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African Soil Diversity Mapped for the First Time

A team of international experts has drawn up the Soil Atlas of Africa - the first such book mapping this key natural resource - to help farmers, land managers and policymakers understand the diversity and importance of soil and the need to manage it through sustainable use.

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Eskom becomes a farmer (of wind)

The National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) has granted Eskom a licence for its Sere wind farm in the Western Cape, the power parastatal said on Monday (20 May).

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Google invests in SA renewable energy

Search engine giant Google has invested R103-million in the Jasper power project, a 96 megawatt solar photovoltaic plant near Upington in South Africa's Northern Cape province, the organisation announced on Thursday.

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ICFR invite to 2nd field day of 2013

ICFR

We are also pleased to invite you to the 2nd ICFR field day of 2013, which will be held just a week later in KwaZulu-Natal at Mondi Mountain Home near Hilton on Wednesday 29 May

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Increased Duties Will Hike Chicken Prices

SOUTH AFRICA - Increasing customs duties on imported chicken would result in chicken prices rising by between 30 per cent and 50 per cent, Association of Meat Importers and Exporters chief executive David Wolpert warned on Friday (17 May).

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Land Reform in South Africa - so, what is the REAL problem?

The government has set itself the target of transferring 30% of South Africa’s arable land into the hands of emerging farmers.  Currently only about 8% has been purchased from existing, successful commercial white farmers on a ‘willing buyer-willing seller’ basis and transferred to emerging farmers.  This has involved some 4 800 transactions.  It is estimated by the S.A. Institute of Race Relations that some 80% have “failed” as continuing commercial operations.

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R1.2 million towards rhino protection

In a handover ceremony held at its Johannesburg head office last week, conservation-led experiential travel company &Beyond received a donation of ZAR 1.2 million towards the protection of rhino at its Phinda Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal.

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Unilever SA in sunflower partnership

Unilever SA in sunflower partnership

Consumer goods firm Unilever South Africa has formed a sunflower farming partnership as part of its sustainable living plan and has successfully developed hybrid seeds, which are expected to reduce the country's dependence on sunflower oil imports.

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