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Insect mass-rearing workshop held in SA

Just as cattle, fish and other livestock are reared in large numbers for meat or dairy production, so too insects are reared for various purposes...

3 days ago

SA Shiraz industry to benefit from workshop with olfaction guru Alexandre Schmitt

During the next SA Shiraz workshop, South Africa's makers, tasters and growers of Shiraz will benefit from the experience of Alexandre Schmitt, an internationally renowned guru on olfaction...

7 Nov 2017

Platter's by Diners Club unveils 2018 SA Wine Guide

The Platter's by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2018 was unveiled at The Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town.

6 Nov 2017

Meet the Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year 2017 finalists

Five winemakers have been shortlisted to compete for the Diners Club Winemaker of the Year award while four will battle for the Young Winemaker of the Year title...

3 Nov 2017

21 years dedicated to producing the definitive expression of Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon

Etienne Le Riche has made Cabernet Sauvignon his life's work and his signature Stellenbosch Cabernet developed a deserved and enviable cult following...

27 Oct 2017

Agriculture sector expects job-loss bloodbath, with 50,000 possibly out of work

The Western Cape is facing a jobs bloodbath as 50,000 workers in the agriculture sector might get the sack due to the drought...

By Aphiwe Deklerk 26 Oct 2017

Seven ways wine farms can protect SA's natural resources

Cavalli wine estate shares seven environmentally friendly tips that can help other wine farms protect their natural resources and become custodians of the land they farm on...

25 Oct 2017

Sales figures signal a brandy revival

South Africa makes some of the world's finest potstill brandies, yet for the past decade, local consumers had been increasingly raising their glasses to whisky - until now.

25 Oct 2017

Policy interventions essential to optimise South Africa's agricultural output

It is important that we continue to find ways to optimise the output of the agricultural sector and guarantee our food security. Our policy interventions need to pay attention to a number of immediate and pressing challenges...

By Wessel Lemmer 24 Oct 2017

Drought threatens industry, but fine wine booms

A significant drop in yield on an already unprofitable model means the industry will take a serious hit in 2018. The lack of rain during winter has left vines across the Cape without the required water reserves...

By Roland Peens 18 Oct 2017

Spier receives overall champion Veritas Award

The winners of the 2017 Veritas Awards were announced at a gala dinner held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town...

11 Oct 2017

Team SA 2017 preparing for World Blind Tasting Challenge in France

Team South Africa 2017 will compete against 27 wine tasting teams from across the globe at the World Blind Tasting Challenge in Nuit Saint George, France...

10 Oct 2017

RIP Michael Hans ‘Spatz' Sperling

Pioneering icon of the South African wine industry and patriarch of Delheim, Michael Hans ‘Spatz' Sperling, has passed away...

9 Oct 2017

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International

Reviving passion fruit production in Kenya

Kenya exported passion fruit in the 90s and early 2000s, however, due to pest management challenges, the country has seen a decline in the production of the highly profitable crop since 2003 - this despite Kenya's potential to grow and export passion fruit.

14 Nov 2017

Meat without animals to hit shelves in 2021

A growing number of startups are trying to produce meat products without using animals, with a view to addressing concerns about animal welfare and the carbon footprint of meat. However, Chris Lo, Consumer Analyst at GlobalData, reports that new products will not be ready to hit the shelves until 2021.

10 Nov 2017

Tool helps developing nations map out export targets

A new online trade-boosting tool that makes it easier for businesses in developing countries to identify and target market opportunities has been unveiled by the International Trade Centre (ITC) in Paris. The Export Potential Map is a user-friendly, free tool that takes much of the guesswork and second-hand intelligence out of trading decision-making.

By Tom Nevin 1 Nov 2017

Inside the Lush life of an ethical cosmetics buyer

Working as a buyer for ethical handmade cosmetics company Lush, your travels could take you sourcing neroli oil in Tunisia, blue chamomile oil in Hungary, benzoin resin in northern Laos and shea butter in Ghana. Guiding the expedition is Lush's ethical buying policies, which are rooted in animal welfare, workers rights and environmental conservation.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Oct 2017

More trees, better farming could slash carbon emissions: study

MIAMI, US - Planting more trees, farming more sustainably and conserving wetlands could significantly slash the amount of carbon emissions that humanity spews into the atmosphere through fossil fuel use, researchers said on Monday.

17 Oct 2017

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