March 15, 2018

Agriculture defies odds of creating jobs in tough climate

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries sectors created an additional 39 000 jobs in the fourth quarter of 2017, says Stats SA. According to the Statistics South Africa Quarter Four Labour Force Survey released this week, agriculture […]
March 2, 2018

Table grapes: speeding up production in new vines

Producers often face a Catch 22 when it comes to the establishment of new vineyards. New vines are essential for sustainable production, but establishment costs can run to between R350 000/ ha and R450 000/ ha, […]
January 5, 2018

Black winemakers to benefit from new agro-processing incentive

Small businesses in the agro-processing sector have until 31 January 2018 to apply for financial support from the dti’s Agro-Processing Support Scheme (APSS), for the current application window.
August 8, 2017

40 000 jobs cut in SA agriculture.

After cutting 44 000 jobs in the first quarter of 2017, South Africa’s agricultural sector saw a further 40 000 jobs lost in the second quarter – putting the total labour force at 835 000 jobs. […]