Land
A failing system South Africa needs to reverse corporate capture of agricultural policy
South Africans are embroiled in heated debates about the expropriation of agricultural land. But very little space is being devoted to how the country’s scarce arable land
16 Aug 2018
Moment of truth Land reform rhetoric is between a rock and a hard place
The golden thread that has run through government declarations on land since Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa became president of the ANC late last year has been ambiguity: “We will take
15 May 2018
Empowerment project strangled by drought More needs to be done to make equity schemes a success
It’s like watching your own child die,” said former farm manager Gert Dempers. The citrus orchards, which make up the biggest portion of the 140 hectare Fynbos Vrugte
15 May 2018
Rational transformation Policy-makers must comprehend and navigate land reform complexities
The recent adoption of the motion on the expropriation of land without compensation by the National Assembly has served to intensify the already heated debates on the
05 Apr 2018
South African Farmers South African farmers should feed Saudi demand for Lucerne
South African farmers should take advantage of the demand for Lucerne by Saudi Arabia. The country’s decision to phase out forage production has opened up a big opportunity
22 Feb 2018
A legal solution to land The Constitutional Property Clause is sufficient to achieve land reform
In a statement released earlier this year, Agri SA took issue with the ruling part’s announcement at its National Conference in December 2017 that it was going to adopt
15 Feb 2018
Potato production in South Africa The humble spud beats inflation
The number of hectares planted with potatoes declined from about 65 000 hectares in the early 1990’s to around 50 000 to 54 000 hectares from the mid-2000’s onwards.
31 Oct 2017
In the bag How to pack potatoes perfectly
Choosing a packhouse system for potatoes can be a daunting task. Automatic or semi automatic weighers? Automatic or manual bagging? Silo size? Do I need an optical grader and
31 Oct 2017
The benefits of healthy soil Promoting cost savings and protection from disease
Soil health" is the current buzzword in agriculture and biodiversity circles. While many people understand this as encompassing a new concept, others feel that it is muddying the
07 Dec 2016
Fields of barley Promoting sustainable farming practices and increasing local input
South African Breweries (SAB) draws much of its success from the expansive barley fields of the Southern and Northern Cape that are flourishing under the care of both commercial
07 Dec 2016 - S. A.
LAND CLAIMS Finding a third way in Bosparadys
Many of South Africa's white commercial farmers see the land-claim process as an attack. For black claimants fighting to get back land stolen by the apartheid government, it's
22 May 2014 - S. P.
LAND REFORM Successful Land Reform farming through partnership
The five Ntwashini Community Trust sugarcane farms are going from strength to strength, having increased output by nearly 500% through their partnership with Tongaat Hulett and
23 Apr 2014
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