LOCAL The Agriculture, Land Reform, and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza says government is ready to deal with the contentious issue of national communal land tenure. The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Land Reform will on Friday host a two-day summit on the issue in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg. The focus will[…]
The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development says the Communal Land Tenure Bill is ready to be tabled in parliament for legislative processing. The bill seeks to provide the transfer of communal land to communities by giving ownership of land rights amongst other things. Briefing the portfolio committee[…]
The Western Cape is expecting one of the biggest winter grain, barley and canola harvests in recent history, “shattering previous records”, agriculture MEC Ivan Meyer said on Wednesday. The bumper harvest would assist the economic recovery of agriculture in the province after many years of drought, he said. Meyer unveiled[…]
The presidential panel on land reform had made recommendations of which the Cabinet endorsed and supported 60, rejected nine and noted three. The challenges of climate change “may merit the development of a new agrarian reform vision” for South Africa, Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza said[…]
Parisian mushrooms are reclaiming their space in the dark spaces under the City of Light. “When cars arrived in Paris in the 1930s they pushed out “champignons de Paris” (known in English as button mushrooms),” explains Jean-Noel Gertz, CEO of Cycloponics, the start-up that has transformed an abandoned car park into[…]
What has been described by some as a “groundbreaking” plan and a breakthrough in barriers to national economic progress is the poultry industry’s new master plan which is expected to come into effect immediately. The plan is aiming to revolutionise the agricultural industry of South Africa while strengthening the economy[…]
While judgement has been reserved in the case brought by the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA) Food and Farming Campaign against the City of Cape Town regarding permission granted for the development of land in the Philippi area, the spokesperson for the minister of environmental affairs and development planning in the[…]
Various role players in the agriculture and land reform sectors have come out in full support of newly appointed Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza. With the tough task of implementing government’s land reform resting on her shoulders, Didiza has her work cut out. Didiza is no[…]
While the rains have begun to fall, South Africans will have to remain patient has the agricultural industry begins to recover, a process analysts assert will be a tough road. The agricultural industry’s setbacks have not only been linked to the drought, but to a large extent have been severely[…]
The Western Cape provincial government is planning to set up a Halaal agri-processing food park which could see the province becoming a major supplier to North African and Middle Eastern countries, where around 20% of the world’s Muslim population reside. The fast growing global Halaal market is worth $2.3 trillion.[…]
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