Farmer of the Month Trevor Strydom

Our Farmer of the Month is Trevor Strydom of Audacia Wines. Audacia is a 23-hectare wine farm situated between Stellenbosch and Somerset West in South Africa’s prime vine growing and winemaking region – Stellenbosch. It is part of the country’s oldest and most established wine routes. Trevor explains, “The farm lies in the gently sloping…

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Deduction available for donations increased

To alleviate the cashflow difficulties of employees where their employers contribute to the Solidarity Fund on their behalf, Government is proposing a special relief measure by temporarily increasing the current 5 per cent tax limit in the calculation of monthly PAYE of the employee. An additional limit of up to a maximum of 33.3 per…

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What is stem rust of wheat, and why does it matter?

Hundreds of millions of people rely on wheat as the main ingredient for at least one meal in a day or all meals in their day. Globally, a staggering 670 million metric tons of wheat are produced annually. In the past 10 years, however, a devastating disease of wheat, called stem rust, has become a…

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100% Moringa Juice to create more jobs

Powerful African plant moringa has been around for centuries. Popular for its medicinal purposes, moringa is mostly revered for its potent antioxidants which qualify it as the most trusted remedy when treating ailments such as hair and skin disorders, balancing mood swings and helping combat bacterial infections. Rooibanch co-founder, Sibusiso Ndlovu, shares the secrets to…

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Do you know how much your cows pollute?

Few years ago, I watched a documentary called “Cowspiracy” that was a big punch on my face. “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret” is a 2014 documentary film which explores the impact of animal agriculture on the environment and investigates the policies of environmental organizations on this issue. The film looks at various environmental concerns, including global warming, water use, deforestation, and ocean dead…

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