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ZNFU welcomes Republican President’s decision to declare drought a national ...

THE Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) welcomes the declaration of drought as a national disaster by the Republican President Mr. Hakainde Hichilema and the measures that will be taken...

1 Mar 2024 · 4 min read

Xylem: Make water the champion in 2024

We already have solutions to water problems—it's time we started using more of them. It would be incorrect to say the world does not care about water. It's our most precious resourc...

27 Feb 2024 · 3 min read

HUNTEX2024: The hunt starts here!

Can you feel the vibe? HuntEx, the annual kick-off to the long-awaited hunting season, is around the corner. Preparations started in May 2023 to ensure that hunters, shooters and outdoor...

27 Feb 2024 · 5 min read

What an excellent trip for Jupidex at Kverneland in Germany

Jupidex kicked off their tour in Germany with a visit to the Kverneland factory in Soest. As the sole distributor for Kverneland products in Africa, this experience was a great privilege...

23 Feb 2024 · < 1 min read

Zimbabwe’s agri-loans headache

As the planting season approached last year, Zimbabwe's Agriculture Ministry declared that there were limitless loans available for farmers to upscale their food production. Outlining...

20 Feb 2024 · 5 min read

Complexities associated with patentability of Life Sciences inventions: Lessons fr...

The Life Sciences field has seen significant advancements in medicine, agriculture, and environmental sustainability. However, these strides have introduced new challenges related to pat...

12 Feb 2024 · 6 min read

Case IH has brought everything you need for hay making to Balfour Hay Day 2024

Every year is a little better according to the Case IH team. And this year, the brand new Optum 300 tractor also came to show what it is capable of. Whether it's rain, hail, sunshine ...

12 Feb 2024 · < 1 min read

John Deere celebrates the cream of the crop at 2023 awards ceremony

The 2023 awards ceremony acknowledged the high level of expertise and skills that exist within the John Deere brand. These individuals from the agricultural, construction and finance sec...

8 Jan 2024 · < 1 min read

Zhejiang NHU tells AgraME expo attendees about their vitamin products

Zhejiang NHU is one of the top three Chinese manufacturers of vitamins. They offer integrated solutions to customers across over 100 countries and regions in a wide range of domains incl...

21 Dec 2023 · < 1 min read

AgraME shows Bom Group’s turnkey greenhouse solutions

Turnkey solutions from Bom Group help customers globally to set up and start production in greenhouses. They their knowledge, experience and network to develop sustainable horticultur...

21 Dec 2023 · < 1 min read

South Africa-based Introlab boosts plant growth naturally

At the AgraME Expo 2023 Introlab showcased their bio stimulants that help your plants manage stress better and increases their growth in a natural way. The company was established in...

21 Dec 2023 · < 1 min read

Homeport shows that nanobubbles improve yield and plant health at AgraME expo

Homeport aims to help farmers increase yields, reduce chemical footprints and produce healthier crops, all through their patented technology. Homeport's patented technologies have dev...

21 Dec 2023 · < 1 min read

Flora Engineering shares their knowledge at AgraME Expo 2023

Flora Engineering is situated in the UAE and licensed in Dubai. They specialise in the supply, installation, commissioning and handing over of greenhouse projects. Omar Sabra, project...

21 Dec 2023 · < 1 min read

Cultivatd is back for the second year at AgraME Expo

Cultivatd is an indoor farming brokerage that works with multiple technology providers around the world. These relate to vertical farming, greenhouses and container farming solutions. ...

21 Dec 2023 · < 1 min read

Crop solutions supplier Haygrove shines at AgraME Expo 2023

Haygrove designs and supplies commercial polytunnels, substrate gutters and other associated growing systems. Product Innovations Manager for Haygrove, Darin Truluck explains that th...

21 Dec 2023 · < 1 min read

Global Crop Tech provides more than just greenhouses advice at AgraME Expo 2023

If you are looking for greenhouse solutions you don't need to look further than Global Crop Tech, but their services expand way beyond only supply. They will be with you from the start t...

21 Dec 2023 · < 1 min read

Ma Hawa showcase their revolutionary water technology at AgraME Expo 2023

Among their range of products they have the GENNY for home and office use. This product produces 30 litres of water in 24 hours. They also have the GEN-M1 which can produce 9 000 litres ...

21 Dec 2023 · < 1 min read

Brett Martin shows off their roofing materials to the agricultural sector at Agr...

Brett Martin is a family business, focused on creating roofing materials, particularly fibreglass. They also manufacture PVC, polycarbonate as well as acrylic sheets, all for different a...

19 Dec 2023 · < 1 min read

Retractable roofing from Cravo gives the best of both worlds at AgraME Expo

Cravo is the world's largest manufacturer of retractable roofing and cooling houses. The company has created over 50 retractable roofing options to accommodate the variety of climates th...

19 Dec 2023 · < 1 min read

Yellow Door Energy partners with Overyssel Boerdery in multi-million Rand PPA to s...

In a landmark move, Yellow Door Energy, the leading sustainable renewable energy partner for businesses, signs a multi-million Rand Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Overyssel Boerdery...

19 Dec 2023 · 2 min read

‘Tis the season for safe travels

With the festive season upon us, there is an undeniable buzz in the air. However, amidst the cheer and excitement, there exists a sobering reality - the devastating annual death toll on ...

19 Dec 2023 · 5 min read

Silver Coast International has a variety of agricultural solutions at AgraME Expo

Dive into the pivotal role of Silver Coast International, a leading distribution company, at the AgraME Expo. Explore their dynamic distribution solutions, bridging the gap between in...

8 Dec 2023 · < 1 min read

Exploring naturally obtained fertiliser with K Plus S Middle East at AgraME Expo

Discover the innovative agricultural solutions showcased by K plus S Middle East at the AgraME Expo! Explore cutting-edge technologies, sustainable fertilisers, and advanced soil solu...

8 Dec 2023 · < 1 min read

NAMLUB celebrates 20th anniversary as an official FUCHS Namibia distributor

Family owned and run Namibia Lubricants (NAMLUB) of Windhoek, now into its second generation, is celebrating its 20th year as the official FUCHS distributor in the country. Established i...

8 Dec 2023 · 5 min read

Engen helps grow Fred Junior’s Garden School Project

Aspiring 12-year-old farmer, Fred Junior MacCarthy is a step closer to realising his vision of addressing child hunger in South Africa after receiving R20,000 worth of implements from En...

7 Dec 2023 · 3 min read

John Deere celebrates a year of dedication and perseverance

The agricultural industry remains unpredictable year after year and a challenge in many areas, but the perseverance, positive, and creative attitude of John Deere's team triumphed again ...

30 Nov 2023 · 6 min read

Bird flu: Namibia bans poultry imports from SA

Namibia has suspended imports of live poultry, birds and poultry products from South Africa following the spread of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the neighbouring count...

22 Nov 2023 · 3 min read

2023 Final citrus export figures: Lower than predicted growth as a result of ongoi...

In the 2023 export season Southern African citrus growers packed 165.1 million (15kg) cartons for delivery to global markets. While this is an increase of approximately 800 000 from the ...

22 Nov 2023 · 5 min read

Biodiversity focus in EIA demands specialist skill set

With environmental impact assessment (EIA) regulations and protocols becoming increasingly prescriptive in terms of biodiversity protection, project developers are needing highly special...

22 Nov 2023 · 6 min read

Food & Trees for Africa and Tiger Brands Unveil Winners of EduPlant Finals Co...

This World Food Month, Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA), in partnership with Tiger Brands, proudly announced the champions of the EduPlant Finals Competition, an occasion that celebrat...

31 Oct 2023 · 6 min read

Myth or reality: Why are all excavators yellow?

Most manufacturers colour their construction equipment yellow. Over three-quarters of all excavators worldwide wear this colour. But why? The reasons range from safety concerns to histor...

31 Oct 2023 · 5 min read

Fattening the bottom line: Tips for investing in agriculture

Farming is a potentially lucrative business, but few of us can afford to buy arable land, let alone a working farm. Investors interested in agriculture need not despair, however, as t...

30 Oct 2023 · 5 min read

MF Global series lowers total cost of ownership for South African farmers

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is a comprehensive approach to evaluate the overall expenses associated with owning and operating a tractor over its entire lifecycle. This includes not jus...

24 Oct 2023 · 6 min read

WRSA Conference 2023: Celebrating outstanding achievement and welcoming new beginn...

Wildlife Ranching South Africa gathered members and special guests for a two-day Conference at Irene Country Lodge, Centurion, from 13 to 14 October 2023. The weekend included the organi...

23 Oct 2023 · 6 min read

Co-cultivating Excellence in Agricultural Firefighting

Veld fires pose a great threat to farmers as uncontrolled blazes can quickly engulf vast stretches of farmland, consuming crops, livestock and essential infrastructure, wiping out years ...

23 Oct 2023 · 3 min read

Boesman, a Kalahari Red buck makes history in Botswana

A Kalahari Red Buck from Bushra Stud was sold for BWP92 000, the second highest price ever paid for a goat in Botswana, causing great excitement among goat farmers in this country. The m...

22 Oct 2023 · 4 min read

Inclusive agricultural sector needed to alleviate rural poverty

In South Africa, effective small-scale farming, arguably a means to combat rural poverty, stands as the cornerstone to establishing new and sustainable agricultural value systems. Lar...

19 Oct 2023 · 6 min read

Plant “canaries” offer new early-warning system for Africa’s environmental crises

Generations of coal miners relied on canaries in cages as an early-warning system to detect toxic or explosive gases. The birds, being more sensitive than humans, would die or get sick f...

19 Oct 2023 · 7 min read

Narrowing down forklift choices

Choosing the right forklift for a particular application is a tough decisions that has become even tougher with the introduction of modern battery technology that allows electric machine...

19 Oct 2023 · 5 min read

Giant leap for hunger in SA through food donations regulations

Within the next year we are hoping to have national food donation regulations in place that would enable us to recover far more good, edible surplus food that is currently going to waste...

16 Oct 2023 · 6 min read

BKB and SA STUD BOOK

BKB and SA Stud Book, two icons, each with roots of more than a hundred years in the livestock industry, henceforth place smart and informed knowledge in every small stock farmer's reach...

16 Oct 2023 · 3 min read

Western Cape Supports Phytosanitary Pest Control with R2 Million

Pioneering work being done to safeguard the export fruit industry from pests received a remarkable boost today with a financial injection of R2 million rand by the Western Cape Departmen...

13 Oct 2023 · 3 min read

This is how legends are born

How can you replace not one but TWO iconic STIHL machines? How can the power and performance of the FS 160 and FS 280 be improved upon? For those who’ve forgotten, the FS 160 was a ...

12 Oct 2023 · 4 min read

South Africa’s Just Transition Energy Framework: Transforming Agribusiness S...

South Africa’s Just Transition Framework recognises the agricultural sector as a-risk in the green transition and sets out various principles to achieve it responsibly. South Africa...

4 Oct 2023 · 3 min read

Solar Powered Castrol Auto Service Launches in Northcliff with Plans for Nationwid...

Lubricant manufacturer, Castrol, has taken a significant step towards a sustainable future by branding its first solar Castrol Auto Service, in partnership with a workshop owner in North...

4 Oct 2023 · 3 min read

Media invited to attend Agri SA Congress 2023, the leading agricultural event of t...

Agri SA will host its annual congress on 12-13 October 2023, with the theme of ‘Food Certainty’. As in previous years, the gathering will bring together leaders from the private...

3 Oct 2023 · 2 min read

Boosting mechanization in Benin

Farmers in the West African state of Benin have benefited from a pioneering technical training project, hosted recently by CNH Industrial, in association with local Case IH importer ...

2 Oct 2023 · 3 min read

Versatile diesel engines from Smith Power Equipment

With an engine for nearly every application, Japanese engine manufacturer Kubota has expanded its range of diesel only engines to include everything from 5kW motors for pump and lawnmowe...

29 Sep 2023 · 3 min read

Corteva targets to boost crop productivity, as Limani Mu Wine Season 2 launched

CORTEVA Agriscience says there is urgent need for farmers to boost crop productivity by increasing their yields through agronomy support and mechanisation to improve national food securi...

29 Sep 2023 · 3 min read

2023 marks 75 years of Pratley innovation

Local manufacturer Pratley, a household name in adhesives, electrical products and other sectors, celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2023. “It is a remarkable and proud moment for the ...

28 Sep 2023 · 5 min read

Find various farm equipment at this auction hosted by BKB Frankfort

During this auction, a variety of implements and farm equipment will be available. These include: Challenger Rogator 700 sprayer Claas S750 Flex header maise header Geringhoff...

27 Sep 2023 · < 1 min read

BKB Estate Auction in Frankfort has several tractors for you!

Looking for a reliable tractor in good working condition? Here are a few you can choose from: Claas Axion 920 Dual ASR Claas Axion 850 TS4 Claas 410 CIS Deutz-Fahr Agrolux ...

27 Sep 2023 · < 1 min read

BKB Estate Auction in Frankfort has this Claas harvester available

This Claas Trion 710 is basically new. The harvester only has 124 engine hours on the clock, of which 79 also included drum hours. It is ready to harvest your grain! On offer: Tr...

27 Sep 2023 · < 1 min read

BKB Frankfort invites you to this estate auction

This is the opportunity you have been waiting for! If you are interested in purchasing second hand equipment that is in excellent condition, mark the date in your calendar. On offer: ...

27 Sep 2023 · < 1 min read

Omnia launches sustainable new agricultural solution at AFMA Forum

22 September 2023: In the same month it celebrates its 70th anniversary, Omnia Holdings has launched a new sustainable animal feed and advisory solution at the Animal Feed Manufacturers ...

22 Sep 2023 · 3 min read

Chainsaw Safety: Cutting Through Danger with Safety First

Chainsaws, vital tools in numerous industries and even domestic use, offer significant applications but also inherent risks if utilised incorrectly. To ensure the safety of individuals u...

22 Sep 2023 · 4 min read

Successful transformation requires more than land ownership

Transforming the agricultural sector isn’t a simple case of handing over a piece of land and telling the beneficiaries to start farming. It involves a complex interconnection of numero...

20 Sep 2023 · 4 min read

Harvesting the sun: Vergelegen winery goes green with solar panel installation

Vergelegen wine estate in Somerset West, renowned for its myriad sustainability initiatives, has marked another milestone in environmental responsibility and cost savings. The  winer...

20 Sep 2023 · 2 min read

Sustaining the Nation Together: Engen partners with Nampo Cape 2023

As a progressive energy and solutions partner firmly committed to enriching lives for a sustainable future, Engen again partnered with Grain SA as a proud sponsor at Nampo Cape 2023. ...

20 Sep 2023 · 4 min read

DALRRD to lead a foot-and-mouth disease awareness campaign in Limpopo

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) together with the Provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) will host a Foot-and-mouth D...

19 Sep 2023 · < 1 min read

The future of investing: Three technology-enabled trends

The realm of online trading has changed indelibly since its earliest inception. Today, even the most novice traders can own and trade instruments such as commodities, cryptocurrency, for...

19 Sep 2023 · 5 min read

Zinc is an essential micronutrient in pecan nut tree farming

With close to 35 000 ha of pecan nut trees in South Africa, the industry has witnessed significant growth in recent years, reports the South African Pecan Nut Producers’ Association. ...

12 Sep 2023 · 2 min read

SA citrus industry closes EU exports

The Citrus Growers’ Association of South Africa (CGA) and the Fresh Produce Exporters’ Forum (FPEF) announce the conclusion of the 2023 orange exports to Europe. The final day of ins...

12 Sep 2023 · 2 min read

Grain farmer Nicky van der Linde TLU SA Young Farmer of the Year 2023

"It's always good to measure yourself against other farmers. It's good to learn, and a bit of healthy competition is a good thing. They were all dynamic guys who participated, and you ca...

8 Sep 2023 · 4 min read

Pushing polymers limits

Modern day plastics have improved to the point where they are able to outperform traditional materials in a myriad of applications and even withstand high loads and abrasive conditions. ...

8 Sep 2023 · 3 min read

Food & Trees for Africa is in pursuit of South Africa’s best school food garden

In an era when the health of people and our planet demands immediate attention, the EduPlant Programme emerges as a beacon of hope, offering a fresh perspective on education that intertw...

7 Sep 2023 · 4 min read

Agri Disaster Relief foundation calls for assistance in the wake of devastating fires

Agri SA is deeply concerned about the devastating impact of ongoing fire outbreaks in the Free State, North West and Northern Cape provinces. The fires have affected an area of over 400 ...

7 Sep 2023 · 2 min read

Optimising chicken nutrition – new app helps farmers get feed mixes right

A free mobile app for chicken farmers is set to make optimal poultry nutrition easier, while also helping farmers save money and improve profits. The new FeedMixer App is designed by ...

7 Sep 2023 · 2 min read

UP study reveals some concerns regarding the levels of listeriosis-causing pathoge...

A study conducted during 2019 to 2020, by a team of experts at the University of Pretoria (UP) into the prevalence of foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes in beef and beef products ...

7 Sep 2023 · 5 min read

KARAN BEEF ACADEMY launches video series to empower cattle farmers and foster growth

KARAN BEEF proudly announces the launch of the KARAN BEEF ACADEMY - an educational video series designed to provide essential cattle farmer training to all farmers of South Africa. All e...

7 Sep 2023 · 4 min read

Tech for your tanks

JoJo has a history of innovation, since Jan Joubert, founder of JoJo, cooked plastic in his farm kitchen to pioneer roto-moulding of large plastic containers.  Forty years later, JoJo s...

4 Sep 2023 · 3 min read

Catchment conservation key to South Africa’s water supply

An avid fly-fisherman and author of a novel on flyfishing, Andrew Fowler has spent a lifetime exploring the Drakensberg rivers. ‘Over the years I have witnessed the degradation in the ...

31 Aug 2023 · 6 min read

Rainbow celebrates 60 years of processing excellence and embarks on a new chapter ...

Rainbow, a prominent player in South Africa's poultry processing and marketing landscape, is thrilled to unveil a momentous celebration that resonates deeply with our rich legacy – the...

31 Aug 2023 · 4 min read

Castrol takes the stage at the prestigious ‘Women with Drive’ event

Leading automotive lubricant company, Castrol, took a prominent role in this year’s anticipated Women with Drive event, hosted by MasterDrive. The event took place this Women's Month a...

31 Aug 2023 · 2 min read

How to maintain high value equipment this harvest season

Farmers in the Western and Northern Cape, Free State, Limpopo, and other regions set to harvest their winter crops as summer approaches. As the last few years have shown, this means they...

31 Aug 2023 · 4 min read

Big Boost For Cape Biodiversity: 6 New WWF Conservation Champions!

Protecting the unique biodiversity of the magnificent Cape Floral Kingdom are a group of proud environmental leaders in the local and global wine industry: the WWF Conservation Champions...

31 Aug 2023 · 4 min read

World Water Week: safeguarding our planet’s most vital resource

Water preservation and management has never been more important and with World Water Week running between 20-24 August, the South African Breweries (SAB)  looks at what more it can do ...

31 Aug 2023 · 4 min read

Energy-saving product assists poultry farmers with impact of loadshedding

Loadshedding affects all South Africans on a daily basis, and all industries are affected in some way. However, its repercussions go much deeper than simply being without power. Loadshed...

31 Aug 2023 · 3 min read

Save a parrot among your pecans

The Cape Parrot, the 2023 Bird of the Year, is South Africa’s only endemic parrot. As a result of the degradation of indigenous forests, their natural habitat, which provide food and n...

30 Aug 2023 · 9 min read

Certified Wagyu Beef present at the 2023 Hong Kong food expo

For the first time in South African history, a breeder’s society has taken the initiative to attend an International Food Expo on behalf of its members. The Wagyu Society of South Afri...

24 Aug 2023 · 4 min read

Boosting food production and livelihoods in our rural areas

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the food and livelihood vulnerabilities of communities in South Africa, leaving millions of people in dire straits. It called for proactive engagements with...

22 Aug 2023 · 5 min read

Case IH vs New Holland: Who do you think will win?

Who will be crowned king at this year's Tractor Cup golf day? Case IH or New Holland? Show your support for the Men in Red or the Big Yellow and Blue by 'commenting' your champion's n...

22 Aug 2023 · < 1 min read

Mahindra launches 4 Revolutionary OJA Tractor Platforms; Set to Transform Farming ...

Mahindra Tractors, the world's largest tractor manufacturer by volume, today launched its much-anticipated, future-ready range of tractors – the Mahindra OJA – at Futurescape, an eve...

15 Aug 2023 · 4 min read

Interest and support for Automechanika Johannesburg and Futuroad Expo 2023 gain mo...

Industry support and enthusiasm for the upcoming Automechanika Johannesburg and Futuroad Expo 2023 Shows are gaining momentum as the Show dates draw nearer and more information becomes a...

15 Aug 2023 · 4 min read

NAMPO Cape elevates interest in agriculture through Overberg Regional Youth Show

“NAMPO Cape creates opportunities for the youth to not only see the future of agriculture but to also be actively involved through Youth Show. Learners are given the chance to experien...

15 Aug 2023 · 4 min read

CNH Industrial – Breaking New Ground with technology and proactive support

Enhanced technology within the connected facility will revolutionize machine connectivity, proactive support with efficient maintenance planning and fleet management. As the number of...

11 Aug 2023 · 3 min read

GRIMME publishes new marketplace

The family-owned company GRIMME from Damme (Germany) presents a completely redesigned digital marketplace for used, new and rental machines. The experiences and wishes of customers, sale...

3 Aug 2023 · 2 min read

The winner of the Shell Supporting Farm of the Future quarterly draw announced

Deon Pelser from Port Elizabeth is the latest winner in the Shell Supporting Farm of the Future quarterly draw. The prize, a 2KVA inverter, was handed over to him by Cameron Price of Exp...

1 Aug 2023 · 2 min read

More highlights of Agritech Expo Zambia 2023

The Agritech Expo Zambia 2023 promised more agro-technology and innovation advancements, and surely delivered on that promise! We couldn’t depart from the Agritech show just yet. There...

28 Jul 2023 · 4 min read

Lactalis South Africa appoints new General Manager

Dairy producer Lactalis South Africa (SA) has announced the appointment of Herman Janse van Rensburg as its new General Manager with effect from 18 July 2023. Janse van Rensburg succeeds...

26 Jul 2023 · 2 min read

R78.9 million disbursed to black citrus growers under the Economic Transformation ...

In 2019 the Citrus Growers Association (CGA) launched a R307 million Economic Transformation of Black Citrus Growers (ETBCG) Programme in partnership with the Jobs Fund, Land Bank, Depar...

26 Jul 2023 · 5 min read

Hawk enhances fire safety in the agricultural sector

Hawk Pumps, a South African company that services the agricultural and other sectors, specialises in high-pressure pumping equipment and accessories tailored to the distinctive needs of ...

20 Jul 2023 · 3 min read

Cargill and partners announce first Gold Standard-approved methane emissions reduc...

Beef producers are leading the way toward the future of sustainable agriculture and hold the ability to mitigate methane emissions that address climate change. To recognize these efforts...

20 Jul 2023 · 4 min read

Rooibos fields unscathed by recent storms

Despite the destruction that heavy rain and floods have caused to large parts of the Cederberg in recent weeks, Rooibos fields remain largely intact. The road to Citrusdal, often desc...

19 Jul 2023 · 5 min read

Swift disaster declaration needed to help flood-stricken farmers and communities i...

The Citrus Growers’ Association of South Africa (CGA) welcomes the recent update by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) on the estimated damage to agricultural infrast...

19 Jul 2023 · 3 min read

Up George Bonsmara production auction: Bonsmara bul (Lot 8) sold for R4,4-million

Up George Bonsmara's (the Ralfe family) held their 25th production auction on July 7, 2023. There was an online and live auction on Up George Farm, Wasbank, Kwazulu-Natal. AAM handled th...

19 Jul 2023 · 5 min read

Farmtrac Vryheid scores a hit with the MF Global series in the forestry sector in ...

When a local forestry client wanted a real workhorse to mulch leftover branches once trees had been harvested, it acquired a MF 6711 tractor from Farmtrac Vryheid – and has not looked ...

17 Jul 2023 · 6 min read

Os du Randt and Kubota – a powerful partnership!

If you are a true-blooded South African, then we know you know who he is! If you are a loyal Springbok supporter, then you will argue that he is one of the finest loosehead props the rug...

7 Jul 2023 · 3 min read

Automotive Sector to Be Revolutionised by the New Castrol MAGNATEC with DUALOCK Te...

Castrol, a global leader in automotive lubricants, has announced the launch of its highly anticipated innovation, Castrol MAGNATEC with DUALOCK technology. This ground-breaking industry ...

7 Jul 2023 · 3 min read

For the first time, two innovators win the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation...

Edmund Wessels, a South African biomedical engineer, and Anatoli Kirigwajjo, a Ugandan electrical engineer, have jointly won the Royal Academy of Engineering’s 2023 Africa Prize for En...

7 Jul 2023 · 9 min read

South African agriculture cannot afford to lose AGOA

Since the United States (US) ambassador to South Africa (SA) Reuben Brigety alleged that there is irrefutable evidence that SA supplied arms to Russia in December 2022, there has been in...

7 Jul 2023 · 6 min read

Mahindra Scorpio-N becomes the fastest production vehicle to cross the Daunting Si...

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., the leading SUV maker, is proud to announce today that a team of two skilled drivers in its flagship model, the Scorpio-N, has officially set a new GUINNESS...

6 Jul 2023 · 3 min read

Agricultural Prodigy, aged 10, Impresses with Remarkable Skills

At just 10 years old, Rahill Sodha is successfully turning his family's six-hectare smallholding from a weekend retreat into a thriving agricultural enterprise. His talent extends from g...

6 Jul 2023 · 4 min read

Planning is key to effective materials handling

Equipment selection is a major consideration in the movement of items in various processes and throughout the supply chain and has the potential to make or break an operation’s effecti...

5 Jul 2023 · 5 min read

Potatoes SA Announces Research Symposium to Prioritise Innovation in the Potato In...

Potatoes SA is pleased to announce its upcoming Research Symposium, scheduled to take place on 18 and 19 July 2023 in Parys. The Research Symposium, themed "Roots in the Ground with the ...

5 Jul 2023 · 2 min read

The Revolutionary John Deere 318G Skid Steer for Africa Middle East Market

John Deere Africa Middle East introduced their Skid Steer range last year to the market, which consists of the 316G and 318G Skid Steers. The 318G is a powerful and versatile machine bui...

4 Jul 2023 · 3 min read

Winter wise, spring energised

With the arrival of winter, the need for utilising most of your battery-operated outdoor equipment to cut the lawn, trim trees and hedges, and perform other outdoor tasks diminishes. Whi...

4 Jul 2023 · 3 min read

Are You Ready to Unlock the Future of Engine Protection? Castrol’s New ‘Can of The...

Get ready to revolutionise your driving experience with the upcoming launch of Castrol’s new product, a cutting-edge engine oil designed to help you conquer the unique challenges you f...

30 Jun 2023 · 3 min read

Sustainability summit explores Africa’s potential to become a renewable energy giant

South Africa has the potential to become a renewable energy giant within five years. Opportunities abound in solar, wind power, biomass, green hydrogen and the manufacture and export of ...

30 Jun 2023 · 3 min read

Beefed-up diy vehicle armour put to the test

SVI Engineering, leading specialist manufacturer of armoured products, has released the eleventh episode in its innovative Shoot Through series of videos, this time demonstrating wheth...

30 Jun 2023 · 3 min read

Continental is the first manufacturer to launch series tyre with very high share o...

Continental today presented its most sustainable series tyre to date–the UltraContact NXT. With up to 65 percent renewable, recycled and mass balance certified materials, it combines a...

22 Jun 2023 · 5 min read

Agri SA appoints new Chief Executive Officer

Agri SA is pleased to announce the appointment of Johann Kotzé as its new Chief Executive Officer. Jaco Minnaar, Agri SA President, congratulated Kotzé and expressed his excitement ove...

19 Jun 2023 · 2 min read

Another first for South Africa as UP veterinary team performs beak transplant on v...

What do you do when a vulture with a crushed beak needs a new beak and two attempts to fit an acrylic beak fail? You improvise and use the beak of a deceased vulture, successfully enabli...

19 Jun 2023 · 3 min read

What’s on the menu for NAMPO Cape 2023?

Bredasdorp is getting ready for the annual NAMPO Cape Expo, which this year will be presented from 13-16 September 2023 by Grain SA and Bredasdorp Park NPC at Bredasdorp Park. According...

14 Jun 2023 · 4 min read

Annual Mzansi Young Farmers Indaba to take place on Wednesday 14 June 2023 and Thu...

Kagiso Trust, in partnership with Food for Mzansi, is pleased to invite members of the media to the upcoming Mzansi Young Farmers Indaba to be held on 14 June 2023, from 09h00-17h00 at t...

12 Jun 2023 · 2 min read

Youth Day Inspiration: Meet Fred Junior who plans to help feed the children of SA

Fred Junior MacCarthyis a 12-year-old farmer who harbours dreams of helping feed the children of South Africa. Junior, as Fred is affectionately known, is the founder and CEO of Junio...

12 Jun 2023 · 4 min read

With the launch of car basics, in partnership with Tiger Wheel & Tyre

Understanding how to look after your vehicle has just become a lot easier with the launch of an exciting course through a new initiative called Car Basics. Launched by Paige Lindenberg i...

9 Jun 2023 · 4 min read

Apimondia: For the love of honeybees

The third African Regional Apimondia Symposium (ARAS 2023), hosted by the SA Bee Industry Organisation (SABIO), took place at the International Convention Centre in Durban from 22 to 24 ...

9 Jun 2023 · 8 min read

Clemengold international has an open hand

“Caring for the communities surrounding our partner farms and packhouses has been a value upon which we’ve acted since the establishment of our business,” says Adéle Ackermann, ma...

8 Jun 2023 · 3 min read

Standard Bank targets smart agricultural finance: Building a sustainable foundatio...

With agriculture accounting for 75% of Africa’s trade, 70% of its employment and over 20% of the continent’s GDP, it is critical for Africa’s farmers to understand how climate chan...

7 Jun 2023 · 5 min read

Launch of the Fleet Safety Awards

The Fleet Safety Awards launched today revealing a number of exciting new innovations and developments. Additionally, as from 6 June 2023, candidates can submit their entry for the first...

7 Jun 2023 · 3 min read

Veld fires and livestock: UP Faculty of Veterinary Science advises on animal treat...

By Dr Claudia L Cardoso Veld fires are common in South Africa and according to local studies will increase in frequency over the next three decades. Farmers are emotionally and financ...

6 Jun 2023 · 8 min read

Fair Cape Dairies crowned Best Dairy in SA for the 3rd Year in a row

On Thursday 25 May 2023 Fair Cape Dairies were once again recognised with the most Gold Medals at the SA Dairy Championships winning 14 Golds as well as 5 prestigious Qualite Awards for ...

5 Jun 2023 · 2 min read

Blue North Sustainability launches Carbon Heroes QR code as they celebrate all B-g...

www.carbonheroes.co.za, an online platform. The platform showcases the inspiring stories of the Carbon Heroes of the Wine and Fruit industry - individuals and organisations making a sign...

5 Jun 2023 · 2 min read

Forestry and forest products sector releases global sustainability progress report

The International Council of Forest & Paper Associations (ICFPA) presented its biennial Sustainability Progress report at its CEOs Roundtable in Amsterdam on May 26. The 2023 report ...

5 Jun 2023 · 3 min read

African leaders in agriculture gather in Durban for the 8th Africa Agriculture and...

The Africa Agriculture and Science Week (AASW8), hosted by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), takes place from 5 to 8 June 2023 at the Durban International Conference ...

5 Jun 2023 · 3 min read

New water policy calls for all hands on deck

The draft policy on Integrated Water Quality Management (IWQM) – published by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) on 10 March 2023 – signals that a new age of partnership is...

31 May 2023 · 4 min read

Standard Bank partners with UFS and the Free State Department of Agriculture and R...

Standard Bank has partnered with the University of Free State (UFS) and the Free State Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to contribute towards a more sustainable agricultur...

31 May 2023 · 4 min read

Good news for horse owners as African horse sickness vaccine stock is replenished

Horse owners will again be able to vaccinate their animals against African horse sickness (AHS), with vaccines now available for veterinarians to administer to horses across South Africa...

31 May 2023 · 7 min read

Adventurous New Ford Ranger Wildtrak X confirmed for South Africa with teaser debu...

Ford South Africa is expanding the Ranger line-up with an exciting and adventurous all-new model, the Wildtrak X, which will make its debut at this year’s NAMPO Harvest Day, taking pla...

29 May 2023 · 3 min read

Engen and Fred Junior celebrate another successful NAMPO Harvest Day

Fred Junior MacCarthy, a passionate 12-year-old farmer from Brits, who dreams of helping feed the children of South Africa, received R20 000 from Engen during the recent Nampo Harvest D...

29 May 2023 · 5 min read

What are the key sustainable food and water trends so far in 2023?

The global food and water system continues to face a significant dual problem – unsustainable practices compounded by an ever-growing population. The war in Ukraine has also highlighte...

29 May 2023 · 3 min read

Volkswagen embraces Africa growth

“Our Africa, Our Future.” This is the slogan under which the African Union commemorates its 60th anniversary on Africa Day this year. This slogan resonates strongly with Volkswage...

25 May 2023 · 3 min read

From Farm to Market: Women Entrepreneurs Drive Innovation in Agri Business and Rur...

In the heart of the Eastern Cape, where poverty, food insecurity, and unemployment persist, a beacon of hope shines through the endeavours of Neziswa Mlenzana, a passionate social entrep...

23 May 2023 · 6 min read

ZNFU reaction on the food reserve agency crop marketing prices announcement

The Zambia National Farmers’ Union is elated by the announced “FRA Price” for maize at ZMK280 per 50kg bag as this signals the beginning of progression towards cost reflective pric...

23 May 2023 · 3 min read

‘Rainfall extremes are becoming more probable in parts of SA’ – UP meteorology exp...

With climate change said to be affecting the intensity of rainfall, experts at the University of Pretoria (UP) have investigated if there are observable changes in the probability of sig...

22 May 2023 · 5 min read

Agricultural jobs performance underscore need for targeted loadshedding relief

Agri SA notes that the latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey results demonstrate yet again the outsized contribution of the agricultural sector to the country’s economy and underscore t...

22 May 2023 · 2 min read

Combatting veld and bush fires

Hawk Pumps is a South African company that specialises in high-pressure pumping equipment and accessories. Their bespoke Fire Fighting Units are designed for use in a variety of fire-fig...

22 May 2023 · 4 min read

Absa acquires minority stake in agritech start-up, Khula!

In line with its strategic intent to be a digitally-powered business that is committed to transformation, Absa Bank has acquired a minority stake in the agritech start-up, Khula! App Pty...

22 May 2023 · 3 min read

Embracing agritech solutions for a more resilient agricultural sector

A showcase of the newest trends and technologies is Standard Bank’s promise to NAMPO visitors at the 55th annual presentation of the Harvest Day, taking place from 16 – 19 May 2023. ...

15 May 2023 · 3 min read

Agritech Expo: A paradise for Zambian farmers

During the mid-month of April, all roads in Zambia lead to Chisamba as this is a highlight event on the calendars of all Zambian farmers, providers of farming equipment, and citizens. ...

15 May 2023 · 3 min read

Entries open for the 2023 KZN Kwanalu young farmer of the year

The quest for KwaZulu-Natal’s next outstanding young farmer is on as entries open for the 2023 KZN Kwanalu Young Farmer of the Year competition. The prestigious competition celebrat...

12 May 2023 · 2 min read

Zinc plays a critical role in food security and crop yields

Although zinc is an essential micronutrient for plant growth, zinc input has received far less attention than nitrogen, phosphorous or even irrigation. “Almost half of cereal-growing a...

12 May 2023 · 3 min read

Latest Massey Ferguson, Fendt products and innovations from AGCO on display at NAM...

Leading AGCO's display at NAMPO 2023, one of the largest agricultural exhibitions in Southern Africa, will include a range of breakthrough products. The display by the leading global man...

10 May 2023 · 4 min read

Is load-shedding accelerating the adoption of sustainable agriculture?

The worsening energy crisis is having a devastating effect on South African agribusinesses. The record 5 761 GWh of load-shedding in 2022 – more than double the figure for 2021 – sev...

9 May 2023 · 5 min read

Agriculture Budget Vote: Minister’s budget must reflect urgency of the moment and ...

As Minister for Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, delivers her department’s (DALRRD) budget vote address today, 9 May 2023, Agri SA hopes to hear key announ...

9 May 2023 · 2 min read

Shortage of strategic vaccines causes disaster in the red meat industry

"The shortage of strategic vaccines in the livestock and animal industries has now caused a state of disaster in the red meat industry." "Commercial and emerging producers are now suf...

8 May 2023 · 3 min read

Growing African economies and building communities with fresh produce exports

Over the past ten years, there has been a gradual transformation of African farming practices to enhance the focus on Africa’s export capacity. The continent is now firmly on the path ...

5 May 2023 · 3 min read

International Day of Plant Health, 12 May 2023

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) will host an event in Gauteng to celebrate the International Day of Plant Health (IDPH) on 12 May 2023. The IDPH...

5 May 2023 · 2 min read

The ARC Group announces a USD 2.5 million insurance payout to the Togolese Republi...

As the West and Central Africa region counts the cost of the recurring drought events that have swept through parts of the region, particularly during the 2022 agricultural season, the A...

4 May 2023 · 4 min read

Is digital innovation helping to future-proof agriculture in South Africa?

Agriculture faces an almost impossible task: How must it meet the food demands of a global population that is projected to reach 9,7 billion by 2050 with natural resources that have alre...

4 May 2023 · 5 min read

New rules for para-veterinary professions set to be a ‘game-changer’ for animal he...

South African rural dwellers and small-scale farmers are set to have increased access to primary animal healthcare with the promulgation of new rules for para-veterinary professionals th...

4 May 2023 · 5 min read

FUCHS to showcase AGRIFARM lubricant range at NAMPO 2023

The AGRIFARM lubricant range for agricultural machines, which must deliver top performance daily, will be showcased by FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA at Grain SA’s NAMPO Harvest Day 202...

4 May 2023 · 3 min read

Get ready for Reinke’s Grand Opening for their warehouse in Potchefstroom

Join the Reinke Africa team in celebrating the new warehouse. From here the team will deliver expert service to their clients throughout Africa. During this event, you will meet Chris Bo...

27 Apr 2023 · < 1 min read

Oiling the cogs that fuel agriculture: Engen partners with NAMPO

As a progressive energy and solutions partner that is firmly committed to enriching lives for a sustainable future, Engen will once again partner with Grain SA as a proud sponsor at NAMP...

24 Apr 2023 · 4 min read

The Ripple effect of youth entrepreneurship: The story of a wattle-based charcoal ...

Depending on where you live in South Africa, you may not know of the overgrowth of alien wattle trees in parts of the country. But for the residents of Matatiele in the Eastern Cape, thi...

19 Apr 2023 · 3 min read

Attention wool farmers: Manage your flock with guidelines from the National Woolgr...

Every second month, the production advisory services of the National Woolgrowers’ Association of SA (NWGA) publish a list of management practices that are deemed important to assist wo...

18 Apr 2023 · < 1 min read

How two women are bridging the gap in South Africa’s food system with hydrop...

Nestled along the rolling hills of Albert Falls in KwaZulu-Natal lies a powerhouse of innovation and hope. Led by two dedicated agricultural warriors, Nkanyiso Ngubane and Ntokozo Biyela...

18 Apr 2023 · 3 min read

The importance of integrated ESG processes

Welcome to the world of ESG – where everything is connected, complex, and constantly evolving! In fact, the recent Oscar-winning movie "Everything Everywhere all at Once" offers a grea...

18 Apr 2023 · 3 min read

Digital Innovation is key for Agri-Tech to achieve global growth

As South Africa's Agri-Tech industry continues to experience rapid growth, the challenges facing cross-border payments have become increasingly pressing. With over 60 startups operating ...

18 Apr 2023 · 4 min read

MSC, a key driver in a fruitful partnership between two continents, Africa and Eu...

Africa is a fruit powerhouse and Europe is loving it. Over the past few years, the African continent has been providing a significant portion of Europe's fresh fruit consumption, and it'...

18 Apr 2023 · 5 min read

ISUZU fuel economy challenge successfully travels from Joburg Waterfall to Cape To...

Recently, ISUZU Motors South Africa, and its partner for the trip, Engen SA, endeavoured to showcase the economical fuel consumption and money-saving capabilities of its vehicle, the D-M...

17 Apr 2023 · 3 min read

Agri-innovation in the spotlight at Syngenta/John Deere event

Surrounded by lush maize and sunflower fields, approximately 200 growers and agents who sell agriculture input products met at the world-class Syngenta trial farm outside Bethlehem in th...

13 Apr 2023 · 5 min read

SA company makes biggest agricultural breakthrough in 70 years

Custom Chemistry, a South African company that has been specialising in the practical application of micro-organisms for the past decade and whose products and developments are in extens...

12 Apr 2023 · 4 min read

Lactalis invests in new powder plant facility in the Western Cape

Dairy producer Lactalis South Africa (SA) has invested R140 million in a new evaporator dryer power plant facility at its cheese manufacturing plant in Bonnievale in the Western Cape.  ...

5 Apr 2023 · 3 min read

The impact of policy matters on individual farming operations and in rural communi...

Women’s Insight Deliberation Competition – an initiative to recognise the voice of women in agriculture on the impact of policy matters in rural communities. The first initiative ...

4 Apr 2023 · 2 min read

Fortress-REIT and Food & Trees for Africa partnership grows community farms

Five years ago Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) and the Fortress Fund partnered to contribute to improving food security within various South African communities. Since 2021, the partn...

3 Apr 2023 · 4 min read

EduPlant Programme supports essential Human Rights: Nutrition and Education

A well-functioning society is the result of healthy and fulfilled individuals. From childhood, it is essential that each society as a whole supports its people’s basic physiological ne...

30 Mar 2023 · 3 min read

John Deere Leading the Way in Sustainable Agriculture at Africa Agri Tech 2023

John Deere, famous for its agriculture innovations since 1837, participated in the Africa Agri Tech 2023 Expo and Conference to showcase how it is helping farmers do more with less. The ...

28 Mar 2023 · 2 min read

Goodyear to showcase its locally produced tyres at the Proudly South African Buy L...

Following the certification of Goodyear’s locally-produced consumer and Off-The-Road (OTR) Bias tyres as Proudly South African by the country’s official buy local advocacy campaign, ...

27 Mar 2023 · 2 min read

Next-Generation Ford Ranger Line-up Expands with Launch of Single Cab and Super Ca...

Hot on the heels of the exciting and trendsetting Next-Generation Ranger Double Cab models that hit the South African market in December last year, Ford South Africa is launching the Sin...

27 Mar 2023 · 14 min read

ImpiloVest emerges as the new SA Cannabis Giant

By 2026, the South African cannabis industry is estimated to be worth R406 million, a significant increase from the R87 million recorded in 2021. This growth is, however, expected to be ...

24 Mar 2023 · 3 min read

Farmers increasing use of high-tech equipment increases possibility of cyber attacks

Today’s precision farmers, who rely on a host of internet-driven high-tech equipment, face an increased likelihood of a cyberattack. This was so important that it was the subject of tw...

23 Mar 2023 · 4 min read

SAB affirms commitment to water sustainability with over R5 million investment

Each year, the United Nations observes World Water Day as a means to highlight the critical importance of fresh flowing water. The international day also lobbies for the sustainable mana...

22 Mar 2023 · 4 min read

International Day of Forests | Forests are the lifeblood of the planet and everyda...

As society looks for more planet-friendly ways to live, it is becoming increasingly clear that we will need to develop a more symbiotic relationship with our forests. According to the Un...

21 Mar 2023 · 4 min read

South African gene technology: we’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg

Advances in genetic sequencing are uncovering a treasure trove of information that will have far reaching consequences for stable, continued food production. This was the key message at ...

17 Mar 2023 · 4 min read

Bankers and financiers need to make changes in the way they do business to meet ne...

The needs of modern farmers are changing rapidly as there is a growing dependency on the latest technology to ensure cost effective agricultural production. This is particularly true in ...

16 Mar 2023 · 4 min read

Wildwood Wine festival 2022 at Wildwood Events Venue & Nature Retreat

Wildwood Wine Festival, which was held on Saturday, July 9, 2022, at Wildwood Events Venue & Nature Retreat outside Groblersdal, brought the Cape to Limpopo. The aim behind this f...

16 Mar 2023 · < 1 min read

Kwanalu calls for potholes and bad roads to be reported

The chronic condition of roads and general infrastructure in rural KwaZulu-Natal continues to stifle food security and economic growth says the KZN Agricultural Union, Kwanalu. In Oct...

16 Mar 2023 · 3 min read

Agri entrepreneur sheds light on loadshedding impact

By Nonhlanhla Ntuli The agriculture sector like many other sectors in South Africa finds itself headed down a dark path as a result of the impact of the country’s continuing loadshe...

16 Mar 2023 · 2 min read

Successful farmer’s day for vegetable farmers

The Department of Agriculture presented a successful farmer's day for Vegetable Farmers on Thursday, 9 March 2023. The farmer's day was attended by about 60 small-scale farmers and prosp...

15 Mar 2023 · 2 min read

ISUZU showcases exceptional fuel efficiency of D-MAX 1.9 Ddi range

With fuel prices remaining high in South Africa and contributing to the steep increase in the cost of living and doing business, ISUZU Motors South Africa has set out to prove the except...

10 Mar 2023 · 5 min read

The rise of cultivated meat: how will this new technology affect farmers and veter...

Cultivated meat – meat products grown from cells in a laboratory – might sound like science fiction, but it’s fast becoming a reality. Although it’s unlikely that we’ll see lab...

9 Mar 2023 · 5 min read

Driving Innovation and Collaboration

After a long period of travel restrictions caused by Covid-19, Ting Ting Lim, Golf and Turf Strategic Account Manager from the John Deere Singapore office, finally had the chance to trav...

8 Mar 2023 · 4 min read

Netafim SA drives cost-efficient dripline supply and economic growth with local in...

Netafim South Africa is happy to announce that the first roll of locally produced Streamline™ X thin wall dripline was recently extruded at its Cape Town dripline manufacturing plant. ...

3 Mar 2023 · 6 min read

Woodlands Dairy water recovery plant leads to saving of 217 cubic meter of water

Leading South African dairy manufacturer and industry frontrunner in sustainability, Woodlands Dairy, has successfully commissioned a water recovery plant which purifies wastewater up to...

1 Mar 2023 · 3 min read

NMW increase threatens agricultural sector and jobs says Kwanalu

The announcement of the increased National Minimum Wage by 9.6% for farm workers from 1 March 2023 by the Minister of Employment and Labour on Wednesday, 22 February, will place tremendo...

1 Mar 2023 · 2 min read

Fendt celebrates building 20 000 tractors in 2022

Tractor manufacturer Fendt, distributed locally by AGCO Africa, celebrated building 20 000 Fendt machines in 2022. The 20 000th happened to be a 724 Vario model in December last year. Th...

28 Feb 2023 · 8 min read

Zinc plays a small but critical role in ensuring food security in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing a “perfect storm” due to the ongoing electricity, fuel and fertilizer crisis, exacerbated by the war in Ukraine, according to Simon Norton, Executi...

27 Feb 2023 · 3 min read

ISUZU Truck celebrates 10th year in the lead

ISUZU Motors South Africa (IMSAf) and the ISUZU Truck brand have once again maintained their top position in the South African truck market – celebrating their 10th consecutive year as...

24 Feb 2023 · 2 min read

Next-Gen Ford Ranger Raptor elevates performance and capability to new heights

The Next-Generation and next-level Ford Ranger Raptor has arrived. Built to dominate in the desert, master the mountains and rule everywhere in between, the second-generation Ranger Rapt...

24 Feb 2023 · 16 min read

Farm more accurately and sustainably with Case IH and Agri Technovation

Farmers do not need to fumble around in the dark when it comes to making decisions on their farms, especially when it comes to technology and equipment. During a media session on the ...

24 Feb 2023 · 3 min read

Exciting news from the LEMKEN stall

We are at the beginning of a new year, and it is with great excitement that we are looking at new LEMKEN equipment that will be appearing in the South African market this year. Karat 10...

24 Feb 2023 · 3 min read

Are outdated laws and regulations strangling small-scale cannabis farmers?

While President Ramaphosa has stated that government is committed to supporting the industrialisation of the cannabis and hemp industry – and enabling it to realise its “huge potenti...

23 Feb 2023 · 6 min read

Minister Godongwana delivers a solid budget for our difficult climate

Agri SA welcomes the budget delivered by Minister Enoch Godongwana on 22 February 2023. While government could have gone further in addressing the challenges facing the agricultural sect...

23 Feb 2023 · 2 min read

Minimum wage increase a threat to food security

Agri SA is alarmed by the announcement of a 9,6% increase in the national minimum wage.  Any increase in costs will further strain already hard-pressed farmers. As the sector battles to...

22 Feb 2023 · 2 min read

Africa Agri Tech Coming at a Fortuitous Time for an Industry Under Pressure

The Southern African agricultural industry is facing a host of challenges on several fronts this year, so it is fortuitous that the upcoming Africa Agri Tech Conference and Expo 2023 wil...

22 Feb 2023 · 3 min read

Private equity firm Spear Capital inks deal backing Greenwave Milling

Private equity firm Spear Capital today announced that it has concluded an investment deal with Greenwave Milling, a manufacturer and distributor of quality high-value basic commodities ...

21 Feb 2023 · 2 min read

Parliament must hold Treasury accountable for destructive, unsubstantiated sugar tax

SA Canegrowers has written to the chairperson of Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance requesting oversight into National Treasury’s policy making regarding the Health Promotion...

20 Feb 2023 · 3 min read

Top 5 Trends for the metal working industry in 2023

As metalworking industries develop, so do associated industries and products. One such industry is abrasive manufacturers, and it is expected that numerous new initiatives and developmen...

16 Feb 2023 · 5 min read

Floods: State of disaster must accelerate relief funding and rebuilding of critica...

Agri SA welcomes the declaration of a state of disaster addressing the damage caused by floods in the Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Free State, and North Wes...

15 Feb 2023 · 2 min read

South Africa needs food security and electricity to survive

Thanks to favourable weather conditions, the general outlook for South Africa's agricultural sector is positive. But many farmers, especially those depending on irrigation, are concerned...

14 Feb 2023 · 4 min read

World pulse day 2023

On Friday, February 10, World Pulses Day, experts who are gathering for a ground-breaking international conference on food systems will be encouraging people to adopt diets packed with p...

10 Feb 2023 · < 1 min read

Experts urge public to pack diets with pulses for the health of people, planet and...

Experts gathering for a ground-breaking international conference on food systems are this Friday, on World Pulses Day (10 February), encouraging people to adopt diets packed with pulses ...

10 Feb 2023 · 4 min read

FarmSol and SAB power farmers in the North-West to new productivity levels

As part of its ongoing commitment to the development of black farmers, FarmSol Holdings in collaboration with South African Breweries (SAB) this morning donated brand-new tractors and fa...

8 Feb 2023 · 6 min read

SONA 2023: Food security hangs in the balance without immediate action on Eskom

As President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his State of the Nation Address this week, the only way to guarantee food security in South Africa will be an announcement of immediate action by go...

7 Feb 2023 · 3 min read

Ford Commences Exports of Next-Generation Ranger from South Africa to Over 100 Mar...

Ford has commenced exports of the Next-Generation Ranger from its manufacturing plants in South Africa to serve the ever-growing customer demand. The South African-built Next-Gen Ranger ...

2 Feb 2023 · 4 min read

2022 marked another year of significant expansion and innovation for BI

Celebrating its 65th anniversary last year, leading supplier Bearings International (BI) was also on track for another year of “significant growth,” says MD Bart Schoevaerts. He attr...

31 Jan 2023 · 6 min read

Healthier choices to create a healthier you

By 2028, the global botanical extract market is expected to reach 1USD 9.62 billion at an annual growth rate of 9.6%. Due to their unique flavour and health benefits, botanical extracts ...

31 Jan 2023 · 3 min read

Update on potato tuber moth situation

Potato tuber moth remains a concern to many potato growers in our key production areas. Potato tuber moth causes severe damage to the potatoes which results in losses to growers due to i...

30 Jan 2023 · 2 min read

Woodlands Dairy commits to renewable energy sources

One of the largest dairy manufacturers in South Africa and industry leader in sustainability, Woodlands Dairy, is committed to minimising fossil fuel energy sources with renewable energy...

24 Jan 2023 · 4 min read

2023 marks 75 years of Pratley innovation

Local manufacturer Pratley, a household name in adhesives, electrical products and other sectors, celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2023. “It is a remarkable and proud moment for the ...

23 Jan 2023 · 5 min read

SuperSlim – the little, but big solution to your water needs

As the reality of the country’s water crisis hits the millions living in the suburbs of the country’s cities, more South Africans in townhouse and cluster complexes are seeking compa...

23 Jan 2023 · 3 min read

Ford’s new Rapid Hubs Provide Expert Support to Dealers and Customers

Ford South Africa is further enhancing its commitment to customer service by implementing new Rapid Hub teams across each of the country’s nine provinces. These Rapid Hubs will complem...

19 Jan 2023 · 3 min read

ISOBUS technology allows for full compatibility between all tractors and implements

The major advantage of ISOBUS technology in the agricultural industry is that it allows for full compatibility between tractors and implements, regardless of brands and models. The ISOBU...

17 Jan 2023 · 3 min read

South Africa is sitting on a ‘gold mine of waste’ which could address power challe...

Africa’s household and agricultural waste is a valuable source of power that could be deployed to take clean energy to communities, complexes and individual homes at lower cost and fas...

12 Jan 2023 · 5 min read

Ford South Africa Supports Local Communities with Over R26-million in Donations in...

Ford South Africa has a multitier CSR program that saw the organisation donating approximately R26-million towards various community projects and initiatives over the course of 2022. ...

11 Jan 2023 · 5 min read

Three smart shopping tips for picking heart healthy pork

Latest Statistics South Africa figures show that nearly one in every five South Africans suffer from diseases of the circulatory system such as heart disease, high cholesterol, hypertens...

11 Jan 2023 · 3 min read

Drought effects in sub-Saharan Africa

Over the past decade rainfall patterns in Africa have been less consistent to a point of even being non-existent in some areas. This unfortunate occurrence costs millions of farmers thei...

9 Jan 2023 · 6 min read

LEMKEN acquires the seeding technology specialist Equalizer

The family-owned company LEMKEN and the South African company Equalizer have reached an acquisition agreement. As a result, the German agricultural machinery specialist will be significa...

5 Jan 2023 · 3 min read

Mooibank Boerdery 17th Beefmaster Production Auction 17 January 2023 – Wakke...

Mooibank Boerdery will be hosting its 17th production auction on Tuesday the 17th of January 2023. Be sure not to miss the opportunity to get your hands on the top-quality animals on off...

21 Dec 2022 · < 1 min read

It’s the season to give the gift that keeps on giving – participate in the Food fo...

Give a man vegetables and you feed him for a day; empower a man to grow his own and he will feed himself and his loved ones for a lifetime. This is the practical wisdom that inspired ...

20 Dec 2022 · 3 min read

Stockfarming trends: foot-and-mouth, Covid recovery and the marbling index

A major concern for stock farmers this year, according to Greg Talbot of Tal-Tec, is foot-and-mouth disease, which again hit during 2022 in six of South Africa’s nine provinces, causin...

19 Dec 2022 · 3 min read

4IR and the role of abrasives in Robotics

It has long been known that the most sustainable and productive manufacturers in Africa will be those embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). This is little wonder, as to not d...

19 Dec 2022 · 4 min read

Tough 2022 season sees citrus growers exporting lower than predicted volumes to gl...

Southern African citrus growers packed for export 164.8 million (15kg) cartons to be delivered to global markets in 2022. While this is an increase of 3.2 million cartons when compared t...

12 Dec 2022 · 6 min read

Continental celebrates proud legacy spanning 75 years of tyre manufacturing in Sou...

Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2022. Since the Continental group has found its home on South African soil in 1987, it has grown the company i...

12 Dec 2022 · 4 min read

FAW trucks remain committed to road safety

South Africa has one of the highest road death rates of any country in the world and the bulk of these deaths occur during the festive season. FAW Trucks believe that a little bit of pri...

9 Dec 2022 · 5 min read

H&M Group and BKB initiate project to promote on-farm regeneration and biodiv...

H&M Group and BKB Ltd, the leading supplier of RWS wool (Responsible Wool Standard), have partnered to implement the Biodiversity Restoration and Regenerative Land Management project...

9 Dec 2022 · 3 min read

ISOBUS technology allows for full compatibility between all tractors and implements

The major advantage of ISOBUS technology in the agricultural industry is that it allows for full compatibility between tractors and implements, regardless of brands and models. The ISOBU...

9 Dec 2022 · 3 min read

International Driving Presentation showcases ‘ready-to-launch’ Amarok

The new Amarok is all set for launch. A 'can do' pick up, a multi-tool on wheels - meticulously throughout from cab to the cargo box. Propelled by powerful and efficient turbocharged eng...

7 Dec 2022 · 10 min read

Hishtil South Africa – Leaders in Agricultural Innovation

After a long period of development and field trials, Hishtil South Africa is proud to introduce its new innovation to the vegetable seedling market of South Africa. Earlier this year ...

7 Dec 2022 · < 1 min read

Next-Generation Ford Ranger Delivers High-Tech Features, Smart Connectivity, Enhan...

Ford has launched the Double Cab versions of its smartest, most versatile and most capable Ranger yet, with the rest of the 24-strong model range – including the workhorse Single Cab a...

6 Dec 2022 · 15 min read

Specialised oils, lubricants and greases for agricultural machinery

When it comes to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) producing equipment specifically for the agricultural industry and workshop facilities on farms, FUCHS has a range of innovative ...

5 Dec 2022 · 2 min read

Tetra Pak® South Africa joins PETCO

In an increased effort to drive collection and recycling of liquid board packaging (LBP) in South Africa, Tetra Pak South Africa will join the PET Recycling Company NPC (PETCO), a well-e...

5 Dec 2022 · 2 min read

Appointment of Managing Director: CASE IH

Stephan Nel has officially been appointed as the Managing Director of CASE IH effective 1 December 2022, taking responsibility for the leadership and development of the CASE IH brand as ...

2 Dec 2022 · < 1 min read

OBP Vaccine Availability Update

Onderstepoort Biological Products SOC Ltd (“OBP”) confirms that it is aware of Clients concerns about availability of the certain critical vaccine for the impending vaccination seaso...

2 Dec 2022 · 2 min read