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Securing the future of the SA sugar industry

The Sugar Industry Master Plan was signed by all stakeholders and social partners on the 16th of November 2020. Dave Howells, MD of Tongaat...

Praise for sugar giant’s support of small-scale growers

AGRICULTURE, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza has praised sugar heavyweight Illovo South Africa for the successful culmination of its Small-Scale Grower...

Desilting drive to tackle dam storage challenges

SEDIMENTATION rates in South African dams are extremely high and pose a serious threat, alongside increased water demands in the region. That’s according to Leonardo...

Greener mobile tech tops agenda of French president’s SA visit

FRENCH mobile device manufacturer Crosscall was selected as part of the high-level business delegation accompanying French president Emmanual Macron on his visit to South...

How forestry, forest products can help solve global challenges

THE International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) has released its biennial Sustainability Progress Report which demonstrates progress in seven key areas of...

Farming hygiene practices can help protect agricultural value chain

By Emma Corder Despite the pandemic and a contraction in some sectors within agriculture, 2020 was a good year for the South African agricultural sector...

Custom cluck trucks transport chicks in style

THE largest independent, non-integrated, day-old chick supplier in Southern Africa, Eagles Pride Hatchery, has taken delivery of two Serco-built truck bodies designed specifically for...

Sweet solution to SA malnutrition menace

Malnutrition, a long-standing challenge in South Africa, can be beaten, and the humble sweet potato has been identified as an important weapon in achieving...

Agricultural sector soars out of bad times

SOUTH Africa’s agricultural sector was the only shining star in the economy in 2020, escaping the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic relatively unscathed, with...

Low diesel engine oil pressure? Here’s what you need to know

MANY agricultural operations rely on diesel-powered equipment, from tractors to combine harvesters and irrigation systems, which need to function properly at all times, and...

Agri-park incubator for Durban’s Outer West

A farm in Cato Ridge in Durban’s Outer West is to be developed into an agri-park incubator as part of an eThekwini Municipality plan...

Collab delivers custom mixer for KZN feed producer

WHEN specialist feed-milling original equipment manufacturer, Dalein Agriplan, was tasked with designing a one-of-a-kind high-speed, high-capacity mixer for a leading South African animal feed...

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Freight body ‘dismayed’ as cyber-attack cripples ports

THE Road Freight Association (RFA) has voiced its dismay and grave concern at the recent cyber-attack on Transnet which caused crippling delays and disruptions...

Insurer pledges R10 million to rebuild SMEs following riots

OLD Mutual Insure says it is working around the clock to finalise looting-related claims – which it is mandated to handle on behalf of...

Big rebrand for top civils stable of companies

OSBORN Engineered Products, a leading manufacturer of specialised equipment for asphalt road building, aggregate processing and concrete production has unified under the new global...

N3 upgrades on track says roads agency

CONSTRUCTION work on the upgrade of N3 from the Cato Ridge Interchange to the northern end of the Dardanelles Cutting started on 14 April...

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Freight body ‘dismayed’ as cyber-attack cripples ports

THE Road Freight Association (RFA) has voiced its dismay and grave concern at the recent cyber-attack on Transnet which caused crippling delays and disruptions...

Insurer pledges R10 million to rebuild SMEs following riots

OLD Mutual Insure says it is working around the clock to finalise looting-related claims – which it is mandated to handle on behalf of...

Big rebrand for top civils stable of companies

OSBORN Engineered Products, a leading manufacturer of specialised equipment for asphalt road building, aggregate processing and concrete production has unified under the new global...

N3 upgrades on track says roads agency

CONSTRUCTION work on the upgrade of N3 from the Cato Ridge Interchange to the northern end of the Dardanelles Cutting started on 14 April...