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Beef up our beef


I came back from my recent trip to Denmark thinking that, on the whole, the Danes do things so very well. Aside from their easy, under-stated chic, one aspect of our look-see trip that impressed me was how well (and often) private industry, government and academia work together.

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DA will appeal e-tolls judgment


Cape Town - The Democratic Alliance is set to appeal the judgment handed down by the Western Cape High Court on Thursday in the party’s case against what it calls the unconstitutional passing of the E-Tolling Act.

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E-toll whistle blower confirms suspicions - Outa


Johannesburg - After receiving information from a source inside the e-toll system, the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) has lodged a subsidiary complaint with the public protector against the SA National Roads Agency (Sanral) for alleged mismanagement of the Gauteng Open Road Tolling scheme.

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Eskom cuts to hit potato industry


The potato industry is bracing for severe production disruptions as Eskom warned of power disruptions scheduled for the week of 9 March. This was according to Potatoes South Africa (PSA) CEO André Jooste.

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Fuel transport levy cut


An inland fuel transport levy which costs consumers an extra 3c/l will be abolished by the department of energy from next month, according to Sapa.

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Full dams a danger for the Northern Cape


Agri Northern Cape expressed its concern about the high water levels of the Vaal, Gariep and Van der Kloof dams following above-normal rainfall in the catchment area since the beginning of March.

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Govts should stop short-term thinking


Cape Town - The one clear message that has come through at the Power-Gen Africa conference in Cape Town is directed at politicians and the governments they serve: stop short-term thinking and planning.

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KZN four appear over farm murder


Durban - Four men appeared in the Richmond Magistrate's Court on Wednesday over the murder of a farmer, his wife and son, the National Prosecuting Authority said.

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Mchunu lends support to agri-village concept


Serious thought and extensive town planning needed to go into the concept of establishing agri-villages on KwaZulu-Natal farms before the first sod was turned, according to Utrecht Farmers’ Association chairperson Gerard Potgieter.

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New deal to boost meat supply in South Africa


The Spur Group has announced that it acquired a 30% stake in Bravitz Fine Foods, a start-up operation currently establishing a new world-class meat processing facility in Johannesburg, South Africa that will specialize in processing rib cuts.

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Rand firms in line with emerging assets


 Johannesburg - The rand strengthened on Tuesday in line with other emerging market assets on signs that tensions between Russia and Ukraine could ease after Moscow's move to annex the Crimea region.

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Solar systems: fixing future energy costs

Although South Africa’s electricity prices are low by international standards, they are set to increase annually by 8% over five years. Gregor Kuepper, managing director of SolarWorld Africa, believes that solar energy will be crucial to meeting our energy needs.

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Warning against land claims scammers


The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform has warned against scammers after the recent passing of the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill by the National Council of Provinces.

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