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Small firms, farmers to get R3.4bn in relief

The department of Economic Development has re-prioritised R3.4 billion to provide relief for small businesses, small-scale farmers and distressed firms as part of the government’s massive programme to shift funds across...

Petrol and diesel price decrease brings relief to farmers

The latest drop in the fuel and diesel prices of 19c and 55c a litre, respectively, as a result of lower oil prices on the back off the coronavirus, will provide...

Agri-Food Tech & Innovation Summit – Adopting Ag-Tech, Scaling up innovations

The African Agri Council (AAC) is hosting the 4th Agri-Food Tech & Innovation Summit (AFTI EA 2020) on 24-25 March in Nairobi. Speakers will explore the upsurge in new thinking and the...

Pumping to save mutton

A six-year drought is bringing the farmers of Sutherland, in the Karoo to their knees. Farmers generally prepare for a one to two-year drought, but the current drought has pushed them...

Rabbits, a hidden gem for small scale farmers

AMIDST the constraints and uncertainties contributing to barriers for entry in the agricultural sector, it is imperative that small scale farmers start considering less conventional niches like rabbit farming. Pertunia Setumo, Agricultural...

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Liquor industry urges government to prepare to lift alcohol ban

The liquor industry is once again calling on government to lift the ban on alcohol. Their latest call is based on suggestions by the...

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