January 15, 2019

Don’t underestimate agri contribution to SA economy

Sekhoto-Iga, who also heads up the youth wing of the African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (Afasa), participated in a live TV discussion on SABC2’s flagship show, Morning Live. “The negativity (around farming) really comes from the results […]
November 30, 2017

Wheat estimate revised downwards by 4%

The National Crop Estimate Committee revised its 2017 wheat production estimate downwards by 4% from the previous month to 1.58 million tonnes. This is 17% lower than the previous season’s harvest. The notable decline was in […]
September 11, 2017

Good performance in SA tractor sales ahead of the planting season.

The sustained good performance in the domestic currency over the past few months, coupled with a large domestic grain and oilseed harvest boosted tractor sales in August 2017. Although grain and oilseed prices remain depressed, the […]
August 21, 2017

Dam levels show slight improvement.

The recent update for the week ending 14 August 2017 shows that Western Cape province’s dams averaged 30%, which is a 2% improvement from last week, but 28% below the same period last year. Fortunately, the […]