Subscribe to industry newsletters

Business services
Company News
A common soil pesticide cut wild bee reproduction by 89% - here's why scientists are worried

EU-banned pesticides could not only threaten wild bees where they eat, but where they sleep too...

By Philip Donkersley 8 hours ago

The human cost of Chinese cotton: how does it impact SA?

A recent report detailed how ethnic minority labourers in the Xinjiang region in China - which produces 20% of the world's cotton - are forced to pick cotton by hand through state-mandated schemes...

1 day ago

We're mastering circularity - beyond the beverage industry!

Mpact Versapak receives the prestigious Petco award for launching a 100% post-consumer recycled PET food punnet...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 1 day ago

Land Court Bill aims to improve claims process

Justice and correctional services minister Ronald Lamola says the Land Court Bill will ensure stronger judicial oversight over claims...

2 days ago

Cabinet approves four bills

Cabinet has approved the Land Court Bill and the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Amendment Bill of 2021, among others...

26 Feb 2021

Morocco set to legalise cannabis production for medical use

Morocco plans to allow the farming, export and domestic sale of cannabis for medical and industrial use, the government said on Thursday, 25 February...

26 Feb 2021

Food safety in the retail butchery: SA has strong systems in place

Retail stores generally are high-traffic areas and with the outbreak of Covid-19 for retailers and food producers, food safety remains a concern...

26 Feb 2021

GIBS/Corteva Agriscience programme for women in agriculture kicks off

The University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and Corteva Agriscience Women in Agriculture Programme launched recently with its first cohort of participants...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 26 Feb 2021

Gamtoos River Valley buckling under drought as Kouga Dam drops below 7%

Farmers to the south of the country are grappling with an unprecedented crisis as the Kouga Dam, dropping below 7%, looks set to run dry for the first time ever...

26 Feb 2021

Vumelana Advisory Fund welcomes R9.3bn allocation to land restitution claims

The Vumelana Advisory Fund has welcomed the R9.3bn allocated over the next three years to finalise 1,409 land restitution claims...

26 Feb 2021

Agriculture on positive growth trajectory, key to economic recovery

In the National Budget Review for 2021, it was revealed that government's recovery plan focuses on raising the economy's long-term growth rate by supporting...

By Unathi Mhlatyana 25 Feb 2021

Above-inflation increase to excise tax troubles SA alcohol industry

Excise tax will be increased by 8%, which will exceed the targeted excise duties for wine, beer and spirits set by Treasury itself, at 11%, 23% and 36% respectively...

25 Feb 2021

SA venture to benefit from new Mondelez impact investing platform

Inmed Aquaponics Social Enterprise is among the first to receive capital through Mondelez International's new impact investing platform Sustainable Futures...

25 Feb 2021

Illegal traders to profit from excise tax increase - tobacco alliance

"Ridiculous" is how the South Africa Tobacco Transformation Alliance has described the 8% increase in the excise charged on tobacco products...

25 Feb 2021

Poor rural infrastructure holds back food production by small Nigerian farmers

Agriculture is an important part of development and poverty mitigation in low income countries. It depends on infrastructure such as good roads, safe drinking water...

By Abiodun Olusola Omotayo, Abeeb Babatunde Omotoso, Saidat Adebola Daud 25 Feb 2021

Why it pays to link products to places - and how African countries can do it

How geographical indications can provide economic and financial advantages to a product's place of origin...

By Samuel Samiai Andrews 24 Feb 2021

9th annual Leadership Academy for Agriculture programme under way

Twenty-eight agriculturists, from grain producers and agri-researchers to a Brahman stud manager and even a beekeeper, make up the 2021 class of the ninth annual...

24 Feb 2021

Excise duties shoot up

Government will increase the excise duties on alcohol and tobacco products by 8%...

24 Feb 2021

Farmers fight back: Making animal feed from a locust plague

Kenya is battling some of the worst locust plagues in decades, but startup The Bug Picture hopes to transform the pests into profits...

By Baz Ratner 23 Feb 2021

Latest jobs

Junior Product Developer
JohannesburgNetflorist
More jobs >

More News



Let's do Biz