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…


Dam levels South Africa

12 September 2019. The Department of Water and Sanitation has declared that South Africa has enough water to last until the next rainy season, but only if citizens continue to use the precious resource with care. Read more…


Ghana Heralds New Era for Plastic Pollution Action in Africa

5 September 2019. Ghana will become the first country in Africa to sign up to the World Economic Forum’s Global Plastic Action Partnership (GPAP) in a bid to address the nation’s mounting plastic waste and pollution challenge. Read more…


Fresh Plaza News

28 August 2019. Water management issues in South Africa. Read more…


UN Warning: Food Is Going to Get Really, Really Expensive

14 August 2019. The global food supply is on the brink of disaster, according to a newly published report by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Read more…


Peak energy, peak oil, and the rise of renewables: An executive’s guide to the global energy system

13 August 2019. Global energy demand is headed toward a plateau over the next ten to 20 years, as the world focuses on electrification, energy efficiency, and more service-driven economic growth. Read more…