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In an article which appeared in The Conversation last week, Mnqobu Ngubane looked at the obstacles facing a young black farmer. He interviewed aspiring farmer Lonwabo Jwili, who bought a piece of land near Johannesburg.

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) released a statement in 2015: "Pigs scream in 'ínhumane' gas pits before slaughter". Sounds dramatic. What was the commotion about?

Addressing the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr Tim Odendaal, Soygro Director, said Soygro produces biological products for agricultural purposes, not chemicals.

A recording of impressions on a field trip to Naledi Village Farmers' Co-operative, Rustler's Valley.

Press release, 28 February

“Agbiz has noted with deep concern the principle resolution on expropriation of land without compensation that was agreed to in Parliament yesterday,” Dr John Purchase, CEO of Agbiz, said today.

Two pieces of relevance to the agricultural sector from government's SANews today ...

President drums up support for agriculture revolution

President Cyril Ramaphosa says land reform is a priority for South Africa and addressing the issue of land needs to happen immediately.