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Sugarcane farmers on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast join hands to help alleviate growing hunger in the region, saying they expect the crisis to not only deepen but persist for months to come.

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The National Treasury has adopted a hard stance on the R22bn cash injection, saying it cannot expedite financial assistance to the Land Bank because public finances are under pressure due to Covid-19 health and economic interventions.

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As South Africa's Department of Health rolls out COVID-19 screening on sugarcane farms in KwaZulu-Natal, growers are hailing the process as efficient and professional.

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N59 seedcane planted by SA Canegrowers with funding from Coca-Cola SA in northern KwaZulu-Natal is exceeding all expectations

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Land reform in South Africa has been hobbled on a range of fronts, not least of which is a failure among stakeholders to agree on who owns what beyond the fact that most private property remains in white hands. In a webinar hosted by Daily Maverick's Richard Poplack, Wandile Sihlobo, chief economist at the Agricultural Business Chamber of South Africa, said this meant South Africa was essentially shooting in the dark on land reform.

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What has happened to the “land question” in this time of unprecedented crisis? What does food security mean when we’re experiencing a season of bumper crops, but a third of the country is going to bed hungry? What is the role of agriculture in post-Covid South Africa?

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