Entries by Michelle la Cock

Transport and safety get top priority ahead of Vodacom Super Hero Sunday

Johannesburg, December 12 – An integrated security and transport plan will be in place for Vodacom Super Hero Sunday at FNB Stadium on January 19. In confirming its plans yesterday, Stadium Management South Africa, which manages the stadium precinct, announced that a multi-faceted security system would be in place, designed to ensure safety for upwards of […]

Toewyding en omgee lei tot sukses vir Schoonbee-landgoed

Landbouweekliks besoek vandeesweek die Schoonbee-landgoed naby Groblersdal in Limpopo. Dié gesiene familiebesigheid is in 1950 op die been gebring en beslaan nou amper 3 000 ha oor drie produksiegebiede. Vandag voer hierdie boerdery sitrus en tafeldruiwe uit na 33 lande, hoofsaaklik in die Noordelike Halfrond, en is ook betrokke by wildteeltprojekte met eksotiese en inheemse […]

Blanckenbergs se boerdery meer as ‘n eeu oud!

Ons kuier by Koos en Philip Blanckenberg van die boerderyonderneming JH Blanckenberg. Dié twee broers is meestersuiwelboere by Klipheuwel, noord van Durbanville in die Wes-Kaap. Hulle maak ook hul eie kuilvoer en plant koring, gars en kanola. Die Blanckenbergs het ‘n gediversifiseerde boerdery met sterk integrasie en wedersydse afhanklikheid tussen die vertakkings. In 2014 was […]

Vars produkte in die Swartland

In die week se episode van Landbouweekliks kuier die span by Gert Claassen van die Claassenboerdery in die Swartland. Gert en sy pa, Koot, het in 2012 die mielielande van Delmas in Mpumalanga vaarwel geroep en hul bedrywighede na die Wes-Kaap verskuif. In ’n kort tyd het Gert indrukwekkende resultate behaal met gewasse wat aanvanklik […]

Support Funds: Models that make a tangible difference to agricultural communities or just a drop in the bucket?

NAMPO, 15 May 2019 – With climatic changes worsening and the economy under strain, farmers across South Africa are having to do more with less, with many struggling to make ends meet. During the past two years alone, farmers have had to contend with drought, hail, foot and mouth disease, armyworm invasions and wildfires, to […]

Growing a thriving agricultural sector key to unlocking economic wellbeing AFGRI partners with public and private sector to boost agriculture

NAMPO, 14 May 2019 – AFGRI, one of South Africa’s leading agricultural services company, is firmly committed to developing a sustainable agricultural sector in South Africa, both through its own initiatives, as well as by partnering with the public and private sector to drive growth in the sector, which in turn will contribute to the […]

Listen to the @KayaFM95.9 interview with Marion Shikwinya, Head of AFGRI’s Lemang Agricultural Services

Listen to the @KayaFM95.9 interview with Marion Shikwinya, Head of AFGRI’s Lemang Agricultural Services, talking to Kaya Bizz host Gugu Mfuphi about how Lemang is helping those black farmers in South Africa who ready to take the next steps towards full commercialisation. This includes access to finance, technical skills, training, equipment, mentorship and more.