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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

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

Kverneland ripper makes for the ideal tillage system

Preparing and cultivating the soil to achieve the highest possible yield depends on choosing the correct tillage system. “The key to a successful harvest is good preparation. Eliminati...

2 Dec 2022 · 3 min read

Get FREE Tractor Service Parts with John Deere

John Deere Africa Middle East announced that a selection of their service parts on the 5D and 5E 3-Cylinder range tractors will be FREE if that respective part ordered by the customer is...

1 Dec 2022 · 2 min read

The Agricultural Research Council participates in the first World Science Forum (W...

The CEO and President Dr Litha Magingxa will lead a team of agricultural scientists and experts at the  World Science Forum from 6 to 9 December 2022 in Cape Town. The theme for the 10t...

30 Nov 2022 · < 1 min read

Learnings from Africa: Women in Farming candidates return from Ethiopia with new i...

Khanyisile Zulu (35) and Nomfundo Makhanya (19) – two farmers from KwaZulu-Natal and Momentum Metropolitan’s Women in Farming programme candidates – were recently invited by Health...

30 Nov 2022 · 4 min read

Concerns about the extent of moth damage to potatoes

The incidence of moth damage to potatoes has increased in the main production areas. This damage can be attributed to two moth species, the potato tuber moth (Phthorimaea operculella) th...

30 Nov 2022 · 3 min read

Free Tractor Operator Training with Every New John Deere Tractor Purchased

Unlock farmer profitability with the new training program from John Deere South Africa. Between 1 November 2022 and 31 October 2023, every new tractor purchased and delivered will receiv...

25 Nov 2022 · 8 min read

The 2022 ARC National Beef Performers Awards

The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) once again presented its National Beef Performers Awards on 23 November 2022. This was the 44th instalment of the awards, the aim of which is to s...

25 Nov 2022 · 5 min read

ISUZU makes SPACE for small and medium businesses with its truck rental programme

In a bid to get more small businesses to become active participants in the economy, ISUZU Motors South Africa is making commercial vehicle acquisition more accessible for entrepreneurs a...

24 Nov 2022 · 2 min read

Goodyear South Africa extends commitment to drive transformation and uplift Easter...

Goodyear South Africa handed over a donation of R2,4 million to the Nelson Mandela University (NMU). The donation is primarily aimed at assisting students with current and legacy debts. ...

24 Nov 2022 · 2 min read

Dairy industry’s top stewardship awards winner will be announced soon

The winner of the 2022 Milk Producer’s Organisation (MPO) Nedbank Stewardship Awards will be announced during a gala dinner at Casa Toscana Lodge in Pretoria on 30 November 2022. The...

23 Nov 2022 · 8 min read

Three courses for three lucky farmers

Three lucky farmers each won an AGRICOLLEGES course in collaboration with TLU SA. Michael Otto's course is Introduction to Animal Production, while Hendrik Prinsloo won the Introduction...

22 Nov 2022 · 2 min read

Toyota SA’s KZN plant now protected by SVI-armoured Hilux fleet

SVI Engineering, leading specialist manufacturer of armoured products, is proud to announce it has armoured a fleet of Hilux double-cab bakkies deployed to help protect Toyota South Afri...

21 Nov 2022 · 4 min read

ISUZU Foundation makes a donation to Ironman4TheKids

The ISUZU Foundation is proud to announce that it will be donating R250,000 to the Ironman4TheKids Foundation. The ISUZU Foundation is a partnership between Isuzu Motors South Africa (IM...

21 Nov 2022 · 2 min read

SVI develops B6 discreet armour for SA-build Nissan Navara

SVI Engineering, leading specialist manufacturer of armoured products, has developed a new discreet armouring package for the Nissan Navara, handing the increasingly popular locally buil...

21 Nov 2022 · 3 min read

VWSA employees volunteer to conserve environment through Show of Hands event

Rolling up their sleeves to protect the environment, a group of over 160 Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) employees and their loved-ones gathered in Gqeberha on Saturday morning, for...

21 Nov 2022 · 2 min read

Sugarcane farmers and workers presents case to Ministers and Members of Parliament

Small-scale farmers, workers and representatives of the sugar industry this week took their deepening concerns about the future of the sector directly to Members of Parliament (MPs) and ...

18 Nov 2022 · 2 min read

Outbreak of Rabbit Haemorraghic Disease in the Western and Northern Cape provinces

The department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development which to announce the outbreak of the Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD) in the Western and Northern Cape provinces.  T...

18 Nov 2022 · 2 min read

First Mitsubishi Triton Heritage Edition finds owner

The very first production version of the Mitsubishi Triton Heritage Edition has been handed over to its new owner, Dr Matthews Phosa, an avid game breeder from the Nelspruit area. “It...

17 Nov 2022 · 4 min read

Meet the President of the Suffolk Sheep Breeders’ Society of SA

Derik Strauss, President of the Suffolk Sheep Breeders Society of SA, was born in Schweizer-Reneke, where he went to school and played rugby for the Pukke for three years. He went back t...

16 Nov 2022 · 3 min read

Meet the President of the Brahman Breeders Society of SA

Wayne Porter is the President of the Brahman Breeders Society of SA and he farms in the Tarkastad District of the Eastern Cape. “I farm with Brahman Stud cattle, Angora goats and Merin...

15 Nov 2022 · 4 min read

2022 Winners of Agricultural Writers SA Awards

Some of South Africa’s top contributors to agriculture were recognised at the 2022 Agricultural Writers SA Awards on Friday, 11 November 2022. The annual event salutes those that work ...

14 Nov 2022 · 12 min read

South Africa’s favourite bakkie is back and more powerful than ever

The Toyota Hilux is the latest vehicle to receive the GR treatment. Aptly named, the Hilux GR-Sport, the 2.8 GD-6 4x4 6AT, was designed with two things in mind: toughness and sportiness....

14 Nov 2022 · 4 min read

Meet the President of the Nguni Cattle Breeders Society

Oswald Jannasch, President of the Nguni Cattle Breeders Society, grew up in the bushveld, on a mission station and went to school in a rural town. After school, he went to university, wo...

14 Nov 2022 · 3 min read

Meet the President of the Meatmaster Sheep Breeders Society of South Africa

Charles Freeme, President of the Meatmaster Sheep Breeders’ Society South Africa, is a full time farmer doing Meatmaster Stud breeding and also have various other interests in small st...

14 Nov 2022 · 4 min read

GWM and HAVAL Reshaping the future of motoring

GWM and HAVAL, have recently won a host of outstanding accolades, and have just reached record sales for October 2022.  In the competitive and well-contested South African automobile...

11 Nov 2022 · 2 min read

South Africa’s Cannabis Research Institute will sponsor the first observational cl...

The Cannabis Research Institute of South Africa (CRI) has sponsored a year-long study that examines the effectiveness of medical cannabis as an alternative to opioids for chronic pain ma...

10 Nov 2022 · 4 min read

Circular Forcing Pen for calm animals

Tal-Tec, the designer and manufacturer of farming solutions for the better management and control of livestock, has recently released a circular forcing race for cattle. The company’s ...

10 Nov 2022 · 4 min read

SA beef company taps into Saudi’s Halal market

South African beef is once again taking centre stage in the Middle East. One of South Africa’s leading beef producers – Beefmaster Group – is attending this year’s Saudi Internat...

10 Nov 2022 · 3 min read

Take control of managing your wastewater

The recent water crises around the country should make all South Africans consider not only how we desperately need to protect our sources of fresh water, but how we treat wastewater and...

9 Nov 2022 · 4 min read

Minister of Agriculture visits green fingered learners at Curro Delft

Green fingered learners from Curro Delft in the Western Cape were ecstatic to see Dr Ivan Meyer, Provincial Minister of Agriculture join them for a tree planting ceremony last week. T...

8 Nov 2022 · 3 min read

Tongaat Hulett payment to small-scale growers welcomed but payment to commercial g...

SA Canegrowers has confirmed reports that some small-scale growers supplying the Tongaat Hulett mills at Felixton, Amatikulu and Maidstone have received the overdue payment for cane deli...

7 Nov 2022 · 2 min read

High Court issues critical victory for food security against City of Tshwane Munic...

The Pretoria High Court has issued a critical judgment requiring that the City of Tshwane invest R18 million in the implementation of a precinct plan for the maintenance of the Tshwane F...

4 Nov 2022 · 2 min read

Meet the Chairman of PinZ²yl Cattle Breeders

Cecilia Prinsloo, Chairman of the PinZ²yl Cattle Breeders of South Africa, is a practising attorney, the senior partner at a niche boutique-style law firm, with no farming background wh...

2 Nov 2022 · 10 min read

Meet the Chairman of Merino SA

Adrian McNaughton(48) farms with his family (brother Ronald) on the farm Houdconstant in the Graaff Reinet district. “We are primarily Merino sheep farmers with a beef component and so...

2 Nov 2022 · 2 min read

Meet the President of SA Hereford

Dr Hinner Köster is President of the SA Hereford Cattle Breed. More about dr Köster He was born on the 17th of April 1965 and raised on a large cattle ranch in Vryburg in the Nort...

2 Nov 2022 · 16 min read

Meet the President of the Southern African Limousin Society

John Devonport is the President of the Southern African Limousin Society. John was brought up in Johannesburg and went to Wits where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. “As a fa...

2 Nov 2022 · 5 min read

Action by DALRRD required to prevent another record-breaking locust outbreak in 2023

Agri SA is extremely concerned that the 2022/2023 summer season will lead to an even greater locust outbreak if no proactive measures are taken now. South Africa will likely experience f...

31 Oct 2022 · 2 min read

Tongaat business rescue: Over R400 Million in Canegrower payments at immediate risk

SA Canegrowers is deeply concerned by the announcement that Tongaat Hulett Limited has entered its South African operations into business rescue due to the catastrophic consequences it h...

31 Oct 2022 · 2 min read

Marquis Marketing announces leadership changes

The world’s largest marketer of macadamias, Marquis Marketing, has recently announced several changes to its leadership team. The company has announced the appointment of Charles Co...

31 Oct 2022 · 2 min read

Appointment of Managing Director: CNH Industrial AG & CE SA

Jacques Taylor has been appointed as the new Managing Director of CNH Industrial AG & CE SA as of 1 October 2022, taking responsibility for the leadership and development of the CNH ...

25 Oct 2022 · 3 min read

ETGL to distribute force motors model range in South Africa

Pune-based automotive manufacturer Force Motors, a market leader in the manufacturing and selling of panel vans and midi-buses in India, announced today the appointment of ETG Logistics,...

25 Oct 2022 · 5 min read

Ile de France Breeding Society of South Africa appoints new chairman

The Ile de France Breeding Society of South Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Stefan Conradie as its new chairman. “The roots of the Ile de France breed in South Afr...

25 Oct 2022 · 4 min read

ImpiloVest introduces African wellness to a global audience

Approximately 88% of countries around the world use natural medicines, including herbal medicines, acupuncture, yoga, indigenous therapies, and others, according to the World Health Orga...

25 Oct 2022 · 4 min read

MTBPS: Agricultural sector needs tax relief and infrastructure investment

Agri SA is hopeful that the Midterm Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) will outline critical measures to support the agricultural sector amid a number of crises that threaten the sector’s...

25 Oct 2022 · 3 min read

Finding alternative ways to ensure sustainable water supply

The massive population increase in South Africa over the past decades, failing water infrastructure and lack of good rain has compounded the current water crisis in the country, but here...

25 Oct 2022 · 8 min read

MOWCS commemorates world food day by empowering more than 100 unemployed youth

The 16th of October is a date set by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations as World Food Day. MOWCS, as one of the organisations that have food security as their pi...

18 Oct 2022 · 3 min read

The Marquis Group looks to long-term future despite global nut downturn

The world’s largest grower, processor, and marketer of macadamias, The Marquis Group, has reiterated its long-term commitment to its more than 485 macadamia grower suppliers amid falli...

18 Oct 2022 · 3 min read

Cattle and small stock management information day 14th October 2022, Lusaka showgr...

Program of Speakers Note : The Speakers are at the event all day and available for more detailed discussions. Entrance fee: K50. Gates open 08.00 hrs Talks start 09.00hrs RS...

14 Oct 2022 · < 1 min read

Sustainable farming is no longer possible without reliable information

South Africans are justifiably proud of their can-do, DIY reaction to life’s challenges. When things become complicated, however, sound and impartial advice becomes indispensable. T...

13 Oct 2022 · 3 min read

#WorldFoodDay: Cyber threats to digital and smart farming pose potential risks to ...

When it comes to the digitization of agriculture, countries across sub-Sahara Africa are at varying stages of technology adoption and transformation. But even though smart technology is ...

13 Oct 2022 · 5 min read

Bee season is here, and Rentokil wants to save them

As the swarming season begins for bees in South Africa, Rentokil Initial has partnered with Bee Kulture to provide specialised and sustainable “bee sanctuaries” adding to their suite...

12 Oct 2022 · 3 min read

Protected areas management will help South Africa to survive

Significant resources are required to conserve South Africa’s landscapes and their associated biodiversity and ecosystem services. These include freshwater, fresh air, carbon sequestra...

11 Oct 2022 · 6 min read

Agri Western Cape puts farmers first

This year, NAMPO Cape took place from 14–17 September in Bredasdorp. During this gathering, farmers engaged in conversation with the management of Agri Western Cape (AWC), to hear how ...

11 Oct 2022 · 2 min read

Minister Didiza uplifts the ban of movement of cattle in the Free State

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza (MP), has taken the decision to uplift the Foot-and-mouth Disaster Management Area (DMA) of the Free State...

10 Oct 2022 · < 1 min read

Government to launch National Biosecurity Research Hub as part of implementing the...

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, and the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thokozile Didiza, will launch the Nati...

7 Oct 2022 · 2 min read

Agri Western Cape takes time to have important discussions at Cape NAMPO

Agri Western Cape is a voluntary membership organisation that represents commercial farmers in the Western Cape. The organisation has approximately 3500 active members who are affiliated...

3 Oct 2022 · < 1 min read

Botswana citrus growers join the Citrus Growers’ Association of Southern Africa

The Citrus Growers’ Association of Southern Africa (CGA) is proud to announce that citrus growers in Botswana have become members of our organisation, joining over 1400 from South Afri...

29 Sep 2022 · 2 min read

Tech news: Less is more with sustainable farming

Gator made from recycled parts. A bonnet made from plastic bottles pulled from the Mississippi river, and a storage compartment made from ground coconut are only a couple of the surpris...

26 Sep 2022 · 5 min read

Algar Livestock Handling Equipment has products that help reduce labour

Whether you farm with sheep or cattle, Algar Livestock Handling Equipment has a product for you. These products assist farmers to reduce labour and make work more effective. They also...

22 Sep 2022 · < 1 min read

Flickswitch’s SIMcontrol is the solution for managing SIMs at scale

Flickswitch is a company with a solution for SIM control at scale. It partners with mobile network operators to enable its customers to better manage SIM cards on a large scale. Flickswi...

22 Sep 2022 · < 1 min read

2022 FISP delay setback

Farmers are concerned with the reported delays in finalizing the procurement processes for the 2022 Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) fertilisers. Most small-scale farmers depend on ...

22 Sep 2022 · 2 min read

Farmtrac Dundee has proudly flown the Massey Ferguson flag for over 40 years

Massey Ferguson is 175 years old this year, a testament to the brand’s longevity, offering farmers worldwide the straightforward and dependable machines they need to feed the world sus...

22 Sep 2022 · 5 min read

Valtrac has something for every task at this Cape NAMPO

Valtrac (Pty) Ltd was started in Parys (Northern Free State). What began initially as sales and service of the Valmet/Valtra range of tractors, soon expanded into the sales of other qual...

21 Sep 2022 · < 1 min read

Talk Reinke Irrigation for your irrigation solutions

Reinke Irrigation needs to introduction. The company manufactures and constructs irrigation systems that suit your need. The strong pivot structures are durable and can help solve you...

21 Sep 2022 · < 1 min read

Aqua Dam provides water storage solutions to farmers across South Africa

Aqua Dam is present at Cape NAMPO 2022 to showcase their wide variety of water storage solutions. These include dams, tanks and containers. Their Agri Dome product requires no pillars...

21 Sep 2022 · < 1 min read

Publication of regulations regarding the classification, packaging and marketing o...

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) has gazetted new standards for certain raw processed meat products on Friday, 26 August 2022 in terms of section...

21 Sep 2022 · 5 min read

John Deere Implements invites you to Cape NAMPO this year and the next!

JDI, or John Deere Implements, was at the Cape NAMPO this September. The team had a similar selection of machines on show, just as they did at NAMPO Harvest day. One of the attraction...

21 Sep 2022 · < 1 min read

Agri Western Cape gains attention at Cape NAMPO 2022

Agri Western Cape is a voluntary membership organisation that represents commercial farmers in the Western Cape. They have approximately 3500 active members who are affiliated with them ...

21 Sep 2022 · < 1 min read

Tenacious, integrated approach secures farmer esteemed Toyata Kwanalu young farmer...

KwaZulu-Natal’s Agricultural Union, Kwanalu, proudly announces that North Coast Macadamia and Banana farmer, Tammy Williams is the 2022 KZN Toyota Kwanalu Young Farmer of the Year. ...

21 Sep 2022 · 4 min read

Women in farming: Lessons-learned and growth

Since its inception in 2016, FarmSol in partnership with South African Breweries (SAB), has supported 475 female farmers across the country, with the number of women in the programme gro...

12 Sep 2022 · 6 min read

Mitsubishi Motors Empangeni scoops the Dealer of the Year amid strong competition

Mitsubishi Motors in Empangeni has emerged as the brand’s Dealer of the Year 2022, following a closely fought contest between all the dealers around the country. Achieving this presti...

8 Sep 2022 · 3 min read

SA citrus industry voluntarily closes export of Valencias to EU to mitigate CBS risk

With a month left of the current export season, the Citrus Growers’ Association of South Africa (CGA) and the Fresh Produce Exporters’ Forum Boards have taken the decision to volunta...

8 Sep 2022 · 5 min read

Naboomspruit’s Opperman is TLU SA’s Young Farmer of the Year

Daniël Opperman from Naboomspruit is the TLU SA Young Farmer of the Year. The winner of the 2022 competition was announced at the annual TLU SA congress. “It was particularly diffi...

8 Sep 2022 · 2 min read

Marquis Macadamias Australia and South Africa mark World Macadamia Nut Day

Marquis Macadamias and their growers have celebrated the macadamia industry on World Macadamia Nut Day, Sunday 4 September, by continuing to educate the next generation in Bundaberg and ...

7 Sep 2022 · 4 min read

Potatoes SA confirms supply of fresh potatoes as Europe under pressure

Local businesses have raised concerns regarding the supply of potatoes and French fries as record temperatures and severe drought negatively impact the supply of potatoes from Europe. In...

6 Sep 2022 · 2 min read

Volkswagen’s B-BBEE Initiatives Trust invests in transformation of the automotive ...

When it comes to transformation in the automotive industry, Akhona Mosiane believes she has been given a rare opportunity to make an impact. “I am not title-driven but I know there ...

1 Sep 2022 · 3 min read

Progressive solar innovation powered by Audi Centre Centurion

• Audi Centre Centurion implements solar solution to progress the transition to e-mobility, greener energy and a more sustainable future. • 53kWp of photovoltaic (PV) solar power ha...

31 Aug 2022 · 3 min read

Martina Biene to succeed Robert Cisek as Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Sou...

• Robert Cisek appointed as Head of Volkswagen Small and Compact Product Line • Martina Biene to succeed Cisek as Chairperson and Managing Director of VWSA Kariega – Robert Cis...

31 Aug 2022 · 2 min read

Gold status confirms Mitsubishi’s excellence in After-Sales again

Mitsubishi Motors South Africa, in only its second year of participation, has achieved the prestigious Gold Award in the Mitsubishi Motors Middle East & Africa, ASBEP – After Sales...

30 Aug 2022 · 2 min read

Mitsubishi excels at NADA Dealer Awards and achieves Gold status

Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA) achieved excellent results in the latest NADA Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI), being awarded Gold status after showing a 2,8% improvement compared t...

30 Aug 2022 · 2 min read

Art on display at Festival of Motoring

• Chery OMODA 5 on show at FOM • First appearance of fashionable next generation Chery in Africa • OMODA 5 confirmed for South African introduction Chery is preparing to wow S...

30 Aug 2022 · 4 min read

Yields increase from 3,5 to 8 tonnes in One Season: Farmers in Mthatha welcome the...

Formerly known as the homelands in South Africa, the Mthatha region of the Eastern Cape has significant agricultural potential. With ample room for development, and a community eager to ...

30 Aug 2022 · 6 min read

Ramoabi Moeng Appointed Plant Manager for Continental Tyre South Africa

Exactly one year after being appointed as Deputy Plant Manager for Continental Tyre South Africa, Ramoabi Moeng has been promoted to Plant Manager of the Gqeberha facility which celebrat...

30 Aug 2022 · 3 min read

Farmers feeling the cost crunch as load shedding continues

Persistent load shedding is having a dire impact on farming production costs and productivity, rapidly driving up food prices, and placing even more financial pressure on strained househ...

29 Aug 2022 · 3 min read

Agbiz welcomes the reopening of wool exports to China

Agbiz welcomes the decision of the People’s Republic of China to once again accept wool exports from South Africa. The decision is a welcome development within the context of an increa...

26 Aug 2022 · 2 min read

SA agritech disruptor driving down food costs for consumers and increasing profits...

Food costs are soaring with the war in Ukraine, interest rate hikes, fuel increases, and changed weather patterns. A KZN-based startup is focusing on driving down the cost of food by cut...

26 Aug 2022 · 4 min read

RSA Group CEO announced as new IFPA chairperson

Jaco Oosthuizen, CEO of RSA Group, has been announced as the new chairperson of the International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) Southern Africa Country Council, a position he will hol...

26 Aug 2022 · 2 min read

ISUZU – a preferred trucking solution partner

The statement that Isuzu is ‘with you for the long run’ is exactly the reason why ISUZU has become the overall leading brand in trucking for the past 10 years. Trucks, especially ...

25 Aug 2022 · 4 min read

Key considerations when looking at AgriTech for your agriculture business

Technology continues to transform industries globally as the trend towards digitising operations to enhance efficiency continues. According to Oxford Business Group’s Agriculture Afric...

24 Aug 2022 · 5 min read

NAMPO Cape 2022 – More for the ladies to do

Although NAMPO Cape is essentially an agricultural expo, there is no reason why the women cannot also enjoy a visit to NAMPO Cape. The Afgri Women's Program is presented daily from We...

24 Aug 2022 · 3 min read

India approves in-transit cold treatment for South African apples and pears

Notification issued by the Government of India opens new opportunities for Indian importers to increase volumes. The Government of India has approved in-transit cold treatment for Sou...

23 Aug 2022 · 2 min read

South African B2C and B2B indoor farming tech startup, PixelBlue T/A Homefarm, ann...

A local South African B2C and B2B indoor farming tech startup, PixelBlue T/A Homefarm, has announced a successful Seed Raise of R1,7 million from a group of investors including start-up ...

22 Aug 2022 · 5 min read

Market access woes worsen with Namibia, Botswana bans on SA vegetables

Agri SA has written to Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform, and Rural Development Thoko Didiza to request her urgent intervention after Botswana and Namibia took unilateral action to bl...

19 Aug 2022 · 3 min read

Voice of experience: Look at the whole agri value chain

“In life, you must decide which side of the shop counter you want to be on. If you are involved in the value chain of production and selling, you can have both the products and the mea...

19 Aug 2022 · 7 min read

Save the date: Dampoort & Westbourn Bonsmara auction 31 August 2022

Save the date for Dampoort & Westbourn Bonsmara's auction on 31 August 2022 on the farm Dampoort in the Dewetsdorp district. Are you looking for adaptable and top-quality Bonsmara an...

12 Aug 2022 · < 1 min read

Milestone Beefmasters 10th production sale auction results

On Tuesday the 27th of July, Milestone Beefmasters held their 10th Production sale on the farm Uitkyk Morgenzon, in the Standerton-district, Mpumalanga. The animals were in excellent con...

12 Aug 2022 · < 1 min read

Preparations in full swing for AgriTech Expo Zambia

With just three days to go, organisers of AgriTech Expo Zambia trade fair are all geared up to open its doors from 7 to 9 April 2022 in Chisamba, Zambia. At least 140 exhibitors will ...

1 Aug 2022 · 3 min read

Bayer and Grain SA release documentary about impactful Farmer Development Programme

There are over two million smallholder or household farmers in South Africa*. These are farmers that farm on small areas in order to feed their families, ideally with some surplus to sel...

28 Jul 2022 · 5 min read

Uralchem to make a humanitarian shipment of fertilisers to Africa

Uralchem JSC, one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of nitrogen, potash and complex fertilisers (hereinafter, the Company), will make a gratuitous shipment of its products...

28 Jul 2022 · 2 min read

John Deere Introduces New Articulated Dump Truck To Southern Africa Market

Designed with the demands of today's job site in mind, John Deere introduces the new 460E-II Articulated Dump Truck (ADT). This John Deere-designed machine delivers ultimate productivity...

28 Jul 2022 · 4 min read

ESG – Taking a ‘beyond compliance’ approach. What it means and why it matters

ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) has evolved from decades of focus on sustainable development and is increasingly becoming a critical business imperative. ESG is often associa...

28 Jul 2022 · 4 min read

Syferfontein Bonsmaras: Auction Highlights 2022

Syferfontein Bonsmaras hosted their 23rd Production Sale on 14 July 2022, on the farm Goodlands, in the Vrede district.  Nico Pieterse, owner and executive manager of Syferfontein Bo...

28 Jul 2022 · < 1 min read

Kemin Industries Opens New Sub-Saharan Africa Campus

Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life every day for 80 percent of the world with its products and services, recentl...

26 Jul 2022 · 3 min read

Yet another agri dealer switches to Massey Ferguson

Such has been the success of the Massey Ferguson brand in the Delmas, Mpumalanga region that AGCO Africa appointed M&F Bemarking as a dealer over a year ago. A family-owned business,...

25 Jul 2022 · 6 min read

Growing agriculture means cultivating people: Farmer of the Year

Commercial farming can only be sustainable when it also uplifts workers and communities. So says Jan le Roux, director of the Le Roux Group, a socially responsible agricultural enterpris...

21 Jul 2022 · 5 min read

Saving on repair costs using automotive DIY adhesives

A range of versatile, high-performance DIY adhesive products for the automotive sector is available from Pratley. The range is ideal for various quick, on-the-spot automotive repairs, es...

18 Jul 2022 · 5 min read

Training the next generation of farmers: How UP’s Faculty of Veterinary Science is...

South Africa has a dual agricultural economy, with an established commercial farming industry and an emerging small-scale farmer sector. Most small-scale farmers are based on communal la...

12 Jul 2022 · 6 min read

KZN’S 2022 Kwanalu young farmer of the year entries open

The search for an exceptional farmer has begun as the KZN Agricultural Union, Kwanalu, embarks on its annual competition, the Kwanalu Young Farmer of the Year. The winner will represent ...

7 Jul 2022 · 2 min read

NAMPO Cape 2022: Times of Change

From 14-17 September 2022, all roads lead to Bredasdorp again for the annual NAMPO Cape Expo at Bredasdorp Park. Visitors to NAMPO Cape 2022 can look forward to: More than 500 e...

5 Jul 2022 · 5 min read

World Fruit Day will be even sweeter in 2022

World Fruit day reminds us that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is an important element of maintaining a balanced diet so w can consume enough vitamins and minerals. This is vital...

1 Jul 2022 · 3 min read

Vlakte Bonsmara Study Group 13th Bull Auction: 21 October 2022

The Vlakte Bonsmara study group is hosting their 13th Bull auction this year on the 21st of October 2022, at 11:00 on the farm Doornpan, Roedtan. (GPS: S24°51’39.00” E029°03’53....

29 Jun 2022 · < 1 min read

NAMPO 2022 — Reinke delivers from east to west and north to south

Reinke makes sure that they offer a wide range of choices for the smallest to the largest farms. Reinke offers irrigation solutions for circles of 1 to 5 ha and up to 85 ha. Reinke helps...

28 Jun 2022 · < 1 min read

Syferfontein Bonsmara’s 23rd Production Auction, 14 July 2022

In our striving for perfection Syferfontein Bonsmara's yearly offers functional animals in various production stages on auction. Here is an opportunity, on the 14th of July to get early...

28 Jun 2022 · < 1 min read

World Microbiome Day under the microscope 27 June

World Microbiome Day celebrates the diversity of microbiomes. The day is annually celebrated on 27 June. The celebration’s aim is to create awareness for the various microbiomes and th...

26 Jun 2022 · 3 min read

Potatoes SA leads Roundtable discussion on urgent state of SA’s fresh produce markets

Given the importance of fresh produce markets to food supply chains and the economy, markets should be recognised as national key points, and given urgent prioritisation to address poor ...

24 Jun 2022 · 6 min read

NAMPO 2022 — Maxxis Tyres kicks up dust at NAMPO

Maxxis Tyres specialises in off-road tyres, including agricultural tyres. They are one of the top 10 tyre companies in the world. They are the leading manufacturer of mountain bike ty...

22 Jun 2022 · < 1 min read

Volvo Trucks showcases new zero-emissions truck

Imagine a truck that only emits water vapour, produces its own electricity on board and has a range of up to 1 000 km. It’s possible with fuel cells powered by hydrogen, and Volvo Truc...

21 Jun 2022 · 3 min read

The GRIMME Group continues on its course for success

In 2021, the GRIMME Group from Damme (Germany) was able to build on the good year of 2020 despite the Corona pandemic, the shortage of skilled workers and the effects of Brexit. Turnover...

21 Jun 2022 · 8 min read

PIC provides world class pig genetics

Marguerite Schwarzer, Technical Advisor and Marketing Manager at PIC tells us more about their business and how they constantly deliver healthy genetic improvement to pig producers aroun...

20 Jun 2022 · < 1 min read

Rotrix Africa’s traveling irrigators irrigates hassle-free

“Technology is wonderful, but it’s also attractive to thieves,” says Andries Bothma, Production and Sales Manager from Rotrix Africa. He told NAMPO-visitors about the reliable solu...

14 Jun 2022 · 5 min read

Massey Ferguson puts the farmer first by saving on diesel costs and boosting produ...

Spiralling diesel costs have emphasised the need for farmers to not only invest in the latest technology from reputable brands like Massey Ferguson but also to adopt precision or smart f...

13 Jun 2022 · 4 min read

SA Canegrowers AGM marks 95th anniversary, celebrates industry resilience, and exp...

Since the start of the year, the sugar industry has distributed more than R225 million to Small-Scale Growers. The recent approval by the sugar industry of an additional R47,7 million fo...

10 Jun 2022 · 5 min read

100 000 megatonnes of soya beans allowed for export

Oilseeds stakeholders, including the Grain Traders Association of Zambia (GTAZ), the Poultry Association of Zambia (PAZ), the Dairy Association of Zambia (DAZ), the Crushers of Edible Oi...

8 Jun 2022 · 2 min read

Urgent need for African agriculture to tilt toward biodiversity

The drumbeat of Africa as the new frontier of global growth was just reaching its crescendo early in the decade. The notes were in perfect sync, at least before Covid-19, with what was b...

8 Jun 2022 · 4 min read

Resilience and customer centricity behind multiple award-winning TATA Ghana

Tata International Africa’s Ghana operation has been awarded John Deere Africa’s prestigious 2021 Dealer of the Year Award for the category of dealers outside the SADC region, for a ...

8 Jun 2022 · 3 min read

Seabourne Logistics extends its South African footprint

From the automotive industry to the agricultural community, new road freight and fast delivery options are now available thanks to Seabourne Logistics, which opened a branch in Mbombela,...

7 Jun 2022 · 3 min read

Climate and agricultural conditions No 63 – May/June 2022

Important Issues: La Nina continues at relative moderate to strong levels. The first significant rain is possible from about the middle of June over the Winter Rainfall Region. Heavy f...

6 Jun 2022 · 6 min read

World Environment Day – 5 June

Regardless of whether or not we are aware of it, farmers work tirelessly to provide food for the globe while also ensuring the preservation of the environment for future generations. Far...

6 Jun 2022 · 4 min read

Ian Cunningham: Agri Western Cape Santam Agriculture Young Farmer of the year

Ian Cunningham (37) a deciduous fruit and wine grape farmer of Elgin and Villiersdorp, was named Agri Western Cape Santam Agriculture Young Farmer of the year in Durbanville this week. ...

3 Jun 2022 · 7 min read

NAMPO 2022 — Agrico’s G4 centre pivot is theftproof

By redesigning the pivot, Agrico can now deliver a structure that requires fewer towers in the field and a thinner driveline — giving you more peace of mind and more profit. To get ...

1 Jun 2022 · < 1 min read

Oppenheimer Generations’ Taste of Game seeks to preserve Africa’s wildlife meat se...

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations says that wild meat possesses several added advantages over domesticated species in terms of range usage, physiological and ec...

1 Jun 2022 · 6 min read

Raising a glass to World Milk Day

World Milk Day 2022 highlights the impact the dairy industry has on climate change and addressing sustainability of dairy production. On international scale, the dairy industry is still ...

31 May 2022 · 4 min read

Ashok Leyland expands and strengthens its presence in Southern Africa

Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group and India’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, today announced their new distribution partnership with ETG’s logistics, warehousing...

27 May 2022 · 2 min read

Certificate of good standing: Marketing letter

Do you stress about the quality of the product you buy?  Do you know if you receive the quality you paid for?  Do you know what the legislation entails regarding the specifications fro...

24 May 2022 · 3 min read

NAMPO 2022 — Gundle API suppoprts farmers with plastic agri-products

This company specialises in packaging, construction and agriculture. With four factories across South Africa and Eswatini, and branches in all major cities, Gundle can service farmers fa...

20 May 2022 · < 1 min read

NAMPO 2022 — SBS Group expands their business to offer farmers more

With over 23 years of experience in water storage, they have added SBS Agri to complete the circle of service offering and provide energy solutions. SBS Group believes that building a...

20 May 2022 · < 1 min read

NAMPO 2022 — Horsch’s Maestro precision planter is precisely what farmers need

This German planter is the ideal choice for the farmer who employs precision farming in his business. It has 16 rows and has a capacity for 7 000 litres of fertiliser (5 tonnes) or 2 000...

20 May 2022 · < 1 min read

NAMPO 2022 — Würth launches new welding range in South Africa

Würth has automotive-, construction-, metal-, panel beating- and timber divisions. From power tools to sockets and spanners, they have something for everyone. Visit their online shop...

20 May 2022 · < 1 min read

NAMPO 2022 — BRAZ Grass — Grow pasture for profit

This year, the team from BRAZZGrass is also demonstrating that their grass is delicious and nutritious — just ask the ox feasting on the forage! As their slogan says: "Our grass doe...

20 May 2022 · < 1 min read

NAMPO 2022 — Limagrain Zaad offers a competitive basket of seed

Limagrain Zaad is focused on providing a competitive seed basket to customers in South Africa, Lesotho, Eswatini, Namibia, Mauritius and Madagascar. They strive to make a difference on f...

20 May 2022 · < 1 min read

NAMPO 2022 — Radium Engineering boasts with 20 ton spreader

Radium Engineering brought its 20-ton flagship spreader to NAMPO this year. The proudly South African manufacturer has been attending NAMPO for the past 45 years. Radium Engineering m...

20 May 2022 · < 1 min read

NAMPO 2022 — Ripper Tillage are specialists in seedbed preparation equipment

Ripper Tillage specialises in seedbed preparation equipment. They cover all stages of the planting life cycle: before planting, during planting, and after planting. Rip-till tillage i...

20 May 2022 · < 1 min read

NAMPO 2022 — PANNAR announces new insect and herbicide resistant seed

PANNAR is a relationship business. That is what John Odendaal, Marketing Manager, says. PowerCore™ gives farmers excellent pest resistance, specifically against borers and armyworms...

20 May 2022 · < 1 min read

NAMPO 2022 — Senter360 has the center pivot you’ve been looking for

Senter360 provides locally developed centre pivots that are designed for the African market. These pivots are built with pipe instead of angle iron. This creates excellent wind resistanc...

20 May 2022 · < 1 min read

NAMPO 2022 — Valtrac reveals the brand new Valtra T235 tractor

Valtra’s 5th generation tractors have been designed to offer the customer the best possible tractor experience. Redesigned cabs, a new look, new transmission and engine features, and t...

20 May 2022 · < 1 min read

NAMPO 2022 — Corteva Agriscience™ is committed to advancing agriculture through in...

Corteva Agriscience addressed members of the public and the media to tell them more about their new products. This herbicide is more than just chemistry — it's the farmer's solution to...

19 May 2022 · < 1 min read

NAMPO 2022 — John Deere experts reveal their latest innovations

Take a closer look at the combines and innovation revealed at the media event at John Deere's stand at NAMPO. Representatives of the company addressed the public and shared exciting news...

19 May 2022 · < 1 min read

NAMPO 2022 — ETG Logistics has been serving African farmers for 50 years

ETG has interests in agriculture, consumer brands, fertiliser and energy. The agri-division focuses on mechanisation and automotive products. They offer various Belarus tractors and dist...

19 May 2022 · < 1 min read

NAMPO 2022 — John Deere stand walkthrough

Representatives of John Deere Financial were present to assist visitors with financing queries. Small tractors, balers, sprayers and planters could be seen during the expo. There was ...

19 May 2022 · < 1 min read

South Africa potato production receives added protection with Corteva Agriscience’...

Corteva Agriscience today launches Zorvec®  Encantia®, a new fungicide that specifically targets late blight, a detrimental pathogen currently compromising local potato growth. The so...

13 May 2022 · 2 min read

What is new in agriculture?

FarmDroid is the latest in automated solutions Which vegetable farmer would not like a way to control weed without using poisons? In comes the FarmDroid! Two Danish farming brothers, Je...

13 May 2022 · 7 min read

ProagriMedia – let us tell your story

Humans are highly social creatures. Empathy is a strong driving force for us, especially when it comes to our decision making. This vital piece of information is going to make all the di...

13 May 2022 · < 1 min read

World Environment Day – 5 June

Regardless of whether or not we are aware of it, farmers work tirelessly to provide food for the globe while also ensuring the preservation of the environment for future generations. Far...

5 May 2022 · 4 min read
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