Botswana pipeline to import water from Lesotho via South Africa

The governments of Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho and Namibia have signed an agreement that allows Botswana to import water from Lesotho using a 600 km-long pipeline that will run across South Africa to the capital Gaborone. Late last week, water portfolio ministers from the 4 countries met in Kasane, Botswana,…

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Lesotho wool production boosted with SA merino genetics

Some of the best South African Merino genetics are on their way to Lesotho as part of a project to improve the Lesotho wool flock and the lives of farmers. A delegation of the Lesotho Department of Agriculture, consisting of animal scientists, visited several auctions of prominent South African merino…

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High quality wool brings in honour for small-scale South African farmers

The Upper Telle wool shed is the top producing shearing shed in the communal areas of South Africa’s Eastern Cape for the 2016/’17 season, thanks to high quality wool and good genetics. The small shed in Region 25, in the Joe Gqaba district, received the award for the highest income…

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This fire truck doesn’t play with fire

With a little skill and welding an old trailer was turned into one of the most important pieces of equipment on any farm - a fire trailer. If there’s one thing that you don’t take shortcuts with, it’s safeguarding your farm against fire, says Mr. Paul Schlechter, farm manager of…

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