• While the Agricultural Research Council, the Land Bank and the National Agricultural Marketing Council initiated their collaboration in March 2017, the need to strengthen the partnership was soon recognised, and the inclusion of the Perishable Products Export Control Board and the Onderstepoort Biological Products as key state owned organisations with capacity to influence South African agriculture through collaboration resulted. 

  • Agri SA’s annual Snapshot of South African Agriculture reveals fascinating insights into where the country’s fruit and vegetable exports are going.

  • With a dramatic increase in farm attacks and murders, and while public discourse in this regard has been intensifying in South Africa as well as abroad, one of the most polarising issues is the question of whether this atrocity simply is an extension of general lawlessness in rural areas.

  • South Africa is caught up in the global hype of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). This is distracting it from the unfinished business of redressing inequality and creating the preconditions for an inclusive digital economy and society.

  • Finance Minister Tito Mboweni started his budget speech with his usual aloe reference: “The Aloe Ferox survives and thrives when times are tough. It actually prefers less water. It wins even when it seems the odds are against it.” Here’s the executive summary of this plus hour long discussion.




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