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Case IH’s new 2000 Series planter makes its first appearance at Nampo 2018 following successful S African field tests

28th May 2018 High levels of interest in new planter with Early Riser® system for faster germination 

Engen continues to walk-the-walk at Nampo 2018

15th May 2018 Billed as the biggest agricultural show in the southern hemisphere, Nampo has since its inception in 1966 provided many great moments in the recent history of South African agriculture. The annual Nampo Harvest Day is a forum for the majority of stakeholders in the agricultural sector to get... 

Technology at forefront of Nampo 2018

By: Paige Müller     11th May 2018 This year’s Nampo Harvest Day has specifically been designed to help the South African agriculture industry increase its efficiency through technology amid global oversupply of agricultural produce, says autonomous and voluntary commodity organisation Grain SA grain economy and marketing manager... 

Energy efficient tech can bring farmers substantial savings

By: Paige Müller     11th May 2018 With energy cost a major factor in farm viability and profitability, the South African farming sector will need to shift its thinking towards the implementation of energy efficient technology, says motor and controls manufacturer Zest WEG Group integrated solutions executive Johan van Niekerk.... 

Exciting new mining research thrust 

By: Martin Creamer     27th April 2018 The new Mandela Mining Precinct will be officially opened on May 4 to revitalise and modernise South Africa’s high-potential but struggling mining industry. 

BI to showcase latest agricultural hub bearings at NAMPO 2018

11th April 2018 Bearings International (BI) will showcase the latest design of its agricultural hub bearings at NAMPO 2018. In addition, it will also launch a new bearing hub for planters, and display its full product range for the agricultural industry. The leading supplier offers its agricultural customers a... 

Maer high-pressure washers for agriculture on show at NAMPO 2018

7th March 2018 The premium Italian-manufactured Maer range of professional high-pressure washers will be displayed prominently by Goscor Cleaning Equipment (GCE), part of the Goscor Group, at Grain SA's NAMPO Harvest Day from 15 to 18 May 2018 at Bothaville, in the Free State. Agriculture has traditionally been... 

Goscor Power Products to showcase full Weima range at NAMPO 2018

27th February 2018 Goscor Power Products (GPP), part of the Goscor Group, will showcase the full extent of its Weima product range at Grain SA's NAMPO Harvest Day from 15 to 18 May at Bothaville in the Free State. Last year’s unveiling of the Weima diesel-engine range from 4 hp to 13 hp will be supplemented with... 

Big showcase for Bobcat compact equipment range at NAMPO 2018

19th February 2018 Bobcat Equipment South Africa, part of the Goscor Group, will showcase its full range of compact machinery, which is well-suited for application in the agricultural sector, at Grain SA's NAMPO Harvest Day from 15 to 18 May 2018 at Bothaville in the Free State. This includes Bobcat mini... 

Local bearings company experiences growth in food production sector

10th November 2017 Local bearings distributor Bearings International (BI) has experienced rapid growth in the food production industry. The company says food production security is important, especially given how harsh and dynamic an environment the South African agricultural industry operates in at present.... 

US farm equipment maker looking to Africa for future growth

By: Dylan Slater     28th July 2017 US-based agricultural equipment manufacturer and supplier Agco is directing a large portion of its future growth potential into Africa, specifically South Africa, as a key market going forward.  

Largest standard tractor unveiled to domestic agriculture industry at Nampo

By: Dylan Slater     19th May 2017 The world’s largest standard production tractor, the Fendt 1000 Vario, has this week been launched to the South African market by US agriculture equipment distributor Agco during agriculture trade fair Nampo, held in Bothaville, in the Free State. In addition to the Fendt 1000 Vario, the German... 

Goscor Group to showcase agricultural solutions at NAMPO 2017

25th April 2017 Industrial equipment supplier the Goscor Group, a part of Industrial Services Holdings (InServe), will have a major presence at Grain SA's NAMPO Harvest Day 2017 from 16 to 19 May near Bothaville in the Free State. Last year the 50th anniversary of the annual four-day event attracted a record 75... 

Commission welcomes Tribunal’s settlement agreement confirmation for Blinkwater

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th March 2017 The Competition Tribunal has confirmed a R10.1-million price-fixing settlement agreement between Mpumalanga-based maize milling firm Blinkwater Mills and the Competition Commission, to be paid in three instalments within a year. Blinkwater has agreed to pay the fine, representing 5% of its 2007... 

Visit your preferred supplier of choice for gases and welding products at NAMPO 2017

15th March 2017 Afrox will be featuring a fresh and revamped stand at NAMPO this year to encourage customers to view and experience welding machines and equipment in a dynamic and informative environment. Hinging on the theme of ‘Preferred Supplier of Choice’, Afrox will be pulling out all the stops to... 

Supplier to unveil new brand identity at Nampo 2016

6th May 2016 Bearings supplier Bearings International (BI) will be unveiling its new brand identity to the agricultural sector at this year’s NAMPO (National Maize Producers’ Organisation) Harvest Day expo organised by Grain SA. 

Equipment supplier flexes agricultural muscles at Nampo 2016

6th May 2016 Industrial equipment supplier Goscor Power Products (GPP) – which has been supplying equipment to the agricultural industry for several years –  will for the first time, showcase its comprehensive and affordable product range at the Nampo Harvest Day event, held from May 17 to 20. “As... 

Goscor Power Products flexes its agricultural muscles at Nampo 2016!

4th April 2016 Goscor Power Products, by no means a new kid on the block when it comes to supplying quality equipment to the agricultural industry, will for the first time, showcase their comprehensive and affordable product range at Nampo 2016. “As first-timers at South Africa’s largest agricultural show, our... 

BI to unveil new brand identity to agricultural sector at NAMPO 2016

22nd March 2016 Bearings International, which has exhibited at every NAMPO Harvest Day ever hosted by Grain SA, will be unveiling its new brand identity to the agricultural sector at this year’s event from 17 to 20 May 2016. With a record 70 000 attendees at the 2015 event, NAMPO Harvest Day is an important... 

Bayer pledges their commitment to the future at Grain SA 2016

2nd March 2016 Farming in South Africa is currently  faced  with challenges ranging from climate change and depleting water resources, to ongoing labour issues and skills shortages. However, significant issues affecting the local farming environment including weed resistance and bee care, don’t receive... 

Agriculture says no to Nkwinti’s 50:50 plans, land ceiling

By: Tracy Hancock     14th May 2015 Grain SA has reiterated its support for the guidelines for land reform in the National Development Plan (NDP)  – 20% of agricultural land by 2030 on a district basis – but opposes Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti’s latest proposals. “Grain producers say no to the... 

Engen drones at NAMPO 2015

11th May 2015 Engen, a leading supplier of lubricants to the agricultural sector, plans to unleash some hi-tech wizardry and an exciting competition at NAMPO Harvest Day 2015, to wow the 70 000 loyal fans expected at the annual show just outside Bothaville from 12 to 15 May. The company, whose commitment to... 

Mechanisation drive to increase demand for application specific machinery

By: Mia Breytenbach     1st May 2015 Amid South Africa’s increased focus on mechanisation, global construction equipment and compact machinery manufacturer Wacker Neuson will emphasise its compact range of machinery at this year’s Nampo Harvest Day. The machinery that Wacker Neuson will showcase at Nampo – which will take place in... 

Glass half-full for agri sector, financier expects positive growth

By: Mia Breytenbach     1st May 2015 From a production perspective, the future of the South African agriculture sector is brighter than expected, which is a good sign when it comes to food security, says South African financial services group Standard Bank. This outlook can be attributed to the country’s positive population growth,... 

VSD unit showcases energy efficiency

By: Mia Breytenbach     1st May 2015 Southern Africa bearings and power transmission products distributor Bearings International will highlight a variable-speed drive (VSD) and motor demonstration unit at this year’s Nampo Harvest Day to showcase the company’s energy efficiency drive components for agricultural irrigation systems.... 

Interactive exhibition highlights agriculture science, healthcare sectors

By: Mia Breytenbach     1st May 2015 This year’s Nampo Harvest Day, which will take place in Bothaville, in the Free State, from May 12 to 15, will be the first stop for global health care, agriculture and high-tech polymer materials company Bayer’s Science for a Better Life interactive science exhibition and world tour this year.... 

Emerging farmers key to agri transformation

By: Mia Breytenbach     1st May 2015 Given the technological revolution South Africa’s agriculture sector is currently experiencing, the country’s emerging farmers need to be well equipped if they want to become the commercial farmers of tomorrow, says local agricultural and diversified foods group Afgri. “Afgri believes that the... 

Company embarks on drive for semiauto welding and repair

By: Mia Breytenbach     1st May 2015 Since many South African farmers still use some of the older welding and repair processes – which are dated, slow and costly – local gas and welding company Afrox aims to convert many of these processes into more advanced, semi-automated processes. The company will, therefore, showcase the many... 

In-demand excavators showcased at Nampo

1st May 2015 Since specialist machinery importer and distributor Smith Power Equipment’s launch of the Kubota u-30 and u-50 mini excavators to the local market in August 2014, demand from South African farmers for these excavators has increased rapidly, the company notes. Therefore, Smith Power Equipment will... 

Tracked excavator highlighted at Nampo

1st May 2015 Based on the success of its participation in the Nampo Harvest Day event in 2014, engineering support services company Babcock, the exclusive distributor of Volvo and SDLG construction equipment in Southern Africa, will be exhibiting a range of machinery at this year’s show, with the Volvo... 

Minister confirms drought impact will change priorities

By: Tracy Hancock     5th March 2015 While agriculture is the most resilient sector of the South African ecnomy and, in light of prevailing production conditions, it is necessary for agriculture to be removed from political rhetoric, stressed grain farmers' association Grain SA chairperson Louw Steytler. The grain sector was hit by... 

Food and Nutrition Plan ready to feed SA 

By: SANews, SA government news service     4th March 2015 The national Food and Nutrition Security Plan will be ready for implementation this month, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana announced on Wednesday. “Plans are afoot and already well-advanced in developing the Food and Nutrition Security Implementation Plan for the... 

Plastics-to-diesel plants to power grid-independent electricity plants 

By: Schalk Burger     7th November 2014 Small-scale plastics-to-diesel plants can be used by communities and in cooperation with municipalities to derive value from waste plastics, says Plastic Diesel cofounder and entrepreneur Deon Bester. With the help of a research partner in New Zealand, the plant has been developed from 2012 to... 

Company has own stand at Nampo

By: David Oliveira     8th August 2014 Technology supplier SKF South Africa displayed its agricultural solutions for the first time at its own stand at this year’s Nampo agricultural trade show, which was held in Bothaville, in the Free State, from May 13 to 16. SKF agriculture key accounts manager Charl Engelbrecht notes that the... 

Equipment manufacturer wants larger stand at Nampo 2015

By: David Oliveira     8th August 2014 Global construction equipment and compact machinery manufacturer Wacker Neuson plans to further expand its stand at next year’s Nampo agricultural trade show, which will be located in the middle of the new expanded area, close to the southern gate. Wacker Neuson was allocated its largest stand,... 

Company to showcase complete offering at trade show 

By: Ilan Solomons     13th June 2014 Industrial gas company Afrox is preparing to showcase its product and service offering at the 2014 Electra Mining Africa trade show, which will be held from September 15 to 19 at the Nasrec Expo Centre, in Johannesburg. This follows a successful exhibition of its product and service offering last... 

Researchers raise concerns with draft biofuels framework

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th May 2014 The recently published draft regulatory framework for biofuels production has raised concerns among researchers about how serious government is about protecting South Africa’s scarce water resources. At issue are provisions in the new framework, drafted by the Department of Energy (DoE), which... 

New cane slew loader on show

By: Dylan Slater     25th April 2014 Heavy equipment manufacturers Bell Equipment and Richards Bay-based Matriarch Equipment will exhibit their new cane slew loader (CSL) at this year’s agricultural and livestock expo Nampo Harvest Day next month in Bothaville, Free State. 

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