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Card image 25 May 2020 Rhodes University

Rhodes University alumni get World Bank top innovation award

Two Rhodes University alumni have been recognised by the World Bank for their innovation in the agricultural sector.

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Card image 25 May 2020 Daily Maverick

Universal basic income – an idea whose time has come

‘There’s nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come,’ said Victor Hugo. This quote helps us understand the growing calls from all spheres of society worldwide for the introduction of a universal basic income (also known as a basic income grant).

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Card image 25 May 2020 IOL

Government must take plight of small-scale farmers seriously during Covid-19 pandemic

The government’s policies have always been biased towards large-scale commercial agriculture, at the expense of small-scale producers and rural communities, says the writer:

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Card image 24 May 2020 Sunday Times

Solidarity Fund changes tack on food aid

It is becoming clear the Solidarity Fund's food parcel distribution programme is no longer sustainable, with a feeding strategy rethink needed as growing queues of hungry people become increasingly at risk to Covid-19 exposure.

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23 May 2020 DRDLR

Joint meeting of SADC Ministers reposible for agriculture, food security and aquaculture

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Card image 24 May 2020 IOL

Farmers association’s act of ubuntu to fight poverty

Members of the African Farmers' Association of SA (Afasa) have lent a hand to impoverished communities.

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Card image 22 May 2020 The Rep

Food parcels build new social contract in Komani

While Komani’s already struggling economy is brought nearer to its knees by the Covid19 lockdown regulations, humanitarian efforts are lifting the level of social cohesion, uniting previously divided civic activists who have committed themselves to the town’s revitalisation. Under Let’s Talk Komani (LTK), a non-profit umbrella body for civic organisations, a group of multi-cultural […]

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Card image 20 May 2020 Bedfordview and Edenvale News

Covid-19: A lifeline to the hungry of Iterileng informal settlement

Queues started forming from 4am and at times they stretched for about 3kms.

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19 May 2020 Food for Mzansi

Didiza slams claims of political bias in farmer support

Minister of agriculture, land reform and rural development Thoko Didiza has slammed reports that the allocation of the disaster fund relief to mitigate the effects of the covid-19 crisis on small-scale farmers is racially and politically biased. In a statement released on Monday, agricultural...

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Card image 20 May 2020 Daily Maverick

Land Bank too big to fail — but Treasury stalls on a bailout

The National Treasury has adopted a hard stance on the R22bn cash injection, saying it cannot expedite financial assistance to the Land Bank because public finances are under pressure due to Covid-19 health and economic interventions.

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Inflationary pressures and droughts affecting livestock farmers in Midlands @ZiLAN2015 https://www.chronicle.co.zw/farmers-trim-livestock-head-amid-dwingling-pastures/

(JUST IN) The National Assembly's Programme Committee resolves to suspend the process to amend section 25 of the constitution to give effect to land expropriation without compensation pending certainty on #Covid_19SA regulations that can allow public participation. #sabcnews

There have been billions disbursed to assist with the tough times #COVID19 has exacerbated in SA. Where have they gone? There has been corruption reported on the dissemination of food parcels and selling of essential worker/travel permits.

This is a matter of transparency. https://twitter.com/LRC_SouthAfrica/status/1265586415624245248

Dr Thula Sizwe Dlamini and Watson Vuyo Matsa are co-founders of eSusFarm Africa. eSusFarm® is an agri-fintech that specialises in tracking and providing advanced agricultural statistical data to smallholder farmers and the entire agri-value chain. https://www.ru.ac.za/latestnews/rhodesuniversityalumnigetworldbanktopinnovationaward.html

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