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Limited funding constrains young farmers

Limited access to funding and land, including bureaucracy, are among the key challenges facing young people in the agricultural sector.These issues were raised on Monday by young farmers during a webinar on the role of youth in agriculture.The Governme…

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Employers urged to accommodate staff

Employers should find a reasonable resolution that accommodates all parties where employees refuse to be vaccinated for medical and constitutional grounds, says Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi.The Minister made the call in a new consolidate…

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R300m to fund KZN small business

Small businesses and cooperatives are set to receive a major shot in the arm when the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government rolls out over R300 million funding to projects run by Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) across the province.The amount,…

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Progress made in implementing economic recovery plan

President Cyril Ramaphosa says progress has been made in implementing the Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan. “The Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan is a necessary response to the severe economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.“The P…

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Resolving SA’s energy challenge

In an effort to resolve the country’s energy supply shortfall and reduce the risk of load shedding, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced an intervention intended to achieve energy security.“Following an extensive public consultation process and a si…

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Western Cape Agriculture hosts International Symposium in Irrigation of Horticultural Crops in 2023

An expert group of approximately 120 international and South African irrigation and horticultural scientists will be warmly welcomed to Stellenbosch on 29 January 2023 for a four-day symposium at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study Conference…

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South African Reserve Bank imposes administrative sanctions on Authorised Dealer in foreign exchange with limited authority

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has imposed administrative sanctions on Master Currency (Pty) Limited, an Authorised Dealer in foreign exchange with limited authority (ADLA).Authorised Dealers in foreign exchange (commercial banks) and ADLAs are …