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Monsanto internship call for entry

Application for Monsanto's year-long internship programme is now open for entry to recent graduates or final year students in the fields of Agriculture

6 hours ago

Competition Commission spreads tentacles in fruit and veg crackdown

The Competition Commission has extended its search and seizure operation involving fresh produce market agents to premises in Cape Town and Durban

3 hours ago

Solar technology applied in an ingenious way

A solar power system was considered the logical way in which to provide electricity to power the irrigation pumps on a new macadamia farm on the outskirts of Hazyview, Mpumalanga

5 hours ago

'World's strongest coffee' lists on Amazon

Black Insomnia Coffee Company, which launched in Cape Town in July 2016 and lays claim to having the strongest coffee in the world, has listed on Amazon

6 hours ago

The Sommeliers Selection, BLACC reaching out to emerging wine enthusiasts

The Sommeliers Selection has joined forces with BLACC which is powered by Vula Afrika, an organisation that reaches out to emerging African wine enthusiasts

5 hours ago

The natural approach to Healey's champion cheese

Healey's hand-made Slow Matured Cheddar received SA Champion status at this year's SA Dairy Championships in the Raw Milk Semi Hard or Hard Cheese category. The cheese is made with unpasteurised milk

9 hours ago

SA suspends imports amid Brazilian meat scandal

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has suspended imports of meat from establishments suspected

3 days ago

Measures for poultry relief on the wing

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies is expected to announce a range of measures shortly, including incentives and other forms of support, for the beleaguered poultry industry

By Linda Ensor 3 days ago

Sea Harvest casts its net back onto JSE after 17 years

About 17 years after delisting from the JSE, fishing group Sea Harvest - now with Australian operations complementing its core frozen hake offering - trawled quietly back onto the bourse

By Marc Hasenfuss 3 days ago

BCC to ensure health of Benguela Current ecosystem through sustainable management

Supporting fisheries, tourism, recreation, and thousands of jobs, a sustainable Benguela Current ecosystem is the lifeblood of the ocean economy on South Africa's West Coast

3 days ago

Concern over land ceilings and its affect on sustainable redistribution of land

The concept of land ceilings has been hotly debated since 2011. International experience demonstrated that land ceilings had many negative impacts

3 days ago

Consumer inflation slows as food prices moderate

Consumer inflation slowed in February, as food inflation moderated, but remained outside the South African Reserve Bank's 3%-6% target range

By Tammy Foyn 23 Mar 2017

Competition body accuses fresh-produce agents of cartel behaviour

The commission said it suspected the larger players of colluding to hold prices low until their smaller competitors ran out of fresh fruit and vegetables to sell, after which they sharply increased prices

By Robert Laing 23 Mar 2017

Exceptional 2017 brandy grape harvest set to yield a smooth spirit

Despite the Western Cape's extreme drought, the 2017 brandy grape harvest looks set to yield future award-winning brandies

23 Mar 2017

Maximising the potential of wastewater in agriculture

"We need to use water in agriculture in a more efficient, productive, equitable and environmentally friendly way where quality is not compromised."

23 Mar 2017

Dumping is causing poultry crisis, Sapa says

SA's crisis-stricken poultry industry - and whether the crisis has been caused by "dumping" of EU bone-in chicken portions - was the subject of heated debate in parliament

By Linda Ensor 23 Mar 2017

Earth's soil carbon reservoir poses massive risk to climate change mitigation

Fijian president Jioji Konousi Konrote warned of colossal negative impacts on the environment and human societies if the massive stores of carbon trapped in Earth's soils are released

22 Mar 2017

Aquaculture boost for youth development

Developments in Eastern Cape aquaculture could offer the province's youth some unique opportunities in the near future

22 Mar 2017

Why African countries banning imports of fruit and veg is a blunt tool

Is banning imports a good way to boost the local agricultural sector? Has it worked elsewhere?

By Calestous Juma 22 Mar 2017

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