Die Mosterts

Ons kuier in die Junie uitgawe by die Mostert-familie van Dassenvaley Bpk van Philadelphia. Die boerdery word bedryf deur Tobie en Hanlie Mostert en hul twee seuns Nicol en Johan. Die Mostert-familie boer al sedert 1891 op die plaas. Tobie vertel, “My oupagrootjie, Klaas Mostert het in 1891 die plaas Dasvlei gekoop. Met die jare…

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Fourth Industrial Revolution

Agriculture plays a crucial role in the African economy and the daily lives of most Africans. The continent has 65 percent of the world’s remaining uncultivated arable land, an abundance of fresh water and about 300 days of sunshine each year. More than 60 percent of Africa’s working population is engaged in agriculture accounting for a third…

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Farmer of the month

Our Farmer of the Month for the May 2020 edition is John Ford of Elmhurst and Charlgrove in the Port Alfred district. Elmhurst is situated 10 km West of Port Alfred on the Southwell gravel road, midway between Port Elizabeth and East London in the Eastern Cape. Charlgrove is a further 10km West, situated inland…

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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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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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Financial statements

Financial statements are a written record of the financial performance and business activities of a given company. Financial statements are usually audited by accountants, government agencies, independent firms, etc. This is done to ensure transparency and accuracy when reporting the financial position, performance and changes in financial position of an enterprise for taxes, financing or…

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Farming

The Institute of Race Relations today launches a campaign to get straight answers from important entities in the agri-business sector on where they stand on expropriation without compensation (EWC). With the publication of the Final Report of the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture in May 2019, the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz) positioned…

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Weights show the way to cheap stored power

New ways to generate renewable electricity will offer cheap stored power and a solution to balancing supply and demand. Finding effective ways to store energy until it’s needed is a major obstacle for the renewable electricity revolution, but two new mechanical systems mean cheap stored power could soon be widely available. Cheaper than batteries, both…

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Nampo Cape App

The Overberg is bustling with activity as we are getting closer to NAMPO CAPE 2019, taking place from 4 – 6 September at Bredasdorp Park in Bredasdorp and everybody is talking about the exciting, new NAMPO Cape App As a valuable extension to the NAMPO Cape 2019 event, AgriAbout in partnership with the BVSA group…

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Fish and seafood value chain

Seafood products are among the most important internationally traded food commodities. The world seafood industry plays a significant role in the economic and social well-being of many nations, as well as in the feeding of a significant part of the world’s population. Fishing and fish farming have emerged as one of the major food processing…

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