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Building a stronger, more inclusive agriculture sector

By Dawie Maree and Gert Breet THE importance of the agricultural sector to South Africa extends far beyond its direct contribution to GDP of around...

Ethekwini offers free tractor rental services to co-op farmers

TO support the local farming sector, eThekwini Municipality has purchased tractors which emerging farmers can use for free. This forms part of efforts to...

7 ways battery-powered machinery is making waves in farming

MANY South African men view battery-powered equipment the same way as they do alcohol-free beer: weak and expensive. That’s according to Jenna Robinson, Go to...

Tough tedder tops off haymaking product range

LOCAL farmers seeking to stimulate the drying of their crops now have access to the Kubota TE4052 tedder, a haymaking implement which allows the...

Something special for high horsepower tractor

DIETER Schroder, owner of DT Farming Trust in Winterton, along with son-in-law Ross Braithwaite, were looking for something different when they were in the...

New smart crane for harvesters

FOR a harvester operator, an easily operated crane is important for ensuring a productive working day. Every movement that can be simplified contributes to...

Timber group impressed with quieter loggers

FAMILY-owned KZN business, R&B Timber was established in 1952 by Bob Armour. Today it operates at corporate level with his grandson, Simon Armour, as...

Are investors being duped by greenwashing?

THE murky waters of environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting are coming under the spotlight as many companies are being seen not to be...

SA farmer register here at last

MINISTER of Agriculture, Land reform and Rural Development Thoko Didiza has launched the country’s long awaited Farmer Register. She said the department had done this...

Sugar giant welcomes progress in criminal case against former execs

TONGAAT Hulett has welcomed the appearance in court of six former company executives, in relation to fraud charges, describing it as another step towards...

Sugar giant seeks R450m in civil claims against former execs

TONGAAT Hulett says it is committed to act on the findings of the PwC forensic investigations which identified certain senior executives for initiating or...

Sweet boost for Africa’s sugar value chain

MANY communities within sub-Saharan Africa rely on sugar not only as a source of calorific energy, but for the employment, industrialisation, and trade opportunities...

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Financial reports won’t save local government crisis, warns town and regional planners

By Burgert Gildenhuys: Director, BC Gildenhuys & Associates IT is unclear whether South Africa has the will or guts to confront issues contributing to the...

N3 truck blockade: It’s ‘economic sabotage’, say ministers and business

ANOTHER truck blockade saw Van Reenen's Pass on the N3, the country's main domestic trade route, being closed on Thursday 16 June. This protest...

Factory of the Year competition returns as economy bounces back

FOLLOWING a challenging two years in the manufacturing sector, Kearney, a leading management consulting firm, is excited to announce the return of the Factory...