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20 February 2017
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16 Feb 2017
IFP: KZN MEC silent in the face of Army Worms threat to KZN crops
The Inkatha Freedom in KwaZulu-Natal would like to advise the KZN MEC for Agriculture, Mr Themba Mthembu to ensure that there are adequate precautions to protect crops in the province should the...
Four famines mean 20-million may starve in the next six months
More than 20-million people - greater than the population of Romania or Florida - risk dying from starvation within six months in four separate famines, United Nations World Food Programme chief...
15 Feb 2017
East Africa food prices reach record levels due to drought – UN
Drought in East Africa has sent prices of staples such as maize and sorghum soaring, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Tuesday, warning that a sharp increase in...
31 Jan 2017
DA: Annette Steyn says Disaster management plan needed for potentially devastating armyworm ‘invasion’
The DA has written to the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, to call for a comprehensive disaster management plan on how his department will deal with the arrival of...
11 Jan 2017
How bucking climate change accord would hinder fight against HIV/AIDS
The potential withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement has broad implications for society and the environment. While much attention has concentrated upon melting glaciers,...
13 Dec 2016
UCT: UCT fees decision considers needs of students from lower-income families
Keeping in mind the importance of students’ commitment to fee-free education and the urgent economic position of academically qualified students who cannot afford higher education, the University...
14 Nov 2016
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by South African President, on the occasion of the 3rd Bi-National Commission between South Africa and Botswana, Pretoria (11/11/2016)
It is a great pleasure and privilege to once again welcome you to South Africa, My Brother, President Khama, and your distinguished delegation.
11 Nov 2016
Zuma calls for special SADC summit on drought
The current drought and water shortages ravaging members states of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) can be better dealt with if regional leaders convened a special summit on the...
19 Sep 2016
COSATU: COSATU statement on the university fees hikes
The Congress of South African Trade Unions has noted the announcement by the minister of higher education and training, Blade Nzimande, who recommended that universities and colleges increase their...
09 Sep 2016
12 Aug 2016
WC: Weak rand and drought send SA food prices rising
The drought and rapid depreciation of the rand have led to a rise in food prices, hitting poorest South Africans hard. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, today (12 August 2016)...
08 Aug 2016
MEC Alan Winde addresses launch of annual baseline
What's On
The latest economic outlook for the Western Cape’s agriculture sector will be released this week. This is following a tough year for agriculture due largely to severe droughts experienced across...
Agriculture economic outlook to be released
What's On
The latest economic outlook for the Western Cape’s agriculture sector will be released this week. This is following a tough year for agriculture due largely to severe droughts experienced across...
27 Jul 2016
Food security boost for rising SA
South Africa ranked 47th out of 113 countries in the Global Food Security Index (GFSI) 2016, compiled by The Economist Intelligent Unit. Findings show that global food security has improved over...
25 Jul 2016
DA: John Moodey says Minister Peters confirms that the ANC is the party of job-killing e-tolls
Transport Minister, Dipuo Peters, has come out in defence of E-tolls, following the DA’s expressed commitment to fight E-tolls in Johannesburg, Ekhurhuleni and Tshwane when we are given the...
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