Fresh Plaza News

4 January 2020. South African government sees ongoing drought as priority. Read more…


Karoo Calling: Fundraiser to raise funds in support of communities of the drought ravaged region

12 December 2019. Read more…


SA: Rain over central areas ends heatwave

5 December 2019. Widespread rain has been falling for two days over the central and northern parts of South Africa, bringing relief after several heatwaves that saw temperatures edge past 40°C. Read more…


Agri SA encouraged by launch of Water Master Plan

3 December 2019. The NW&SMP outlines the short, medium, and long-term strategy to safeguard water security for all South Africans. Read more…


Drought threatens food security and collapse of industry

19 November 2019. Agri SA issued severe warnings at their drought press conference held recently. If the extreme drought conditions currently experienced continues, the rural economy could collapse, which can demolish South Africa’s entire agricultural industry. Read more…


Drought is costing South African agriculture sector billions

14 November 2019. The agricultural body that represents nearly 28,000 commercial farmers across the country is calling on the government for financial aid to address the debilitating drought wreaking havoc across the country. Read more…


Farming in South Africa under threat from Climate Change

14 November 2019. There’s an assumption in the agricultural industry that the yields and prices of crops will vary according to local conditions as well as supply and demand in local and international markets. As a result, farmers understand that not every year will be profitable but over the long run, all things being equal, the good years should outnumber the bad. Read more…


Rain in South Africa renews hope of normal agriculture season

28 October 2019. Recent rains in parts of the country have renewed hope of a normal season after weeks of heat, dryness and decreasing dam levels. While the overall dam levels for the country remain above 60% at 62% full during the week ended 21 October 2019, some provinces such as Gauteng are facing water restrictions due to higher temperatures and the decline in water levels in critical dams. Read more…


Eastern Cape in South Africa is experiencing the worst drought in a thousand years

12 October 2019. According to the South African Weather Service, not much rain for the Eastern Cape is predicted before December. Climatologists are saying the weather is becoming more difficult to predict and that the prospects are dire. Read more…


Agri EC helps farmers fight crime, implements camera security plan

17 September 2019. Taking positive steps to help fight rural crime, Agri Eastern Cape has begun working with farmers and security service providers to install an advanced camera system to help crackdown on criminals. Read more…