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03 December 2019 RNews

Magwa and Majola Tea Estates in financial trouble again: DA

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Card image 30 November 2019 Highway Mail

KwaNyuswa resident empowers her community

This sprightly 68-year-old has continued to provide assistance for her family and others through HACT's Gogo Support Group initiative.

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Card image 29 November 2019 Farmer's Weekly

Foot-and-mouth disease now confirmed in 10 locations

Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) cases have now been confirmed in 10 locations in Limpopo. This was according to the latest report on the outbreak issued by the Directorate of Animal Health at the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development.

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Card image 27 November 2019 Politicsweb

Foot and Mouth Disease crisis needs to be gazetted

Foot and Mouth Disease crisis needs to be gazetted, in order to save jobs, unlock funds and resources to prevent a national disaster

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Card image 28 November 2019 BusinessDay

Drought and land reform continue to create uncertainty, says Kaap Agri

The agriculture group said revenue grew by almost a third in its year to end-September amid a subdued retail environment

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Card image 26 November 2019 DispatchLive

Spar deal takes local maize producers out of red zone

Spar Group in the Eastern Cape has provided the one vital aspect to ensure the success of rural maize farmer members of Mqanduli Rural Enterprise Development (RED) Hub: a consistent market for their maize meal, with the knock-on effect of up- and downstream jobs.

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Card image 28 November 2019 HeraldLive

‘Dagga grannies must not be left behind’

Grandmothers from Umsinga‚ Impendle‚ Mzimkhulu‚ Eshowe and other areas in KwaZulu-Natal must be involved in the export of cannabis.

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Card image 25 November 2019 BusinessDay

SA finds a thrill on Blueberry Hill

Berry industry set for phenomenal growth over the next five years, with vastly increased plantings

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Card image 24 November 2019 Cape Business News

Farmers advised on foot and mouth disease

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has advised farmers and livestock owners that all parties transacting with cloven-hoofed animals should observe the utmost caution. “All gatherings of animals from more than one source (incl. auctions, livestock shows, and speculative transactions) are discouraged until the exact situation is known,” said a joint media …

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Card image 22 November 2019 Fin24

Microsoft launches tech project to tackle food security in SA, Africa

Microsoft has launched FarmBeats, an agriculture research platform that aims to help farmers use artificial intelligence to aid production.

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The stop-gap law on land rights in former homelands was due to expire in 1997. It was just renewed again. https://www.businessinsider.co.za/interim-protection-of-informal-land-rights-act-extended-to-december-2020-2019-12 via @BusinessInsider

SA’s new Water and Sanitation Master Plan https://www.news.uct.ac.za/article/-2019-12-05-sas-new-water-and-sanitation-master-plan

DMRE calls for public comment on MPRDA amendments, community resettlement guidelines https://www.miningweekly.com/article/dmre-calls-for-public-comment-on-mprda-amendments-community-resettlement-guidelines-2019-12-05

The draft bill to amend the s25 of the Constitution is being considered by the ad hoc committee. MPs are considering including the specific instances land can be #Expropriated w/out compensation. https://m.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/expropriation-without-compensation-committee-discusses-draft-bill-to-amend-section-25-20191203

The #Mwelase judgment of the #ConstitutionalCourt was an incredible & important judgment for the long neglected plight of labour tenants across SA. Have a listen to Adv. @MichaelBishop12’s first hand account of how it all came to be. Interviewed by @JohanLorenzen &
@Eli_Kunene https://twitter.com/justusundertree/status/1202100462054453248

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