Listeriosis epidemic in SA worst to date

The latest listeriosis epidemic in South Africa (SA) is considered to be the worst in the world to date. The 61 deaths in SA due to the disease is the highest number reported so far. A panel of experts met in Pretoria, SA, recently during a National Press Club gathering…

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SA’s Ramaphosa releases book about Ankole cattle

South African Vice President Cyril Ramaphosa has released a book on the Ankole cattle breed. Ramaphosa launched the book - Cattle of the Ages, Stories and Portraits of the Ankole Cattle of Southern Africa - at his 65th birthday celebrations in Sandown, Johannesburg, where he also spoke about job creation…

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Crop estimate for SA maize exceeds expectations

The South African maize harvest has exceeded all expectations, with the Crop Estimate Committee now putting it at 16.414 million tonnes - 444 175 tonnes (2.78%) more than the previous estimate of 15. 969 million tonnes a month ago. “It is unbelievable that one year you have one of the…

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Wheel sprayer guarantees accurate application of weed-killer

This farming enterprise has eradicated back-breaking weeding by using a wheel sprayer and back-pack that applies the herbicide directly onto the weeds – at the same time ensuring that the weed-killer doesn’t end up on their avocado trees. At the Allesbeste Farming enterprise outside Tzaneen in the Limpopo province of…

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