Smallholder farmers must adapt to survive current times

Smallholder farmers must adapt to survive current times

Focus on improving farm management and exploring high-yield farming methods have never been more important for smallholder farmers than at present, says FNB Agriculture information and marketing head Dawie Maree. In a statement released on Thursday, he stressed that the industry was facing its most severe drought in 23 years, among other economic challenges, therefore, […]

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SA companies should seek more UN business Back

South African businesses have been encouraged to increase their participation in the United Nations (UN) procurement processes. UN Procurement Division Field Procurement Service chief Sean Purcell pointed out recently that the amount of goods bought by the UN from South African companies declined from 2009 to 2012, increased in 2013 and decreased again in 2014 […]

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South Africa needs to increase its R&D budget, says Deputy President

The South African government has recognised the need to increase the country’s research and development (R&D) budget. This was stated by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in Pretoria. He was opening the fifth CSIR Conference. He pointed out that Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor […]

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Commercial operation starts at R3.5bn Dedisa peaker power project

Commercial operation has started at the 335 MW Dedisa Peaking Power project, in the Coega industrial development zone, in Port Elizabeth. The R3.5-billion project was originated by the Department of Energy (DoE), with the build, own and operate contract awarded to a consortium comprising ENGIE (formerly GDF Suez), Legend Power Solutions, Mitsui & Co and […]

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