A farmer commercialization program in the Free State which derives from a private-public partnership between AFASA Free State, Sernick Group and Jobs Fund is set to create more than 1 500 permanent jobs while turning 50 emerging livestock farmers into a fully-fledged...read more
For more than 3.5 billion years, living organisms have thrived, multiplied and diversified to occupy every ecosystem on Earth. The flip side to this explosion of new species is that species extinctions have also always been part of the evolutionary life cycle. But...read more
A total of 100 000 young entrepreneurs will take their businesses to new heights with funding through the Small Business and Innovation Fund (SBIF). “The fund targets under-serviced Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs) in the early stages of the business...read more
President Cyril Ramaphosa has commended the progress made by the New Development Bank (NDB) since its inception in 2015. “It has been five years since we signed the Articles of the New Development Bank at the 6th BRICS Summit in Fortaleza, thus establishing the first...read more
President Cyril Ramaphosa says the BRICS Business Council promotes economic growth, especially through intra-BRICS trade. The President said the council has identified a number of projects in infrastructure development, agriculture, renewable energy, agro-processing,...read more
Without struggle there is no progress... Agricultural development in South Africa has been a gigantic struggle; one that has left many aspiring farmers in the dust and not to the promised land. Despite the noble efforts of a multitude of stakeholders and millions of...read more
South Africa faces a double burden of hunger and malnutrition, on the one hand, and obesity with associated non-communicable diseases (NCDs), on the other. In many countries, in both the global North and South, malnutrition and obesity frequently co-exist in the same...read more
Digitisation could change the game for agriculture in Africa. That’s a key message in a report recently released by an international institution that enhances smallholder farming in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. The Centre for Agricultural and Rural...read more
Science and Technology Minister Dr Blade Nzimande says progress has been made towards the establishment of a five-year R5 billion SMME fund aimed at helping innovators commercialise their products. “I am pleased to report that progress has been made towards...read more
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