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Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for farmers
Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for farmersArticle

Farmers can help slow climate change by mixing native grasses into croplands, restoring wetlands and raising perennial crops. These strategies also conserve soil and water and build new markets...

29 Apr 2021

The Zulu Nyala Safari Game Lodge: A true hidden gem in KZN
The Zulu Nyala Safari Game Lodge: A true hidden gem in KZNArticle

Hidden KZN gem, the Zulu Nyala Safari Game Lodge has much to offer for complete rest and rejuvenation to recharge those batteries.

Naresh Maharaj 19 Apr 2021

Checkers launches premium food range Forage & Feast
Checkers launches premium food range Forage & FeastArticle

Checkers has introduced a new premium food range, called Forage & Feast, tailored specifically to customers' desire for "an upmarket and sophisticated product selection"...

30 Mar 2021

Kenya dairy farmers double income, milk yields with climate-smart fodder grasses
Kenya dairy farmers double income, milk yields with climate-smart fodder grassesArticle

Researchers have been working with farmers to test ten new varieties of grasses that are higher in protein, lower in fiber and mature faster. They boost both the quality and quantity of milk...

3 Mar 2021

A common soil pesticide cut wild bee reproduction by 89% - here's why scientists are worried
A common soil pesticide cut wild bee reproduction by 89% - here's why scientists are worriedArticle

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

Philip Donkersley 3 Mar 2021

South Africa's online shoppers given opportunity to shop more sustainably
South Africa's online shoppers given opportunity to shop more sustainablyArticle

South African shoppers have been given the opportunity to shop more sustainably by carbon offsetter, ReSpek Nature, and leading online retailer, geewiz.co.za...

Issued by Nahana Communications Group 19 Nov 2020

Is there a science to engagement?
Is there a science to engagement?Article

Engagement is the key metric communicators are looking for today. We want our audience to engage in our marketing, in our content, in our social media posts and in our businesses. We know we need to be relevant and of value to our audience. We also need to be consistent over time.

Issued by Brand Avatar 2 Oct 2020

Engage your audience with Brand Avatars
Engage your audience with Brand AvatarsArticle

What is the biggest challenge for anyone involved in communications today whether that be with their staff or customers? Distraction. Your audience is distracted. We live in a distracting world where we all have multiple stimuli vying for our attention.

Issued by Brand Avatar 2 Oct 2020

Zola Nene teaches Gordon Ramsay the art of isiZulu cooking in KwaZulu-Natal
Zola Nene teaches Gordon Ramsay the art of isiZulu cooking in KwaZulu-NatalArticle

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted season two premiere with South African episode on 26 August at 9pm on National Geographic...

Issued by Fox Networks Group 19 Aug 2020

Plant health in the spotlight at Pannar Extravaganza
Plant health in the spotlight at Pannar ExtravaganzaArticle

This year's Pannar Extravaganza focused on plant health; a theme specifically selected to tie in with the United Nations' International Year of Plant Health 2020.

Ursula Human 13 Mar 2020

Bumblebees in crisis: Insect's inner lives reveal what the world would lose if they disappear
Bumblebees in crisis: Insect's inner lives reveal what the world would lose if they disappearArticle

A new study has found that European and North American bumblebee populations have shrank by a third since 1970...

14 Feb 2020

East Africa locust invasion approaching full-blown crisis
East Africa locust invasion approaching full-blown crisisArticle

Widespread hatching and movement in different directions of the destructive desert locusts could turn into a full-blown crisis in the coming weeks in East Africa and neighbouring countries if not stopped, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation warns...

Nelson Mandela Ogema 13 Feb 2020

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Copeland Distillery, Boland Cellar and An Dúlamán Gin
#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Copeland Distillery, Boland Cellar and An Dúlamán GinArticle

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up our pick of food and beverage products that have hit the shelves recently...

Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Feb 2020

#OnTheBigScreen: Racheltjie De Beer, Maleficent and Light of My Life
#OnTheBigScreen: Racheltjie De Beer, Maleficent and Light of My LifeArticle

Films opening at South African cinemas, this week, include Die Verhaal Van Racheltjie De Beer, Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil and Light of My Life...

Daniel Dercksen 18 Oct 2019

Samara: a charming safari destination for discerning travellers
Samara: a charming safari destination for discerning travellersArticle

Just seconds after our entry into Samara Private Game Reserve, after a bumpy 15km dirt road journey to the main gate, we were met by a tower of elegant giraffe purposefully gazing at us as if they were about to blurt out a greeting...

Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Oct 2019

Bees: How important are they and what would happen if they went extinct
Bees: How important are they and what would happen if they went extinctArticle

It's unlikely that all species of bees will go extinct anytime soon - but current losses could still have a terrible impact on food supplies and ecosystems...

Philip Donkersley 21 Aug 2019

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Africa rises to lead conversation on sustainable agriculture amidst climate changeArticle

Technology provides innovative answers to complicated challenges...

Dr Shadrack Moephuli 24 Jul 2019

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Vineyard management: Protecting and preparing vines for 2020Article

South African wine grape producers are already equipping themselves with research findings, technology and best practices to protect and prepare their vines in the run-up to the 2020 harvest...

11 Jun 2019

Penguins' behaviour could aid fisheries management
Penguins' behaviour could aid fisheries managementArticle

The foraging behaviour of African penguins could provide useful information to aid fisheries management, a study conducted in South Africa suggests.

Stephanie Achieng' 30 May 2019

Results from new study on penguins could help inform fishery management
Results from new study on penguins could help inform fishery managementArticle

According to a recently published study in the Journal of Applied Ecology, how adult penguins fish and the body condition of their chicks are directly linked to local fish abundance...

28 May 2019

One elephant dung gin coming up
One elephant dung gin coming upArticle

Elephant dung may top the list as the most unusual place to forage for gin botanicals. But Dr Les Ansley and Professor Paula Ansley have been doing just this to create Indlovu Gin...

7 Mar 2019

10 reasons to attend the 2019 Investec Cape Town Art Fair
10 reasons to attend the 2019 Investec Cape Town Art FairArticle

From 15-19 February 2019, over 18,000 visitors, collectors, galleries, curators, artists and art journalists will descend on the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) to attend this year's instalment of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair...

4 Feb 2019

Rising number of desalination plants creating a salty dilemma - UN report
Rising number of desalination plants creating a salty dilemma - UN reportArticle

Now with almost 16,000 desalination plants worldwide quenching a growing thirst for freshwater, the technology is also creating a salty dilemma...

15 Jan 2019

5 year-end bashes that won't break the bank
5 year-end bashes that won't break the bankArticle

End-of-year parties are upon us once more but with the current economic situation, companies are cutting costs, and entertainment is often where the shaving takes place...

27 Nov 2018

A bee economist explains honey bees' vital role in growing tasty almonds
A bee economist explains honey bees' vital role in growing tasty almondsArticle

It's sometimes reported that one in every three bites of food depends on bees. As is often the case when an easy to grasp notion spreads, there's a dose of truth and a dollop of exaggeration...

Brittney Goodrich 20 Aug 2018

Farming innovations changing the South African agricultural landscape
Farming innovations changing the South African agricultural landscapeArticle

As South Africa establishes itself ever more securely in the modern world, so South African farmers must adapt to a set of new challenges...

Bruce Hakutizwi 7 Aug 2018

FAO calls for greater resilience against drought in Africa
FAO calls for greater resilience against drought in AfricaArticle

Farmers and herders face mounting challenges as water becomes scarcer, land more degraded and eroded, and soils more fragile. Yet, there is still too much focus on recovering from drought rather than being less susceptible to it...

15 Jun 2018

Over 100 restaurants to participate in Restaurant Week SA
Over 100 restaurants to participate in Restaurant Week SAArticle

Restaurant Week South Africa 2018 will be held from 19 April-6 May 2018. During Restaurant Week South Africa, diners will have the opportunity to explore the country's top restaurants at a set price.

6 Mar 2018

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International community must work together to achieve a sustainable, low-carbon livestock industryArticle

"With improved and climate-smart practices, we can quickly put in place more sustainable and 'greener' livestock supply chains."

22 Jan 2018

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Innovation key to improved commercial and smallholder farming in South AfricaArticle

The many challenges on the continent reinforce the critical role of innovation to make agriculture more competitive and sustainable. Innovation is the new normal in agriculture...

5 Jan 2018

Upgrading the cactus pear from a weed run wild to an essential crop
Upgrading the cactus pear from a weed run wild to an essential cropArticle

According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), cactus pear should be considered as a valuable asset, especially for food and livestock feed in dryland areas...

1 Dec 2017

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Drive for giant new marine sanctuary in AntarcticaArticle

Australia and France kicked off a fresh push on Monday, 16 October, to create a vast marine sanctuary in pristine East Antarctica...

17 Oct 2017

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New study: Pesticides increase extinction risk for bumblebee populationsArticle

Neonicotinoids are a class of insecticides that are used on agricultural crops to control insect pests. Unfortunately, numerous studies have shown that they can also damage beneficial insects like bumblebees...

Mark Brown 16 Aug 2017

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How some African farmers are responding to climate change and what we can learn from themArticle

Here are three novel ways African farmers are using adaptive strategies to thrive...

15 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Cape Town kombucha queen Meghan Werner
#WomensMonth: Cape Town kombucha queen Meghan WernerArticle

Theonista brewmistress Meghan Werner chats about her love of kombucha and her business journey so far...

Lauren Hartzenberg 7 Aug 2017

An explosion of colour erupts at Bot River this Spring
An explosion of colour erupts at Bot River this SpringArticle

In celebration of the awakening of nature in all its forms, the annual Bot River Spring Weekend will be taking place in the Overberg town between 1 to 3 September 2017, and will feature a kaleidoscope of wine, food and genuine, country-style fun.

21 Jul 2017

AGCO Future Farm Training centre. (Source: AGCO Corporation)
AGCO Future Farm hosts young agripreneurs for mechanisation and business workshopsArticle

The AGCO Future Farm demonstrates the value of mechanisation, technology systems, and best agronomic practices through real-life experience. It is a centre for developing leading-edge agriculture for Africa...

20 Jul 2017

Boschendal keeping its food garden seasonal and sustainable
Boschendal keeping its food garden seasonal and sustainableArticle

“In winter, the garden is not as dormant as it may seem. It's the time when the root crops are ready, along with brassicas, legumes, and leaves. Growth ticks quietly along and careful tending bears rich rewards.”

19 Jun 2017

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Meeting the dietary needs of honey bees is tough for South African beekeepersArticle

There are fears globally that bees may become extinct. This would have implications for food security: between 50% and 80% of the world's food supply is directly or indirectly affected by honey bee pollination...

Tlou Masehela 7 Jun 2017

BNI trait could improve nitrogen-efficiency of crops
BNI trait could improve nitrogen-efficiency of cropsArticle

A new report describes certain plants that possess a trait known as biological nitrification inhibition (BNI). The trait allows the plants to suppress the loss of nitrogen (N) from the soil and improve the efficiency of its uptake and use by themselves and other plants...

22 May 2017

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Ten years after the crisis, what is happening to the world's bees?Article

Ten years ago, beekeepers in the United States raised the alarm that thousands of their hives were mysteriously empty of bees...

Simon Klein and Andrew Barron 9 May 2017

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The book publishing industry – marketers, here's one chapter you need to readArticle

The recent South Africa mission to Davos-Switzerland with its theme: 'South Africa is open for business', got me thinking. What happens then when with the best marketing strategy and a good product, you still have your target market not coming to engage despite your ‘open for business' sign with its entire neon glow?

Thamsanqa Malinga 28 Mar 2017

Vredestein develops widest tyre available on the market
Vredestein develops widest tyre available on the marketArticle

Vredestein has developed an 800mm wide radial tyre with a diameter of 1230mm...

13 Feb 2017

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New drought risks in Ethiopia put recovery at riskArticle

FAO targets pastoralists in Ethiopia's southern regions facing failed rains on heels of a calamitous El Niño…

23 Jan 2017

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Drought in southern Africa points to urgent need for climate change plansArticle

It is expected that temperatures in southern Africa will rise to between 1.5°C and 3°C due to climate change by the year 2050...

Kennedy Dzama and Tawanda Marandure 8 Dec 2016

Beehive fences ward of crop-raiding elephants
Beehive fences ward of crop-raiding elephantsArticle

For subsistence farmers, an elephant raid can be devastating. Elephants can consume up to 400kg of food a day...

5 Dec 2016

Spring Weekend in Bot River
Spring Weekend in Bot RiverArticle

The annual Spring Weekend is set to take place amongst the winemaking community of the small town of Bot River from 2-4 September 2016.

13 Jul 2016

Innovative processes can curb impact of drought on agribusinesses
Innovative processes can curb impact of drought on agribusinessesArticle

Although South Africa may still find itself in the grip of a drought, the fully computerised coating facility of AGT Foods is still working to supply farmers with "coated seeds"...

1 Jun 2016

Towards a positive legacy
Towards a positive legacyArticle

Jobs are declining in the mining sector, but energy projects require employment while mine land rehabilitation can unlock land value...

Danette Breitenbach 22 Mar 2016

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