa faces the consequences of climate change. From tornadoes in KwaZulu-Natal to a drought-stricken...

Kultivarevaluasie doen voetwerk vir produsente

Die afgelope seisoen was seker een van die moeilikste koringseisoene wat hedendaagse produsente nog beleef het. Grafiek 1 wys waarom koringprodusente in die Oos-Vrystaat sulke lae opbrengste behaal het. Die reënval wat in die...

Kanolapaspoort – van produsent tot verbruiker

Die wêreld- en plaaslike voedselindustrie ervaar die ontwrigtende en verlammende effek van klimaatsverandering intens. Al hoe meer verwoestende brande breek uit en die wurggreep van droogte het ’n groot impak op voedselvoorrade. Voedselveiligheid is...

The impact of food safety – lessons learnt from China

With globalisation there has been a growing consumer demand for a wider variety of food, which has resulted in an increasingly complex and longer global food chain. With the rising world population, the intensification...

BRICS-geleentheid vra beter koördinering

‘n Paar dae na die elfde BRICS-besigheidsberaad in Brasilië, sit ’n hawelose man, Diego Rodrigues, in die skadu van die ikoniese Sugarloaf-berg in Rio de Janeiro. In die agtergrond dryf drie oliebore en ’n...

A win-win approach to conflict management

Can you remember the last person you had a fight with? Was it at work or at home? Can you remember what it was about? Have you managed to make peace with them? Are...

Argentynse boeredag – landboutegnologie bekyk

Die Argentynse bewaringslandbou-en-geenbewer­kingsboeredag was ’n geleentheid waar Argentynse landboutegnologie en -toerusting op een punt bymekaargebring is om te wys wat reeds in die Suid-Afrikaanse mark beskikbaar is. Meer as 180 produsente, masjienvervaardigers en navorsers het...

Climate change: Resilience needed in agriculture

There is clear evidence that agriculture in South Africa has evolved to take natural climate variation into account. The changing seasonal weather is such that two consecutive seasons are seldom similar. The response to...
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