See you on the other side……of lockdown


Some advice for small businesses On the 23rd March 2020, a 21-day lockdown was imposed on all South Africans from the 27th March until the 16th April 2020 allowing only essential service businesses to trade during this time.  The next 3 days saw business owners and employees scrambling to make arrangements to, where possible, work from…

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To bee or not to bee

Bee pollination

There are numerous factors that influence the recommended pollination tariff which are bound to differ in terms of importance as well as relevance depending on the nature of the individual beekeeping businesses. However, the cost of pollination does not just include the costs of picking up beehives, loading them on a bakkie, driving to the…

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The impact of Crop Pests on Food Security


Crop production and animal production probably provide 90% of the world human population’s food needs. Very few people on earth live as hunter-gatherers (maybe those who do are the lucky ones) while the rest of us rely on agriculture to supply our food. Food crops are very sophisticated biological entities with high yield potential under…

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Boer van die Maand: Ernst Stofberg

Ons kuier vandeesmaand by  die boer van die maand: Ernst Stofberg van Dwarsberg Plaas en Dwarsberg Trout Hideaway, Louwshoek, Rawsonville in die Wes-Kaap. Dwarsberg Plaas is in 1975 aangekoop deur Ernst se pa, Ernst Gabriel Stofberg. Die plaas het toe slegs ‘n paar droëland appelkoos en perske boorde gehad wat destyds gedroog is vir die…

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