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Card image 27 March 2022 Daily Maverick

Fears mount over ‘free-for-all’ iSimangaliso forest invasion

Managers of iSimangaliso Wetland Park in KwaZulu-Natal say they are still committed to further engagement with community leaders over recent attempts to occupy land in the southern Futululu section of the park — but have also pledged to not ‘fold their arms’ in the face of the land invasion.

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Card image 28 April 2022 Daily Maverick

Villages suffer while bloated costs, contractor trouble halt Eastern Cape water project

A multimillion-rand water scheme for Port St Johns villages has been ‘abandoned’ after the contractor was not paid as the project costs ballooned.

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Card image 14 January 2022 Daily Maverick

Vrede Dairy: Empowerment project finally handed over to farmers

After nearly a decade and millions of rands later, Free State Premier Sisi Ntombela handed over the Vrede dairy farm project to 65 community beneficiaries. l

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Card image 24 November 2021 Food for Mzansi

Corruptiion iin Eastern Cape cripples balck farmers

While the Eastern Cape has earned a reputation for corruption, agricultural leaders reckon it's unfortunate that corrupt behaviour has also

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Card image 24 November 2021 IOL

Slow government decision making hinders black farmers in the country, says Agbiz

The association of agribusinesses operating in South and southern Africa’s chief economist, Wandile Sihlobo, said this week that recent studies showed that black South African farmers produced a mere less than 10 percent of the country’s total agricultural output.

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Card image 22 November 2021 Farmers review Africa

Land reform programmes receive financial injection

Land reform programmes ,financial injection ,Sanlam Foundation ,Vumelana Advisory Fund,landowners investors ,South Africa creating employment

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Card image 22 November 2021 GroundUp

Eastern Cape women abandon vegetable gardens to collect scrap for cash

“Everything here in Qunu has collapsed after Madiba passed away”

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Card image 28 October 2021 GroundUp

Families living in Tsolo forest say they won’t be voting on Monday

The settlement of about 1,000 households has almost no basic services

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Card image 22 September 2021 GroundUp

Activists urge Ramaphosa to move N2 Wild Coast Toll Road

The road will bring destruction to the Wild Coast, they say. But SA National Roads Agency disagrees

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Card image 21 September 2021 Engineering news

Research group reports low level of market concentration in SA agriculture

In a recent brief report, the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP) pointed out that, according to the available data, the agricultural sector was one of the South African economy’s least concentrated sectors. And while agro-processing was much more concentrated that agriculture itself, it was still far from being one of the most concentrated sectors of the economy.

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