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Farm robotics impact on labour shortage being ‘over-estimated’

Gaps between developing market-ready technology and on-farm use mean farm businesses could have to wait a long time until they see the benefits. Colin Ley reports from F&A Next, a farm innovation...

Business confidence in agricultural sector remains positive

Rainfall has had a more than expected impact on business confidence, while the land issue was a big disruptor to confidence. Business confidence in South Africa’s agricultural industry remained positive...

Food industry shows growth in SA

South Africans are spending more money on fast-food and coffee this year than they were in 2017, according to a survey carried out by Stats SA. There has been a notable...

Pork industry dwindles after listeriosis outbreak

The listeriosis crisis has tumbled South Africa's pork industry into an overnight crisis.   Profits of pork producers have dropped as much as 40%, which resulted in millions of rands of...

Cape Wine industry reeling from drought

The farming community in the Winelands is experiencing the worst drought many can remember.   The Cape Messenger spoke to Gary Baumgarten, Managing Director of Anthonij Rupert Wyn, to get his perspective. CM: You say...

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Expanding order books in Europe and South America

Condra’s subsidiaries in Bulgaria and Chile have secured orders for five cranes in recent weeks, with applications ranging from hydroelectric turbine maintenance to furnace...

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