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Land expropriation draft bill open for public commentary

The parliamentary committee on land expropriation has opened a new draft for public commentary over the holiday season. According to Dr Mathole...

Kanonkop Wine Estate takes home the prize

The Western Cape minister of agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, recently congratulated Kanonkop Wine Estate for winning the Most Outstanding Wine Producer Award...

Black-owned wine brands make history at ProWine China

Eleven black-owned wine brands, which included Libby’s Pride, Thokozani, Bayede!, Cape Dreams, Carmen Stevens Wines, La RicMal, Koni Wines, Lathitha, M’hudi, Women in...

FMD: Nationwide live auction ban to curb further spread

On 4 December 2019 the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries published an update on the new prescribed regulatory control measures relating...

Agriculture could contribute to the national grid with solar energy

With commercial solar energy becoming increasingly affordable as the cost of photovoltaic (PV) systems continue to decline, agricultural operations in South Africa...

Western Cape launches Producer/Farmer Register

Today, I launched the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) Western Cape’s Producer/Farmer Register (PFR) at the Western Cape Department’s research...

Tobacco farming in Zimbabwe: Profit, problems and solutions

Tobacco is Zimbabwe’s second-biggest foreign currency earner after gold, which accounted for $1,6 billion of the $3,2 billion derived from exports last...

Biosecurity in SA: Taking up the mantle of accountability

Over the past three years, numerous foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreaks rocked FMD-controlled areas, which is quite normal according to Dr Pieter Vervoort,...

Drone Users Conference 2019 takes flight

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme-GEF5 Sustainable Land Management project, the Endangered Wildlife Trust...

Wool market drops by 3%

The twelfth sale of the 2019/20 wool season took place recently. Of the 13 357 bales on offer, 92,3% was sold. The...