Why agriculture is vital for South Africa’s economic future

Why agriculture is vital for South Africa’s economic future

Countries that tax agricultural sectors are normally poor. Countries which subsidize the agricultural sector are normally rich. This is according to agricultural economist professor Mohammad Karaan, a speaker at National Treasury’s Public Economics Winter School being held at the University of Pretoria this week. Karaan shared evidence to show why agriculture should be part of economic and […]

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Drought to impact WC agriculture production by 10%

The ongoing drought conditions in the Western Cape will reduce animal, crop and horticultural production by as much as 10%, which will have a significant impact on the price of consumer goods, Western Cape Economic Opportunities Minister Alan Winde warns. At a Minister and Members of Executive Council meeting, held in Pretoria last week, Winde […]

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