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Cape Town’s first desalination plant comes on line

Cape Town’s first temporary desalination plant came on line on 22 May 2018 in Strandfontein‚ where three million litres a day are currently pumped...

The effects of drought on macadamia nut quality

Macadamia farmers understand risk better than anyone else. The potential impact of uncontrollable risks like weather conditions on the quality of their harvest can...

Unexpected interest in organic grape cultivation in SA

South Africa has approximately 650 table grape producers, almost all of which are conventional growers. More than 150 of these growers attended a conference...

SA wine research tackles drought

The South African wine industry is finding new ways to manage climate change by researching smart agri tools, drought tolerant cultivars, water stress management...

A successful cheese festival despite economic challenges

The 17th South African Cheese Festival was a huge success, with almost 30 000 people attending the popular celebration of cheese and this diverse...

Using innovative ways to communicate drought information

The Department of Agriculture in the Western Cape has developed a series of new and innovative ways to communicate with the public about the...

Cape Town wine farms rise above the drought

Cape Town made headlines in recent months as one of the first major cities in the world to potentially run out of water. This...

Difficult SA stone fruit season ends

South Africa’s stone fruit growers are meeting this week to take stock of a season which has been severely taxing. It is clear that...

The next great water crisis may be under our feet

Karen G. Villholth, a researcher at the CGIAR research programme on Water, Land and Ecosystems recently wrote an opinion piece on the role that...

Astral Foods profits improve from last year

Astral Foods’ results for the six months ending March 2018 will show a marked improvement on that of the comparative period in 2017.  This...