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SA table grape industry growth trend expected to continue
SA table grape industry growth trend expected to continueArticle

There was a dramatic increase in patented table grape varieties from 27% in 2014 to 52% in 2020...

26 Mar 2021

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SATI, WCDoA partnership to increase table grape exports to ChinaArticle

The aim of the partnership is to increase exports of Western Cape agricultural produce by 5% over the next five years...

15 Feb 2021

Western Cape agri shows resilience despite Covid-19
Western Cape agri shows resilience despite Covid-19Article

Agriculture was the only sector that positively contributed to gross domestic product growth in the second quarter...

28 Oct 2020

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Covid-19 could put pressure on agri inputsArticle

Food security remains paramount and even though South Africa is a net exporter of agricultural products, it imports a substantial share of the inputs required to produce this surplus...

17 Apr 2020

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Niche farming could pave the way for agricultural growth in SAArticle

Experts are of the opinion that South Africa has a chance to gain enormous advantages, especially if farmers were to focus on smaller niche sectors, such as macadamia, pecan nuts, olives and berries; crops which are showing great expansion potential thanks to significant market demand...

17 Feb 2020

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A look at sustainable farming trends in South AfricaArticle

According to the conservation organisation World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), South Africa will have to produce 50% more food by 2050 in order to feed an estimated population of 73 million people. The implementation of sustainable farming practices is therefore crucial to ensure food security.

Claudi Nortjé 12 Feb 2020

Oriental fruit fly eradicated in the Northern Cape
Oriental fruit fly eradicated in the Northern CapeArticle

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has confirmed the successful eradication of the invasive fruit fly species Oriental fruit fly in the Pixley ka Seme and ZF Mgcawu District Municipalities in the Northern Cape...

23 Dec 2019

South Africa is missing out on fresh fruit export growth. What it needs to do
South Africa is missing out on fresh fruit export growth. What it needs to doArticle

South Africa's urgent need to create jobs requires that the country take advantage of opportunities in the global economy that it can convert into quick wins. The fruit industry presents such an opportunity...

6 Dec 2019

Overcoming systemic challenges to transform South Africa's agricultural sector
Overcoming systemic challenges to transform South Africa's agricultural sectorArticle

Gert Schoonbee, co-owner of farming company Schoonbee Landgoed shares insight on how South Africa's agriculture sector can be transformed...

Gert Schoonbee 17 Sep 2019

Transforming SA agriculture through Change
Transforming SA agriculture through ChangeArticle

Project Change is set to provide an innovative, long-term model for partnering between established white commercial farmers and black institutional investors, while empowering local communities and supporting new entrant farmers...

2 Sep 2019

The magical, relaxed luxury of La Petite Ferme
The magical, relaxed luxury of La Petite FermeArticle

Any stay in historic Franschhoek is almost guaranteed to be a win - more so at La Petite Ferme, just three minutes from the main road but a world away on the curve on Oliphants' Pass leading to the Middagkrans mountain range, with a dazzling view of the verdant valley of vines and Mont Rochelle nature reserve below. The dazzling start was just the beginning...

Leigh Andrews 9 Jan 2019

SA table grape estimate for 2018/2019 season
SA table grape estimate for 2018/2019 seasonArticle

The South African Table Grape Industry has released its 1st Crop Estimate for the 2018/2019 season...

21 Nov 2018

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Government pledges to support fruit-exporting sectorArticle

The South African government has pledged its support to the country's fruit-exporting sector that is currently trading to the US...

24 Oct 2018

All the winners at the Gender Mainstreaming Awards. Image supplied.
Gender Mainstreaming Awards: Winners announcedArticle

The 30% Club has announced this year's recipients of the premier Gender Mainstreaming Awards...

19 Sep 2018

Russia a major destination for SA fresh produce exports
Russia a major destination for SA fresh produce exportsArticle

Russia continues to be an important market for South African fresh produce, says the Fresh Produce Exporters' Forum (FPEF)...

19 Sep 2018

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South Africa's agricultural trade keeps momentumArticle

In February 2018, South Africa's cumulative agricultural exports were valued at R20.89bn leading to a positive net trade of R3.736bn. Agricultural exports were dominated by table grapes, stonefruit, wine, cuttlefish and tilapia...

Sifiso Ntombela 25 Apr 2018

ARC, Culdevco signs 10-year deciduous fruit commercialisation agreement
ARC, Culdevco signs 10-year deciduous fruit commercialisation agreementArticle

In a 'best practice step to commercialise homegrown cultivars' locally and internationally, a new agreement has been signed between Culdevco and the Agricultural Research Council for a further 10-year period...

27 Mar 2018

Jobs and profits drying up on Western Cape grape farms
Jobs and profits drying up on Western Cape grape farmsArticle

A grape farmer in Vredendal says he will make no profit this season. He has employed 30 fewer seasonal workers and, depending on rainfall this winter, may have to retrench permanent staff...

Aidan Jones 9 Mar 2018

Applications open for Agricolleges International short courses
Applications open for Agricolleges International short coursesArticle

Agricolleges International, an AgriSETA accredited, agricultural e-learning platform, has opened for short course applications...

21 Feb 2018

New SA table grape launched in Berlin
New SA table grape launched in BerlinArticle

Meet Joybells. Undoubtedly one of the most promising table grape varieties to emerge from South Africa...

9 Feb 2018

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Smaller table grape crop forecastedArticle

Due to the persistent drought in the Western Cape, the South African Table Grape Industry has released a lower estimate in the third Crop Estimate for the 2017/18 table grape season...

19 Jan 2018

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Satellites help Cape farmers use water more efficientlyArticle

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture is providing the FruitLook service, brainchild of Dutch company eLEAF, without charge to fruit farmers...

9 Jan 2018

AgriColleges international gets accredited
AgriColleges international gets accreditedArticle

The Agriculture Sector Education Training Authority, AgriSeta, has granted online agriculture education platform, AgriColleges international, accreditation as an education and training provider in agriculture...

15 Dec 2017

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#AgriIndaba: Modernised, scalable agri-education is key in training and feeding the massesArticle

How important is modernising agricultural education to the transformation of the industry?

Cari Coetzee 30 Nov 2017

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Grapes to grow into billion-dollar industryArticle

Namibia - With more land being cleared to make way for new vineyards, the export value of seedless Namibian grapes is expected to reach the billion-dollar mark this year. The grape industry keeps expanding as more companies set up...

Matheus Hamutenya 3 Jul 2017

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Agricultural workers called on to enter Agri's got TalentArticle

There are only four weeks to go before entries close for the 2017 Agri's got Talent competition...

20 Apr 2017

- Armando Baartman, a previous winner
Entries for Agri's got Talent openArticle

Agri's got Talent is back giving talented agricultural workers in the fruit and wine industry the opportunity to develop their singing talent and win prizes...

16 Feb 2017

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MoU signed to ensure market access for fruit between SA, ChinaArticle

A MoU has been signed to ensure market access for fruit between South Africa and China....

3 Nov 2016

CIGR - Prof Opara and Prof Juliszewski
SU prof chosen to lead agricultural engineers worldwideArticle

Prof Umezuruike Linus Opara, SU professor and research chair, has been elected as the incoming president of the International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering...

25 Jul 2016

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Rolling out the red carpet for Western Cape agribusinessArticle

In the agribusiness sector, the value proposition for companies looking to locate investments into Western Cape is twofold. This is according to head of investment for Wesgro...

17 Jun 2016

Top achievers in deciduous fruit industry awarded
Top achievers in deciduous fruit industry awardedArticle

At a gala event in Somerset West, the top achievers in the South African deciduous fruit industry received awards for their excellence...

17 Sep 2015

Agricultural engineering researcher receives IMPRESSA Award
Agricultural engineering researcher receives IMPRESSA AwardArticle

An agricultural engineering researcher who is helping to build Africa's human resource capacity, Prof Umezuruike Linus Opara was recognised...

1 Sep 2015

Govt to transfer 8.9 million hectares of land by 2030
Govt to transfer 8.9 million hectares of land by 2030Article

PRETORIA: Government needs to transfer 8.9 million hectares of agricultural land by 2030 in order to meet the National Development Plan (NDP) target, says Rural Development and Land Reform Deputy Minister Mncebisi Skwatsha...

11 May 2015

Agri-hub applies for statutory measures on fruit
Agri-hub applies for statutory measures on fruitArticle

Agri-hub has approached the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries for the establishment of statutory measures (registration, and records and returns) on table grapes, and deciduous and citrus fruit.

9 Jul 2014

Farmer, Cosatu at loggerheads over deal
Farmer, Cosatu at loggerheads over dealArticle

The Western Cape grape farmer who has made a commitment to pay a minimum wage of R105 a day to workers has accused the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) of not sticking to its side of an agreement.

17 Jan 2013

CCMA offers to intervene in farm workers' strikeArticle

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has offered to intervene in the strike by farm workers in the Western Cape over wage increases.

14 Jan 2013

No pay unless table grapes are harvestedArticle

Western Cape provincial agricultural minister Gerrit van Rensburg has expressed concern the renewed agricultural strike will damage the economically important table grape crop that is ripe for harvesting.

Paul Vecchiatto 10 Jan 2013

Strike hurts fruit and veg retailers
Strike hurts fruit and veg retailersArticle

While farmers are counting millions of rands in losses incurred during the farmworkers' strike in Western Cape, the effects of the protests could soon hit consumers.

6 Dec 2012

Cape grape farm workers reject wage offer
Cape grape farm workers reject wage offerArticle

Farmers in De Doorns, in the Western Cape, have rejected a wage demand of R150 a day by grape harvesters, it was reported on Thursday.

9 Nov 2012

Spain to export stone-fruit to South Africa
Spain to export stone-fruit to South AfricaArticle

Spanish producers and exporters of stone fruit can now export to South Africa, according to an agreement signed recently between the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture Food and Environment (MAGRAMA), and the South African Department of Agriculture, Services Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), FreshPlaza.com reports.

11 Jun 2012

Grape news!Article

Grapes may aid a number of heart-risk factors.

30 Oct 2008

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