Farmer’s Weekly - Volume 2016, Issue 16006, 2016
Volume 2016, Issue 16006, 2016
Author Denene ErasmusSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2016 (2016)More Less
The one word that fills many South African farmers with even more trepidation than the thought of payday on the farm (read about the new minimum wages for farm workers on pg 14) echoed through the halls of Parliament again recently, when the Portfolio Committee of Public Works resolved to adopt the latest version of the Expropriation Bill of 2015.
Source: Farmer’s Weekly 2016, pp 13 –25 (2016)More Less
Phasa to help DEA conduct 'proper' leopard census
Wool market stays strong
Maximum temperature record in Addo
Minimum wages to increase
Brucellosis hits Southern Cape
Equine movement closely monitored to prevent spread of AHS
Land reform and the right to own property in the spotlight
Eskom price hikes could put food security in jeopardy
Urban agriculture a global phenomenon
Mozambique agriculture geared for growth
Zimbabwe fruit and vegetable exports under threat
Mugabe government ready to offer white farmers 99-year leases
Quail farming a growing business in Zimbabwe
Economic decline and drought drive uptake in precision farming
Technology will ensure SA remains a competitive pear exporter to Asia
Farm worker report questioned by MPs
Department of Health 'failing SA's tobacco industry and consumers'
The most expensive potato in the world
Entire country affected by drought, report reveals
Latest maize crop estimates described as 'ridiculous', 'optimistic'
Marked increase in rural crime in the Free State
Lowveld timber growers plagued by rampant theft
Assistance sought for livestock recovery
DEA releases proposed rhino legislation amendments for public comment
Annual bird count in the Kruger expected to show drought's impact
Five-year master plan to put goat farming on the map in KZN
Emerging cattle farmers no longer need collateral - Land Bank
Klipvlei wins VinPro Winetech block competition
Tru-Cape growers to ride in the Cape Epic
Author Gerhard UysSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2016, pp 26 –27 (2016)More Less
Author Koos CoetzeeSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2016 (2016)More Less
Author Peter O'HalloranSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2016 (2016)More Less
Author Rumpff KrugerSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2016 (2016)More Less
Author Jeandre Du PreezSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2016, pp 34 –36 (2016)More Less
Ownership of land in South Africa is a highly politicised and emotive issue. However, were land reform better administered, it could serve as a possible solution to rural poverty in the country. Agricultural Writers SA agriculturalist of the year for 2015, Prof Ben Cousins from the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies at the University of Western Cape, shares his thoughts on land reform and redistribution with Jeandré du Preez.
Source: Farmer’s Weekly 2016, pp 38 –40 (2016)More Less
In an attempt to stabilise the rand, the Reserve Bank recently hiked the repo rate by 50 basis points. If the currency strengthens, this could lead to lower agricultural commodity prices. This increase is likely to be followed by an additional 25 basis point increase by the end of 2016. The announcement followed an upward revision of the bank's inflation forecasts. It is expected that headline CPI could reach 7,8% in the fourth quarter of this year.
Author Lloyd PhillipsSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2016, pp 42 –45 (2016)More Less
Author Jay FerreiraSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2016, pp 46 –49 (2016)More Less
Author Glenneis KrielSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2016, pp 50 –52 (2016)More Less
In 2000, farmer Wilfred Stephan became one of the first producers in the Western Cape to grow table grapes under nets, a system that offers a multitude of benefits. He spoke to Glenneis Kriel about how he has adapted his infrastructure to save costs and improve its efficiency.
Author Bill KerrSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2016 (2016)More Less
Source: Farmer’s Weekly 2016, pp 70 –71 (2016)More Less