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News 19/01/2012

Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa Recognised

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council acknowledged the sustainable tourism standards of Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa as one of ten international recognized standard systems for sustainable tourism. Read More


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News 18/01/2012

Zero Hunger Campaign

In line with the promotion of the government’s Zero Hunger campaign, which is a drive to eradicate poverty and underdevelopment, the Eastern Cape MEC of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform, Zoleka Capa, will launch the Back to School campaign and will hand over garden tools that include hoes, spades, and forks in an effort to make agriculture a career of choice. Read More


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News 13/12/2011

Green Paper Consultations Extended until the end of December 2011

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform gazetted the Green Paper on Land Reform on the 30th of September 2011, and public consultations are currently on the go throughout the country. This Green Paper seeks to break away from the past, without significantly impacting on food production and security. Read More


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News 01/12/2011

World Aids Day

Held every year on 1st December, World AIDS Day is a date for people to think about and act upon the global HIV epidemic. Read More


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News 24/11/2011

South Africa Importing Maize

According to Grain SA, South Africa will soon have to import maize. With huge amounts already earmarked for countries such as Mexico and Korea, there is no clarity on how much of the maize in South African's silos has already been purchased by other countries. We spoke to Jannie de Villiers from Grain SA. Read More


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News 18/11/2011

Green Paper Consultations

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform gazetted the Green Paper on Land Reform on the 30th of September 2011, and public consultations are currently on the go throughout the country. This Green Paper seeks to break away from the past, without significantly impacting on food production and security. Read More


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News 31/10/2011

World Professional Driver Championship

The World Professional Driver Championship is held for professional drivers to evaluate themselves against the best in the world. South Africa is the only member to participate in Africa and will be hosting the championship in 2012. Read More


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News 14/10/2011

World Food Day: 16 October 2011

“Food prices - from crisis to stability” has been chosen as this year’s theme for World Food Day to shed some light on price volatility and what can be done to mitigate its impact on the most vulnerable. This year’s celebrations will be held in Mqanduli village near Mthatha in OR Tambo District in the Eastern Cape Province. Read More


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News 06/10/2011

World Veterinary Congress

The 2011 global World Veterinary Year celebrations will culminate in Cape Town next week when the 30th World Veterinary Congress will be held. Matters of real importance to the health and wellbeing of the global economy will be discussed when about 2000 delegates will explore the congress theme. We asked the President of the South African Veterinary Association, Dr. Read More


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News 19/09/2011

Ethical Trade Programme for Fruit South Africa

Fruit South Africa is launching an Ethical Trade programme. This organisation represents the export fruit industry and has to follow strict rules and legislation for the export market. We spoke to Colleen Chennells from Fruit South Africa. Read More