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How a land reform agency could break South Africa's land redistribution deadlock

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has conceded that the country's land reform programme is taking too long to address the challenge of...

By Johann Kirsten and Wandile Sihlobo 5 hours ago

Women can, and should, occupy more space in FMCG

The ground is ripe for women in manufacturing to take charge and drive localisation by playing a meaningful role in the fast-moving consumer goods sector...

23 hours ago

2020 Food XX Women in Food Award winners announced

The winners of the 2020 Food XX Women in Food Awards were announced earlier this morning via Instagram on the Studio H page. The announcement will be followed by live Instagram discussions for the rest of the month...

1 day ago

Another fuel hike negative for agriculture as we head into the new crop season

The cost of imported agriculture inputs such as fertiliser, pesticides, and herbicides will also increase especially given the recent constraints with the availability of ingredients to produce certain fertilisers and the higher cost of shipping..

By Paul Makube 1 day ago

Research and development are key to resilient food systems in Africa

Stronger agricultural R&D systems will enable agriculture to power Africa's transformation...

By Lulama Ndibongo Traub, Thomas Jayne and Wandile Sihlobo 2 days ago

How palm oil became the world's most hated, most used fat source

Palm oil is everywhere today: in food, soap, lipstick, even newspaper ink. It's been called the world's most hated crop because of its association with deforestation...

By Jonathan E. Robins 30 Jul 2021

The cost of SA's alcohol bans and their impact on consumer behaviour

According to a new NielsenIQ report, South Africa's latest liquor ban equated to a loss of R7,6bn during the four weeks it lasted...

29 Jul 2021

Senegalese plant circular gardens in Green Wall defence against desert

Every night Moussa Kamara works at his bakery preparing hundreds of loaves but at sunrise, instead of going home to sleep, he now starts a second back-breaking job...

By Christophe Van Der Perre and Cooper Inveen 29 Jul 2021

'Upcycling' promises to turn food waste into your next meal

How would you like to dig into a "recycled" snack? Or take a swig of juice with "reprocessed" ingredients made from other food byproducts? Without the right marketing, these don't sound appetising...

By Rodney Holcomb and Danielle Bellmer 28 Jul 2021

Sauvignon Blanc SA Top 10 open for entry

Entries close on Tuesday, 17 August 2021, with late entries being accepted until Friday, 20 August 2021...

27 Jul 2021

Clarion call for end to booze ban

Even before the cost of the looting is factored in, the four alcohol bans have cost the country an estimated R64,8bn or 1.3% of GDP...

23 Jul 2021

Why tech-led agri insurance is useful in broadening sector inclusivity

Insurance plays a pivotal part in proactive risk mitigation, with technology increasingly becoming a catalyst for broader inclusivity...

23 Jul 2021

How cannabis production can boost revenue for pandemic-stricken countries

Medical and adult use cannabis production could provide new sources of taxable revenue for countries seeking to recover financially following the pandemic...

By Darryl Bernstein 23 Jul 2021

Distell expects up to 20% rise in full-year profits

Drinks maker Distell said its full-year profit would be up to around 20% higher than a year earlier, but a fourth ban on alcohol in its home market South Africa had cost it about R30m...

By Emma Rumney 23 Jul 2021

Port disruptions, cyber attack pose potential threat to SA's food security

The unrest in KwaZulu-Natal, compounded by the recent cybersecurity hack on Transnet's IT systems, which affected its operations, has created major backlogs for both exports and imports in the Durban port...

29 Jul 2021

Local potato industry appeals for support amidst EU dumping threats

Potatoes SA appeals to South African consumers, businesses and its government to embrace and support local growers and producers as this is the most powerful and promising measure of combating the effects of agricultural dumping...

28 Jul 2021

NW completes poultry abattoir for emerging farmers

The facility is situated at Kgora Farmers Training Centre near Mahikeng, and it is the first of many projects currently ongoing at Kgora...

23 Jul 2021

Judgment reserved on Vinpro interdict application

The wine industry has been out of business for 23 weeks since the first alcohol ban...

22 Jul 2021

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