Farmer’s Weekly - Volume 2016, Issue 16004, 2016
Volume 2016, Issue 16004, 2016
Source: Farmer’s Weekly 2016 (2016)More Less
The advent of a new year has done little to lift our spirits. South Africans are worried about our lacklustre economy, student protests and unabated crime. We see money disappearing into the black holes that are Eskom, SAA and the SABC. We see money being pumped into an education system that produces matriculants who need university bridging courses. And we see people taking what is not theirs out of need or greed.
Author Schalk PienaarSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2016, pp 6 –7 (2016)More Less
Schalk Pienaar, Agbiz chairperson, says that the current drought is by far the worst he has experienced in his 35-year career in agriculture. The effects will have an impact on the entire Southern African economy and consumers can expect a major spike in food prices from August.
Source: Farmer’s Weekly 2016, pp 13 –25 (2016)More Less
Farm protests expected to slow down this year
Wool market in record gain
Heat, drought and dust in the Free State
Drought impacts on animal health
Unprecedented grain imports to test SA's mettle
PBO reportedly leaves financial disaster in its wake
Bafokeng chief and community face off over land
Drought lowers wool production
Ugandan university develops low-cost tractor
Malawi starts solar power irrigation
South African mangoes popular in the east
Weak rand buffers impact of poor growth
New apricot range is a money spinner
Dry conditions constrain grape sizes
Support motivates drought-stricken farmers
KZN R60 million drought relief exhausted, more needed
New BEE code packs a sting
Zimbabwean government plans to increase power tariffs
Drought and hunger see Zimbabweans begging for food
Cause of silo collapse still unclear
Massive turkey cull as new strain of bird flu hits Indiana
Drought crisis: 'There is no money'
Recent rain helps to supply dams
Suffolk Northern Region Championship results
2015 Swartberg Fly Fishing Festival helps combat stock theft
Author Lloyd PhillipsSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2016, pp 28 –31 (2016)More Less
Author Peter O'HalloranSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2016 (2016)More Less
Since 2001, capital gains have been taxable in South Africa. Prior to that, capital, being essentially after-tax money, was untaxed. Of course, if the seller deals regularly in the type of assets sold, the transaction could be deemed income, but that's another discussion entirely
Author Nichol Du ToitSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2016 (2016)More Less
Author Annelie ColemanSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2016, pp 36 –37 (2016)More Less
The drastic increase in the cost of agricultural inputs, among others, has resulted in an increased demand for alternative production finance, according to Prof Sanlie Middelberg, associate professor at North-West University's Potchefstroom campus's School of Accounting Sciences. Annelie Coleman asked her about the provision of production finance in the sector.
Author Jay FerreiraSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2016, pp 38 –40 (2016)More Less
Source: Farmer’s Weekly 2016, pp 42 –44 (2016)More Less
The ongoing drought, coupled with the depreciation of the rand, has contributed to the deterioration of South Africa's inflation outlook. It is expected that headline inflation will increase to 5,2% from 4,8% in November last year. South Africa is also feeling the effects of the slowdown in the Chinese economy, which is damping economic growth worldwide. The concurrent fall in agricultural commodity prices means South Africa will have to import food shortfalls at higher cost.
Author Frans JordaanSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2016, pp 46 –48 (2016)More Less
Author Jeandre Du PreezSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2016, pp 50 –52 (2016)More Less
Dying trees in plum orchards, just a few years after planting, recently sparked alarm among Western Cape farmers, especially those in the Berg River region. Prof Piet Stassen, a private consultant and stone fruit rootstock expert, shared his recommendations on the subject with Jeandré du Preez.
Author Bill KerrSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2016 (2016)More Less