RV Price Avg. price per ton: R4 220.58  D'Factor: 0.401142 final price 2019/20

General Agriculture News

The community organisation, #PayFoodForward thanks farmers for providing "fresh and nutritious" food during the country's 21-day COVID-19 lockdown.

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The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza has announced a massive support plan for mainly communal and small-scale farmers in the country in a bid to mitigate against the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown in the country.

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Business for SA has  launched a major collaboration – among South African businesses and with government - to share best practice, reduce risk wherever possible, and implement practical measures to ease the hardships caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry says it has taken account the concerns raised recently by the sugar industry related to the impact on the industry of the implementation of the Health Promotion Levy (HPL), commonly referred to as the “sugar tax”, and has resolved to engage the Minister of Trade and Industry on the matter.

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The Minister of employment and Labour has announced the national minimum wage for farm workers will increase to R18.68 an hour from March 1.

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Farmers from across SA gathered recently near Ceres to showcase successful partnerships between commercial and emerging black farmers. In light of the failure of land reform, identified in the 2017 Motlanthe report, farmers have collectively sought innovative solutions on their own. Marianne Thamm - Daily Maverick

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