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27 June 2017
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27 Jun 2017
New case of avian flu confirmed on Standerton farm
A second case of avian flu has been confirmed at a farm in Standerton, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said on Monday. "The virus is the same strain as the initial case...
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26 Jun 2017
DA: Annette Steyn on Bird Flu: Agriculture dept. briefing to Parliament needed
The DA will write to the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Machwene Semenya, to request that she call the Minister, Senzeni Zokwana, to brief...
dti: SA business delegation arrives in Kenya
The South African business delegation comprising of 21 companies from different sectors has arrived in Nairobi, Kenya to participate in the Outward Selling Mission led by the Department of Trade...
Western Cape dam levels recover, but only slightly
Dam levels in the Western Cape have seen a slight increase, Western Cape Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning MEC Anton Bredell said on Monday. Dam levels have increase...
Downgrades, slow growth could negate benefits of record maize harvest
South Africa's credit downgrades and slow economic growth could negate the benefits of this year's record maize harvest, according to Wessel Lemmer, senior agricultural economist at Absa....
Countrywide ban of sale of live hens to contain avian flu
South Africa has banned the sale of live hens throughout the country in a bid to control an outbreak of highly contagious H5N8 bird flu, but no humans have been affected, the government said on...
How self-help groups strengthen resilience: tackling food insecurity in protracted crises in Ethiopia
In 2015 and 2016, Ethiopia experienced two consecutive years of drought, induced by an El Niño event. This affected a large proportion of the population, as many rural communities depend partly or...
20 Jun 2017
Zimbabwe to export grain, report says
The Zimbawean government is reportedly looking to export grain following a bumper harvest that saw most farmers surpassing the targeted yield per hectare under the country's command agriculture...
DJCD: John Jeffery: Address by Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, at a Workshop on the Trafficking in Persons Act, Arcadia, Pretoria (19/06/2017)
Yet, human trafficking happens the world over, affecting every country of the world – either as countries of origin, transit or destination or combination of them all.
CAR government signs peace deal with rebel groups
The government of the Central African Republic (CAR) has signed an "immediate ceasefire" deal with rebel groups at a meeting in Italy's capital, Rome, aimed at ending violence in the strife-torn...
19 Jun 2017
dti: the dti to host First Global Conference of the 10YFP Sustainable Food Systems Programme
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will host the first Global Conference of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production patterns (10YFP) at the Sierra...
Radical economic transformation must go beyond slogans - Ramaphosa
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says true radical economic transformation must go beyond slogans, and must effect active change for the black majority. Ramaphosa was speaking at the Western Cape...
How can the youth play a positive role ahead of the 2018 elections?
Youth protests against inequality – specifically for free or low-cost education – have led to successful changes in government action, particularly in South Africa. Today marks the 41st anniversary...
Nafcoc: Nafcoc statement on statement on General economic conditions and Treasury Response to recession and credit rating down grade
National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Nafcoc) statement on General Economic Conditions and Treasury Response to recession and credit rating down grade Nafcoc has noted and...
15 Jun 2017
South Africans celebrates World Environment and World Day to combat Dissertification Days
The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Barbara Thomson led the country’s joint celebration of the World Environment Day and World Day to Combat Desertification today, 15 June 2017 in Jane...
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