Bulk infrastructure projects could push back Day Zero
Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane said interventions such as the bulk infrastructure projects and daily monitoring of dam levels could see “Day Zero” pushed back this year. “It could be pushed back this year as the department has interventions in place, which include six projects around bulk infrastructure... Read more
Local companies eager to show off wares at Fruit Fair
Two local companies are eager to show off their wares at the Fruit Logista Berlin Trade Fair that gets underway in Germany today. Stems Fruit and Unlimited Group based in the Western Cape, both received financial support from the Department of Trade and Industry (dti), and are part of... Read more
EL co-operative plans transition to commercialise
A hesitant entrant into the agricultural co-operative space, 54-year-old Zola Qontos is the last man standing of an initial group of 30 residents and their families who registered as farmers to till the land at a Mdantsane school. The Qontos Family Co-operative is now the only family remaining still... Read more
Agrarian reform key to inclusive economic growth
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says concerted action must be taken to speed up reforms in the agriculture sector so that more marginalised people can be brought into the mainstream economy. “It is productivity growth in agriculture that provides the food supply to meet the demands of urban growth and... Read more
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries says it will work with the Hawks to ensure that there is proper investigation into the corruption allegations in the Fishing Rights Allocation Process (FRAP). The department said that it has received information about the allegations that could amount to corruption involving... Read more
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana has commended a farming project, which harnesses the power of the sun to grow vegetables. The Minister visited the SUNfarming project, situated at the North West University in Potchefstroom, on Tuesday. The solar powered vegetable growing project was born from a partnership... Read more