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“Difficult operating environment for the sugar industry” cited by Finance Minister as reasonRural development read more
The body of a six-year-old was recovered on Sunday afternoon while workers are still searching for his mother and his four-year-old sister. Another two boys are missing but presumed drowned after devastating floods ripped through Coffee Bay on the Wild Coast.Rural development read more
As the trial against those accused of corruption linked to the Gupta-owned firm Estina and the Vrede dairy farm project grinds on, cattle on the farm have been found by the NSPCA to be starving, without water and in shocking condition.Rural development read more
The first State Capture trial has entered its second week. Officials from the Free State Agriculture and Rural Development Department have made up the majority of the witnesses.Rural development read more
The Importance of Wetlands (Showroom): According to the US: PEA (2020), wetlands are considered one of the world’s most productive ecosystems, which is even on par with rainforests. Wetlands are referred to as ‘biological supermarkets’ due to their ability to provide various foods to several different fauna. Furthermore, wetlands act as a refuge to a diverse range of flora and fauna (e.g: mammals, insects, fish, amphibians and birds). Wetlands contain imperative ecological infrastructure which ...Rural development read more
Education is vital to the transformation of South Africa’s agriculture industry, as well as the country’s economic growth. However, many agricultural colleges are in disarray. Magda du Toit reports on this crucial issue.Rural development read more
By Mafela Simon, Secretary of Tshivhula Communal Property Association, South AfricaRural development read more
South Africa’s policies need to do more to protect vulnerable and marginalised small-scale fishers and fishing communities.Rural development read more
The Green Connection believes that pursuing fossil fuels does little to address South Africa’s economic crisis, much less address the energy crisis, and proposes an alternative vision for the future of the country’s energy and economic landscape.Rural development read more
The state-owned lender is profitable again. The Land Bank is lending money to emerging and established farmers after suspending such activity for nearly two years. It has also started to repay money owed to lenders. But the Land Bank still faces smothering operational problems.Rural development read more
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