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  • How Cape Town made Bruce Lee's dream come true with Warrior
    Cape Town doubles for a lawless 1870s San Francisco in the kick-ass martial arts action series Warrior, which now has two seasons available to binge on Showmax. Issued by Showmax
  • Online retail in SA soars to R30bn, comprising 2.8% of total retail
    A new report reveals that total growth for online retail in South Africa rose to 66% in 2020, exceeding the 25% growth predicted three years ago, and bringing the total of online retail in South Africa to R30,2bn.
  • The evolution of Gagasi FM and Heart FM
    And you thought 2020 was one heck of a year! 2021 brings winds of change as Gagasi FM and Heart FM will be launching their own media solutions company under holding company MRC Media effective from 1 July 2021. The stations will utilise Mediamark as its sales house until 30 June 2021. Issued by Mediamark
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FAO, partners' high-tech response to help win fight against desert locust swarms

In the past year, waves of the desert locusts have swept across East Africa, Yemen and southwest Asia in massive swarms which have contained up to 80 million in a single square kilometre...

3 days ago

Sub-Saharan Africa's food security has turned out better than feared. But risks remain

Government support for farmers, higher rainfall and grain imports have helped sub-Saharan Africa stave off food insecurity, but the region isn't out of the woods yet...

By Wandile Sihlobo 7 May 2021

SMMEs call for viability as FRAP 2021 looms

When it comes to the SMMEs in the fishing industry, the barrier to entry remains high...

6 May 2021

Food Lover's launches Hunger Month as millions remain food insecure

Food Lover's Market is launching its fifth Hunger Month campaign this May, encouraging consumers to contribute a meal to FoodForward SA by purchasing partner products...

30 Apr 2021

Improving South Africa's food security

Unathi Mhlatyana, MD at McCain Foods South Africa, unpacks the results of the 2020 Global Food Security Index report...

By Unathi Mhlatyana 21 Apr 2021

Blockchain could play an important role in future agriculture and food security

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has further destabilized global food chains supplies. Technological innovations like blockchain can help address these challenges...

By Abdul-Rahim Abdulai, Carling Bieg, Evan Fraser and Sarah Marquis 16 Apr 2021

Agri SA and partners assist communities in need

Agri SA launches its 2021 Surplus Food Aid Campaign today, Wednesday, 31 March. The campaign includes a total of R110,000 in donations and an estimated 30 tonnes of fresh produce...

31 Mar 2021

Genetic make-up of destructive crop pest unravelled

Researchers have decoded the genetic make-up of whitefly species that spread plant diseases and damage crops, raising hopes for tackling the devastating pest...

By Stephanie Achieng' 26 Mar 2021

Disasters take heavy toll on agri-food systems as new threats emerge

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations' latest report has revealed that agricultural losses from natural hazards continue to soar, inflicting economic damage and undermining nutrition...

23 Mar 2021

To what extent does climate change affect food insecurity? What we found in Lesotho

Large-scale droughts can have cascading impacts on food security. They can reduce yield, increase food prices, trigger changes in consumption and lead to unstable supply...

By Friederike Otto and Jasper Verschuur 16 Mar 2021

A new way of processing cowpeas brings affordable nutrition to children

Indigenous foods such as cowpeas can improve people's nutrition and help them cope with the hunger brought about by the effects of Covid-19 on foreign food imports...

By Nokuthula Vilakati 15 Mar 2021




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