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Card image 13 November 2019 Ground|Up

New publication brings stories of rural South Africa to public attention

Social Change Assistance Trust (SCAT) celebrates 35 years with a book and seven awards

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Card image 12 November 2019 Radio 702

South Africans have to show greater respect for our farmers’

“I spent a year travelling 100 000 km [crisscrossing SA researching farmers]. It changed my perspective,” says author Ivor Price.

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Card image 12 November 2019 News 24

Will govt choose flying over food? asks drought-stricken farmers

As the drought across South Africa continues to threaten farmers, food security must remain the number one priority, with agricultural organisations appealing for relief.

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Card image 11 November 2019 Herald Live

R74m immediate drought relief for Eastern Cape farmers

The Eastern Cape government has rejigged its budget and made R74m available for immediate drought relief in the province’s six districts.

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Card image 07 November 2019 IOL

Lack of insurance in Africa leaves millions vulnerable to climate change, natural disasters

Millions of low-income households and small businesses across Africa still have no insurance.

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Card image 07 November 2019 Logistics Update Africa

Digital agro network Wefarm raises $13 mn funding from True Ventures

Wefarm, the digital network for global small-scale agriculture has announced it has raised $13 million in a Series A financing round led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm True Ventures.

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Card image 06 November 2019 BusinessDay

MTN, Sappi and Transnet promise billions in investment

Between the three companies, R86bn was pledged at the second investment conference headed by President Cyril Ramaphosa

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Card image 04 November 2019 Farmer's Weekly

Rabbit farmers left in dire straits after Coniglio liquidation

Government and farmers are rallying to save the rabbit farming industry after one of its biggest role players, Coniglio Rabbit Meat Farms, was liquidated in October.

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Card image 30 October 2019 News 24

‘It takes everything away from you’ – water symposium hears how drought affects smallholder farmers

Speaking at the 20th Waternet symposium on fresh water management, Dr Bongani Ncube of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology says she looked into how smallholder farmers were able to cope and adapt during times of drought.

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Card image 01 November 2019 Fin24

Well-known wine company in business rescue

The Simonsvlei wine company, situated on the R101 near Paarl, has been placed in business rescue, industry body Vinpro confirmed to Fin24 on Friday.

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