Harmful Oriental Fruit Fly detected in Northern Cape
Inspectors from the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries have confirmed the detection of the harmful Oriental Fruit Fly in the Orange River area, within the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality in the Northern Cape. Several detections of specimens of this pest were reported to the department between February and April... Read more
N-Cape earmarked for fishing rights allocation
Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister Senzeni Zokwana says the Northern Cape is the first province that has been earmarked for the allocation of small-scale fishing rights. The Minister said this when he briefed the media at the Imbizo Centre in Parliament, Cape Town, on Thursday. This comes after Zokwana... Read more
National airline will not be privatised – SAA CEO
Mr Vuyani Jarana, CEO of South African Airways (SAA), has reiterated that there are no plans to privatise the airline. He was replying to a question on the issue posed to him at the 2018 Southern African Transport Conference (SATC) currently underway at the CSIR International Convention Centre in... Read more
Solar project powers up Northern Cape
Energy Minister Jeff Radebe will today launch the Xina Solar One Concentrated Solar Power Project in the Northern Cape. The Solar One is one of 7 Concentrated Solar Power Projects under the Department of Energy’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). Taking place in Pofadder the launch is... Read more
Toyota lauds 2017’s cream of crop farmers
The Agri SA Toyota Young Farmer of the Year and Toyota New Harvest of the Year awards were presented to crop farmer Jaco Strauss and fruit farmer Ricard Myburg, respectively, at a gala event in Centurion on 19 October 2017. Each winner drove away in a brand new Toyota... Read more
Digital programme empowers business owner
A digital training programme has sparked the imagination of small business owner, Ritha Katise, to expand her small enterprise. Speaking to SAnews about the Digital Skills for Africans programme which she attended at the Thusong Centre in Colesberg, Northern Cape, Katise said: “I want to convert my house into a bed... Read more
Northern Cape to develop travel routes
In the latest government tender bulletin, the Northern Cape has signalled its intent to ramp up tourism for the province with a call for responses to a tender published by its Department of Economic Development.  The province says that it wants to appoint a service provider to develop comprehensive tourism development routes in the... Read more
SA gets ninth World Heritage Site
Inscribed as the ninth World Heritage Site in South Africa, the ‡Khomani Cultural Landscape has been added to the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO) prestigious list of sites. The area, which has now been recognised by UNESCO as a site of universal value, covers the entire... Read more